If you are injured as a result of someone’s negligence or unreasonable actions there’s a good chance you may be eligible to sue for damages, such as in cases of accidents, animal bites, slip and fall injuries, injury from defective consumer products, medical or professional malpractice, injury by toxic substances, slander, defamation of character, and harassment.
Types of Injuries Covered
- Physical, emotional, psychological, social, economic and other types of impairment or loss.
- Some typical cases include accidents, animal bites, slip and fall injuries, injury from defective consumer products, medical or professional malpractice, injury by toxic substances, slander, defamation of character, and harassment to name just a few.
- Personal injury law is provincially regulated. While the laws are similar across Canada, details and conditions vary between provinces.
- Injury law is a complex area that is changing constantly. The outcome of your case could depend on whether you find the right specialist at the right time.
- In order to sue for damages, someone must be liable for your injuries.
- Restrictions and limitations apply to all cases.
What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?
- Determine if someone is liable for your injuries and how much your claim may be worth.
- Inform you about what actions you need to take in order to preserve your right to sue and negotiate a favourable outcome.
- Help you meet critical deadlines and requirements.
- Help you defend your rights in court.
- Protect your interests and make your experience more bearable.
- In case of injury, time is critical. Consult a professional as quickly as possible.
- Prepare a list of questions for your lawyer. If you are not satisfied with the answers, go elsewhere. Make sure the lawyer is specialized in personal injury law.
- Ask the firm about fee schedules. Different lawyers have different payment options. It’s often possible to obtain a free initial case evaluation.
- Retain any official records or receipts that relate to your case.
- Document your injuries as best as possible with photographs and/or a detailed diary. Discuss your condition with family, friends and colleagues as well as your doctor. These factors will provide crucial support for your claim.