How to Help a Lawyer Help You
Many people are injured in accidents in Ontario every day. Often, the cause is a mistake on someone else’s part. And when the injury is serious, filing a personal injury claim may seem like the right thing to do but it can get challenging as the rules and regulations governing injury claims are complicated.
If you have been injured and wish to make a claim, it is important to learn about your rights and how soon you can make your claim to ensure you get the compensation you desire.
Here are a few things to keep in mind once you go forward to make your claim. Following these few simple steps will help your legal team in their efforts to secure you fair compensation for your injuries.
It is essential to consider many factors to make an accurate assessment of the value of your potential claim. The nature of your injury, the cause of the injury and the impact that the injury has on your ability to work and go about your everyday life are amongst the key considerations. The value of your claim will depend upon your ability to demonstrate the duration of and extent to which you have or will continue to suffer losses arising from the injuries sustained.
Secondly, you should file a claim as soon as possible. The sooner you file your claim and notify the other party, a potential payee of your claim, the sooner you may be reimbursed for your medical bills and other damages from your injuries.
Thirdly, it is important to keep records of all out-of-pocket funds that you or your family members are forced to spend as a result of your injuries. If you are making a claim with an insurance provider, you should be particularly careful to document all of the expenses you incur relating to your treatment and rehabilitation.
As one of Hamilton’s most trusted Law firms, specializing in personal injury cases, Mackesy Smye has an enviable track record of helping achieve fair and just compensation for injured individuals and their families.