Selecting a Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer
There are a number of questions you should ask when selecting a Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer.
- Does the lawyer restrict his practice to representing the injured in personal injury claims?
- Does the lawyer have expertise in the area you need?
- Is the lawyer a member of personal injury trial lawyers' associations, such as the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association?
- Before you hire a lawyer, ask for references. You may want to talk
to people who can comment on the lawyer's skills and service.
- Does the lawyer regularly appear in the courtroom where the case is going to be heard?
- Does the lawyer and staff treat you courteously and professionally?
- Does the lawyer have a local office, or in the location where your accident
- Money Matters - is the lawyer willing to represent you on a "contingency fee" basis? This means that the lawyer will not be paid unless and until your case settles. A contingency fee is paid based on a percentage of what you may collect on a settlement, or on a judgment if the case goes to trial.
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