Frequently Asked Questions
How long until my case is settled?
A legal claim arising from a motor vehicle accident generally takes approximately 3-4 years to settle, either by way of out of court settlement or by trial.
Other personal injury claims arising out of incidents that are not motor vehicle related, may be resolved in a shorter period of time, depending upon the complexity of the case.
Why does it take so long to settle my case?
In order to ensure that you get the settlement that you deserve, enough time must pass for us to gather all of the necessary evidence and for the full extent of your injuries to be determined. Then the appropriate health care practitioners will be relied upon to provide a prognosis for your condition. Once a prognosis has been provided any future care or future loss claims can be properly assessed.
Motor vehicle accident claims take even longer to settle against the at-fault persons, as noted above, since the passage of an appropriate amount of time is often necessary to determine whether or not your impairments are both “serious” and “permanent”.
How much is my case worth?
Without the proper medical documentation, financial documentation and specialist reports dealing with your prognosis for recovery, it is a question that no responsible lawyer can answer.
However, once we have the necessary information and opinions required to assess your case, we will be in a position to provide you with an assessment as to the value of your case.
Will my case go to trial?
The vast majority of cases in Ontario settle prior to trial. However, if necessary we are prepared to take your matter to trial.
What happens if my case is unsuccessful, do I still have to pay your legal fees?
Our fees are dependant upon the outcome of your case. If you do not recover any monies for your case, we do not charge any legal fees.
What information do I need to bring with me to our first meeting?
We will need a piece of photo identification, copy of any accident report, any pictures from the scene of the accident or fall, along with the contact information for any health care practitioners you have seen following your accident i.e. family physician, hospital, rehabilitation clinic.
Is there a charge for the initial consultation?
No. We are pleased to offer a free initial consultation to help you better understand your legal rights.
Do you have other questions? Don't hesitate and feel free to contact us.
(416) 229-4878 (HURT)