Personal Injury Lawyers – What Exactly Do They Do? When Do You Need One?

August 27, 2020, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyers help you recover the maximum compensation that you deserve and are entitled to in the event you suffer an injury. When you, or a loved one is injured in an accident or as a result of some one else’s carelessness or negligence a personal injury lawyer will help you navigate the complex legal maze to make sure you are rightfully compensated.

A personal injury lawyer should be experienced and have a successful track record for their clients. If you need one you should ask your friends and co-workers for recommendations. Word of mouth referral can be a great way to do an initial screening.

Good personal injury lawyers will offer a free initial consultation and you should take advantage of this. Consider the meeting as an interview. You should have your notes ready and organized before you go – the details of the accident, injury and treatment. The timelines are important too. Don’t leave it too long as there are many statutory limits for advising people of an injury and beginning the claims process. If you are seriously injured, you should contact a lawyer immediately.

During your free initial consultation, the lawyer should listen to your case and give you clear details of how they plan to tackle the case, and how they will bill you for their work. Here are 5 questions you should be asking when considering a lawyer:

  1. What are their credentials and legal background – you’ll need a personal injury specialist.
  2. What strategy do they suggest? Are they going to proceed to a trial if a fair and reasonable settlement cannot be reached?
  3. How will payment be made for the services and the disbursements?
  4. Do they have a strong legal team supporting them and can they answer your questions quickly?
  5. What are the potential outcomes of your case?

Make sure you are honest with your lawyer. It’s their job to work for you. If you are not honest then they cannot do their job. They are on YOUR side. Your lawyer will deal with the insurer, arrange expert opinions, take care of paperwork filing and represent your interests throughout the process. They will know how to navigate this maze, who to talk to and how to get things done. They have relationships with the other lawyers and the insurers and can work with them to help get you the compensation that you deserve.

At Deutschmann Personal Injury and Disability Law we handle all kinds of cases including motor vehicle accidents, bicycle, motorbike and pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, spinal cord and brain injury, LTD insurance denials, business interruption insurance, nursing home and long term care fatalities, and birth trauma injury.

In the event of a serious injury you should contact a lawyer immediately. Making serious decisions about your future when you consumed by the immediate needs of the moment is not a good idea. It may be impossible depending on the nature of the injury. We are here for you. We have a highly skilled team and are here to help you. We offer a free initial consultation and home and hospital visits. We take you and your situation seriously and are committed to your future.

If you or a loved one has been injured, or denied benefits please call us today. With over 25 years of experience we should be your first call when you need a personal injury lawyer.



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About Deutschmann Law

Deutschmann Law serves South-Western Ontario with offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Brantford, Stratford and Ayr. The law practice of Robert Deutschmann focuses almost exclusively in personal injury and disability insurance matters. For more information, please visit or call us at 1-519-742-7774.

It is important that you review your accident benefit file with one of our experienced personal injury / car accident lawyers to ensure that you obtain access to all your benefits which include, but are limited to, things like physiotherapy, income replacement benefits, vocational retraining and home modifications.

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