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How do you know you're entitled to personal injury compensation?

When you are injured as a result of the recklessness or negligence of another person, a manufacturer or an establishment, one of the first concerns is to get medical attention as soon as possible.  Accident victims may require therapy for psychological trauma as well as physical injuries.  There is no question that rehabilitation takes time; healing cannot be hurried despite our best wishes to regain normal mobility.

In addition to receiving needed medical treatment and any appropriate therapies during the recovery process, victims of accidents often miss work and home obligations, and may sometimes be forced to give up their jobs, at least temporarily.  These obligations have the potential to drain a victim’s savings or those of their family members. There is no doubt that a full recovery requires funding and the cost may be a significant amount of money when injuries are severe or permanent.  For this reason, it is important for victims and their families to engage an experienced personal injury lawyer to effectively pursue their claim.

The Personal Injury Lawyers of Ontario (ILO) law group provides Peterborough and area residents with the necessary expertise and resources to accurately assess your claim and to procure appropriate compensation for your suffering and any expenses arising from your injuries and treatment.  When you leave the claim process in ILO’s capable hands, you have the freedom to concentrate on healing and getting back on your own two feet.  Accident victims who attempt to negotiate for financial compensation without the help of a personal injury lawyer are less likely to obtain the full compensation to which they are entitled.

If you are unsure whether your case entitles you to file a personal injury lawsuit, then consider the following questions. Were you severely injured physically and/or psychologically in an accident that was likely caused by the carelessness of another individual?  Have you suffered injuries because a product or a facility failed to apply the proper safety precautions? If you answered yes to either question, then you are most likely entitled to financial compensation.  Even if you are unsure whether your injuries qualify you for damages, your Peterborough ILO attorney can assess your situation and advise you on the validity of your claim, and this initial consultation is free.

There are a number of personal injury lawyers in Peterborough. Accident victims and their families hope that their legal representation will have the most expertise in the kind of personal injury law that their case requires.  Of course, we all prefer and indeed, should expect to be treated with compassion and personal attention. Also desirable is a personal injury lawyer who would not hesitate to explain every detail of your case so that you can make informed choices.  Most importantly, everyone wants a lawyer who would stop at nothing to get the full compensation they deserve.

In Peterborough, the ILO group is a member of a team of Ontario lawyers specializing in personal injury cases.  The Peterborough law office is well connected in the community, particularly with regards to health care providers who can help with the assessment of your claim as well as rehabilitation. ILO lawyers specialize in personal injury claims associated with car accidents, motorcycle accidents, automobile accident benefits, catastrophic injury, product liability, brain injury, spinal cord injury, disability claims, slip and fall injury and wrongful death.

Of course, each personal injury case is different and thus the compensation will also vary. Some of the factors considered in the awarding of compensatory damages during verdicts and settlements are expenses for medical and rehabilitation treatment, physical pain, disfigurement, property damage, lost wages, loss of life, pain and suffering, physical and mental anguish, cost of long-term care, and loss of mental capacity.

So how does your case get assessed? Knowing the true value of how much you are entitled to is a difficult task. At best, only estimates can be arrived at because the exact amount will be known only after you have fully recovered. Realistically, recovery can take years, but compensation is needed when you are undergoing treatment and cannot wait the years until you are healed.  For this reason, you need a personal injury lawyer with significant experience in determining compensatory damages, that is, putting a dollar figure on the costs of your injuries and suffering.

While recovering from injuries, accident victims typically feel a great sense of relief that they have experienced legal representation handling their insurance claim.  Like any business, insurance companies are in the business of making a profit and thus, commonly attempt to minimize how much they will pay out in a claim.  Your ILO lawyer can ensure that you the full value to which you are entitled.  Call our office in Peterborough today if you have suffered injuries in an accident and would like us help you get the best settlement possible. 

 This online assessment is non-binding and does not represent any form of retainer of any law firm. Any limitation periods remain strictly the responsibility of the sender until a formal retainer agreement has been signed.
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