If you have been injured because of someone else’s actions, you need a personal injury lawyer who can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. However, the question is: How do you choose the right Windsor personal injury lawyer for your case?
When deciding who to hire to handle your case, there are several things you should consider:
As with any professional field, you want to hire a lawyer who has experience. Most likely, you do not want to be the lawyer’s first case he or she has ever handled. A well-established lawyer will have professional contacts to help build your case and will have experience successfully negotiating with tough insurance companies and defense lawyers to help maximize a client’s recovery.
He or she will also know how to assess and investigate your claim. Having handled many cases before, an experienced lawyer will know what to look for, where to look for it and what it means to your case.
Because of this, you should look for a lawyer who is well-versed in the many laws and regulations that apply to your case, has many years of experience handling your type of case, and has a strong record both in and out of the courtroom.
Types of Cases They Handle
Just as you would not hire a dermatologist to perform brain surgery, you also need to make sure that your personal injury lawyer is skilled in handling your type of case. If you were injured in a car accident in Windsor, it is important that your lawyer has handled Windsor car accident cases before.
Most injury lawyers have areas of practice where they focus their work. It is important to review the lawyer’s website and schedule a consultation to determine if that lawyer has experience handling your type of case.
For example, our personal injury lawyers are solely dedicated to helping individuals who have been harmed because of another’s negligence, whether through a car accident, slip and fall, truck or motorcycle accident, or any other type of negligence-based incident.
History of Taking Cases to Trial
Although most personal injury victims do not want to go to court, taking a case to trial is often one of the best ways to obtain the compensation the victim deserves. This is especially true if the insurance company is not willing to offer a fair settlement for the case. Because of this, it is vital that your personal injury lawyer has experience successfully taking cases to court.
Make sure you know the types of settlements and jury verdicts your lawyer has recovered. While past results cannot guarantee a similar outcome, they can demonstrate that your lawyer knows how to recover the maximum compensation for his or her clients.
If a lawyer is well-respected by his or her peers, it is likely that he or she is successful in his or her craft. When choosing a lawyer, you want someone who is regularly recognized by his or her peers for outstanding work, who is involved with local legal organizations, and who is continually expanding his or her knowledge and shares what he or she has learned with others.
Greg Monforton, for example, is a former president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, an organization he remains involved with as a speaker at various events and co-chair for webinars and continuing education events. He has been selected by his peers as a Best Lawyers in Canada member every year since 2006 and is a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada, a designation that fewer than two per cent of all Ontario lawyers have received.
How Much They Cost
Before hiring a personal injury lawyer, make sure you are aware of his or her fee structure so you are not surprised by an unexpected bill.
Most personal injury lawyers, including those at Greg Monforton & Partners, take injury cases on contingency. This means there are no upfront fees or other costs. You only pay for the lawyer’s services if you recover compensation.
Most lawyers also offer a free consultation to discuss your claim, learn about your legal options and learn more about the lawyer who will be handling your case.
Contact Our Windsor Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured because of another’s actions, contact Greg Monforton & Partners today to learn more about how we can help you. With more than 35 years of experience representing injury victims in Windsor and the surrounding area, we are well-established in the legal community as passionate and successful personal injury lawyers. We have a strong record of success in helping our clients obtain the maximum compensation they deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. You pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you.