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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

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May 4, 2022

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    McNally Gervan Personal Injury Lawyers of Ottawa get our clients the compensation they deserve. We have been representing injured claimants for many years. We have a solid reputation for protecting our clients’ rights and getting them the maximum compensation for their personal injury claims. McNally Gervan personal injury lawyers tactfully approach every claim they handle. 

    The personal injury lawyer will help you make wise decisions.

    Hiring a personal injury lawyer will make the process less stressful because they will outline the components of a personal injury claim and will explain all your legal options.

    The personal injury lawyer will build your case and advocate on your behalf.

    The starting point is determining the value of your claim based on your injuries. You will then need to contemplate which defences the insurance company will use to decrease the amount they will pay you. They could attempt to assign to you blame for the car accident, raise the defence of contributory negligence or deny liability altogether. You may need to gather witness statements, obtain police reports and, in some cases, retrieve evidence from an accident reconstruction expert to demonstrate that the other driver was at fault in the accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer is familiar with the case law on liability and knows which evidence is needed to prove who was at fault in the accident.

    The personal injury lawyer will compile evidence to prove your losses and injuries.

    An expert personal injury lawyer can compile and analyze the strength of evidence to prove the full extent of your losses and the severity of your injuries. Your insurance company may also attempt to challenge your claim by contending that the accident did not cause your injuries. They could also adopt the position that you failed to alleviate the injuries you sustained or that a pre-existing condition is actually causing your present suffering. The onus is on the accident victim to prove that their injuries caused past loss of income and could cause a future loss of income. They must also provide proof of upfront expenses and claims costs of future treatment and care.

    The personal injury lawyer will assess any settlement offers and your claim.

    In the first few days after the accident, before you know the extent of your injuries or whether you will recover fully, your insurance company may try to coerce you into accepting settlement offers to resolve your claim. If the insurance company submits a settlement offer, consult a personal injury lawyer to determine whether the timing is suitable and the offer is fair. An expert personal injury lawyer can examine your case and provide you with an evaluation of the range of compensation you can anticipate receiving for your injuries.

    The personal injury lawyer will correspond with your insurance company.

    Your insurance company will contact you after the accident: when you are hurting, emotional and vulnerable. They will attempt to lower the payout amount of your claim. Insurance adjusters will request that you sign documents, give a statement, or grant access to your medical information. Once you hire a personal injury lawyer, they will handle communication with the insurer and inform you of the documents you must sign, what you must say or which documents you must provide for the benefit of the insurance company.

    Consult an expert personal injury lawyer at McNally Gervan for legal advice.

    For decades, the personal injury lawyers at McNally Gervan of Ottawa have provided dependable legal representation and reliable advice to clients. Our team members apply their broad experience and knowledge to every personal injury case they review. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We can come to you if you cannot come to our office, and we can also schedule meetings for weekends or after work hours. Call us at 613-238-1424. We would be glad to help you.

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