How Do I Choose a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
Automobile accidents can be stressful since immediate action is required. If the damage to both vehicles is more than $2,000 you must file a report at an Alberta collision reporting centre. The insurance adjuster may also be pushing you to sign an agreement to settle the claim. However, before you agree to any settlement, talk to a lawyer who has experience with dealing with auto accidents in Alberta. Here are some commonly asked questions to help you find legal counsel after a collision.
Can I Receive A Free Consultation?
Kantor LLP offers free consultations to discuss your case. We will demonstrate how we protect your interests during the insurance claims process, then at trial if the claim is not resolved satisfactorily. Insurance companies always offer the smallest settlement possible following an accident, so at your consultation, we will outline how we work to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
What Do I Bring to a Consultation?
Bring any documentation you have about the accident, such as a police report, insurance statement, medical insurance policy or any medical records. If a witness has given a statement, bring that as well. After reviewing this information, our team will be in a better position to advise you on the next steps in your claim.
How Do I Work With My Lawyer?
The most important thing to remember when working with a lawyer is to be communicative and available. Make sure you keep all your appointments, ensure that all of your documents are organized and promptly answer inquiries for additional information. Every lawyer appreciates representing a client who is responsive and who understands that their chances of success increase when they actively cooperate with their legal counsel.
Is Experience Important?
For more than 15 years, the lawyers at Kantor LLP have been assisting clients in securing the compensation they are entitled to after an auto accident. A financial settlement is crucial in paying for any medical expenses and rehabilitation that may be needed in the coming years. If you have been injured in an auto accident, you need a lawyer who specializes in this form of litigation to ensure the best outcome possible.
Can I Retain a Lawyer From Another Province?
You are free to hire a lawyer based anywhere in Canada, but keep in mind that the rules of the road vary from province to province. Because of those variations, a lawyer from British Columbia or Saskatchewan may not have a full understanding of the Alberta Traffic Safety Act. If you have been in an accident in Alberta, your best bet is to work with a lawyer based in this province.
How Important is Trial Experience?
Most personal injury cases are settled before going to court, but not all. That is why trial experience is vital and necessary. Ask your lawyer how many times they have been to trial and what their success rate has been.
Should I Ask About Past Cases the Firm Has Settled?
The track record of Kantor LPP speaks for itself. We have settled millions of dollars in claims on behalf of clients in the past 15 years. While every case is unique and no outcome is guaranteed, our success in advocating for our clients is a good indication of what we can do for our clients. We know how to advance your claim in a timely and efficient manner, and we have a proven track record dealing with serious personal injury caused by the fault of others in auto accidents.
How About Referrals and Recommendations?
Ask your family members or friends for recommendations for personal injury lawyers. You can also ask to read testimonies from past clients to get a sense of their experience. Here is one review a client gave Kantor LLP, with more available under the client testimonials tab on our website. “I truly appreciate the service I received from Kantor LLP. When I talked to Jared, I knew I was talking to someone who really understood not only the legal issues but also the difficulties I faced because of my injuries. Jared put in extra time before my settlement to deal with new developments in my injuries and made sure I was getting the compensation I deserved. I highly recommend him and his team.”
AFTER AN ACCIDENT, CONTACT US
A personal injury lawyer can help guide you through your options and help you obtain the compensation you need to help you recover from any injuries. They can also make sure that your insurance company does not attempt to limit the compensation that you are owed. Schedule your Free Consultation by calling (403) 452-2011 or send a message to email@example.com. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis, so we do not get paid for our time and attention until we settle.