Many personal injury lawyers in Nova Scotia offer free initial consultations to people who have been injured in an accident. This consultation allows the lawyer to understand the nature of your accident and injuries and will allow them to form an opinion on what your options are.
However, it is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about the many things you may be thinking about after an accident – where and how do I get treatment for my injuries? Who will pay for it? How do I recover lost wages? How long do these things take? Do I need a lawyer for a claim like this? Can I just use the lawyer who did the purchase and sale of my house?
Generally speaking, it is almost always in your best interests to consult with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law if you’re thinking about going forward with an injury claim. Having a lawyer assist you on an injury claim not only relieves the burden of having to deal with the claim yourself, but it also ensures you are treated with the fairness you deserve and recover the appropriate compensation from the insurance companies involved.
It is very important to have a trusting relationship with your lawyer. This begins during the first consultation. You have every right to ask your lawyer any and all questions about their experience and the claim process to make sure you are comfortable having them move forward with the claim. If you have sustained serious injuries in an accident are not able to do the consultation on your own, you should feel free to ask a friend or loved one to help you with the consultation.
During your consultation, some important questions to ask your lawyer usually include:
- Does the lawyer handle these kinds of cases often?
- Does the lawyer have experience in court?
- How do I communicate with the lawyer during the claim?
- Will I be communicating with the lawyer, the law firm’s staff, or both?
- How do the legal fees work in a case like this?
- How long will the claim take?
- What is the general range of compensation for a case like this?
During your initial consultation, it is also important for you to answer the questions the lawyer may have. The lawyer will ask you about the details of the accident, your injuries, and what kind of impact the accident and injuries have had on your day to day life. The more information the lawyer has, the better position they will be in to give you an assessment of your claim.
The more information you have after an accident, the better position you will be in to get yourself back to health as quickly as possible. We pride ourselves on guiding injured people through this difficult and complicated process. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or through someone else’s negligence, contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers for your free consultation.