Why we are different
- January 14, 2020
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A lot of clients who come to us tell us they called other lawyers who told them to call back in 6 months if they weren’t better.
Based on years of experience I have learned that there is no benefit to arbitrarily screening out cases based upon artificial criteria. While it is true that under the current laws, claimant’s injuries must meet certain criteria in order for them to have access to certain benefits from their own insurer and to be compensated for pain and suffering, it is virtually impossible based upon a quick telephone screen to determine the likelihood a prospective client will ultimately meet these criteria.
This is true for several reasons.
It can take time to determine the full impact of injuries from an accident and also see to what extent these injuries will heal.
Individuals can have very different personalities which can impact how they present their case to a prospective lawyer. Often clients are nervous about talking to a lawyer and won’t be comfortable fully discussing their injuries and concerns unless they have an opportunity for a face to face meeting.
If the client unfortunately does not get better having a lawyer on board early can help the client to have a better outcome in the end.
I always tell my clients their number 1 job is to try to get better and to be hopeful of making a complete recovery but I am more than willing to work in the background to protect your long term interests.
If you have been hurt in an accident please feel free to give me a call. I would be more than willing to sit down with you to discuss your options.
*under the Insurance Act in order to be compensated for pain and suffering you must be able to establish you have suffered permanent and serious impairments as the result of the injuries from the car accident and your damages must be assessed at higher than $40000 (approx) as the insurer has the benefit of a deductible in that amount
**if your own insurer classifies your injuries as falling within the Minor Injury Guideline the insurer’s obligations to pay for treatment are capped at $3,500
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