Do I need a lawyer for my Ottawa injury case?

Ottawa lawyer– Some people who suffer a personal injury in Ottawa might be able to negotiate a settlement without the help of a lawyer.  Most often these cases involve minor injuries that improve or heal quickly, and no significant wage loss.  However, for more significant injuries, it is in your best interest to at least consult with a personal injury lawyer.  An initial consultation is free of charge and a lawyer will go through your case with you and tell you if you are likely to receive compensation for your injuries.

If you try to negotiate a settlement on your own, you are likely to receive less financial compensation than if you were to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer.  Dealing with insurance companies can be complicated and confusing if you are not familiar with the language and process involved in negotiating a settlement.  Pursuing compensation for your injuries on your own may seem like a good idea and might even appear to be less complicated because you can deal with the insurance company one-on-one.  However, a personal injury lawyer is experienced in dealing with cases like yours and is well-equipped to work on your behalf to reach a fair settlement.

Lawyers work with individuals who have suffered a number of different injuries under various circumstances.  This equips them with the experience and skills necessary to represent each client on an individual basis.  Even more importantly, a personal injury lawyer knows the law in detail.  They can quickly consult legal documents and previous cases to help you with your situation.  Because lawyers are knowledgeable in the law and have experience reading, analyzing and applying legal concepts, working with a personal injury lawyer will greatly improve your chances of receiving fair compensation.  So don’t take any chances with your injury case.  Take advantage of a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer and see firsthand how they can assist you.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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