Mississauga Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Mississauga due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another party, recovery from your injuries is likely the main thing on your mind.
However, at this tough time, it may also be necessary to find legal representation so that you can begin the process of claiming for your losses to ensure that your future is not adversely impacted by your injuries.
It is surprising to those who have not had to deal with insurance companies before just how difficult it can be to claim fair compensation for injuries that were no fault of their own. Insurance companies are out to protect their interests so you generally need someone fighting in your corner if you are hoping for a fair settlement.
At Auger Hollingsworth, we are experienced in helping people with personal injury claims in Mississauga and the surrounding areas. We understand the personal injury laws, the claims process, and how to handle insurance companies – and we never settle for less than what is fair.
There is no time to be lost in personal injury cases. Sorting out what happened while witnesses still remember events, the accident site remains intact, and the physical evidence is still being collected is key to obtaining your rightful compensation.
Types of personal injury accidents in Mississauga
Injuries from accidents range from life-changing traumatic brain injuries and temporary/permanent paralysis to broken bones and soft tissue injuries.
All have the potential to severely disrupt lives and cause distress and financial hardship to families in the Mississauga area – though some are classed as “catastrophic impairment” injuries and these are the most serious.
Typically, our personal injury lawyers help with the following types of accident cases in the Mississauga area:
- Car accident injuries
- Motorcycle accident injuries
- Truck accident injuries
- Pedestrian accident injuries
- Bicycle accident injuries
- Slip and fall accident injuries
Our personal accident injury lawyers also handle wrongful death claims for any type of accident.
What is the potential impact of a serious personal injury?
Everyone handles injuries differently depending on many factors. For some, a whiplash injury might be nothing more than a slight inconvenience and a day off work. For others, it can mean a long-term course of painkillers, rehabilitation, and weeks or months without earning an income.
It is not fair to have to suffer a major impact from an injury that was not your fault. That’s why the lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth will not rest until we get you a reasonable settlement for your losses.
This generally includes not only the medical costs you have incurred but also the pain and suffering you have experienced and any current or future loss of earnings caused by your accident injuries.
What to do if you were involved in a personal injury accident?
If you suffer injuries from an accident in Mississauga, you need to first understand who is liable for it. This is the crucial first step in any potential personal injury claim because liability for the accident and the resulting injuries will determine what happens next and how strong your claim is.
Your personal injury lawyer can handle the entire process from an initial case evaluation through to when payment hits your account.
Your initial meeting with your lawyer involves fact-finding and research.
A personal injury lawyer will evaluate your case, find out the facts and the evidence available and determine liability. If a third party is liable for your injuries, the litigation process will begin and communication with the insurance company will start.
At this stage, the insurance company of the liable party may deny liability or attempt to shift some of the fault onto other parties or you. We are familiar with the types of tricks and strategies used by insurance companies and will be ready to defend your interests.
Our lawyers will uncover all of the facts surrounding your accident, gather evidence from the accident scene (if it is still intact), interview any witnesses, and identify your injuries and associated costs – both now and in the future, if applicable.
What is your role in this process?
Ideally, you do as little as possible. You can leave most of the requirements for documentation and communication to our team while you focus on recovery from your injuries.
Occasionally, we will need to ask you for information to back up your claim. For instance, employment records and wage slips to prove loss of earnings or medical reports to prove the extent of your injuries.
In this second part of a 3-part interview personal injury lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth describes what steps to take after an Ontario motor vehicle accident.
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The interview also discusses what information you should collect at the accident scene before you leave. Get the other driver’s name, address and driver’s license. Wait for the police if they have been called.
It is also important to get medical attention as quickly as possible. It is easier to prove your injury was caused by the accident if you see a medical doctor as soon as possible after the accident.
What compensation can you expect to claim in Mississauga?
While it is impossible to put an exact figure on what you can claim in your case without knowing more, the types of personal injury compensation that you may be entitled to are generally the following:
- All medical costs resulting from your injuries – including emergency care, ambulance, surgical costs, hospital visits, etc.
- All medication you require as a result of your injuries
- Any rehabilitative care or therapy required
- The costs of repairing or replacing damaged property
- Pain and suffering resulting from your injuries
- Any loss of earnings (past, present and future)
The strength of the legal case and supporting evidence you put forward will determine the likelihood of a successful outcome when claiming these damages.
As well as compensation from an at-fault party, your own accident insurance provider can provide financial assistance in many cases. The extent of the compensation you receive will depend on whether or not your injury is classed as a “catastrophic impairment” injury.
Catastrophic impairment compensation from the insurance company could be up to a million dollars plus other benefits. A non-catastrophic impairment injury, on the other hand, may be subject to a maximum claim of $65,000 in Ontario.
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Get fair compensation for accident injuries in Mississauga
We believe that if you have sustained an injury from an accident that was no fault of your own, it is unfair to have to pay a long-term price for this.
Our lawyers are dedicated to supporting you at this traumatic time for you and your family – and to getting fair compensation for your injuries.
We will advocate for your interests and use our considerable experience to move the process along as quickly as possible, avoiding unnecessary delays to payments. Most insurance companies end up settling out of court once they realize that our lawyers are involved and you will not be low-balled.
Start by discussing your case during a free case evaluation with a Mississauga personal injury lawyer at Auger Hollingsworth.