Some Ottawa bicycle accidents are minor, resulting in a few scrapes and bruises. In these cases, there is generally no reason to pursue legal action. However, if your injuries are serious and have the potential to cost you thousands of dollars, you should seriously think about hiring a personal injury lawyer. It can be difficult and overwhelming to handle your case on your own. There is a lot of legal jargon involved and the process can be confusing to those who are not familiar with the legal system. Insurance companies can also be difficult to deal with so working with someone who has experience in dealing with insurance companies can be very useful.
Without knowing the specific details of your particular case, it is impossible to say if you need a lawyer or not. That being said, there are a few things you can consider about the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your case.
The personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth provide a wide array of services for their clients. We conduct an initial interview to learn the details of the claim and to educate the client about the process of filing a suit. We also gather all necessary records, documents such as medical and police report, as well as witness statements to support the claim. We also help our clients locate the resources that can help them with their recovery, such as local, provincial and federal assistance programs.
One of the most difficult parts of the process can be conversations with the insurance adjuster. We conduct negotiations with the insurance company so that our clients don’t have to. In the event that the case goes to trial, we full prepare everything we will need for court and prepare our client for the process of going to trial. Depending on the nature of the case, we often hire experts who can support our claim.
This is what we generally offer all of our clients, but the details of your case determine the exact nature of the services we will provide for you. Because every bicycle accident case is different, we tailor our services to the particular needs of each claim. Also, it is good for you to know the kinds of things that a personal injury lawyer should do for you, as you look into hiring the lawyer who is right for you. Make sure that you hire a lawyer who is experienced in the field of personal injury and who has achieved positive results for clients in the past.