Personal Injury Litigation With The Law Office Of Rohan Haté
Injuries are prevalent worldwide, but the injury rate in Canada has surged dramatically in recent years. Most injuries are the result of negligence or accidents while others are due to assault, medical malpractice, defective products, slips and falls, dog bites, and so on. Unfortunately, to counter the impact of these misfortunes, many people are unaware that they have the legal right to seek compensation.
According to the Canadian Personal Injury Law, you are entitled to seek relief for damages incurred. Damages may encompass physical deformities, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and reasonable medical expenses, including present and future expected losses. To activate this right, you are allowed by law to sue and have your legal claim decided in court.
However, there are many companies and individuals ready to deprive you of the compensation you deserve. To use your personal injury rights to effectively protect yourself, you must be well-acquainted with them. To familiarize yourself with your rights and achieve maximum compensation for your claim, The Law Office Of Rohan Haté has explained the basics of personal injury litigation.
How do you claim your rights?
To initiate a claim for damages, it is essential to speak with a lawyer immediately. Your legal expert will draft a Statement of Claim that includes the date of your accident or injury, the parties involved, and the damages you’re claiming. They will even help you collect evidence not only to prove your claims but also the extent to which you have suffered.
How long do you have to make a claim?
Generally, the court gives you two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. If you fail to file your claim within this timeframe, you could lose the right to sue for compensation. At the same time, there are exceptions to this rule. In the case of surgical injuries, there are instances where you may become aware of your injuries long after the surgery is complete. There’s also the situation where you may have been a minor when your injury occurred.
Irrespective of the nature of your case, it is essential to make your claim sooner rather than later. That’s because it’s much easier to gather evidence and information just after the incident. Moreover, witnesses will have clearer recollections of the event now as compared to two months or years down the line.
Who can benefit from a personal injury claim?
Clients who suffer from serious injuries resulting from accidents or clients who are seriously disabled and are denied long term disability benefits can file a personal injury claim.
How much does it cost to make a claim?
Some legal practitioners have a fixed cost payment arrangement while others offer a no win no fee. At The Law Office Of Rohan Haté, we fall under the second category as we work on a contingency basis, which means we won’t get paid if we don’t win or settle your case. Our contingency fees allow you to avail of our legal services without struggling to pay us. This is especially beneficial in the event of medical injuries, as you may incur hefty expenses. Once the settlement money comes in, we take our cut as discussed at the start of the case, and you keep the rest.
It’s as simple as that!
Want to learn more about personal injury litigation? Reach out to The Law Office Of Rohan Haté. We are a team of experienced civil and personal injury litigation lawyers based in the Greater Toronto Area. As trial lawyers that specialize in personal injury litigation, we work towards achieving maximum compensation for you, so you obtain the justice you deserve. For your convenience, we offer home visits and hospital visits. We even have offices conveniently located in Toronto and Mississauga, so you can visit an area that is near you.