Our Personal Injury lawyers provide unparalleled legal representation for accident victims. For more than fifty years, the Personal Injury Lawyers at LCW have been representing injured individuals in disputes against insurance companies. With our experience has come a commitment to obtaining the best possible results for our clients.
Identifying and asserting the rights of injured persons in Ontario has become an increasingly complex task. Whether involved in a motor vehicle collision, or injured as a result of some other accident, it is difficult for an individual to fight for the compensation to which they are entitled. We represent individuals by assisting with initiating legal proceedings, negotiating settlements and representing you in court.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Insurance Claims
- Slip and Fall Cases
- Disability Claims
- Serious Bodily Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Premise and Product Liability
- Dog Bite
Contact one of our experienced lawyers practicing Personal Injury to help you successfully navigate your legal needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a personal injury lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer represents people who have been injured in accidents caused due to the fault or negligence of others. Personal injury lawyers help with insurance claims, accident benefits, getting compensation for pain and suffering, and can even connect you to top medical professionals.
It is always best to contact a lawyer to assist you in these complex matters.
How do I find a personal injury lawyer in St. Catharines?
You can find personal injury lawyers in St. Catharines through:
- Online legal directories (many also have rankings and ratings).
- Referrals from friends and family.
- An online search on Google and Facebook.
- Online and physical advertising.
Do your research and speak to lawyers before deciding to work with them; cases can run on for months or years, so you should work with someone who is a right fit for you.
When to hire a personal injury lawyer
If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries in an accident, it’s essential you speak to a personal injury lawyer. Accidents can be ones like car accidents, bike accidents, trips and falls, and other accidents.
Every moment counts after a serious accident, which is why you should hire a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later. Your lawyer can start collecting evidence immediately, help with insurance claims, and make sure you receive the treatment you need.
What percentage do most personal injury lawyers take?
There is no pre-determined percentage that personal injury lawyers should take because every case is different. The percentage (part of the contingency fee) can range anywhere between 25% and 40%, depending on the complexity of the case, the risk involved, and the resources the lawyers will have to devote to it.
Can you sue for personal injury in Ontario?
If you have suffered a significant injury due to the mistake or negligence of another person or organization, you can sue for your personal injury. A personal injury lawsuit can compensate you for pain and suffering, lost income, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, and lost future earnings.
How long after an accident can you sue in St. Catharines?
You can sue up to two years (called the limitation period) after most accidents in St. Catharines, including with car accidents. Exceptions to this are, slip and fall accidents, which only have a 10-day limitation period. Though you can file a lawsuit after the limitation period has expired, it will be harder to convince the court to allow your claim.
How long do most personal injury cases take to settle?
A personal injury case can take anywhere from six weeks to six months to settle, assuming the other party is ready to settle. This is why you need to work with a law firm like Lancaster Chown & Welch LLP; we have the capacity and capability to represent your interests vigorously and settle your case favourably.
Why do most personal injury cases settle?
Settling is a cost-effective way to resolve a personal injury case: it avoids the uncertainty of protracted litigation, mounting legal costs, the mental toll of pursuing a case, and loss of income for time lost attending court hearings. Settlements also release the party at fault from future liability.
What can you claim for in personal injury?
A personal injury lawsuit allows you to claim compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of social life
- Attendant care costs
It also allows your loved ones to claim under the Family Law Act for the caregiving services they provide.
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?
A serious injury puts a tremendous financial burden on you and your family. Rather than add to that with hourly fees, we offer a contingency fee, better known as “No Win, No Fee.” That means you do not have to pay legal fees if you don’t receive compensation.
The contingency fee typically ranges between 25% and 40%, though you should speak to your lawyer about how much it will be for your case.