If you have been involved in an accident that caused personal injuries, and you are considering taking legal action, the following steps need to be taken as soon as possible, ideally within the first week:
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The following list describes what steps must be taken to prepare for a personal injury case in Ontario, Canada. Before you get started, it is very helpful to gather any documentation surrounding the incident. This includes digital media; such as images or video. Once you have assembled these items, take a minute and go through these steps, slowly, one by one.
After your free personal injury consultation, your lawyer will immediately start putting together the file to ensure that your rights are fully protected so that you will ultimately receive the full compensation to which you are legally entitled.
During this initial discovery phase, we will also advise you on any other potential benefits for which you may be eligible, whether under private insurance such as short or long term disability or under a public program such as CPP disability, EI sick benefits or Ontario Disability Benefits.
Mackesy Smye provides a holistic approach for handling your case, which means we are looking for any and all areas where you may have coverage, insurance companies, individuals, businesses and government entities. This ensures we are getting you the maximum settlement and compensation for your accident.
Get started by submitting your request to schedule a free, no-obligation personal injury consultation so we can get a better sense of the strength of your case and provide you with specific recommended options to pursue.
Legal Fees And Costs
Mackesy Smye’s personal injury legal services are all handled entirely on a contingency basis, which is a percentage of your settlement. This means you do not have to worry about upfront costs to file your personal injury lawsuit – you d not pay until we settle your claim.
The specific percentage varies depending on the particulars of your case – but typically, the more risk for the firm, the higher the percentage.
Get started by booking your Free Personal Injury Consultation.
Please be advised that as a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis and concern for our employees and clients, Mackesy Smye LLP has limited its operations. Matters are still being dealt with on an emergency basis and our telephone hours have been reduced to between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Deliveries and mail are also being received during those hours. Note that all e-mails to lawyers will still be received and responded to.