You should see a personal injury law attorney AS SOON AS POSSIBLE after you’ve been hurt or injured in an accident. Better safe than sorry. Too many clients with legitimate claims sadly discover their claim is ruined because accident victims have waited too long to consult with a lawyer. By the time some clients get around to visit a personal injury law attorney for their free consultation, the limitation period to make a claim may have expired, important forms have not been filled out correctly, or a proper treatment/action plan has not been set up such that the personal injury claim is destined to fail. This is not good. You should take advantage of your personal injury law attorney’s offer for a free no risk consultation so that your claim is not ruined.
In Ontario, you generally have two years from the date which you knew or ought to have known you have a cause of action to advance your claim. This limitation period generally commences from the date of the injury, accident/loss. Some claims have different limitation periods. The limitation period in dealing with minors begins to run as soon as that person reaches the age of majority. In cases against a municipality, you have to give written notice of your claim within 10 days of the date of loss. Different limitation periods and different facts make it very important to consult with a personal injury law attorney as soon as possible.
If you’re not able to leave your home or the hospital because of the severity of your injuries, any personal injury law attorney worth his merit will gladly visit you at your home or at the hospital to meet with you and your family to discuss your personal injury claim in order to protect and preserve your rights.
Your personal injury lawyer likely knows what steps need to be taken in order to put you and your family in the best possible position to succeed and cope following the traumatic injury and loss of an accident. Not consulting with a lawyer immediately after the accident is sitting on your legal rights and allowing the wrongdoer to get away with his/her bad actions which may have caused your loss/injury.
A personal injury law attorney can only help you if you following the law. The longer you wait the more difficult it becomes to prepare a strong case – and a strong case is extremely important for YOU. So don’t let time go by after you have been injured. And remember the law is on your side and a good personal injury law attorney can make it easy and painless to collect a fair sum of money that is rightfully yours.