Not everyone who has been in an accident will need to hire a lawyer, but everyone should talk to a lawyer.
When you have been in an accident, the last thing you need worry about is what to say to an adjuster, how to access and pay for medical treatment, how to preserve important evidence, and how (and when) to resolve your claim. Your first priority is recovering from your injuries. Hiring a lawyer prevents the insurance claim process from interfering with your recovery, allowing you to focus on what is most important.
If you have suffered only minor injuries as a result of an accident, however, you may wish to resolve the claim on your own. Increase your bargaining power by learning what to ask for and how to support your demand.
Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer, contact me before you talk to an insurance adjuster. I can meet you at my office, at your home, or in hospital.
Property owners have a duty to keep public areas free of hazards that might cause slips, trips, or other injuries.
If your injury occurred on property owned by a municipality or regional district, you must give notice of your intention to proceed against the municipality or regional district within 60 days of the accident.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact me.