There are many instances where you may require advice from a lawyer. The question is knowing when you need a personal injury lawyer.
When to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer
For example, you should call a personal injury lawyer if you have been harmed by a hospital or doctor’s error while in their care; attacked by someone’s dog; if you have been hit by a car; if you have a loved one that has been treated poorly in a nursing home; if you have fallen on ice on someone’s property; or if you are in a store and are hurt by a product that has fallen, these are all examples of when you should call a personal injury lawyer.
If you have been hurt and it is someone else’s fault, call one of the personal injury lawyers at Lamont Law to learn if you are able to pursue an action against the person or persons who caused you harm. The fundamental aspect of our tort system is that a wrongdoer has a duty to make a person “whole” again, as much as money can do so.
Why You Need to Take Action
You should call a personal injury lawyer at Lamont Law if you have been hurt through someone else’s negligence (or fault). A personal injury lawyer will help build your case so you will be compensated for your loss. You may be compensated if you have
- Lost the ability to complete housekeeping and home maintenance tasks
- Have a need for attendant care
- Lost the ability to work
- Pain and suffering
There is a financial cap in Canada with respect to a person’s claim for pain and suffering (called non-pecuniary damages). The cap was decided based on three cases from the 1970’s called “the Trilogy”. Mckeller Statistics says the cap in the ‘70’s was $100,000, which has been adjusted for inflation to $389,744 in August 2019. This is just one example of an area of personal injury law that our lawyers can explain.
If you have been hurt by someone else and you continue to struggle due to this harm, call a lawyer at Lamont Law for a free consultation. To Learn more about what we do at Lamont Law consider reading What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?