While there are many factors you want to consider when choosing an Ontario personal injury lawyer, one of the most important is their experience. If your lawyer has several years of experience handling personal injury cases like yours, they are in a better position to successfully represent you. Ideally you should look for a lawyer with at least ten years of experience but as you will read below, the kind of experience a lawyer has is often more important than years of experience.
It may seem obvious, but if you have a personal injury case, you should hire a lawyer who works in personal injury law. Some lawyers practice a number of different kinds of law and while personal injury law might be one of the areas they are familiar with, it is best if you hire a lawyer who deals exclusively with personal injury cases. Generalist lawyers who practice several kinds of law will likely not be as familiar with personal injury law and cases like yours, compared to a lawyer who is an expert in Ontario injury law.
In addition to being an expert in personal injury law, your lawyer should also have relevant trial experience. Many Ontario injury cases are resolved out of court, but in the event that your case goes to trial, you want to feel confident that your lawyer has the relevant experience to handle your case in court. A personal injury lawyer who has represented clients in court many times, will understand the trial procedures and know the best way to argue your case in this situation. You also want to make sure that your lawyer has not only represented clients in court, but that they have also achieved outcomes in their client’s favour.
Hiring a lawyer who is familiar with the region in which your case is proceeding, is also a good idea. If you suffered a personal injury in an accident in Ottawa, you should hire a lawyer who is familiar with the Ottawa region. Working with a lawyer who is familiar with the other individuals involved in the legal process (lawyers, judges, etc.) as well as the Ottawa courts, can only benefit your case.
If you have been injured in an Ontario accident and are looking for an experienced lawyer to handle your case, contact the injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth Accident & Injury Lawyers.