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Choosing a lawyer for your Personal Injury case

If you are a resident of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island and suffer from injuries following a motor vehicle accident, you may be looking to hire a personal injury lawyer. Without legal representation, your case is compromised by dealing with insurance companies on your own.

No one, other than the lawyer you hire, has the obligation to protect you legally or inform you of your rights. Insurance companies have extensive knowledge and experience, and claims adjusters have limited flexibility. The insurance company may assume that your injuries are temporary with no lasting effects and may try to pressure you into settling your case prematurely before your injuries have healed. Independent legal advice is highly recommended when dealing with insurance claims, for settlements cannot normally be later undone.

Once you have decided to hire a lawyer, the best lawyer to choose for a personal injury claim is one that solely practices personal injury law. A personal injury lawyer in Nova Scotia, NB and PEI will have the expertise where the injuries sustained are expected to be long lasting, there is dispute about who was at fault, and if there are complicating factors (e.g., impairment from medical conditions or alcohol involvement). Your personal injury lawyer can also help you complete the necessary documentation and recommend medical specialists. The rehabilitation specialists recommended by your insurance company rely on future referrals from the insurance company and may not provide an independent assessment of your injuries as a result.

How much does a Personal Injury lawyer cost?

Personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingency basis, where no legal fees are paid until there is compensation settlement. A free initial consultation is a common starting point to exchange information and provide a retainer agreement.

How do I choose a Personal Injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer will review the facts of the situation with you, determine if there is a tort liability case and the potential compensation, and explain the expected time frames and your obligations and requirements, including your time deadlines. He or she will have the knowledge and experience needed to help you obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries sustained.

In deciding what personal injury law firm to choose, consider a firm with years in practice for the combined wisdom, skills and experience and for the firm to have the ability to carry the capital needed until settlement of the case. You will want to know what is the track record of the firm in successfully settling major personal injury claims, the frequency of trials had by the firm and trial experience of the lawyer specifically handling your case. If a new lawyer or junior associate is assigned to your case, you will want to ask if his or her work will be overseen by more staff, which it most likely will. Another question to ask is whether the firm represents both plaintiff and defense claims; a lawyer that conducts insurance defense work may not pursue a plaintiff claim as aggressively in order to preserve his or her current and future relationship with that firm. A plaintiffs-only personal injury lawyer may be your preference as a result. Requesting to meet the assigned lawyer and law clerk for your file is also a good idea in order to ensure a good fit of prompt open communication, sensitivity, and efficiency for your case.

What Sets CLG Injury Law Apart from the Others?

At CLG Injury Law, we are a plaintiffs-only personal injury law firm with over 35 years of experience. We have an excellent reputation in the personal injury claim legal field and have the experience and authority to advocate for victims whose lives have been affected by serious personal injury accidents. We never act as the defense for insurance companies. We level the playing field with the insurance companies, for they also have personal injury lawyers working on their side.

What makes us stand apart is our dedicated service. We have compassion and respect for every client. We have had thousands of satisfied clients over the years. Some clients have chosen to provide testimonials on our CLG Injury Law Testimonials page. We also take pride in being able to refer you to excellent independent experts for assessments in your case.

We offer a free consultation and operate on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front fees. We are confident in our cases taken and do not charge any legal fees without and until there is a settlement. We negotiate settlements for you but unlike many other law firms, we are also Trial lawyers. We have the experience and resources to take your case to Court, if needed. Note that most cases settle without going to court.

We are Atlantic Canada’s injury lawyers with offices in Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, Halifax, Charlottetown, Miramichi, Truro, Amherst and Bathurst. Contact us at 1-800-606-2529 as soon as possible after your accident to avoid missing any deadlines for accident benefits.

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