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Our personal injury lawyers advocate on your behalf to recover maximum compensation towards optimal recovery of lifestyle.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in London, Ontario
Our clients get the best, client-tailored legal representation at affordable rates, beginning with a free consultation. The Fosters Law personal injury lawyers have the necessary expertise to make sure you receive the care and compensation you deserve.
When we get injured or experience other bodily harm, the last thing we think about is who we can hold responsible. However, if you or a loved one experiences harm, injury, or death caused completely or partially by another, you may have the right to claim damages from the wrongdoer.
With a team of knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers, the claims process can be simple and straightforward. Our firm has the resources and expertise to help you in your time of need. All of our personal injury attorneys are accessible, ethical, and compassionate. We will treat you and your loved ones with respect and honesty and we will take the time to understand your needs.
If you need a personal injury lawyer in London, Ontario, then we’re here to help. Contact us for a confidential and free consultation today and we can discuss your legal options and walk you through the insurance claims process, which may include bringing a lawsuit.
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Personal Injury Law: Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a lawyer?
It’s not always clear whether or not you may need a lawyer. Our professional team of personal injury lawyers has the experience to guide you through the legal process and ensure you have the necessary support and peace of mind in your time of need.
Lets face it, personal injury claims are complex and injury victims need to make many time-critical decisions after they have been injured in an accident:
- You need to determine whether you are entitled to bring a personal injury case and how long you have to bring it. All injury claims are unique and it is important that you know what your specific legal rights are. An experienced personal injury lawyer will help you understand if you have a claim and how long you have to bring your claim.
- You need to know if you must put the party that injured you on notice of your claim. For example, if you slipped on a snow or ice on a municipal sidewalk you must give them notice within 10 days of the incident. An experienced personal injury lawyer will ensure anyone responsible for your injury is put on proper notice of your personal injury case, whether you’ve suffered catastrophic injuries such as a brain injury, spinal cord injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.
- You need to decide who you should bring the claim against. This is not always easy to determine and an personal injury lawyer will help you determine the appropriate parties to sue.
If you or a loved once has been injured in anything from a slip and fall to a car accident, you need the support and legal skills of a good personal injury lawyer to ensure you receive the compensation needed to protect your future and compensate your suffering. This support can help you save time and money in the long run, speeding up your claims process and relieving you of the stress of shuffling documents and evidence for your case.
This support is available from the moment you hire us. Let us take the complexity of your case away from you, so you can focus on your recovery. If you’re unsure whether you need a lawyer, the most likely answer is yes.
You can contact us for assistance and we can illustrate exactly what our personal injury law team can do for your specific circumstance. If you need a medical malpractice lawyer or car accident lawyer, contact us today.
Is it worth getting a personal injury lawyer?
Personal injury law is complex. Yes, it’s worth working with experienced injury lawyers to help you navigate accidents and other causes of injury. Personal injury lawyers give you the power of control over the conditions surrounding your personal injury case whether it’s a car accident or sports injury.
You can better understand the personal injury litigation process and the settlement or benefits you may be eligible for. We can also guide you on your rights in the situation and help you hold those responsible accountable for damages caused.
Whether you’ve suffered a catastrophic brain injury or a slip and fall, our personal injury lawyers have the experience to guide you through your case.
Why Choose Fosters Law?
Since 1975, our personal injury law firm has helped thousands of victims and pledged itself to provide the best service to clients in alignment with their specific needs, goals, and limitations. We offer all of our clients;
- Ethical legal management
- Pragmatic, common-sense law practice
- Support through the claims process
- Experienced guidance and representation
- In-person or virtual meetings
We also have in-depth expertise, experience, and knowledge and a dedicated team that will focus on your lawsuit. We are available when you need us.
We guarantee the best representation in these legal fields and more:
- Personal Injury Claims
- Statutory Accident Benefits Claims
- Insurance Coverage Disputes
- Priority of Coverage Issues
- Product Liability Claims
- Professional Malpractice Claims
- Subrogation Claims and Fire Loss Claims.
What areas of personal injury law do we offer expertise in?
At Fosters Law in London, Ontario, we focus on personal injury law and provide legal support for victims of negligence in these areas:
Civil litigation is one of the main focuses of our London law firm – one we’ve been honing since our founding nearly 50 years ago. We’ve built and sustained a reputation for achieving success for our clients. Our personal injury law firm has represented thousands of clients in all manner of insurance claims and while we are always willing to fight for our clients in the courtroom, sometimes the best results are achieved by avoiding the uncertainty, stress and cost of a trial. Our clients have put their faith in our ability to settle disputes and provide those that have suffered the best results. This includes representation in and outside of court.
We take on litigation for businesses, corporations, and private individuals and companies.
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Personal Injury Law
Serious injuries, bodily harm, or fatalities can put your life on hold, whether they happen to you or your loved ones. Fosters Law LLP advocates on your behalf. We work hard to get the highest compensation for your injury and recover your lifestyle.
From traumatic brain injuries, car accidents, and sexual assault to a wrongful death claims, we’re here to ensure you get fair compensation for your pain and suffering.
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Motor Vehicle Accidents
In Canada, the majority of personal injury cases stem from car accidents. Fosters Law personal injury lawyers can help you navigate the anxiety and complications injured people will experience after a motor vehicle accident. In Ontario, car accident victims have the added stress of having to navigate the complex and tough government legislation that governs the motor vehicle accident claim process. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, search no further, let us take the stress and complexity away from you. Speak with our expert personal injury lawyers, London, Ontario to make sense of your legal claim.
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Accident Benefits coverage is available to anyone who has sustained injury or death as a result of an accident involving an automobile in Ontario, regardless of who’s at fault. This can include a pedestrian or cyclist struck by an automobile resulting in any type of injury ranging from a slip and fall to a spinal cord injury. At Fosters Law, we will provide you with a free case evaluation to help determine which benefits you can qualify for. There are various benefits set out by the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule you may be entitled to, including: housekeeping and home maintenance expense coverage, income replacement benefits, medical benefits, rehabilitation benefits, attendant care benefits, caregiver benefits and a death benefit.
Our personal injury lawyers will assist you to determine whether you’re entitled to bring a claim for benefits. If you are entitled to make a claim, we will expertly manage your personal injury claim claim from start to finish including completing all of the insurance forms. Let us help you ensure you receive all benefits you are entitled to.
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Playing sports carries with it an inherent risk of injury. While minor injuries aren’t usually cause for bringing a lawsuit, more serious sports injuries such as fractures, spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury, may justify bringing a lawsuit, especially if the injury was caused by other players or actors.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury while playing hockey, basketball, soccer, skiing, martial arts, or golfing our team of injury lawyers have the expertise to help you determine if you have a claim.
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Professional Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
On a day-to-day basis, we collaborate with a range of professionals who help us facilitate the important things we need in life. Plumbers, doctors, contractors, etc. – they all offer important services. However, there is always a risk that something can go wrong.
In the event that a professional engagement turns awry and you or a loved one gets injured or incurs damages, you can recover compensation for your losses.
Our malpractice attorneys have the expertise and legal skills needed to represent you if you have suffered damages because of the professional malpractice of someone you hired. We will explain your legal rights and create a plan to help you get you the compensation you deserve. Our law firm will provide professional support and expertise throughout the process.
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Mediation & Arbitration
There are alternative legal resolution processes available to you and we can hold your hand through them. Processes like mediations and arbitrations have fewer costs and time commitments than court trials which also carry stress and complications. Personal injury law firms work to simplify the process and reach a fair conclusion.
If you think your particular case could benefit from these alternatives, you can come to us for guidance. We will help you with conflict resolution, mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and more.
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How long does it take to settle a personal injury claim in Ontario?
Injury claims can take anywhere from a few months to years to resolve. This depends on various factors, including the extent of the injuries, case details, authorities, the extent of damages, the court’s schedule, the insurance company’s responsiveness, etc.
For example, the extent and complexities of the injury and the circumstances around it can delay the process. If it’s difficult to prove the responsibility of the person or company you’re claiming against, your legal team may have to spend a considerable amount of time collecting evidence and building a case. On the other hand, a more straightforward incident with a clear responsible party may be an open and shut case.
Learn more about the timelines for settling a personal injury claim in Ontario.
What are the types of Damages I can sue for in a Lawsuit?
When you hire our personal injury law firm we will help make sense of your case, beginning with understanding what type of damages you can sue for in a personal injury lawsuit.
General Damages, or Pain and Suffering
General Damages are damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of amenities. In Ontario, the victim of a car accident can only sue for general damages if their injuries from the car accident meet the threshold.
Family Law Act Claims
When someone in your family is the victim of a motor vehicle accident, it can take an emotional and financial toll on the family. In Ontario, family members of accident victims have a right under the Family Law Act to advance a personal injury claim for past and future economic loss.
Loss of Household and Handyman Capacity
Injured victims unable to maintain their home and perform housekeeping as they did prior to car or motorcycle accidents or other personal injury cases, can claim reimbursement for expenses incurred or that you will incur in the future. It is not necessary that you hire outside help to assist you with housekeeping. You only need to prove that you are unable to perform the same level of housekeeping duties as before the accident because of your injuries to recover money.
To ensure fair litigation outcomes, it is important to maintain receipts for any services hired to perform activities that you may have done before the accident, but cannot do after the accident as result of your injuries; for example, housekeeping services or property maintenance contractors.
Past and Future Care Costs
You can claim any expense that you incurred or that you will incur in the future as a result of the car accident that you are not entitled to from any other source. This includes all past, present, and future legal fees for legal services, healthcare expenses not covered by OHIP, extended health coverage, or accident benefits provided by your car insurance company.
You can also claim for assistive devices, modifications that you had to make to your home as a result of your injuries, and cost of past and future care.
What is the lawsuit process?
In most instances, you have two years from the date of the accident or to bring a lawsuit. It doesn’t matter if it’s a motorcycle accident or medical malpractice claim.
During the first two years, your primary focus will be on treatment and recovery. The at-fault insurance company will be notified of your potential injury claim and will be provided with the necessary documentation.
A Statement of Claim will issued with the Court before the limitation date and served to the Defendants.
The Defendant will then file a Statement of Defence with the court.
Examinations for Discovery are then scheduled and you are examined under oath by the Defence lawyer who will ask you questions about the motorcycle accident, your health history and education and employment before and now. They will seek to understand your life before the car accident and how it has been changed because of the personal injury you suffered in the car accident.
There may be a potential to settle your action at any stage of the litigation. Typically most personal injury cases will proceed to a private Mediation to help resolve the action. Mediation is often a great way to recover compensation without the potential risks and costs of going to trial. This is a common outcome between medical malpractice lawyers to settle a claim.
If a settlement is not achieved a Pretrial and Trial dates are set by a Judge. However, it is rare that an action goes to Trial.
Who Can Be Held Responsible In Personal Injury Cases?
The most important part of any personal injury claim is liability. Whether it’s a brain injury or one of many forms of motor vehicle accidents, if no party to the accident is liable, then the injury victim may not claim damages. At the core of all personal injury cases are damages. Damages for personal injury cases may be received in cases of pain and suffering, medical expenses, or lost wages.
There must be some form of liability whether it’s in part, or in full, by person or corporation. A party may be liable due to negligence. Sometimes an employer may be vicariously liable for the actions of an employee.
It’s very important that you understand all these aspects of liability when it comes to your case and that is where our personal injury law firm in London, Ontario takes the lead.
Learn more about liability in personal injury cases.
If you’re looking for compassionate, ethical, and competent personal injury lawyers with years of experience and expertise, you’ve come to the right place. We pride ourselves on an exceptional client experience by providing expert legal services and advice.
Whether you wish to schedule an in-person or virtual meeting, our team is happy to meet with you for a confidential, no-obligation and free initial consultation. Your convenience and needs are our main priority, so contact us today and arrange a free case evaluation.
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