Top Ten Questions to Ask Your Ottawa Injury Lawyer

If you are considering seeking compensation as a result of being injured or considering commencing a legal proceeding (a lawsuit) as a result of an accident, you need to select a lawyer and law firm that is competent to effectively handle your case. A Law firm that focuses on injury law.

When speaking to a lawyer that you are considering hiring you may want to ask the following questions:

  1. Will you provide me with a comprehensive written agreement outlining all of the charges that I will have to pay in this case?
  2. Is the initial consultation completely free no matter what I decide to do?
  3. When do I have to pay the lawyer and can I pay all fees and charges out of the final award or settlement?
  4. What experience and knowledge do you have handling accident injury cases?
  5. Does your law firm have the financial and other resources to properly fund the litigation and go to trial if necessary?
  6. Do you focus your law practice on personal injury cases (some lawyers practice in a general practice where they handle all types of cases – you need a personal injury lawyer, not a generalist)?
  7. Please explain the legal tests involved in my case and what the strategy or steps would be in my injury case?
  8. Is your law firm well known by the insurance companies and their lawyers?
  9. Are there particular challenges and problems in my case and if so, how can we overcome them?
  10. Do you have a web site where I can obtain information about you and your law firm?