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How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case

A serious motor vehicle accident can turn your life upside down. After being hurt in a crash, you are forced to cope with pain, physical limitations, emotional upset, and financial strain. On top of all that, you have to deal with insurance claims and insurance companies to get compensation for your injuries and losses.  

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It’s all very overwhelming. Hiring a personal injury attorney can greatly reduce your stress levels, leaving you free to focus your energy on rest and rehabilitation. The right lawyer will also improve the outcome of your case, working hard to get maximum compensation as quickly as possible.  

How do you choose the right lawyer for your personal injury claim? Here are important attributes to help you make a wise choice.  

Choose a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law  

Personal injury cases—especially those dealing with injuries arising out of automobile, motorcycle, snowmobile, bicycle, or all-terrain vehicle accidents—require an understanding of an extremely complex set of laws. There is a complicated web of legislation that applies to motor vehicle accident cases, along with a host of deadlines and limitation periods that can make or break a case.  

A “jack of all trades” lawyer will not have the necessary expertise to get the best possible result for you. Now is not the time to hire your neighbour who happens to be a tax lawyer, or the lawyer who helped you when you bought your home. You should choose a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law. The personal injury lawyers at our law firm specialize in personal injury law ONLY, and in fact, we represent injured victims ONLY and NOT insurance companies. Our dedication and expertise serve only you, the injured victim. 

Choose a lawyer who’ll give you a free, honest opinion about your case 

You are likely feeling unsure about the strength of your case. You may be concerned that the other driver will accuse you of causing or contributing to the motor vehicle accident. Having answers early on will ease your mind. That’s why you should choose a personal injury lawyer who can draw on their experience to provide you with an honest assessment of your case.  

Our personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation, where we review the details of your case, look at the evidence, and provide you with an opinion on your case’s potential. To get your free consultation from a Sault Ste. Marie personal injury lawyer at our law firm, you can either call our office or complete this Online Consultation Form

Choose a lawyer who understands the financial pressure you’re under  

Serious motor vehicle accident injuries can cause enormous financial pressure. If the accident injuries leave you unable to work or forced to work reduced hours, you will quickly begin to feel the financial strain. You may be wondering how you will afford to pay for medication and treatment so you can get better. It may become difficult to support yourself and your family—to say nothing of paying legal fees to advance your personal injury case.  

You should choose a lawyer who understands the financial stress that comes with being an accident victim. Our personal injury lawyers fully recognize the financial impact of being injured. We want you to concentrate on your recovery and not worry about the question: How am I going to pay the lawyer? We do not request retainers and will not charge you any fees until your case is settled or proceeds to trial with a successful verdict.   

Choose a local lawyer who has resources to help you 

In the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, you need all the support you can get. Hiring a local lawyer offers several benefits. You won’t have to travel far for face-to-face meetings, and you get the benefit of their local connections.   

The lawyers and support team at Feifel Gualazzi are local residents working for injured victims in the District of Algoma. We care and we listen. As locals, we know the resources available in the community to assist our clients in their recovery, over and above achieving the best possible result in successfully having the insurance company pay fair compensation to our clients. 

For example, our support team has numerous contacts within the community to assist our clients with seeking counselling and psychological help at times when our clients are simply emotionally unable to handle what undoubtedly is one of the most traumatic experiences of their lives. On staff, we have a fully qualified and compassionate registered nurse and other legal assistants who will help you and direct you to the resources in our community that can help you to cope and rebuild your life. We offer a personalized approach, and you are known by name rather than by a claim number. 

Choose a lawyer who isn’t afraid to go head-to-head with the insurance company  

Dealing with insurance companies after a motor vehicle accident adds to the stress of the situation. Plain and simple, you’re not on a level playing field with the insurance company. The claims examiner and insurance adjuster are not on your side, though they may seem kind and reasonable—especially at first. They will try to rush you through the process and get away with paying out as little as possible

You should choose a lawyer who knows how to handle insurance companies, and who isn’t afraid to stand up to the insurer when they try to play dirty or underpay accident victims. Our personal injury lawyers deal with insurance adjusters and claims examiners on a daily basis. We know their tactics, and know how to push back when the insurer is not being reasonable.  

Some personal injury lawyers work for both plaintiffs and defendants (i.e. insurance companies). Not us. As mentioned above, we only represent accident victims. We are loyal and dedicated to our clients exclusively.  

Get clear legal advice from a trustworthy personal injury lawyer in Sault Ste.  Marie 

Sault Ste. Marie lawyers at Feifel Gualazzi are a dedicated and compassionate team, committed to serving your interests thoroughly and aggressively. We’ll work hard to get you a fast and fair settlement and ensure you get all the compensation you deserve. If you decide to pursue legal action, you can rest assured, knowing you don’t owe us any fees until after the case settles or receives a successful verdict. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, or submit an online form to find out if you have a case! 


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