Our Practice AreasNot every personal injury lawyer is specialized in every type of personal injury to be able to handle all cases. What if we told you it was possible to find a reliable and dedicated personal injury lawyer for any possible, and impossible, personal injury incident? That is what we aim to do at Steinmetz & Associates with our team of professionals with versatile experience in all realms of personal injury. We’re prepared to take any case from long-term disability benefits collection to severe, catastrophic injuries. Harry Steinmetz has secured millions of dollars in compensation for local clients in Ontario. Take a look at all of the practice areas we serve below. Get in touch
Our Services .
Long-Term Disability Lawyer
Long term disability insurance (LTD) compensates you when you suffer an injury or illness that keeps you from working.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Our dedicated wrongful death lawyers can
assure that you are fairly compensated for
the death of a loved one by assisting you.
Car Accident Claim Lawyer
Car accidents that leave victims partially or
indefinitely injured require the assistance of
professional car injury lawyers to claim the case.
Brain, Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyer
Brain, spinal cord, and orthopedic injuries are heavily recommended to be handled by either a brain, spine, or orthopedic injury lawyers.
Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been in a major motorbike accident,
you must seek professional guidance from a
certified motorcycle accident lawyer.
Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Claimants and victims of dog attack injuries will be required to submit a dog bite injury letter to the insurance company to receive compensation.
What Is Considered a Personal Injury?
A personal injury refers to any injury, mental and physical, that a victim sustains due to the negligence of another individual or entity. The costs associated with the injury, ranging from immediate medical treatment to recovery and in utmost unfortunate situations: funeral expenses, are to be covered by the party deemed responsible. The coverage of expenses under personal injury law can expand to include compensation for pain and suffering, relatives who are impacted by the victim’s injury, and for the period of time they are unable to return to work/school and regular functioning during their recovery period. These tort lawsuits can be filed against individuals, institutions such (i.e. workplace), and even the City. A personal injury lawyer handles such claims in order to receive rightful compensation for the troubles of the victim.
What is the Personal Injury Claim Process?
Filing a personal injury claim in Ontario is a lengthy process that may span anywhere from a few months to years. The average duration from start to finish is around 1.5 years. When you opt to let a personal injury lawyer handle your case, they will handle the preliminary processes related to collecting evidence, building the case, and filing the claim. Afterward, your case will be looked at by a mediator who will work towards a fair verdict with the given evidence and a mutually agreed settlement between the parties. If the case is not settled at this point, then the pre-trial process will be initiated and the case will be prepared to be taken to court. You and your personal injury lawyer will need to follow the proper local protocol for taking your case to court. Most personal injury cases are resolved before they are taken to court but complex cases with conflicting evidence are often taken to trial if a mutually agreed settlement is not established. All of those processes impact the cycle and timeline of case settlements.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
When should you hire a personal injury lawyer? The answer is simple: whenever you receive a personal injury at the negligence of another party. One of the biggest mistakes people make is not correctly identifying when they have become a victim of a personal injury accident. For example, if you slip and fall and sustain a serious injury on a snowy sidewalk, you just may have the right to hold another party liable for the accident. Oftentimes, the owner of the property on which you sustained the injury is liable for compensating you whether that be a homeowner or the City. Whenever you sustain a major injury that is greater than a mere scratch, then consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer to understand what your viable claims are in this case.
What Questions To Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you’re wondering how to choose a personal injury lawyer that best meets the needs of your case, it’s important to pinpoint what questions to ask a personal injury lawyer prior to assigning them your case. Despite those who choose to work with a personal injury lawyer merely based on recommendation, here is what to know before hiring a personal injury lawyer when you are unsure whether or not they are the correct person for the case:
- Ask what percentage does the personal injury lawyer charge. Most lawyers work on a contingency basis which means they are not paid until the case is closed and you are granted financial compensation for your injury.
- Ask about specific injury cases they are specialized in. Some personal injury lawyers have more expertise with slip and fall cases as opposed to catastrophic injury accidents.
- Question them about the processes and outcomes of previous cases, ideally those similar to yours. You will gain a better understanding of the lawyer’s reliability and accuracy.