When you’re injured, time becomes one of your most precious resources. Your focus needs to be on getting better and, while getting the right compensation for your injury is important, you may not know where to start. Your life could be changed dramatically by your injury, so navigating this time of change and challenge successfully means assembling the right team.
As we like to say, you don’t need an injury law firm until you do. So, if you find yourself in need of an injury law firm, here are some things to consider to ensure you pick the right one:
- What do their clients say about the firm? Check the firm’s testimonials, Google Reviews, or other client feedback. Oftentimes, you can also ask other local lawyers who don’t work in injury law about where they refer people.
- Does the team have any designations, awards, or specializations? Like any other profession, it is crucial for lawyers to stay current and to challenge themselves to improve. The rules around insurance continue to evolve in Ontario, and you need a team that can give you the right information about your claim without overwhelming you during a stressful time.
- How do they engage their community? Becoming a lawyer is not just a job. Lawyers are a critical piece of our legal system, and we are called to be both accountable to our community and active within it. Before engaging an injury law firm, find out what community work they do and which professional associations they belong to.
- Are they innovative? As technology changes, your legal help should be keeping pace. For example, we recently unveiled a smartphone application for iPhone and Android to help our clients who have been in a vehicle accident. The application helps document the key details of the accident and provides a space to document the user’s pain and their expenses following the accident. Additionally, we are transitioning to a reduced paper firm to better serve our clients, the environment and society as a whole.
At Bergeron Clifford, we only litigate injury law cases. We have limited our practice exclusively to personal injury law for over 20 years, and our expertise (along with the support of our clients and the community) has once again ranked us as one of Canada’s Top 10 Boutique Law Firms for Injury Law. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in this year’s Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 Rankings.