At Bergeron Clifford, we understand that life can take unexpected turns, potentially resulting in accidents and injuries that leave individuals and families facing physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Our mission is to provide compassionate, expert legal representation to those who have been affected by personal injuries in the Athens area.
Important Steps to Take Following Your Injury
- Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Your health is the top priority. Get medical treatment, even for seemingly minor injuries, as some symptoms may not manifest immediately. This also establishes a crucial medical record for your case.
- Document the Scene: If possible, gather evidence by taking photos or videos of the accident scene, any damages, and injuries. Obtain contact information from any witnesses.
- Report the Incident: File a formal report with the relevant authorities or the property owner if applicable. In cases of car accidents, notify law enforcement.
- Preserve Evidence: Retain any pertinent papers, such as medical bills, records, and correspondence, in a safe place. This will help substantiate your claim.
- Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer: Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys to assess your case, guide you through the legal process, and help you obtain fair compensation.
Supporting Your Recovery
Our team aims to be a steadfast advocate on your journey to recovery. While we provide legal expertise to help secure appropriate compensation for medical bills, lost income, and personal distress, our support isn’t just financial. We are committed to offering guidance throughout the legal journey, addressing any questions, connecting you with healthcare support providers, alleviating anxieties, and ensuring your rights are protected. Our aim is to foster a seamless route to both physical and emotional recuperation.
Throughout the process, we are equipped to assist regardless of the nature of your injuries, be it:
What Sets Our Firm Apart
Our presence in the Athens community dates back to our establishment in 1999, and over the years, we have become a trusted ally for countless injured individuals and their families in the area. We have earned certification as Civil Litigation specialists from the Law Society of Ontario, underscoring our dedication to excellence. Furthermore, our recognition as a Top 10 Personal Injury law firm in Canada reaffirms our commitment to achieving justice and delivering unwavering support for our clients during their personal injury legal journey.
Specializing in Personal Injury Law
We specialize exclusively in personal injury law, dedicating our expertise to supporting clients with unwavering compassion and commitment. We have worked on numerous successful cases throughout the years, especially those stemming from incidents like car accidents and slips and falls. As seasoned trial lawyers with a proven track record, our approach is built on meticulous case preparation, ensuring that every client has the strongest options, whether in the courtroom or through negotiation.
Frequently asked questions:
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Athens?
Timeframes for filing a personal injury claim can be overwhelming. In Ontario, you typically have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim. However, it’s advisable to consult our firm as there may be exceptions. We understand the importance of addressing this issue promptly and will guide you through the process with care and empathy.
Do I need to go to court for a personal injury case?
The thought of court proceedings can be intimidating. However, it’s reassuring to know that a majority of personal injury cases in Athens are resolved outside the courtroom through negotiations. A court appearance is often the alternative when both parties can’t agree on a suitable settlement. Our goal remains to alleviate your concerns and work towards a resolution that secures fair compensation without drawn-out legal confrontations.
Can I receive compensation for pain and suffering in a personal injury case?
Your well-being is our top priority, and that includes addressing your emotional and physical pain. Yes, in Ontario, you can seek compensation for pain and suffering, which is referred to as non-pecuniary damages. We are here to ensure you receive comprehensive support, not just financially but also emotionally, as you navigate through these challenging times.
Contact Bergeron | Clifford LLP
Contact us at 866-384-5886 or fill out our online form if you have had a concussion or other head injury in Eastern Ontario. We can meet you at our office locations in Kingston, Ottawa, Carleton Place, Perth or other local offices, or wherever is most convenient for you.