What Can I Do During My Claim?

At Lang Lawyers, we have worked with injured and disabled clients for years. I know that a successful case requires us to work as a team. Our job is to help you maximize your compensation. Since your job is to concentrate on your recovery, one of the most frequently asked questions we hear is: "What can I do to help my case?".

1. Keep Evidence Of The Accident

This can include:

  • Pictures of the location of your accident
  • Statements from witnesses
  • Names and addresses of the witnesses
  • Medical records from the ambulance, emergency room, hospital, and all checkups during recovery
  • Any accident reports or police statements

2. Keep Documentation

Keep track of everything related to your accident. This includes:

  • Times and dates of people you talked to, including insurance adjusters
  • Costs of babysitting, personal care, taxi services
  • All communication from insurance companies

3. Talk To A Lawyer

An experienced lawyer will help you understand what you can and cannot ask for in terms of benefits or compensation. A lawyer will also help you be aware of deadlines, express your needs in a way that insurance companies understand, and avoid common pitfalls that may jeopardize your case or your recovery.

4. Don't Talk To Insurance Representatives

Whether the insurance agent is your own or that of the other party, don't talk to them without talking to a lawyer first. They may:

  • Try to tell you that there is no need to sue because all of your needs will be taken care of
  • Tell you that your insurance policy doesn't cover certain basic expenses, even if Ontario insurance law says that it must
  • Try to get you to make statements about your injuries before they have been fully assessed
  • Try to get you to make statements of fault

Remember, the insurance adjuster is not necessarily your enemy, but he or she does not always have your best interests in mind.

5. Don't Sign Anything

Always talk to your lawyer before signing any documents or statements from insurance or the police.

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Let us help you maximize the strength of your case. Call our Toronto office at 800-653-6513 or fill out our online form to set up an appointment.