As Toronto grows into a world class metropolis, individuals living outside the city’s core are flocking downtown in search of the best quality legal representation. However, the best representation can often be found closer to home: if you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury, consider hiring a local Oakville personal injury lawyer for the following reasons:
Location and Cost
When a person suffers an injury, they will often seek out a sense of resolution or closure, which can be achieved, in part, through a monetary award. Effective legal representation is essential to reaching this sense of resolution, but high-quality representation can be expensive: disbursement fees, which clients are ultimately responsible for paying, are incurred throughout the legal process, and can have reduce the sense of satisfaction that a positive outcome might bring. By selecting a lawyer located nearby a local courthouse, clients can ensure minimal travel times on motions, hearing, and other court proceedings, thereby keeping costs low. Will Davidson’s Oakville offices are ideally located within a half-hour commute to courthouses in Milton, Brampton, Toronto, and Hamilton.
Unfortunately, personal injury claims require more from injury victims than simply retaining a lawyer and waiting for their case to be resolved. Rather, litigants’ involvement is often required throughout the proceedings, including during initial client intake interviews, examinations for discovery, settlement meetings, mediation, and arbitration. Between these stages, clients often meet regularly with their lawyers to assess changes, prepare for different stages of litigation, and discuss the status of their case. Clients can save time and money by selecting a local Oakville personal injury lawyer.
Familiarity with Court Procedures
Procedures for attendance at different stages of litigation such as trial scheduling, motions, pre-trials, and filing materials may vary by courthouse. Failure to properly comply with relevant court procedures can result in costly mistakes, and can hurt the client’s chances of obtaining an expeditious judgment. An Oakville personal injury lawyer is more likely to be familiar with local courthouses’ unique procedures, ensuring your case is litigated in the most efficient and effective possible manner.
Investigating your Case
A strong personal injury case requires a thorough investigation of the parties involved and the circumstances leading to the injuries, and identifying who should be held responsible. A local Oakville personal injury lawyer is more likely to be familiar with the location and parties involved in the dispute, and is therefore better positioned to earn their clients the resolution they seek. By hiring a local lawyer, injury victims are also hiring the unique experiences and relationships that lawyer has within the community.
Personal Injury Experience
In the legal world, your reputation is everything. When commencing a lawsuit in a small legal community like Oakville, hiring an experienced, well-respected personal injury lawyer is critical. A local Oakville personal injury lawyer with a strong reputation will be able to command greater authority when advocating on your behalf.
If you or a member of your family has been injured and is considering bringing a personal injury claim, contact an experienced Oakville personal injury lawyer at Will Davidson today. We will be pleased to provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation.