Frequently Asked Questions About My Lawyer

Why do I need a lawyer?

If you've been seriously hurt or injured in an accident, then you know exactly why you need a personal injury lawyer. Bills will start piling up. Insurance companies will start calling you. Forms need to be completed. Your mailbox will start to overflow with all sorts of hard-to-understand time-sensitive legal paperwork for you to fill out and complete. We will take all of that off your plate. We will help you set up a rehabilitation and management team right away to optimize your recovery. We will make sure your out of pocket expenses get paid in a timely manner. We will help you recover income replacement benefits, attendant care benefits, set up a debt consolidation plan if necessary and put you in touch with all the right doctors and treatment professionals. We will help put together a rehab team of doctors and specialists to set you up on your road to recovery. We will help ease the load and make sure the insurance company takes your claim seriously. Do you really think an insurance company is going to take your case seriously if you're representing yourself or with a lawyer who dabbles in personal injury law? If that's the case, then you've guaranteed that your personal injury file will go right to the bottom of the insurance adjuster's file where it won't receive the proper attention which it deserves. Don't get hurt twice by making the decision of choosing a lawyer who isn't familiar with accident law and doesn't understand how to handle a serious injury case. If your injury is serious, then don't mess around.

What can a lawyer do for me?

A lawyer can help you navigate the complex and confusing legal system. Our lawyers focus on in helping accident victims get compensation for their injuries. We focus all of our legal resources in fighting for hurt people. As your lawyer, we will assist you in recovering benefits that your insurer has denied; or help you in recovering a lump sum award or financial settlement for your damage claim arising from a collision, accident, claim or insurance dispute. All of our lawyers have years of training in handling accident lawsuits. We do not accept cases from insurance companies. Our lawyers are Canadian trained and members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. We will visit you at the hospital, come to your home, meet with you at one of our three offices or speak with you over the phone. All of our first consultations are free and there is no pressure to sign. We take our cases on a contingency fee basis meaning you don't have to pay any legal fees until the case settles. We are here to serve you as best as we can.

How much does it cost to talk with your lawyers?

It costs you NOTHING to speak with one of our injury or accident lawyers. That's right. It's completely FREE of charge to speak with one of us. If you have a question, give us a call or send us and email and we will get back to you - that's a Goldfinger Guarantee!

How much are your fees?

At Goldfinger Personal Injury law, we take 99.9% of our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don't have to pay any legal fees whatsoever until the case settles. The percentage we charge depends on the nature your case. Some of the variables we look to are: the nature of your accident and injuries, how difficult your case will be to prove, how complicated your case is and what we can expect to receive should we be successful in recovering a damage award on your behalf. At the end of the day, we get nothing if we don't collect any money for you. It's that simple. That's our No Fee, Goldfinger Guarantee. We will assume all of the risk in investing our time, resources and money into your case. All you need to do is focus on your rehabilitation and wellness. Let us take care of the rest.

Goldfinger Personal Injury Law has offices in Toronto, London and Peterborough but I don't live near any of these offices. Can you still represent me?

So long as you live in Ontario, or your accident happened in Ontario, we can help you! We have clients all across the province - from Sarnia to Thunder Bay. If your accident is serious enough, we will have one of our lawyers drive or even fly out to come and visit you in your home town, or at the hospital. You can call us from anywhere using our toll free 1-877-730-1777 number. You can also email us at info@goldfingerlaw.com about your case and we will get back to you. If your accident did not happen in Ontario, then we're sorry but we can't help you. We only practice law in the Province of Ontario. We do not practice law outside of the Province of Ontario. If your accident happened outside of Ontario, you will have to contact a lawyer within that Province to assist you.

Does your law firm handle WSIB cases?

The quick answer is NO. Our law firm does NOT handle WSIB matters. If you call with a WSIB question or problem, we will likely refer you to somebody else outside of our office who handles these matters. But if you also have private long term disability or short term disability insurance and you have not been able to return to work, then we will be able to assist you. Our law firm handles STD and LTD cases which have a WSIB component. But, we do not handle stand alone WSIB matters. Sorry.

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