Personal Injury Lawyer Hamilton
Injured in an Accident? Get the compensation you deserve.
Derek Wilson is an experienced personal injury lawyer in Hamilton, Ontario who brings peace of mind to clients when they need it most.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Disability Insurance Claims
THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY.
I KNOW THEM BOTH.
I am an established Hamilton personal injury lawyer and have been practicing insurance litigation since 1995. I know that a personal injury from a car accident, a catastrophic injury or even a denied LTD claim can dramatically impact your life. You may feel overwhelmed, angry and helpless.
One of the key reasons people choose me to help them is because I’ve worked both sides of personal injury law and I know personal injury cases. I know how insurance companies think and I use that knowledge to help you benefit. At our office, you will always have a legal team working with you throughout the entire process. Having said that, I am the only lawyer on your team you will deal with. I don’t delegate to the juniors with no experience. You hire me, you work with me. My clients are my top priority. Always.
People also seek my legal advice and experience because they know I will help them when they are injured from an accident to settle their claim… fast… fairly… and with the maximum compensation they deserve. I get results. Period.
Just check out our client reviews to see what former clients like about the firm. Our reviews are an accurate reflection of the service and dedication you will receive throughout your case and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our office is small, intimate, and dedicated to you. If you are suffering from a personal injury, please contact us and we’ll answer any of your questions. Let’s schedule a free consultation and determine how we can help.
We want what’s best for our clients and their families, therefore, we’ll only take on injury cases if we believe we can get you the win. Whether there has been a wrongful death in the family, you’ve been involved in a car accident, suffered a spinal cord injury, been bitten by a dog, or suffered from negligence from someone else, our personal injury law firm is here for you. Plus, we like what we do and we make our process as simple as possible. Here’s what you can expect:
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WHY OUR CLIENTS TRUST US
It can be hard to understand why your short or long-term disability claim was denied. That’s why it’s best to contact our Hamilton office. We have the experience necessary to help you understand why it was denied, what documents need to be collected next, and what steps need to be taken to help you be approved. After sustaining injuries, you shouldn’t have to stress about disability claims. We want you to focus primarily on your recovery while we handle the rest.
Typically, after injuries occur on private property, you have two years from which the incident occurred to submit a claim. When it comes to accidents on provincial property, a written notice must be given within ten days. Do not wait. As soon as an accident occurs, book a free consultation at our Hamilton personal injury office. Keep in mind that accessibility is very important to us so can also meet at our office in St. Catharine, Ontario or by video conference.
While many are curious as to what we can settle for, the fact of the matter is, it depends. This will also vary for every single client. Insurance companies evaluate cases using many variables and ultimately, their job is to minimize your compensation whereas my job is to maximize it. It will also depend on how your injury or medical situation progresses and we can’t know that until more time has gone by.
For example, brain injuries and concussions that don’t appear to be serious at first may become very serious over time. Furthermore, people don’t always heal the same. The same injury can impact different people differently.
That’s why I will take an individual approach to develop each file in order to raise the profile of your unique case and negotiate the best possible outcome.
When it comes to injuries from slip and fall accidents, in Ontario you must be able to prove the negligence of the person responsible for the accident. For example, if you approached them about a potentially dangerous situation that could cause accidents or injuries and they failed to do anything about it, that is negligence on their part that can be proven with the proper documentation. And keep in mind, if you fall on public property in Ontario, according to the Municipal Act, 2001, a claimant has to put the municipality in question on notice that a statement of claim is going to be filed, within ten (10) days of the event.
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Derek Wilson Law Firm is based in Hamilton, Ontario. However, Derek Wilson and his team provide personal injury law services in many of the surrounding cities, towns, and regions of the Golden Horseshoe area. Regardless of where you live, we can help you with your personal injury case. We have experience with most areas of personal injury law. Our areas of practice include motor vehicle accidents, disability insurance claims, brain injuries, spinal injuries, chronic pain, wrongful death, product liability, and more.
We are not the type of personal injury law firm who posts all their wins on their site with big dollar signs, but we are happy to share that list with you in person.