Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Catharines, Ontario
Let St. Catharines personal injury lawyer Derek Wilson put his decades of personal injury experience to work help you get the compensation you deserve.
No matter who you are, Derek Wilson Law is committed to helping personal injury victims in the City of St. Catharines get the compensation they deserve. With our wealth of knowledge and experience in both working for insurance companies and dealing with personal injury cases, we have successfully fought for the rights of clients and recovered significant settlements.
The City of St. Catharines, in early history was known for its native trails that provided transportation networks. Today, it is known for another type of network, telecommunications. St. Catharines sits on one of the biggest telecommunications networks between Canada and the United States, and as a result it is now home to a number of call centres that operate in the city. We have represented people at the St. Catharines Court and have been doing so for a number of years.
We know that a personal injury is often a scary and frustrating position to be in. If you or someone you love has been injured, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible time to help you deal with the court process and proceedings in St. Catharines.
Sometimes it isn’t possible for you to travel or that your limited mobility prevents you from moving around, we can still help by coming to you. We routinely visit our clients at home and at the hospital which provides our clients a peace of mind knowing that their rights are protected right away.
We make it a point with each of our clients to help them each step of the way. Our process not only protects your rights but also allows for the highest level of legal representation possible. No matter who are you, we work with our clients from the City of St. Catharines who have come to us with a wide range of personal injury issues including, but not limited to:
- Chronic pain
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Disability insurance claims
- Slip and fall
- Brain injury
- Product liability
From disability insurance claims to chronic pain to motor vehicle accidents, any personal injury should be taken seriously. Derek Wilson is an injury lawyer who understand both sides and the technicalities.
Interestingly enough, insurance companies aren’t any help which can lead to even more frustration and stress for you and/or your loved one. This doesn’t help you or your loved one with their recovery. In fact, we know that at this time, it is important to be with your family, friends and people who support you during the recovery process.
At Derek Wilson Law, we are a successful boutique injury law firm that takes pride and is focused on serving the client with honesty, transparency and compassion. We are passionate about what we practice and when you work with us, you will have the benefit of dealing with us one-on-one whenever you need legal counsel. You can reach us on our cell phones or email and rest assured you will have all of your questions thoroughly answered in a timely and effective manner that is easy to understand and comprehend. No legal jargon here!
When you are considering St. Catharines Personal Injury lawyers, you can trust the approach of Derek Wilson Law to deal with complex legal issues when dealing with insurance company claims and your accident. Let our 20+ years of experience in injury law help you start the healing process and also be a part of your solution to helping you return to getting your life back.
Contact us today to get a FREE NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION and find out why our clients see us as a top-rated personal injury law firm.
Contact Derek Wilson Law
Call us at 905-769- 0418 or email us if you have suffered a personal injury in St. Catharines or its surrounding areas.
Quick Guide: How to Hire a St. Catharines Personal Injury Lawyer
The actual process of hiring a personal injury lawyer can feel stressful. Here is what you can expect with Derek Wilson Law. Most St. Catharines personal injury lawyers have a similar process.
1. Make The Call
First you must email or call your prospective lawyer to talk about your case. The point of this is to help us determine whether or not you have a case and if so, it is something we can handle (not every lawyer deals with every type of case). The best way to do this is to answer the questions as posed by someone on our legal team as it will help us to determine how to best direct you. This is not the time for actual legal advice because we don’t have enough info for that, but it will determine if it makes sense to bring you into the office for a more formal conversation.
2. An Office Visit
An office visit is preferred (but we can come to you as well if you are not mobile) because by meeting face to face you get a sense of how we work because we will be working closely together for long period of time (unfortunately, personal injury cases have long timelines). You will also get to meet my team as they will handle many of the administrative tasks. This personal approach is what our clients love because we treat you as a critical team member so we want to be able to put a face to the names and vice versa. We’ll also be asking you alot of questions along the lines of how you’re feeling, what’s going on with you/your life/your injury and any actions you’ve taken to date. After that, we will decide if it makes sense to move forward. Either way, it’s my job to make sure that you are crystal clear about what I can and can’t do, how things work, and what we each need to do to make your case successful, should we move forward.
3. Sign the Retainer
Finally, if there is a case, our legal team will walk through how the actual process works. It is important that our clients take the advice given to heart. It means acting on it and following through on everything.
You should also know that personal injury lawyers only get paid if their clients get paid. This is a true partnership. Expectations will be set and it will be very clear on how we can help you and how you can help us. If this is satisfactory to both parties, a retainer will be signed because they give me the ability to contact others in your name to collect more information so that I can build your case.
Whether to sign a retainer is 100% up to you. There should never be pressure. If, by the way, a lawyer pressures you sign a retainer, consider it a red flag. But in terms of our relationship, this is the point where I continue researching and advising for you only if you are my client.
Lastly, if you do sign the retainer, no money is exchanged. This is a big area where most (although not all) personal injury lawyers differ from their counterparts in other areas of law. Personal injury lawyers get paid a portion of the settlement they negotiate for their clients. So you see, it truly is a partnership where we win together.