FAQ - Folkes Legal Professional Corporation

If you have been injured and are considering pursuing a claim against the person responsible for your injury, no doubt you have many questions. Personal injury cases are often the subject of news coverage and television shows, but when it comes to your case, you are probably unsure how to proceed, what is involved, and what you can expect. The system can be complex and confusing without a skilled lawyer working for you.

You’ve Got Legal Questions, We’ve Got Answers

An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand your options and chart a course of action, but in the meantime, we have tried to answer a few common questions below.

What types of accidents or injuries can be litigated successfully?

A good personal injury lawyer can help you pursue legal recourse for almost any type of accident. Experienced personal injury lawyers will be able to handle cases involving insurance disputes, long term disability, car accidents, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents, sex abuse, child abuse, false arrest, malicious prosecution, fire accidents, brain injuries, wrongful death, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, cosmetic injuries and product liability. Keep in mind that this is by no means an exhaustive list. A qualified personal injury lawyer can look at your situation and the specifics of your case and determine the likelihood that someone can be held responsible for the injury. Your lawyer can promptly gather available evidence and assess the likelihood and amount of a potential settlement. While money can never replace good physical health, it is often a great relief to an injured person to know that medical bills will be paid and that other financial needs will be taken care of; that kind of peace of mind can make a real contribution to a successful recovery.

What types of injuries can be grounds for litigation?

You may be entitled to compensation for many types of injuries, including broken bones, internal injuries, neurological and brain trauma, soft tissue damage, psychological trauma, and chronic pain. Any one of these may be temporarily or permanently debilitating, and can have a serious impact on a person’s ability to work and enjoy life. Some injuries may be more difficult to prove than others, which is where a qualified, competent personal injury lawyer can help you assess your individual situation and assemble the evidence that will help your claim succeed.

Who is responsible for my injury?

If you are going to sue someone, make sure it’s the right person. In many cases, injured parties may not be readily aware of exactly who caused their injuries. Rushing to court before you have all of the relevant facts can easily backfire on you, resulting in little or no settlement, or perhaps even a financial penalty or a countersuit if the complex lawsuit process is mishandled. A personal injury lawyer can help you build a strong case.

How much time do I have to file a lawsuit?

The law imposes a “statute of limitations” on personal injury lawsuits—a time frame in which you are allowed to take legal action. If you wait too long, this legal deadline may pass, and you may no longer have the option of pursuing legal recourse in court. Calculating the time limit that applies to your case is very important. In some cases, it can be confusing to try to determine when the clock starts and stops ticking. A good personal injury lawyer can make sure your timing is right so you don’t miss your window of opportunity for compensation.

Seek Legal Advice From The Professionals

The right personal injury lawyer will have experience with cases like yours, and can guide you through every step in the process. You don’t have to go it alone; you can have a professional in your corner to help make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive all available compensation for your personal injury.
Ron Folkes is a leader in the field of personal injury law, with millions of dollars in settlements for his clients through virtually every type of injury claim. For 40 years, Ron Folkes has practiced law on the principle of providing the highest quality legal services to clients at reasonable rates, and the team remains committed to this principle today. Ron Folkes and his staff of professionals enjoy a good reputation among clients, colleagues and courts within the Brampton and Mississauga legal communities. The Folkes Law Firm is available for a free half-hour consultation, and can be reached at 14 Nelson Street West, Suite One, Brampton, Ontario L6X 1B7, or by calling (866) 687-1055.