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FAQ - Lomax Law Firm

When it comes to personal injury and dealing with personal injury lawyers, it is a pretty good bet that most people have never done this before. When you’ve been injured, the idea of going through a litigation process can be intimidating. With that in mind, Rein Lomax and the legal professionals at the Lomax Law Firm have assembled the following common questions and answers, designed to help you better understand the litigation process as it pertains to personal injury.

How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

You may have a personal injury case if you have suffered an injury to your person or property, and if that injury can be traced to the actions or negligence of someone else. Some personal injury claims may include situations where no physical harm or loss occurred, but the victim reasonably expected harm to come to them.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

Limitation periods are laws that govern the amount of time you have to file a specific type of lawsuit; there are varying limitation periods governing different types of personal injury claims, though the general rule is two years. If this deadline passes, you may lose any legal right to damages for your injury. For this reason, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyers’ office as soon as possible.

I have a meeting with a lawyer. What do I bring?

You will need to provide your personal injury lawyers with any and all documentation related to your case. This may include police reports, medical reports, and bills from doctors and hospitals, all of which serve to verify the nature of your injuries and treatment as well as substantiate your claim. If you have information about the person who caused your injury, bring that in as well. The more information you are able to give to your lawyer, the easier it is for them to be able to determine if you have a case and if that case has a reasonable chance of being successful.

What if my injuries are too severe and I die before any legal action can be taken? Is there anything my family can do?

If an injured person dies before he or she can bring a lawsuit (regardless of whether he or she died from the injury or from unrelated causes), the personal injury claim survives and may be brought by the person representing the deceased person’s estate. In some cases, an injured person’s heirs may also recover monetary damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.

What is negligence?

In many personal injury cases, the main issue is how a reasonable person was expected to behave in the situation that caused the injury. A person is negligent when he or she fails to act as an ordinary, reasonable person would have acted in that situation. This determination is often made by a jury following presentation of evidence demonstrating their negligent behavior.

Will the person who caused my injury be punished?

Probably not through jail time, but financial compensation and punitive damages may be on the table. The goal of personal injury law is not to deprive the defendant of his or her freedom, but merely to compensate the victims of the defendant’s negligence.

Personal Injury Lawyers for London, Ontario

Rein Lomax brings nearly two decades of personal injury legal experience to the table. He is well-respected by clients, the court system, and the legal community in London and throughout southwestern Ontario. He will make sure you receive the highest-quality professional representation for your case, and is committed to making sure your rights and best interests are protected.
For your personal injury case, contact the Lomax Law Firm at 100 Fullarton St., London, ON N6A 1K1 Canada, by calling (519) 488-6640.