After a car accident, you’re probably left wondering what to do next. Navigating insurance can be time consuming; and, if you were injured you are also navigating the healthcare system, your injuries and your treatment. It’s easy to be overwhelmed.
Our Burlington Personal Injury lawyers understand you are in the midst of one of the most stressful, painful moments of your life. Your injuries, coupled with the financial burden of your accident can be devastating for you and your entire family. This is why it is important to get the help of an experienced Burlington personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, so at least you can ease one aspect of the stress caused by the accident.
Accidents are not simple, especially when there are injuries involved. In a single moment, your life changes and now your biggest worries are your injuries, your lost wages, your car repairs and your medical bills. Not to mention your pain, suffering and quality of life. Trying to deal with the insurance company is one more stress you don’t need. By hiring a personal injury lawyer experienced in auto accidents, you can rest assured your rights are protected and you have someone working aggressively to ensure you get the help and compensation you are entitled to.
Car accidents remain a leading cause of death and injury in Canada. Every year, thousands of car accidents take place on Ontario roads, with drivers, passengers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians injuries or fatalities. In 2016, the Ontario Road Safety Annual Report found that over 68,000 vehicles were involved in auto collisions, with over 49,000 injured. Drinking and driving, high speed and distracted driving continue to be leading causes of accidents.
The types of car accidents our Burlington car accident lawyers are experienced in include:
Poor Weather – Snow and rain can make for poor visibility and slippery roads. This can be a lethal combination when it comes to Burlington roads.
Intersections – Intersection accidents have the potential to be devastating, especially when cars are traveling at full speed.
Distracted Driving – Cell phone use, eating, grooming, reading and talking to passengers can all leave a driver distracted. Inattentiveness leaves a driver unaware of what is going on around them, even for a split second. While there are fines in place for distracted driving, it continues to be an issue on Burlington streets.
High Speed Driving – Speed limits are in place for the safety of all drivers and pedestrians. At high speeds, the potential for catastrophic injuries in an accident is greater.
Careless Driving – Drivers need to be aware of the rules of the road and follow them. Anything less than that can be defined as careless driving and has the potential to cause an accident leaving you, your passengers or those in another vehicle or on the street hurt or worse.
Tailgating – Rear ending is a leading cause of accidents in Ontario and in Burlington. When you follow another vehicle too closely, you risk hitting them if they come to an abrupt stop.
Not Checking Blind Spots – Drivers share the road with other drivers and pedestrians. This is why it is important to check your blind spots and not take your surroundings for granted. In addition, whenever possible it is important to avoid driving in the blindspot of another vehicle.
There is no way to know or predict what your claim is worth without knowing the details of your accident and injuries. In fact, until you’ve reached a state where the full extent of your injuries and recovery is known or plateaued, it is unwise to even predict what your payable damages could be. Many factors will contribute to the overall value of your claim. We work hard to evaluate your claim, get input from medical specialists and ensure we understand the full extent of the accident and your injuries. During the course of your claim, we will be able to develop a ball-park range of the potential overall value of your claim. Through comprehensive medical-legal analysis along with the consideration of case law and legal precedent, we will be able to determine a range of what you may likely receive.
For more than fifteen years, Matt Lalande has provided well-guided representation to Burlington car accident victims with serious injuries. If you’re looking for a Burlington car accident lawyer, Matt and his team will handle your accident claim from start to finish to achieve the best possible result. We know the law, how insurance companies work and have the right medical experts to ensure we can provide you with the best representation. This includes knowing when to settle, take a case to trial or even close a case. By having solid representation on your side, you can feel properly supported and guided through the legal process while you attend to your injuries, recovery and health.
As an experienced personal injury lawyer, Matt Lalande has extensive experience representing Burlington car accident victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries, as well as the families that have lost loved ones in fatal car accidents. Our focus is to represent car accident victims with serious physical and psychological injuries including spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, fractures, head injuries, brain injuries, burns, serious orthopedic injuries and more.
Please get in touch so we can discuss your rights with you, at no cost to you and without obligation. We will review the details of your Burlington car accident, determine your option and ensure you have the right medical team helping you, while ensuring your insurance company is paying your medical and out-of-pocket expenses.
We ensure you and your family are protected every step of the way. Please give us a call today at 905-333-8888 or in the alternative, fill in a contact form and one of our lawyers will get back to you