Myth Buster: What is the Truth!

Myth Buster
  1. “I can issue a motor vehicle accident lawsuit anytime”

Reality: Statute of Limitations exists.

In reality, there is a legal concept known as the statute of limitations, which sets a time limit on how long after an incident a lawsuit can be filed. The limitation in Ontario to file a lawsuit is 2 years from the date of the accident, unless you are a minor or a person with disability. Ignoring these limitations can result in your case being dismissed. It is crucial to understand that the clock starts ticking from the date of the accident or the date the injury is discovered. Delaying legal action can significantly jeopardize your ability to seek compensation. While statutes of limitations provide a general framework, there are exceptions to extend or shorten these time limits. For example, the discovery of injuries long after the accident may extend the deadline.

If you are unsure about the time limits applicable to your case, consult with an experienced lawyer specializing in personal injury law at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LL.P. We will provide personalized guidance based on the specifics of your situation and ensure that your rights are protected.

Dismissing the myth that you can file a lawsuit for a motor vehicle accident at any time is crucial for understanding the legal realities involved. Adhering to statutes of limitations is paramount for preserving your right to seek compensation for injuries and damages sustained in an accident. Make sure to seek timely legal advice to protect your interests.

  1. “I do not need a lawyer since personal injury lawyers are too expensive”

Reality: Contingency fee agreements provide access to quality legal representation without upfront costs.

With a contingency fee agreement, you pay nothing upfront for legal services. Instead, your attorney's fees are contingent upon successfully resolving your case. In a contingency fee agreement, your lawyer shares the risk of pursuing your case. The firm will invest their time, resources, and expertise with the confidence that they will be compensated if you receive a favorable outcome.

Contingency fee arrangements allow individuals with limited financial resources to pursue legal action against powerful defendants, such as insurance companies or corporations. It ensures that justice is not reserved only for those who can afford high legal fees.

Contrary to popular belief, quality legal representation is not out of reach for those with limited financial means. Contingency fee arrangements offer a practical solution for individuals seeking justice and compensation for their injuries. At JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LL.P, we believe that everyone deserves access to experienced legal advocacy, regardless of their financial situation. Don't let cost concerns discourage you from seeking the assistance of a lawyer. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you navigate your personal injury case with confidence and peace of mind.

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