HAMILTON PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

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We're not a firm that "pretends" to be local. Our Personal Injury Lawyers are in Hamilton and have served Hamilton & Southern Ontario since 2003.

If you’ve suffered a life changing injury, you need to get the justice you deserve.

Lalande Personal Injury Laywers are experienced Hamilton personal injury lawyers who has been representing personal injury victims in the Hamilton Community since 2003.    Our law firm specializes in helping Hamilton victims that have been hurt in motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, car accidents and other similar accidents recover the compensation they deserve in order to help protect their financial future and long-term needs. We also specialize in representing families who have lost loved ones unexpectedly due to the negligence of others.

If you or a family member has been seriously hurt, it is vital that you retain a personal injury trial expert that can help guide you through the legal process. Because of the complexity of both legal system and the medical issues involved in serious catastrophic or spinal cord injury cases, it is vital that (from the start) you work with a Hamilton personal injury law firm that has extensive experience and a track record of success – and who will be able to represent your wide-ranging needs, your well-being and best interests throughout the course of the case. Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers is dedicated to seeking justice and results on behalf of all of our clients and can help you and your family recover the compensaiton that you are entitled to.

Call our Hamilton personal injury lawyers today at 905-333-8888 or complete our online contact form and we would be happy to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation and explain your legal rights to you – and no charge.

We never charge to talk – consultations with our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers are always free

Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers are more than happy to talk to you and your family, at no cost. We will be happy to meet you virtually, in person at the hospital or at our office. During our initial meeting we will take as much time as you need to discuss your or your loved one’s accident and injuries. We understand that you will more likely than not have many questions surrounding the circumstances of your situation and loss, and we will be happy to take the opportunity to provide you with a legal opinion and our thoughts on how we can help. It’s important that you are prepared for the meeting  – try to make sure and bring in all relevant documents that pertain to your case including:

  • hospital social worker notes or discharge report
  • hospital occupational therapist notes or discharge report
  • your car insurance policy information, or that of your loved one whom insures you or in which you are a dependant
  • police report
  • police officer contact information
  • any letters you may have received from your insurance company or insurance company from the person that caused your injuries

We will review your case with you, again, at no cost to you, spend as much time as you need, answer all of your questions and provide you with proper legal guidnce. We are experienced personal injury lawyers in Hamilton and have helped hundreds of seriously hurt victims in the Hamilton community by recovering adaquate compensation to help minimize financial stress and ensure that the needs of victims are well looked after.

Types of Cases that our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers handle

We have reprented victims who have suffered catastrophic life changing injuries caused by some of the following situations:

Car Accidents – serious car accidens are no doubt traumatic events that are both unfortunate and dramatic. Hamilton car Accidents often lead to a wide array of acute and long standing and chronic physical and psychological consequences that can be sustained for years, and in the case of orthopedic injury, for life. If you’ve been a victim in a life-changing car accident it’s important that you call a Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer sooner rather than later so that we can hire the proper experts in your case. Every car accident case is properly built by retaining the right occupational therapists from the start, as well as medical experts to ensure that we can present the strongest arguments possible for you. Our absolute focus remains on ensuring your safe return home and obtaining the compensation that you and your family deserve. We need to prove your pain and suffering and economic losses and it’s better to start the process from before you are discharged home.

Different types of car accident we can help with:

Motorcycle Accidents – There’s no doubt that motorcyclists represent a significant percentage of road traffic victims and have a greater risk of injury-related death than car occupants. In fact, in Canada, per kilometer travelled, motorcyclists are 34 times more likely to die in a crash than people driving other types of motor vehicles. Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers understand that motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable group of road accident victims who no doubt suffer the most serious and life-threatening trauma. Common motorcycle injuries include trauma to the head, chest, abdomen, spine, neck, face, upper extremity, lower extremity, and external skin. Spinal cord injuries and amputation are also common caused in motorcycle related accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, it’s important that you contact our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers to recover the compensation you deserve and to help protect your future.

Pedestrian Accidents – getting hit by a car or truck can be life changing. Since 2003, our Hamilton personal injury lawyers have represented pedestrians accident victims of all ages, from school children to senior citizens. We are dedicated to representing the rights of pedestrians who have suffered serious injuries caused by driver not paying attention, who are distracted or just plain negligent. How common are pedestrian accidents? Transport Canada tells us that  there are slightly more than 300 pedestrians killed each year in road crashes in Canada. This accounts for more than 15% of all road fatalities. In addition, pedestrians also represent approximately 14% of all serious injuries.  Pedestrians are more likely to be killed and injured as compared to other groups of road users because they lack the hard, protective exterior of a vehicle, or safety features to protect them. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, it’s vital that you contact our Hamilton personal injury lawyers sooner rather than later to start the legal process and your claim for compensation.

Bicycle Accidents – Cycling is a popular form of fun and exercise among persons of all ages – however when a bicycle accident happens between a bicycle and a car – the results can be devastating. Why do bicycle accidents happen? There are many reasons. Some motorists become impatient sharing the road with cyclists and therefore drive recklessly or too close to cyclists around them. Other drivers – in a lot of cases – are distracted by their phones, satellite radio or what is going on around them.  One thing is for sure – when bicycle accidents do happen, insurance companies are quick to dispute liability and instead, try to lay part of the blame on the cyclist for causing his or her own accident. If you or your loved one has been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident, it’s important that you consult a Hamilton personal injury lawyer and get legal help immediately. Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers provide free consultations and case evaluation – and never ask for money upfront.

Trucking Accidents – When an 40 foot 80,000 pound truck and a 5000 pound car are involved in an accident the outcome is almost never good for the driver of the car. In lots of cases, when an accident occurs involving a truck on the highway, it involves multiple vehicles and multiple persons injured. Trucking accident injuries are almost always life changing for the victim and his/her family. Common trucking accident injuries include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, broken bones and fractures, disfigurement and burn injuries, as well as traumatic amputations. Commercial trucking accidents involve a different set of laws and issues than normal car accidents. The truck accident lawyers of Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers understand the issues involved in semi truck and tractor-trailer accidents and know how to investigate all aspect of trucking accidents. Your accident, whether it was caused by driver fatigue, improper training, blindspots or no zones – will need to be properly investigated.  Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers know that the key to any trucking investigation is the available physical evidence which our engineers have to work with
when it is time to evaluate or analyze the collision. The key to collecting the physical evidence begins with knowing what data is required. Understanding why the data is required allows the
bigger picture to become visible and the data collection requirements begin to make sense. It’s vital that you hire a trucking accident lawyer with the experience that will know how and what to look for when beginning the investigation in order to build a proper foundation for your case and ultimately, get you the compensation you deserve.

Spinal Cord Injuries – our Hamilton personal injury lawyers are specialized in representing spinal cord injury victims and have been representing spinal cord injuries victims and their families since 2003. We have represented spinal cord injury victims that have sustained many different levels of injury or lesions of the spinal cord, as well as victims who have suffered both complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, it’s important that you speak to Hamilton personal injury lawyers sooner rather than later. It’s very important that your spinal cord injury lawyer initiate proper insurance proceedings both with your own insurance company, and against the insurer of the person or company that caused your injury. Is also very important that your lawyer retain the appropriate occupational therapy team that will be the liaison between your lawyer, your insurance company, your clinical providers and yourself. It’s also important that your occupational therapy team assist with discharge and ensure that the required medical equipment is provided prior to going home.

Also, it’s important that your occupational therapy team help with choosing the proper wheelchair, both motorized and manual, proper cushions and other household items such as lifts, shower chairs and travel chairs. It’s also important that any home modifications you require be completed prior to going home. It’s also important that your home is outfitted with proper storage for your equipment as there are serious safety hazards for persons that suffer from paraplegia or quadriplegia to consider. It’s also important to have proper storage for medications and medical supplies used on a daily basis so that they are accessible and well organized. Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers and occupational therapy team will also assist you in finding the proper PSW assistance. For many, the first 18 to 24 months can be the most mentally and physically demanding period after a spinal cord injury. Psychological therapy may also be required. Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers work with spinal cord injury psychologists that can assist you in avoiding depression or help deal with your depression. Although hiring a Hamilton personal injury lawyers probably the last thing on your mind after suffering a spinal cord injury, if you are hurt by another person or company it’s important that you think about retaining the proper spinal cord injury expert to help guide you through the legal system earlier rather than later. It’s much more difficult to go back and unwind insurance issues and dealing with bad providers rather than starting fresh from the beginning of the case.

Wrongful Death  -what happens when someone causes the death of a loved one? What happens if your spouse was unexpectedly killed and he or she was the family breadwinner? What happens to the bills that do not stop coming in? How will the funeral be paid? How will you afford a lawyer? These are all common questions that we have had from clients when tragedy has struck.

When someone you love has been taken from you as a result of an unexpected car accident, motorcycle, pedestrian or trucking accident what you do and where do you turn? There’s no doubt that most people have no reason to ever anticipate something like this will have ever happen therefore no one plans accordingly. Then, all of a sudden, on top of the grief, loneliness, isolation, depression and other feelings that family members go through when losing a loved one, they must deal with things such as securing a burial plot, paying for a funeral, dealing with probate issues, dealing with unpaid bills, dealing with a last will and testament, needing childcare, needing to continue paying for child care and other family related expenses. Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers have helped family and wrongful death claim since 2003. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or company, it’s important that you hire a Hamilton personal injury lawyer that is experienced in wrongful death claims. There is a lot at stake and one misstep by an inexperienced lawyer can potentially result in your claim losing hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you have lost a loved one unexpectedly, we are here to talk 24/7 and remember, talking to us is always free.

We have reprented clients

Denied Long-Term Disability – our Hamilton personal injury lawyers also specialize in representing claimants who have been wrongfully cut off or denied their long-term disability benefits. We represent claimants at all stages of disability benefits. There’s no doubt that long-term disability policies can be extremely difficult to interpret accurately without legal help. Only a Hamilton personal injury lawyer with significant experience and training will be able to assist you in properly appealing your denied long-term disability benefits and properly advise you of your legal options. We are able to assist you at any phase of the long-term disability process, from the start of the claim until trial. If your insurance company is unreasonably denied your long-term disability benefits, we will aggressively pursue your financial recovery, with the appropriate medical experts to support your claim. We have handled claims successfully against Manulife, Sun Life, Great West Life, SSQ, La Capital, CAA, RBC and other major long-term disability carriers. We have handled cases for a wide variety of disability clients, including those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, psychiatric difficulties, bipolar disorder, brain injuries and severe physical injuries. Our clients have included nurses, lawyers, executives, tradespeople, business owners and professional athletes. We not only represent claimants in Hamilton, but all over Ontario. If you been denied your long-term disability benefits, call us today.

Brain Injuries – our Hamilton personal injury lawyers represent individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury after being involved in serious accidents.  Traumatic brain injuries can no doubt lead to adverse health effects that vary in intensity, length and clinical manifestation. Victims that suffer a traumatic brain injury often display symptoms of disturbed cognitive behavior such as memory difficulties, attention issues, learning problems, headaches, fatigue, sleep, mood disorders, post-traumatic epilepsy, stuttering, speech difficulty, impulsivity, word finding problems in concentration difficulties. Brain injury victims can also experience serious neurologic deficits such as muscle weakness, loss of balance and coordination, disruption of vision, change in speech and language, or sensory loss. Our goal as Hamilton personal injury lawyers is to help recover compensation for traumatic brain injury victims in order to help structure their rehabilitation goals to improve activities of daily living, social functioning, quality of life and to help assist with cognitive rehabilitation. With the right compensation, persons with TBI’s can lead a more healthy, productive, and organized life without financial worry.

If I’ve been hurt in an accident, why should I hire a Hamilton personal injury lawyer?

If you been seriously hurt, cut off your disability benefits, or f lost a loved one unexpectedly because someone else was negligent, you may be entitled to compensation – and one thing is for certain – navigating the legal system in Ontario is not for the faint of heart – particularly if your case is complex and involves multiple parties. If you have suffered a life changing injury, it’s important that you do not compromise your situation by trying to deal with insurance companies on your own or hiring a lawyer that does not specialize in personal injury.

Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers takes great pride in our strong record of representing both victims of serious injury and claimants in disability insurance cases. We have managed to obtain millions of dollars for injury victims and disability claimants, as well as families who have lost loved ones unexpectedly and wrongful death cases. We are justice driven that have been serving seriously injured client in Hamilton since 2003.

In addition, our law firm only represents victims in the most serious of cases. We have been successful in representing victims who have suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures and broken bones, as well as children who have seriously injured on their bicycles and as pedestrians. Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers have earned a reputation for zealous advocacy on behalf of injured clients, claims denied disability benefits in families wrongful death cases – both in settlement negotiations and trials.

How to choose a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

There is no doubt that hiring a personal injury lawyer could be outright confusing, especially if you have never had the need to hire a lawyer before. You have probably seen hundreds of ads on television and on billboards over the years, which could certainly further confuse the process.

The first thing you should do is understand the basics of why you are looking for personal injury lawyer. Remember, different lawyers focus on different areas of law so if you’ve been hurt by somebody else’s negligence, it’s important to both understand what that negligence is and to make sure that you hire a personal injury lawyer who specializes in prosecuting that particular type of claim. For example, there are some personal injury lawyers that specialize in medical malpractice, car accidents, dental malpractice, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, spinal cord injuries etc. Personal injury Law contains numerous subcategories and it’s important that you hire the right lawyer who has expertise in the particular area that you need.  It’s better if you have a slight understanding of the basics and educate yourself a little, prior to interviewing different personal injury lawyers.

The best thing we can say this try to hire firstly from referrals. If you cannot hire from referral, then try to look for personal injury lawyer that specializes only in personal injury. It is imperative that the lawyer you hire is not only experienced, but is experienced in the field specific to your particular case.

Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers are highly focused and specialized certain areas, including:

  • spinal cord injuries
  • serious car accident cases
  • tavern liability and alcohol over-service issues
  • trucking cases nationwide
  • motorcycle accident cases
  • long-term disability denials
  • employee rights and employee terminations
  • paraplegic, quadriplegic and tetraplegic cases
  • serious brain injury cases
  • bicycle and pedestrian cases
  • pediatric and child injury cases and
  • slip and fall cases

Also, look for personal injury lawyers that are local or within driving distance. Hamilton has some of the best personal injury trial lawyers in the country – and our firm services communities within a hundred square kilometers of the city.

We would also say to look for a personal injury lawyer that has positive reviews. Find a lawyer that makes himself or herself available, and returns your calls. Remember this is a service industry.

Also, don’t be afraid to talk about your retainer or legal fees. You must clearly understand what your lawyers can be charging you at the end of your case.

We would also say that the most important thing is to hire a personal injury lawyer that you feel comfortable with. Hire a personal injury lawyer that you can relate to and who relates to you. Hire a personal injury lawyer that you could sit and have a conversation with. If, during your initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer you feel intimidated or that the lawyer is talking down, overly direct or not listening to what you have to say, move on. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It’s important to hire that one person that you feel that you have the best connection with, and whom is open, confident, transparent with you and answers all of your questions to your satisfaction.

Is talking to a Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer Free?

We don’t know about other firms, but our Hamilton personal injury lawyers never charge for consultations. Talking to us is always free. And if we decide to work together, we will never ask you for money upfront. Our lawyers charge on full contingency, meaning that we only get paid if you get paid.

How much does a Cost to Hire a Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer?

With our law firm, it doesn’t cost you anything upfront. Our firm works on a contingency basis, meaning that you will only pay a legal bill if we are successful at getting you a trial verdict or settlement. If we do not obtain a trial verdict or settlement that is in your favour, you will not be paying any fees. By doing this, we are able to provide quality legal representation to people that would otherwise not be able to afford it. These types of agreements allow someone who is hurt and more likely than not unemployed, or who have little savings to be able to afford the best quality representation that insurance companies have, but without pain out-of-pocket or upfront. There is no need for asking for a hefty retainer up front. Also, the risk sharing component of contingency fee agreements creates an incentive for our Hamilton personal injury lawyers to obtain the best results possible for you.

I was referred to an out-of-town lawyer while I in the Hospital, and now I want to change to a Local Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer. Is that possible?

It is absolutely possible to hire a different lawyer after you already have one. You can change representation in the middle of your case. It may seem daunting to do so, but it’s not as difficult as you think. Unfortunately, there are many victims (and their families) who are unethically referred to out-of-town personal injury lawyers while they are in the hospital and during their most vulnerable time. Over the years we have seen many victims want to hire a lawyer close to home so that they do not have to travel to see that lawyer, and that their local personal injury lawyer is readily accessible to them at any time to meet and discuss their case. If you decide to change lawyers, we will readily assume your case from your prior lawyer, protect his or her legal fees for the work he or she did up-to-date, and continue your case seamlessly. The only issue that arises at times is if the former lawyer is not a personal injury specialist or did not do any work on the file, or in the alternative, does work that needs to be unraveled and redone. It’s best you contact our Hamilton personal injury lawyers if you are thinking of changing lawyers.

What sets us apart?

We realize that personal injury is a client focused service industry. It all begins with courtesy and service. We have an absolute commitment to returning our clients calls within 24 hours. We are available in evenings and weekends if necessary. We understand the trauma that you and your family are going through, and we will provide you the best possible service we can during your time of need. Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in damages for Hamilton clients. We understand the challenges that you face after sustaining an injury caused by another party, and we are here to guide you through this challenging time in your life. We will change the way you think about lawyers.

If you need a Hamilton personal injury lawyer, contact us today

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury, has lost a loved one or has been denied disability benefits, call us today at 905-333-8888 or submit your information online for free case review 24/7 and we would be pleased to get back to you.

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