How does Howard Yegendorf & Associates charge for its personal injury law services?
At Howard Yegendorf & Associates, we take cases on a contingency basis. That simply means that we defer payment of our fees until a settlement occurs, or at the end of a trial. Until that time, we do not bill you. Our fee to you will be a percentage of the amount you settle for or the amount you win at trial. We do, however, ask that you provide us with a nominal amount to begin work on the case and cover our initial disbursements. Our initial consultation is always free.
Please speak to us further about the percentage that we will charge you and the amount we will require for disbursements.
I was involved in a car accident. What is the first thing I should do?
In Ontario, motor vehicle accident claims are highly regulated, your claim for compensation will be dictated by the provisions of the Insurance Act of Ontario.
The first thing you should do is go to your doctor and continue to see your doctor as long as you remain injured. Within 120 days of your accident, you must notify the driver and owner of the vehicle that hit you, in writing, and advise them that you have been injured and that you intend to pursue a claim for compensation against them. You can obtain their names and address from the police report.