Common Questions

We know you have many questions about what has happened to you or your loved ones. We are available to speak to you 24/7 to help you understand your legal rights in an honest and straightforward way.

Before we talk, you may find it helpful to review some of the most common questions we are asked.

I’ve heard that you cannot sue if you are injured in a car accident in Ontario. So why would I need a lawyer?

Unfortunately, many people are under the mistaken belief that they can’t sue the responsible person for their injuries. Innocent accident victims with serious injuries have always been able to get compensation in Ontario. Even less seriously injured victims may be entitled to compensation. You need a lawyer to ensure that you get fair compensation for your injuries.

The insurance company says that I don’t need a lawyer. Are they right?

Every person who has been injured in an accident should speak with a lawyer. If you can sue the person responsible for your injuries, you will definitely need a lawyer to help you. If you are entitled to receive no-fault benefits from your own insurance company, a lawyer will ensure that you are being paid the proper amount.

When should I see a lawyer?

As early as possible. In some cases, you must send a notice letter within a few days after an accident. If you don’t, you may completely lose your legal right to claim compensation. We have seen this happen before, and we don’t want to see it happen to you.

Why should I choose Howie, Sacks & Henry?

Personal injury law is all we do. Our lawyers have been helping accident victims for over 25 years. We know the law because we have helped to make the law. We don’t just care about the case; we care about you and your family. We will fight for your rights and get you the best results possible. As a result we have earned a solid reputation in the industry, named one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

I can’t work because of the accident. How will I pay for a lawyer?

We understand accident victims often have financial problems. In most cases, you will not have to pay until the end of your case. And at HS&H, our initial consultation, in which we discuss your case and your rights, is always free. So you have nothing to lose by meeting with us.

English is not my native language. Can I count on Howie Sacks & Henry to represent me well?

We have the capability, through staff members fluent in a number of languages and our network of interpreters, to provide excellent representation for our clients in different languages, apart from English.

For more information visit our languages spoken page.