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Suffering an injury can be a life altering event. Finding the right personal injury lawyer is key to getting the support and compensation you deserve. With so many lawyers out there, picking the right one can be tough. Here’s how you can make the right choice:


1. Ask for Recommendations

Start by asking friends, family, or colleagues for recommendations. Personal referrals are valuable because they come from people you trust. You can also ask other lawyers for suggestions, as they often know who’s good in this field.


2. Look Online

Check out client reviews and ratings to see what others say about their experiences with these lawyers. Don’t just rely on testimonials embedded on a lawyer’s website. Look at Google reviews and other arm’s-length reviews.


3. Check Experience and Success

Experience matters. Look for lawyers who have handled cases like yours and have a good track record. Find out about their success rates and the types of settlements they’ve achieved. An experienced lawyer will know the best strategies for your case.


4. Meet Potential Lawyers

Many personal injury lawyers offer free first meetings. Pay attention to how a personal injury lawyer communicates and if they seem genuinely interested in helping you. This will help you decide if you feel comfortable working with them.

At Pefanis Horvath, we are happy to meet with you at our office, online through Zoom, by telephone and by home/hospital visit.


5. Communication is Key

Good communication is essential. Your lawyer should be easy to reach, responsive, and able to explain things in simple terms. They should be ready to answer your questions.


6. Transparent Billing Practices

Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win. Make sure you understand their fee structure during your first meeting. Ask about any other costs that might come up and know what percentage they’ll take from your settlement. Ask whether their percentage comes off the gross amount recovered, or something less.

Our personal injury fees are set so that if there is no recovery, we will never bill you. Nor will we ask you to pay us back for any money we have spent on your claim. This distinguishes us from many other personal injury law firms who will still keep you responsible for paying back their disbursement expenses.


7. Continuity

Maintaining continuity with one lawyer throughout your personal injury claim is important. It ensures a deep understanding of your case, a consistent strategy, and a strong lawyer-client relationship. It also helps use resources efficiently, provides better negotiation power, is cost-effective, and builds trust and reliability. Ask if your case will be handled by one lawyer or passed around within the firm.


8. Trust Your Gut

Finally, trust your instincts. Choose a lawyer who makes you feel confident and comfortable. Your lawyer will be your advocate, so it’s important to have a good relationship with them.



Finding the right personal injury lawyer takes some effort, but it’s worth it. By following these steps, you can choose a lawyer who is experienced, skilled, and committed to getting the best outcome for your case. Remember, the right lawyer can make a big difference in your personal injury claim.

At Pefanis Horvath, we aim to offer top-notch legal representation and support. We strive to provide the best and most suitable representation for our clients, reflecting our dedication to quality results. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can assist you.

Constantine Pefanis is a seasoned Alberta personal injury lawyer with a strong background in motor vehicle accidents, slips, trips and falls. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip, trip or fall, reach out to us any time.

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