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Barrie personal injury lawyers at Littlejohn Barristers are dedicated, highly respected, and love what we do. Our law firm’s practice is restricted to handling only serious personal injury lawsuits, including motor vehicle accidents, occupier’s liability lawsuits, and long-term disability claims.

Is personal injury law the right career path for you? If you are a new lawyer or recent law school graduate, read on to find out why we love our work and why you should work in personal injury law.

What Does Practicing Personal Injury Law Look Like?

Part of what we love about our personal injury law practice is that every day is different. Meeting with clients, conducting examinations for discovery, attending mediations, reviewing medical records and expert reports, appearing in court to argue motions, and conducting trials—these are just some of the things we do on a regular basis. The day-to-day variety keeps things fresh and interesting.

Reasons to Work as a Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury law is a deeply rewarding, challenging and meaningful specialization. What we do changes people’s lives. Here are the top reasons to work at our personal injury law firm in Barrie:

  • We provide meaningful assistance to real people who are struggling with injuries or illnesses. Unlike corporate law, for example, personal injury law allows us to work directly with people who are vulnerable and need a strong advocate. We protect accident victims from insurance companies. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the support and legal advice they need during a difficult time in their life.

  • We get justice. Since 1996, we have recovered uncounted millions for our clients. In 2019 and 2020, we handled several claims that resulted in seven figure personal injury awards. Also in 2020 we recovered every penny of an $825,000 fire loss claim for a client despite five alleged material misrepresentations. In 2021 we obtained a number of seven figure personal injury awards. Recently, we obtained a $3.4 million chronic pain award for a 55-year-old Honda employee. These judgments and settlements help our clients rebuild their lives and careers and vastly improve their quality of life.

  • We are involved with precedent-setting cases. We believe that making new law assists every accident victim and disabled person. Despite Covid-19 and the closure of our courtrooms, we have added two precedent-setting Canada Pension Plan cases: Nesbitt and Whitbread. These decisions will individually assist all injured Canadians applying for CPPD Benefits. That is a real point of pride for us.

  • We are a well-respected team. Our personal injury law firm in Barrie recently celebrated 25 years of serving the local community. Our firm is respected, as are each of our lawyers, law clerks, and staff members. We were voted Best Personal Injury Law Firm in the Barrie Advance 2021 Reader's Choice Awards. Our founder, Robert Littlejohn, is one of the few certified litigation specialists in this county. There are very few active lawyers in our community who have obtained seven figure personal injury jury verdicts like we have.

  • Our work is stable—and lucrative. Unlike real estate law, personal injury law is not subject to market whims. Personal injury work is consistent and steady. The number of insurance claims and lawsuits filed every year is growing, and the compensation paid out in these cases also rises each year. Our law firm only handles serious personal injury lawsuits on a contingency fee retainer agreement basis.

The long and short of it? Our cases are challenging, and the results are fulfilling.

Why You Should Join Our Team

Joining our law firm makes you part of a highly accomplished team. Benefits of working at our law firm include:

  • Solid work-life balance. This is important to us, and we pride ourselves on providing it for everyone on our team.

  • Competitive compensation package, including salary above market rate.

  • Excellent opportunities for development and learning. Our firm is growing, and we strive to promote from within.

  • Strong mentorship. Every one of our lawyers and support team are talented, caring, and passionate about their work. Robert Littlejohn is one of the few certified litigation specialists in our county.

How Do You Apply to Join Our Personal Injury Law Firm?

If you are interested in joining our highly respected personal injury law firm in Barrie, you can apply now by submitting this form along with your cover letter, resume and official transcripts. Or you can submit the required documents in person by visiting our office at 126 Wellington Street West, Suite 301, Barrie, ON, L4N 1K9. If you would like more details about working as a personal injury lawyer or what it’s like to work at our firm, we welcome you to call Littlejohn Barristers today at 705-725-7355.

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