If you have suffered a personal injury accident in Barrie or Collingwood, Ontario, you will want to obtain financial compensation through a personal injury lawyer. There are several stages possible in a personal injury lawsuit, with the potential for a settlement at any time. Each of these stages of an Ontario personal injury lawsuit is outlined in more detail below. The steps begin with hiring a lawyer and sending a notice of intention to the defendant that you intend to file a lawsuit. Your lawyer will file the initial court documents. Next, there is a fact-finding and discovery period. The majority of cases settle instead of going to trial, however, Littlejohn Barristers will try to find the best resolution for your case.