What to know before filing a civil small claims lawsuit with the help of a Mississauga, ON area lawyer
At Gujral Law Office, we work routinely with individuals who live in the area of Mississauga, Ontario, and would like to open a civil lawsuit against someone in small claims court. We can help. If you think someone has broken the rules of a contract or owes you money for other claims or damages, it may be beneficial to file a small claims lawsuit. When using a right lawyer, for the process, it can be easier and less stressful knowing that all parts of the case are handled by an experienced professional.
When do I need to file a small claims lawsuit?
In Canada, a small claims suit must be under $35,000, otherwise, it needs to be filed with the Superior Court. The only exception is lawsuits where individuals are willing to waive the amount over $35,000 even if they are owed more. These cases can be filed in small claims, but the compensation amount cannot be over $35,000. Additionally, there is a timeframe for filing a suit. Individuals need to file a lawsuit within two years of when the problem was discovered or acknowledged.
What are some other avenues I could take to obtain compensation?
Before reaching out to a lawyer, many individuals try to handle the issue themselves before dragging the other party into the courtroom. Sometimes a mediator can help resolve the issue, or a demand letter can help state the problem and expected compensation.
What should I consider when filing a small claims lawsuit?
- There will be court fees to pay
- The courts may order you to pay the opposing party’s legal fees if you lose
- It can take some time from start to finish to complete the case through the courts
- You are responsible for collecting the money from the other party if you win and they do not comply
Work with an experienced attorney to manage your small claims lawsuit
Mr. Tarunjeet Gujral and his team in Mississauga, Ontario, can help with a wide range of lawsuits, including civil lawsuits and small claims. If you need help navigating the legal system to get fair compensation for your concerns, call the office at (647) 957-8077 to schedule an appointment. We work directly with individuals to help them in their time of need and assist with working through the legalities of receiving well-deserved compensation through the small claims courts.Back to Civil Litigation Page