When Does it Become Necessary to Consult a Small Claims Lawyer?
Residents of Mississauga can take claims of $35,000 or less to the Small Claims Court. If you’re pursuing larger claims, you’ll need to head to the Superior Court of Justice. It’s possible for folks to represent themselves in Small Claims Court. However, it’s advisable to work with a lawyer. Otherwise, you’re exposing yourself to risks and may reach an unfavorable settlement. Contact Mr. Tarunjeet Gujral at Gujral Law Professional Corporation if you live in or near Mississauga.
While the claims in Small Claims Court are “small” in the view of the court system, for individuals and families, $35,000 or $5,000 or whatever could prove to be a significant difference maker. A Lawyer can help ensure that you receive what you’re owed. Likewise, if someone is suing you, the right legal advice can protect you and your wealth.
Small Claims Court Explained
Residents of Mississauga can pursue small claims in a variety of situations, including but not limited to:
- Money owed for rent
- An unpaid balance from a sale
- Loans that haven’t been paid back
In some cases, you may be owed damages. For example, if you’re injured at a Mississauga business at no fault of your own, you may be able to sue for pain & suffering, damage to your property, and more.
You can sue for damages in the following cases (among others):
- Personal injuries that others are liable for
- Breach of contracts
- Damage to property, including homes, vehicles, jewelry, etc.
You may be able to sue someone under a wide variety of other circumstances. It’s wise to talk with a Lawyer who can advise your case and how you should proceed. Filing a legal case is complex and easy to mishandle, which could impact your claim. Sometimes it’s possible to secure a settlement before even heading to court, saving time and reducing fees.
If you live in or near Mississauga and are considering taking someone to Small Claims Court, contact Mr. Tarunjeet Gujral at Gujral Law Professional Corporation.
He can also help with defence if you’re facing a lawsuit. Call (647) 957-8077 to schedule an appointment.Back to Civil Litigation Page