DWA Law – Fees and Referrals

We understand that following a serious injury the recovery process can be an overwhelming experience, both physically and financially. At DWA Law (Dickson Wynperle Associates), we are here to support you during this challenging time. Our team is dedicated to providing professional legal services with an emphasis on experience, trust and success, but more importantly with a focus on YOU and your recovery.

Our Approach

In the competitive field of personal injury law, we stand out by prioritizing our clients’ well-being above all else. We believe that your focus should be on recovery, not on financial distress. That’s why, for most cases, we do not ask for any money or fees upfront. We want to be part of your recovery and to remove the legal stresses that inevitably flow from a life changing injury.

Passionate – Dedicated – Professional

Contingency Fee Basis

At DWA Law we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not pay any fees until and unless we recover money for you. Our fees are based on a Contingency Fee Agreement, which is always explained in detail during your initial, free consultation. The maximum contingency fee charged percentage (excluding medical negligence) is 30% plus HST. For medical negligence matters, the percentage ranges between 33% – 35% plus HST due to the intricacy of these cases. However, our contingency fee percentage may be lower depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

Transparent Fee Structure

We strive to provide an open, transparent, and fair fee structure. Our fees are based on factors such as the anticipated work on your file, the complexity of the issues, expected results, and other important considerations. Additionally, we cover the disbursements (expenses) in your case to pursue your claim and advocate on your behalf.

Full Explanation of Settlement Offers

Before you make any decisions regarding a settlement offer, we will provide a full explanation of the offer made. This includes the fees you will be charged, the disbursements that were paid, and your net amount. We will also meet with you to explain the offer and answer any questions you may have. We believe in empowering our clients with the information they need to make informed decisions about their case.

Our Referral Policy

As an award winning, well respected personal Injury Law firm, DWA Law receives a great number of our cases by way of referrals from other professionals including other lawyers, and our past clients. With every case you refer to us, you can always be certain of three very important things:

  • We have a long-standing policy of honouring all referrals in accordance with the Law Society’s guidelines
  • We will handle the case with the utmost professionalism and dedication. 
  • We are not a firm that tends towards settling out. We are always prepared to go the distance with each case to make sure the case is fully resolved and the client fairly compensated.

As each client and case is unique, so too are the firms and legal professionals who refer to us.

At DWA Law (Dickson Wynperle Associates), you can count on us to work with you to establish a relationship that meets both the client’s and your firm’s needs. You can have as much or as little involvement as you and the client so desire. We can take over the file entirely, or work with you to add our expertise and assistance.

Since we are specialized in personal injury law, you can always be assured that any further non-personal injury related legal matters, which your client may require, would always be referred back to you.

Please see Chapter 3.6-7 of the Law Society’s “Rules of Professional Conduct” for rules regarding referrals.

Passionate – Dedicated – Professional

Contingency Fee Basis

DWA Law stands by your side in difficult times. Our team prioritizes your well-being and peace of mind to help you focus on your recovery.