Small Claims Lawyers in Mississauga
Whether you have received little to no compensation for work performed, or the other party who has agreed to perform services has not performed them, small claims court in Mississauga may be the answer to receiving desired compensation. While this is a good option in resolving a dispute, there are a few things to consider: the process can take time, a judgment in your favour does not guarantee that you will receive money from the defendant (since an attempt to collect the money/property must be made first), and there are time limits to making your claim. If you’re not sure what to do fill in the form or give us a call for your free consultation with our Mississauga small claims lawyers.
Hire a Lawyer for Small Claims Court in Mississauga
Mississauga Small Claims Courts
If you are interested in pursuing an action or you are being sued, a representative from Tailor Law will go over your options for redress and will assist in finding a cost-effective solution to your claim. As we pointed out above, there are number of nuances and pitfalls in this area. Our law firm takes pride in looking out for the best interests of our clients. Contact us for a free consultation with our Mississauga small claims lawyers.
HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM?
Small claims court handles disputes that are less than $35,000. If you want to sue for more than $35,000, you will have to take your case to the Superior Court of Justice.
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT?
Yes. Time limits are set out by Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002. Contact us for details about what timeframes are applicable to your matter. Mississauga, Oakville and Toronto small claims courts abide by these laws.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
The first step is to ensure that you gather all of your facts. You should clearly outline the events that occurred, and you should make note of what you are trying to get out of the lawsuit. At this point in time, you should also gather emails, receipts, letters, photographs, contracts, and any documentation that will be able to assist you with your claim.
DO YOU NEED A LAWYER FOR SMALL CLAIMS COURT?
While representation for a small claims dispute is not mandatory, it is recommended, as an understanding of the court system, filing system, and deadlines are required. Seasoned lawyers sometimes erroneously file past deadlines, and this can be a costly mistake – even more so for the self-represented claimant. Representation will ensure that your claim is handled accurately and professionally. Consider the risk losing. Depending on your circumstance, a lot more than money is at stake here.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM BEING SUED?
If you have found yourself on the receiving end of a civil suit, there are a few issues to consider. You should consider whether you agree or disagree with the claim; this includes whether you agree with part of it, or if you disagree with it entirely. You should also consider whether the claim is based on someone else’s fault, and you should also consider whether you have a counter-claim, depending on the circumstance of your case.
Before you file a statement of defence (a filing that is required when you are being sued), you should speak to a knowledgeable lawyer at Tailor law, as our team of legal representatives are in the best position to advise you on how you should respond.
We recommend calling the best Mississauga small claims lawyers for your matter. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Some clients wait too long, and something that could have taken 1 hour unnecessarily will cost more.
Give us a call right now if you would like a free consultation with a lawyer. In addition to Toronto, we serve clients in Mississauga, Oakville, and all areas of the GTA.