Motor Vehicle Accidents
We have successfully represented hundreds of clients who were injured in various types of motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents. We act for people who have sustained various types of brain trauma, spinal and other types of fractures, non contact concussions, PTSD and serious soft tissue injuries. We understand the toll that motor vehicle accidents take on those who have been hurt, and on their families. Our goal to help the whole family, as such help is often necessary to ensure optimal recovery of the injured person(s). We know how to fight, how to be strategic and how to deal with the insurance industry. We help our clients to coordinate medical and rehabilitation treatment and get access to financing, should the latter become necessary.
Slip and Falls
If you happened to fall and got hurt as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Unfortunately falls often lead to severe trauma, such as fractured legs, arms, shoulders and ankles, along with head injuries. Actions arising out of falls on municipal or federally owned property are conditional upon strict Notice requirements under the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25 and Crown Liability and Proceedings Act R.S.C., 1985, c. C-50, respectfully.There are also additional Notice considerations that may be applicable to slip and fall cases.
Please contact personal injury lawyer within first 2-3 business days from the date of your fall. If you do not have access to a personal injury lawyer right away then you should contact municipality where you fall took place and let them know what has happened. Easiest way to do this is to send email to a municipal office. Email address and other contact information can be found via internet search.
Snowmobile and ATV Accidents
Under the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.44 , snowmobiles that are operated outside owner’s property must to be insured under a motor vehicle liability policy. Similarly, the Off-Road Vehicles Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.4 requires all ATVs to be insured by a motor vehicle liability policy.
This means that if you got injured in a snowmobile accident or ATV accident, even if you were the one at fault, you are likely eligible to receive medical rehabilitation benefits, attendant care and possibly income replacement or non earner benefits from your auto insurance. If you have purchased an extended auto insurance policy then you may also qualify for housekeeping benefits. If the accident was caused by a malfunction of your snowmobile or ATV, you may be able to proceed against the manufacturer and distributor with a product liability claim.
In the event your injuries were caused by someone else who was operating a snowmobile or ATV you may be able to sue that person for the same tort damages as if your injuries were caused by a motor vehicle accident.
Civil Liability for Assault and Battery
We routinely represent persons who sustained injuries while being incarcerated or during interactions with police. We also act for people who have been injured during physical attacks and battery.
Product Liability Litigation
Product liability litigation refers to instances where a person suffers an injury while using what turns out to be defective product. Some examples here include fall related injuries in case of a faulty wheelchair, permanent foot injuries as a result of wearing hockey skates with displaced foam padding, injuries and damages sustained due use and operation of various kitchen appliances, and so forth.
Normally it is not possible to know whether the product has been defective before the accident occurs. It is only after the fact when counsel retains an engineering expert, an opinion on liability can be obtained.
If you have been injured due to usage of some form of equipment or product please make sure to preserve that specific object that have caused your injuries. We will be happy to assist with any type of claims related to product liability.