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Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer

We are Local in Hamilton

Unlike many other firms that advertise in Hamilton and pretend to be here, our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers are local.  We believe that when a victim is going through the worst time of their lives, it is important to hire a local law firm who has familiarity with our local courts, judges, opposing counsel, doctors, specialists and who and has local relationships which can significantly increase the likelihood of achieving a more favorable outcome in your case. We are situated in Downtown Hamilton in the CIBC tower and we welcome our clients to visit and meet to discuss their case anytime they wish in person.

Our Personal Injury Consultations are Free

With our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers, our consultations are always free. You never have to pay to speak to us. We are happy to provide you with the best advice you need for your particular situation. Get informed today. Call us today for your FREE CONSULTATION today at 905-333-8888 or send us a confidential email through out website.

You Never have to Pay Upfront Legal Fees

Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers believe everyone in Ontario should have equal access to justice. We work on a contingency basis, meaning that you only pay fees if we recover money for you. If we don’t recover money – you don’t pay a thing.  our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers understand that your family’s future and ability to recover financially depends on having the right lawyer in your corner, which is why we work tirelessly to ensure your best interests are at heart and that you’re treated with the compassion and respect you deserve, not as “just another case.” 

Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers who Understand.

Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers know and understand that serious accident injuries can leave a devastating impact on the lives of those involved and their loved ones. We understand that as victims struggle to adapt to their new realities, the far-reaching effects of a severe accident can permeate every aspect of their lives, leaving them grappling with feelings of loss, fear, and uncertainty for the future. The physical and emotional trauma resulting from such catastrophic events can be life changing, lead to long-term irreversible consequences and a lowered quality of life. Even worse, serious injuries often lead to an inability to work – resulting in substantial financial burden for victims and their families.  We understand.

Experienced Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers

No matter if you or a loved are involved a Car Accident, Bicycle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, you are a Pedestrian hit by a car, you are probably looking for the best personal injury lawyer in Hamilton. Our accident lawyers have recovered tens of millions for accident victims in Hamilton and surrounding areas since 2003.We have a proven history of success in accident cases, which is often demonstrated by substantial court verdicts and settlements in cases similar to yours.  Matt Lalande is a well known trial lawyer who has the experience, knowledge, and skills that are necessary to ensure your rights remain protected after an accident, and throughout the entire personal injury claims process. Call us today for your FREE CONSULTATION today at 905-333-8888 or send us a confidential email through out website.

Among the Best Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers

Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer Matt has tirelessly advocated for the rights of victims who have suffered due to others’ negligence. With a track record of securing over $50 Million since 2003, Matt Lalande knows and understands how effectively present his clients’ cases. Matt’s experience in wrongful death, denied long-term disabilitycar accidents, motorcycle accidentsbicycle accident and pedestrian accidents is extensive and . his unwavering commitment to justice have earned him recognition among his peers and gratitude from the countless clients whose lives he has positively impacted in Hamilton and across Southern Ontario. 

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Over 50M Recovered for Hamilton Personal Injury Victims

Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers is a proven and experienced Hamilton personal injury law firm who have been representing personal injury victims in the Hamilton and all over Ontario – and has been consistently vote as one of the best personal injury lawyers in Hamilton. Matt Lalande is proud to say that since 2003 he has recovered over $50 million in compensation for Hamilton victims have been seriously hurt in motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, car accidents.

We can Meet in Person or Virtually 

Live outside of Hamilton?  Our firm employs state-of-the-art technology and are able to represent clients not only in Hamilton, or Ontario, but all over Canada. We often conduct client meetings via Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams or Facetime. We have no problem conducting our cases remotely and have been doing so for several years. Our internal file structures are also completely accessible by our clients – saving stay up-to-date on the progress of your own case, anytime you wish. Our Personal Injury Lawyers represent clients throughout Ontario, from Niagara to Sudbury.

Real Personal Injury Trial Lawyers

You only have one chance to recover the compensation you deserve.  Our experienced Hamilton personal injury lawyers have helped hundreds of clients get back on their feet after suffering life changing injuries. We are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of our clients with the compassion and individualized care that they deserve throughout their case. Matt Lalande has conducted numerous jury and bench trials – and prepares each and every personal injury case as if it were heading to Court. We are real personal injury trial lawyers. Call us today for your FREE CONSULTATION today at 905-333-8888 or send us a confidential email through out website.

One-on-One Client Personal Attention 

Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers practice personal injury law that is one-on-one with clients. We arethat knows ALL of our clients individually – inside and out. When you hire us, you are entering into a relationship that is long-term and personal. We are not a big firm that passes a client from lawyer to paralegal to lawyer whom you do not know. Our Hamilton lawyers practice personal injury law in the traditional sense – meaning that once you work with our team – you will only work with our team. You will never be passed on to another lawyer or paralegal you don’t know. You will always be welcome to call, visit or video conference with Matt and any member of his team that you work with.


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Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for personal injury accident victims in Hamilton and all over Southern Ontario. Disclaimer: Any case result information provided on any portion of this website should not be understood as a promise of any particular result in a future case.

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What our Clients Have to Say

    I was a dental hygienist that suffers from really bad scoliosis. My insurance company ignored my doc & cut my benefits off & told me I could do “something”. Matt got me CPP Disability and and LTD settlement – I don’t know what I would have done without him.

    Sandra MacDonell

    My daughter was killed by a drunk driver and it forever changed all of our lives. It seemed that for two years time stopped. This was no an easy journey.  Matt let me sit in on the discovery of the driver and boy, he never let up. In the end, our grand-daughter was taken care of and we were compensated for our loss – which we then donated to a cause we believed in.

    Dave Tinson

    I call Matt my knight in shining armour. After I was struck by a car while cycling and permanently crippled, he fielded all communications with my especially difficult and downright nasty insurance adjuster. Every step of my care was a battle and I did not have the strength to fight alone.

    Kar Crow

    I lost my leg in a terrible motorcycle accident and Matt help me recover compensation I need because I could not work and the cost of prosthetics and rehab are out of this world. I don’t know what I would have done without him.

    Sharjwin Homanjha

    My brother ended up paralyzed after a car accident and Lalande did SO MUCH to help get things straight from him getting out of the hospital to all his care for life. We are so grateful for Matt & Heather. I don’t know how my family could have done this without them.

    Andrew Tinglanberg
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Matt Lalande


Personal Injury Lawyer Matt Lalande has been invited to write and speak for nearly 70 different publications and organizations since 2003 on issues of trial, disability, personal injury, employment & wrongful death issues. He has devoted his entire professional life since 2003 to helping injured victims receive the compensation they deserve.  Matt is also a co-author on “Disability Law in Canada” the only legal textbook written for lawyers and judges about long-term disability law in Canada.

Matt not only believes in strong advocacy for his clients, but also in passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of lawyers in the community and province. He has spoken numerous times for the Hamilton Law Association and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, as well as for many medical doctor organizations around Ontario.



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Among Hamilton Best Personal Injury Lawyers

Why choose our Hamilton Personal Injury Law Firm?

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    We are Local

    Unlike other our-of-town firms who pretend to be in Hamilton, we are here and have been here since 2003.

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    Real Trial Lawyers

    Matt Lalande has tried numerous jury and bench trials since 2003.  We will put your case to any Judge or Jury in the Province.

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    Free Consultations

    With our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers, you never pay consultation fees upfront, ever. Talking to us is Free.

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    The Fee is Free.

    With our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers, you don’t pay us unless we win.


Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers: Some of our Practice Areas

We understand that if you or a family member suffers life-changing injuries, it can feel overwhelming to navigate the legal and medical landscape that follows. Consulting with an experienced Hamilton personal injury lawyer is vital to ensure that your rights are protected. We guarantee that with our law firm, our guidance can provide you with peace of mind during a challenging time, allowing you to focus on returning home safe and with the accomodations you need to help with your healing and recovery. Below are some accidents and injuries that play a role in our caseload:

Car Accidents

The most serious car accidents often result from head-on collisions, rollovers, or high speed collisions. Rollover car accidents are particularly dangerous, as they can lead to occupants being ejected from the vehicle, especially if seatbelts are not used. Head-on collisions, while less common, are extremely severe due to the combined force of two vehicles moving towards each other, often resulting in fatal or life-threatening injuries. High-speed car accidents, typically occurring on highways or freeways, can cause catastrophic damage due to the immense force involved, often resulting in multi-car pileups.

In our experience as Hamilton personal injury lawyers, the most serious injuries from car accidents include traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, and amputations.

Traumatic brain injuries can range from concussions to severe brain damage, affecting a person’s cognitive and physical abilities, sometimes permanently. Spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis, affecting a person’s mobility and independence. Amputations, whether immediate or as a result of surgical intervention due to severe injury, can dramatically alter a person’s life, requiring extensive rehabilitation and adaptation to new ways of living. These types of injuries not only have a significant physical and emotional impact but also result in substantial financial burdens due to medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and potential loss of income.

Some results we achieved for our car accident clients include:

  • $3M for a spinal cord injury victim (combined tort and AB)
  • $2.8M for an amputee victim
  • $2.0M for a young amputee victim
  • $1.3M for a man with a spinal cord injury from an impaired driver
  • $980,000 for a woman with a serious brain injury
  • $2.0M for a woman with a traumatic brain injury
  • $1.1M for a spinal cord injury victim
  • 1.3M for a middle age medical professional
  • $710,000 for an amputee victim

While these are never taken to be guarantees of future case results, they demonstrate some of the successes of Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer Matt Lalande for his clients following crashes and injuries.

Trucking Accidents

Driving alongside 55 foot trucks vehicles can be frightening and, sometimes, dangerous. Most commercial drivers abide by the law and safely operate their trucks. However, when a truck driver is negligent, they can cause devastating injuries to others on the road.

About 15,000 crashes involved large trucks in Ontario in a recent year, resulting in about 2,300 injuries. Trucks involved include tractors and semi-trailers, straight trucks and trailers, tanker trucks, flatbed trucks, and more. Many of these crashes resulted from improper driving on the part of the truck driver, though other causes might include defective trucks, dangerous roads, or third-party drivers who were careless.

Even though commercial drivers need to earn special driver’s licences, they can still make mistakes like any other driver, though the effects of their mistakes might be greater. Truck accidents can have catastrophic effects, often because the size and weight of a commercial vehicle dwarfs a regular passenger vehicle.

Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers take on tough truck accident cases and represents clients with severe injuries from these traumatic crashes. Contact our office to learn how our accident lawyers might help you.

Motorcycle Accidents

Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive experience with representing motorcycle accident victims. Riding a motorcycle is exhilarating and an all-around enjoyable way to travel throughout Hamilton and Ontario. No one knows this better than injury lawyer Matt Lalande, who is a motorcyclist and dirt bike rider. Matt understands the draw of riding, and he also understands the risks of injury involved.

While some motorcyclists might crash for unavoidable reasons, many accidents happen because others act negligently or carelessly.Some common causes of motorcycle crashes include:

  • Other drivers hitting motorcyclists
  • Motorcycles that are defective or malfunction
  • Dangerous road conditions in the Hamilton area

Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer Matt Lalande proudly stands up for the rights of motorcyclists who suffered injuries through no fault of their own. Since 2003, we have helped many people in this situation, including obtaining:

  • $2.8M for an amputee victim
  • $1.4M for a middle aged victim
  • $960,000 for an injured motorcyclist
  • $850,000 for a man injured in a motorcycle crash
  • $710,000 for a young man hurt in a bike crash

As dedicated and compassionate personal injury lawyers who specialize in motorcycle accidents, we go the extra mile to ensure our injured clients receive the justice and support they deserve during their most challenging times.

Pedestrians Accidents

If you or your loved one, or your child has been hit by a car – our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers understand that you might not know where to turn or what to do.  Our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers are committed to providing the highest level of representation and support to those who have been injured in pedestrian accidents. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that these types of accidents can take on victims and their families, and we are here to help guide you through the legal process with compassion and expertise.

Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers take the time to get to know our each and every one of our clients and understand their unique needs and circumstances. This personalized approach, combined with our legal expertise and resources, allows us to develop tailored strategies that maximize compensation and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident, know that you don’t have to face the aftermath alone. Our compassionate and dedicated team of personal injury lawyers is here to support you every step of the way, fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve.

  • $955,000 for a man hit by a distracted driver
  • $766,000 for a young woman hit while crossing an intersection
  • $700,000 for a woman run over by a truck driver
  • $700,000 for a woman hit by a van in Oakville
  • $1.130,000 for a middle age medical professional injured as a pedestrian

If you or your loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, contact our Hamilton injury lawyers today for your free consultation. It is vital to learn your rights and ensure that the appropriate insurance is put into place immediately to help with medical and rehabilitation needs and your discharge home from the hospital.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive experience with representing brain injury injury victims.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most severe injuries that can occur as a result of accidents or violent impacts. One of the most serious forms of TBI is a brain bleed, or hemorrhage, which happens when blood vessels in the brain are damaged and leak blood into the surrounding tissues. This can increase pressure inside the skull, potentially leading to further damage to the brain tissue. It is a critical condition that requires immediate medical attention to manage the bleeding and relieve the pressure.

There are several types of traumatic brain injuries, each varying in severity and impact on the individual’s health. Concussions are the most common and mildest form of TBI, often resulting from a blow to the head or a sudden jolt. Contusions are bruises on the brain tissue caused by a direct impact, and can be serious depending on their size and location. Another severe form of TBI is a diffuse axonal injury, which occurs when the brain rapidly shifts inside the skull, causing tearing of the brain’s long connecting nerve fibers. Each of these injuries can have lasting effects on a person’s cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being, and it is crucial for family members to provide support and understanding as their loved ones navigate the challenging road to recovery. If you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury, our Hamilton personal injury lawyers can help.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Traumatic spinal cord injuries can result in a range of severe physical consequences, including partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, and difficulties with breathing and other vital functions. These injuries require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care, which can be emotionally and psychologically overwhelming for both the victim and their family. The cost of treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care can be astronomical, often placing a significant financial burden on the family. In such cases, a life care planner and an occupational therapist play a crucial role in assessing the victim’s needs and developing a comprehensive plan to address their long-term care, rehabilitation, and support needs.

In addition to the physical and emotional challenges, spinal cord injury victims and their families must navigate the complex legal landscape to ensure that they receive the compensation they deserve. This is where our Hamilton personal injury lawyers with experience in spinal cord injuries can be invaluable. We can help victims and their families understand their rights, navigate the legal process, and fight for the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Our personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly to protect our clients’ financial futures and ensure that they have the resources they need to live a full and meaningful life.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one unexpectedly in an accident, whether it be a car, motorcycle, or as a pedestrian, can be an incredibly traumatic experience that brings about intense and complex grief. The shock and suddenness of the loss can leave family members feeling numb, disoriented, and overwhelmed by a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, confusion, and even guilt. The pain of losing a loved one in such a sudden and violent manner can be particularly difficult to process, and family members may find themselves replaying the events over and over in their minds, searching for answers and struggling to make sense of what has happened.

We pride ourselves on specializing in wrongful death cases and have helped hundreds of families recover compensation to help them move one and better themselves and their hearts over time.

Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers have helped families of victims in the following types of fatality cases:

Our compassionate Hamilton injury lawyers handle wrongful death claims for families in many situations. For example, we recovered $400,000 for a family whose daughter died due to a drunk driver who was also speeding at the time of the crash. IN another case, we recovered $300,000 for a young woman who’s mother was hit by a car on Upper Wentworth in Hamilton.  In another case, we recovered $275,000 for a wife and two brothers who’s father was hit and killed on Upper James in Hamilton. If your loved one died and someone else was to blame, contact  Matt Lalande, a Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyer, for the help and support you need.



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When you suffer injuries in an accident, the process of recovering your full damages can be difficult for many reasons. Many injury victims have many questions, as they naturally want to make sure they recover the maximum compensation that is within their rights.

The following are some common questions we hear from injury victims. These are general answers, and they might not apply to your specific circumstances. This is why it is always best to consult directly with a Hamilton legal professional from Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible regarding your questions, concerns, and legal rights.

We would suggest that you not hire off a billboard or television advertisement but rather seek a referral through a friend, family member or medical professional. We would suggest meeting a few lawyers and then choose whom you are most comfortable with.

Look for a personal injury lawyer who specializes in the specific type of accident or injury you have experienced. They should have a proven track record of handling similar cases and be knowledgeable about the laws and regulations that apply to your situation.

We also suggest that you check online reviews and testimonials from previous clients to get an idea of the lawyer’s reputation and the experiences of others who have worked with them. This can provide valuable insights into their professionalism, communication skills, and success in obtaining compensation for their clients.

Lastly, choose a lawyer who is responsive and available to answer your questions and provide updates on your case. Good communication is essential to building a strong lawyer-client relationship and ensuring that you are informed and involved throughout the legal process.

Two of the most common causes of collisions in Ontario are distracted driving and driving while under the influence.

Distracted driving is driving while engaging in any activity that results in the driver’s attention not being on the road. Common sources of distracted driving include passengers in the vehicle, the use of smartphones or cellphones while driving, or the use of the in-dash entertainment panel of the vehicle while driving.

Laws changed in recent years to specifically make it illegal to drive while texting or using a handheld device. However, many people continue to engage in this dangerous – and unlawful—practice of distracted driving.

Another common cause of car accidents in Ontario is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is illegal to get behind the wheel while under the influence of any substance, as intoxication slows an individual’s reaction times and makes them less capable of responding to changes in road conditions or reacting quickly enough to prevent accidents. Drunk driving crashes are 100 percent preventable, and those drivers should be fully accountable for any harm they cause.

Some additional causes of car crashes in Ontario that might lead to personal injury liability include:

  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Failing to obey traffic signals
  • Improper turning or passing

Drivers make mistakes, but when those mistakes or poor decisions cause injuries to others, a personal injury claim should follow.

In Ontario, pursuant to the Accident Benefits Schedule, catastrophic injuries are defined as injuries that result in a severe impairment or a combination of impairments that significantly affect an individual’s ability to function. The types of catastrophic injuries include:

1. Paraplegia or Quadriplegia: Paraplegia refers to the loss of movement and sensation in the lower half of the body, typically resulting from spinal cord injuries. Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia, refers to the loss of movement and sensation in all four limbs, often due to a spinal cord injury at the neck level.

2. Severe Impairment of Ambulatory Mobility: This refers to injuries that significantly impair an individual’s ability to move and walk independently.

3. Loss of Vision in Both Eyes: This refers to injuries that result in total blindness in both eyes.

4. Traumatic Brain Injuries: These are injuries that result in severe and permanent impairment of brain function, affecting an individual’s cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being.

5. Amputation or Impairment Causing Total and Permanent Loss of Use of an Arm or Leg: This refers to injuries that result in the loss of a limb or the loss of function in a limb, significantly affecting an individual’s mobility and independence.

6. Physical Impairment or Combination of Physical Impairments that Results in 55% or More Impairment of the Whole Person: This refers to injuries that result in a combination of physical impairments that together significantly affect an individual’s ability to function.

7. Mental or Behavioral Impairment, Combined with a Physical Impairment, that Results in 55% or More Impairment of the Whole Person: This refers to injuries that result in a combination of mental or behavioral impairments and physical impairments that together significantly affect an individual’s ability to function.

Slip and fall accidents can cause surprisingly serious injuries, and they often happen in retail or commercial locations. When you are a customer of a business, the business must ensure that the grounds of the business are safe for the customers they invited in to shop or dine.

Whether you are at the mall or in a restaurant, the commercial location must keep the walkways free of hazards and effectively warn of any hazards while offering alternative routes in the event there are dangers. When you slip and fall because a hazard exists in a business or on someone else’s property, the company or property owner should be liable for your lost income and other losses.

Insurance companies and the lawyers of the liable party do not work for you and do not have your best interests in mind. You might think that if you have a valid claim, the insurance process should be fairly straightforward, though this is rarely the case. Insurance companies benefit by paying you as little as possible, as quickly as possible, to minimize the amount paid out and maximize profits.

Insurance companies have experienced and trained adjusters and investigators on their side, and if you are attempting to collect your damages on your own, you are naturally at a distinct disadvantage. A personal injury lawyer is an advocate for your best interests who knows how the insurance companies handle injury claims, so having the right representation gives you leverage against the insurer.

Some ways our lawyers help during the claim process include:

  • Determining all liable parties and filing all of the necessary insurance claims
  • Gathering and presenting the evidence needed to support your claim
  • Reviewing settlement offers and negotiating for a higher settlement, which is usually necessary
  • Taking your case to court if the insurance company does not make a fair offer

Beyond helping you to make the most of your compensation, a personal injury lawyer also eases your stress during this process. We focus on negotiating your settlement and handling every aspect of the claim, which allows you to focus on your recovery and getting on with your life.

Your personal injury lawyer steps into your shoes in terms of all negotiations, phone calls, emails, other communications, and evidence collection. The filing of your claim can require extensive paperwork and investigation, and a personal injury lawyer knows how to handle this process to best support your case and how to process your claim as efficiently and effectively as possible.

With our Hamilton personal injury lawyers on your side, you rest assured that we are working for you while you attend all of your treatment appointments, take the recovery time you need, and attend to your mental recovery.

If you suffered injuries in any type of accident, whether you have a sprained wrist or a catastrophic brain injury, you deserve full compensation from any party responsible for your accident. Moreover, you deserve to have legal representation by a team that always has your back, and you can trust we are always working for the best possible outcome in your case.

Following an accident and injuries, contact Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers for a no-cost consultation as soon as possible. Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers are standing by.

Talking to a personal injury lawyer should always be free. We would suggest that you meet several personal injury lawyers and then choose the best fit for you in terms of experience with your particular case – but more importantly, choose whem you feel the comfortable with.

It’s important that you hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Early on, your lawyer can make sure that all your costs and needs are paid for upon your return home – such as modifying your home, equipment, caregiving, transportation, attendant care, help managing your medications, physical therapy, speech therapy, skin bladder and bowel care or other required therapies that you may need.

The usual fees vary between 20% to 30% of your settlement – BUT – it’s important to understand that if successful in a settlement or Court verdict, the insurance company will contribute to a good portion of your legal fees.

In most cases, yes. Make sure you understand the billing process and get all your questions answered. Also make sure you have the agreement in writing.

If you suffered serious injuries, you will require compensation to help place you in the position you were in before the accident.  You will require compensation to assist with your pain and suffering, your lost wage losses, your ongoing rehabilitative care, help around your home and compensation for your family members.  You need to hire a personal injury lawyer that has experience dealing with insurance companies to make sure that you and your family are taken care of financially.  Remember, insurance companies make a profit by minimizing the amounts they payout on personal injury claims. They are NOT your friend.

Since 2003, we’ve helped hundreds of families secure  over $50M in compensation for people that need it most .  Every case is unique. Our experience negotiating with insurance companies and government agencies guides every decision we make in handling your case.

Many injured people do not contact a lawyer because they think they cant afford one. Our firm works on a no-win-no fee firm. This means that we accept personal injury and disability cases in Ontario on contingency and are only paid once we win your case.  Your fees with our firm will be a percentage of your settlement or Court award. This give you access to justice, regardless of financial resources.

When hiring a personal injury lawyer, it’s not easy making the right choice – but choosing the wrong lawyer can be devastating, since you only have once shot at advancing your case. Consider asking the following:

  1. How many trials have you done?
  2. What is your record of success?
  3. What is your fee agreement?
  4. Do I need to go to Court?
  5. How long does a typical case take?
  6. Will you be personally handling my case?
  7. Will this case cost me anything?
  8. How many cases like mine have you handled?

Unless your have suffered devastating injuries, such as paraplegia or quaderiplegia, odds are that it is too soon to tell. If any personal injury lawyer provides you a promise to recover a certain amount of money, we would recommend getting a second opinion. We need to know the absolute extent of your maximum medical recovery since the extent of injuries tend to change over time.

It is not possible to determine early on whether or not you will need to go to Court. While most serious personal injury cases do settle so that everyone can avoid the shockingly high costs of trials, trial do happen if there are issues that need to be determined. We will keep you updated as we progress, but it is simply not possible for a lawyer to rightly know so early on in the case.

There is a cap in Canada – which currently for 2022 is about $450,000.00. But then you can additionally claim income loss and other claims to help you in the future.

It’s not easy – we recommend sitting and speaking with a few lawyers before you decide. When you choose your lawyer, consider that:

  • a good personal connection between you and that lawyer is critical;
  • you feel like you will not be just another case;
  • the lawyer should be local or close by;
  • the attorney should have trial experience;
  • the lawyer is specialized in personal injury law;
  • the lawyer has a good reputatation and
  • make sure they will be personally working on your case.

Every personal injury case is different so the amount of time it takes to get to the end of a case can vary. Some personal injury cases can go to trial while some are settled out of court. We always tell our clients that the reason personal injury cases take so long is because we are combining busy systems together – i.e. legal, judicial, medical and insurance. If you have suffered serious injuries, your lawyer should never settle your personal injury case prior to the one year mark under any circumstances. Most cases take from 1 to 3 years.

Of course, we have clients all over southern Ontario, and as far North as Sudbury. If you have suffered a life changing injury, a loved one has lost their life unecessarily or you have been denied disability benefits, we will always be gald to help.

Think of in terms of different categories – which we call heads of damages. If you have suffered a serious injury, you can normally claim compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of amenities, loss of past wages, loss of future wages, loss of housekeeping capacity, claims for future health care expenses outside of what OHIP covers, as well as claims for rehabilitation expenses such as for rehab expenses, care workers, assistive and hygienic devices, home and vehicle modifications ect.

A good personal injury settlement depends on many factors, including the range of damages negotiated for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of amenities, past and future wage losses, the amount of future care you require, the amount housekeeping assistance you require and the losses suffered by your family members.

It is very important that you hire a local personal injury lawyer. It’s important that you can visit your lawyer’s office, sit and talk with your lawyer without having to drive long distances and more importantly, you personally know the lawyer working on your case.


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