Lalande is a name synonymous with Sudbury, Ontario. Matt Lalande, the firm’s principle, is a personal injury lawyer who was born and raised in Sudbury. The name Lalande has been also associated with the practice of law starting with his father, Ontario Court Justice Randall Lalande, in the City of Sudbury as far back as 1973. Randall Lalande practiced personal injury law and served thousands of clients in the Sudbury region for approximately 25 years before being appointed as Judge. Matt Lalande followed his father’s footsteps and has been practicing personal injury law and serving Sudbury clients since 2003.
Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers pride ourselves on serving the diverse residents of Sudbury and helping injured clients get the recovery that they deserve. We understand that a life changing injury caused by someone else’s negligence could happen at any minute, leaving you and your family to deal with the aftermath. If you or a loved one has suffered a terrible life changing injury, there is no doubt that you will be faced with expensive bills, lost income, lost economic opportunity, difficulties in recovering both physically and psychologically, the cost of home renovations to accommodate your disability, the impacts are often devastating.
If you, or someone you care about, has been seriously injured due to the negligence of someone else, Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers may be able to help you and your family recover compensation to help protect your financial future. If you’ve been hurt in the Greater Sudbury Region we can help. Sudbury Personal Injury Lawyer Matt Lalande has been helping Northern Ontario victims since 2003. He is a skilled Sudbury personal injury lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience. Matt has tried and settled many cases for his Northern Ontario clients – particularly whose who reside in:
Our Sudbury Personal Injury Lawyers represent victims who have suffered serious life changing injuries. We never represent insurance companies. Our team is dedicated to assisting victims and those who have been wronged. We service all of Sudbury and the surrounding area. It’s our focus to assist victims with life-changing injuries and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. We believe that people who have been wrongfully injured deserve justice and we will fight tirelessly to ensure that they receive the compensation they are entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, contact our Sudbury personal injury lawyers today. We offer free consultations and will never charge you a penny unless we win your case. Call us now at 1-844-LALANDE to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced Sudbury personal injury lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Matt Lalande is a Sudbury personal injury lawyer who has been representing car accident victims in Sudbury and throughout Northern Ontario since 2003. Our firm has represented victims who have suffered serious injuries in the following types of accidents:
Single Vehicle Accidents: a single vehicle car accident can occur when a single vehicle collides with an object, such as a rock cut, tree or a wall. Single vehicle car crashes are often caused by driver error, such as speeding or distracted driving. They can also be caused by mechanical problems, such as a flat tire or faulty brakes – or other scenarios such as avoiding another drive who crossed the centre line and losing control during evasive maneuvers. In some cases, weather conditions can contribute to a car crash, such as icy roads or poor visibility. Car accidents can range from minor fender-benders to major collisions that result in serious injuries or even death. Single car crashes – particularly car accidents which occur on Highway 69 (hwy-69) are often the cause of serious life-changing catastrophic injuries.
Intersection accidents – Intersection accidents can can often be catastrophic, resulting in serious injuries or even death. There are a number of factors that can contribute to an accident at an intersection, but one of the most common is failure to obey a traffic signal. Running a red light or speeding through an intersection are both dangerous behaviors that can lead to a collision. In addition, drivers who are speeding and not paying attention to their surroundings are also more likely to be involved in an accident.
rear-end collisions, highway crashes, t-bone accidents, speeding and stunt riding accident, distracted driving car accidents and head-on collisions.
Sudbury Motorcycle Accidents: Our Sudbury personal injury lawyers have recovered millions for motorcycle accident victims since 2003. Motorcyclists are undoubtedly the most vulnerable ones on the road. Lacking the protection of a steel passenger compartment, a motorcyclist is much more vulnerable to serious injuries when struck by a car or truck – and when an accident happens, the results are often catastrophic and deadly. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, our Sudbury personal injury lawyers can help.
Sudbury Trucking Accidents: Truck accidents are some of the deadliest of all motor vehicle accidents. Trucking accidents in the Sudbury area are often caused by such reasons as driver fatigue, excessive speed, tire blow outs, improperly loaded cargo or shifting cargo, distracted driving, mechanical failures or defective braking systems. Unfortunately, trucking accident victims suffer very serious injuries due to the seriousness of the impact – such a serious brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, amputation injuries, orthopedic and broken bone injuries as well as scarring and disfigurement injuries. If you or your loved one has been hurt in a trucking accident, it is important that you hire a Sudbury personal injury lawyer with trucking experience.
Sudbury Pedestrian Accidents: Many, if not most pedestrian accidents are preventable. Most Sudbury pedestrian accidents that we deal with involved drivers that are careless or reckless who fail to see pedestrians of the roadway or fail to respect their rights as pedestrians. Even worse, most of the Sudbury pedestrian accidents that we have dealt with happen because the driver is distracted. Matt Lalande is a Sudbury personal injury lawyer who has represented hundreds of pedestrians across Ontario who have suffered serious life-changing injuries.
No matter if you or your loved one has been hit by a drunk driver, a distracted driver, a driver who was speeding, a driver who was breaking the law or a driver that is simply failed to exercise due caution and care, our experienced Sudbury personal injury lawyers can help. We have recovered millions in pedestrian accident personal injury awards and we are here to help you.
Wrongful Death: Losing a family member is extremely losing a family member traumatic. Losing a family member unexpectedly and suddenly because someone was careless or negligent is devastating. If you have lost a close relative, such as a mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent grandchild in Sudbury because somebody was negligent or careless, you have the right to claim economic and non-economic compensation to help stabilize your family’s financial future.
Although no amount of money can change the devastating losses that you are experiencing, we can ensure that your family is provided the compensation it needs to be able to move on financially without worry. A wrongful death can be the result of a serious accident or other events – but no matter what the reason, our Sudbury personal injury lawyers have decades of working with family members after fatal accidents and are here to help you.
Highway 17 and 69 Highway crashes: Accidents on highway 69 have unfortunately claimed many lives and been the cause of brutally serious injuries over the past 75 years. Highway 69, which extends from the highway 400 until just past Sudbury, has seen thousands of vehicle crashes and animal collisions which have involved trucks, cars, motorcycles and semi-trucks/commercial vehicles. Head-on crashes are the most common (particularly prior to the 4 lane expansion) and in the winter, when the drive can be treacherous due to blowing snow and snow squalls. If you have lost a loved one in a HWY-69 highway crash or a HWY-17 highway crash, call our Sudbury lawyers today.
Sudbury Slip and Fall Accidents: If a property owner in Sudbury fails to maintain their property, whether indoor or outdoor, they can be responsible to guests that visit their premises and are injured. In Ontario, a property owner, for the purposes of slip and fall law, is technically called an “occupier”. Whether it’s your neighbor, a shopping centre, a restaurant, sporting goods store, a big-box store, a parking lot, a book store, a grocery store or any part of land – the occupier needs to make sure that they make sure to take reasonable care of their premises and provide a safe environment for guests. In other words, an owner or occupier has a duty to take reasonable care of its premises and ensure that the premises are in a safe condition so that people are not injured.
For example, if a Sudbury property owner fails to provide adequate lighting, adequate salting or anti-slip matter, fails to clean up its store aisles, leaves things pallets or products lying around, fails to repair its parking lots or leaves it’s premises full of potholes – they could be liable for your injuries and your compensation.
Pothole and Damaged Pavement Accidents – Unfortunately Sudbury is known for its potholes and pavement depressions. Sudbury winters are known to be quite harsh and cold. Potholes in parking lots and other areas form as a result of expansion and contraction during the Sudbury freeze- thaw water cycles. Gradually, the water seeps into the pavement and over time, erodes the base of the asphalt with the constant expansion and contraction. During the winter, the water freezes and expands, pushing the pavement. In the warm seasons, the water dries up in the hole is left beneath the roadway. Over time, the asphalt is weekend, and collapses under the weight of traffic. The problem is that many Sudbury property owners fail to repair potholes, pavement cavities and cracks because of the expense and high cost. Potholes present as a major hazard for not only drivers, but particularly for motorcycles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Since 2003 we have represented many motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians have suffered extremely serious injuries by driving or tripping into potholes.
Dogbite and Dog Attacks – if you are living with serious physical and psychological injuries after a dog attack, our Sudbury personal injury lawyers can help. Since 2003, Matt Lalande has represented both children and adults in relation to serious injuries caused in dog attacks. Unfortunately, dog attacks can result in serious scarring and permanent disfigurement, as well as extremely serious emotional and physical trauma. An experience Sudbury personal injury lawyer will be critical in helping establish and improve the facts required to hold a dog owner liable, prove your injuries and obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Sudbury Boating Accidents – boating is a wonderful pastime in Sudbury and throughout all of Northern Ontario. However if boat owners are not careful, very serious injuries can occur – including death. Since 2003 we have recovered compensation for victims hurt by boat owners who were found liable for operator inattention, failing to maintain a proper lookout, speeding, lack of boat maintenance as well as operating their vessel recklessly and below the standard which is acceptable of a prudent boat driver.
Common boating accident injuries can result in amputation from propellors, lacerations from propellors, scarring and disfigurement from propellors, internal organ injury, burns from flammable or caustic fuels, spinal cord injury, fractures and broken bones. Remember, if you are in a boat driven by an operator, that boating operator owes you duty of care. This duty of care is the type of behavior that a prudent boat operator with exhibits in similar circumstances. A boating operator can be found negligent if there was a breach of this duty of care, and that breach of care is what resulted in an accident, which caused your injuries. If you have been injured in Sudbury boating accident, contact us today for your free consultation.
Our Sudbury Personal Injury Lawyers can also assist with issues such as:
With decades of experience working with Sudbury victims since 2003, we are also well versed in other areas of personal injury and negligence cases. Therefore, we may be able to assist with claims that are not included in this list.
Contact our Sudbury personal injury lawyers for a free consultation, where we will go over the details of your situation and determine your best possible options. If you believe you have a case, it’s always worth meeting with us.
If you or a loved one suffer a devastating catastrophic injury, it will likely feel as though your world has been flipped upside down. Accidents are never predictable, and no one is ever prepared for the fallout. Unexpected life-changing consequences can therefore cause serious physical, emotional, psychological, and financial stress.
Regardless of what type of accident you were in, you deserve fair compensation for the suffering you have gone through. We know that no amount of financial compensation will make up for the pain. However, a fair settlement can help bring you some peace of mind while you recover.
We have worked with victims who have suffered severe injuries such as:
Matt Lalande and his team of Sudbury personal injury lawyers have worked extensively with spinal cord injury victims in Sudbury and across Ontario. We have worked firsthand with those who suffer from paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other physical impairments. As a result, we have collected a versatile range of resources, connections, and knowledge in the particular needs spinal cord injury victims have.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you will feel as a part of a group in the hospital. Yet, when a person returns home, reality changes. He or she must now find a way to integrate with family, friends and the community at large. There is often a tremendous amount of anxiety returning home and an accident victim must now face all the unknowns of waiting for them in the real world. On top of that, there are health concerns and care considerations you will need to adapt.
Upon your return home after a spinal cord injury in Sudbury, you will have specific needs that must be met. These needs include house modifications, accessibility features, appropriate wheelchairs and equipment, and more. You will likely also require specific care services, and vehicle modifications later down the road. All of these costs can add up quickly: the lifetime cost of a spinal cord injury in Ontario can reach $5 million to $15 million. We can retain the appropriate medical personnel to ensure that your home is ready for your return, attendant care is hired and you have everything you need to ensure your comfort.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury, it’s important that you start the claims process early. This allows time to engage the appropriate occupational therapists who will assist with your or your loved ones discharge from the hospital or regional rehabilitation center to home.
Once an accident victim returns home and no longer within the safe walls of a rehab unit, the real adjustment to the injury begins. In the hospital, everything revolves around a disabled person and his or her new injury. Most needs are attended to, each problem is solved and any medical questions are answered.
Although most people with a serious injury experience a period of excitement when they first return home, this is often followed by a repeat of the set emotions previously faced in the early days of rehab: sadness, resentment, anger at the person that hurt you, frustration and anxiety. It’s important that the proper therapies are valuated, projected and paid for – and this is something that our lawyers can help with.
In starting the claims and recovery process against the at-fault person that caused your pain, our Sudbury personal injury lawyers will ensure that all of your needs are met. We will also ensure that everything is paid for either by your own insurance company or the negligent party’s insurance company. We will leave no stone unturned and ensure that you are taken care of financially, presently and for the rest of your life.
As your legal representation, we will obtain the necessary documentation, evidence, reports, and medical examinations from you in order to carefully and confidentially analyze the details of your situation. This will allow us to provide a detailed valuation on your claim. It is also required to determine the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. From there, we will employ top medical and vocational professionals who may assist in strengthening your claim and proving the injuries the accident has caused.
We will ensure, for example, that your home is modified to accommodate your disability, your ambulatory aids are paid for, and any rehabilitation, either physical or psychological is paid for.
The answer is dependent on whether or not you suffered a serious life changing injury. If you been the victim of any sort of serious personal injury, we would be more than happy to evaluate your case. We will also consider the merits of your case, and determine whether or not you may be eligible for significant compensation for your injuries. Speaking to us costs nothing – and we will never ask you for any payment, at any time, during your case.
Every personal injury claim is unique and based on varying circumstances. This is why we will need to speak with you or your family to obtain all of the details surrounding your accident or injury. After we have a comprehensive understanding of the specifics of your case, we can determine the claims that you are entitled to make.
Once your case is taken, you will never have to worry again. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with. They will often go at great lengths to underpay you or undervalue your claim.
Depending on the circumstances of your injury and the accident, you could be eligible for financial compensation such as:
Matt Lalande has dealt with cases involving 18 wheeler accidents, semi trucks, freight liners, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, serious brain injuries, spine injuries and many other types of serious injury cases. He has been practicing complex injury law and successfully representing accident victims from his hometown of Sudbury since 2003.
Remember, each consultation is free, with no up-front charges, and your inquiry is highly confidential. You are certainly not obligated to retain our firm after speaking with us. However, it is our goal to ensure you get the settlement you truly deserve to find financial peace of mind during your recovery process. Additionally, if you are too sick or injured to travel, we will come to you at your convenience to make everything easier for you. We travel to Sudbury on a very regular basis to see our clients.
Contact our Sudbury personal injury lawyers at 1-844-LALANDE to request your free consultation. Alternatively, you can fill out an online contact form and one of our representatives will respond to your inquiry within one day.