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Orthopaedic injuries arise when the musculoskeletal system is injured. This is a network of ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles and bones. Physicians who are trained in knee and hip, joint, shoulder or foot and ankle treat these injuries. The diagnosis and treatment involves imaging procedures and surgeries that can be minimally invasive to very comprehensive ones.

Orthopaedic injuries can be catastrophic and lead to long term or permanent disability. There are cases where the victim suffers from disfigurement. Multiple surgeries are required and in most cases, a lifetime of medication.

Common orthopaedic injuries

  • Arthritis. This can affect the hand, the knee, foot, hip or ankle.
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • ACL injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures on the hip and wrist.

The above injuries can arise when you are involved in a car accident because of negligence of another party. For instance, fractures are all too common in car crashes. These can be so severe that the victim is permanently disfigured or suffers from a severe fracture. This can lead to days or even months in hospitals and corrective surgeries. This can take a toll on the victim as well as the family members especially if the victim is the sole bread winner of the family.

If you or your loved one has suffered from any of these injuries due to negligence of another party, you need to hire an attorney. We will assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries. The key factors that we consider are the nature of the orthopaedic injuries and the debilitation. We work with expert witnesses who look at the medical report of the doctor and advise on the extent of the debilitation in the future.

Orthopaedic injuries also have an effect on the quality of life on the victim. In cases of permanent injuries, we will seek compensation for medical expenses, future medical costs, therapy and rehabilitation. Additionally, our clients can expect compensation for loss of income as the permanent disability prevents you from working now and in the future.

In all personal injury cases, the victim is entitled to damages. In this case, we will ensure that you are justly compensated for all the physical pain, emotional distress and the financial burden the injury has caused to you and your family.

Call us now and request for free consultation with one of the best lawyers that are qualified in handling personal injury cases. We understand the medical process and have the capacity to negotiate a suitable settlement on your behalf.

In every single year, some people are victims of drunk driving and drug related accidents. The injuries are definitely life changing, and they affect hundreds of thousands of lives each year. This is how serious the case is and as lawyers, we ensure that the victims are compensated for the carelessness of the drunk drivers.

Effects of drunk driving

  • Drunk driving leads to severe injuries to victims and sometimes death. These injuries can be life changing as victims can spend their lives disabled or nursing a severe injury such as TBI or spinal cord injuries. Disfigurement is also common and sometimes, doing simple tasks such as preparing a meal or climbing the stairs is impossible.
  • The victims suffer from emotional distress since they have completely lost their quality of life.
  • Financially, the victims have incurred medical expenses and other expenses that arise from surgeries, therapy and loss of income.
  • Drunk drivers are not only responsible for the injuries of victims, they also can be charged for criminal offences because driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offence. There are cases where the driver knows the repercussions of his actions and can decide to flee the scene. This is surely going to affect his freedom once the police catch him or her.

How a lawyer assists a victim of drunk driving

If you or your loved one is a victim of drunk driving accident, you have the right to seek remedies through the assistance of a lawyer. We have the experience and expertise in handling these cases and ensuring that you are adequately compensated for your injuries.

First, we will arrange free consultation with you in order to understand the circumstances of the accident. We will also gather all the evidence including the individual or the business that served alcohol to the drunk driver and ensure that you are compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering. Since most states and provinces have a statute of limitation, we advise you to seek legal representation as soon as possible.

Although car crashes involving drunk drivers are often referred to as accidents, we do not see the cases as accidents. This is why we have a team of dedicated lawyers who will ensure that you are compensated for the carelessness of the intoxicated driver. Indeed DUI accidents can be prevented. This is why we represent our clients in these cases for their due compensation for their losses and pain and suffering.

Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. We are here to help you get your life back on track.

Finding a job is challenging especially a job that you enjoy. This is why once you find a great job, you work very hard to meet the demands of your employer. The work environment however does come with challenges. One of them is wrongful or constructive dismissal.

If you are a victim of wrongful or constructive dismissal, you have the right to file a lawsuit. We have adequate experience in representing clients who have suffered from wrongful or constructive dismissal cases. Here are some circumstances that initiate this type of lawsuit:

  • When the employer is in breach of the work or employment contract. Here are some examples:
    • When the employer cuts your pay or fringe benefits unlawfully. It is worse when he or she decides not to pay you at all.
    • When you are demoted to a lesser role than the one you had before for no justifiable reason.
    • Changing your duties or job description without your consent. There are cases where the employer changes the working hours.
    • Refusing time off for holidays and off days
    • Threats of dismissal if you do not accept the current employment conditions
    • There are times when the employer makes it impossible for the employee to do his job effectively such as confusing the tasks, repeated interruption and uncommunicated deadlines.
    • Failure of the employer to offer support to allow you to accomplish the tasks efficiently
    • Forcing you to do the work of other colleagues without pay.
    • Vandalizing the work station
    • Forcing you to attend social events such as parties at night.
  • When there is a breach of the work contract and you did not accept the breach
  • When you were forced to resign because of the breach of the work contract.

As soon as you contact us for wrongful or constructive dismissal, we will ask you to gather evidence to prove that indeed you were unjustly dismissed. We will locate witnesses and gather other evidence that are necessary to ensure that you are compensated for your loss and emotional suffering in the hands of the employer. Some of the damages that we assist our clients in claiming include loss of wages, benefits, holiday payment, commissions, health insurance and pensions. We also claim interests for our clients.

We always advise our clients to ensure that they look for another job to avoid further damages. Depending on the circumstances, we will ensure that you recover from the unjust treatment of your employer. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

An injury that causes disability is one that impacts and in fact changes the life of the injured person completely. It can be a short term disability but in some instances, the disability is long term. When the disability is classified as long term, the person is often no longer able to work either for an extended amount of time, or for the rest of their life. It can often mean that the person’s financial situation is impacted negatively since they are not able to earn while at the same time, the cost of medication and medical care goes through the roof.

Why do you need a Lawyer?

Even with long term disability insurance cover you may find that insurance companies may be reluctant to meet their end of the bargain. Often they will raise objections saying that the applicant is really not disabled, or that he or she is not disabled enough to be entitled to receive of benefits or even that you, the applicant, misrepresented your medical condition when putting in your claim application.

In order to obtain the necessary compensation, the services of a lawyer who is both dedicated and experienced are often needed. Our goal is to ensure that you get the proper amount due to you in compensation. Our lawyers have the experience needed with full knowledge of the compensation due to you.

On other occasions you may have the benefits paid out initially, but along the way they may be stopped while you are still unable to go back to work. In such an ugly situation, our lawyers will step in and ensure that your benefits are restored until such a time as you are able to go back to work and make a living.

With our years of experience and determination to fight for our clients, you can be sure that we will provide you the kind of legal support you need. We understand clearly the complexities that surround long term disability claims and with our reliable and trusted advocacy, we will do all in our power to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you find yourself in a dispute with an insurance claim perhaps regarding the psychological trauma you may have suffered or how much chronic pain you are in, or any other issue for that matter, give us a call. If for whatever reason you feel that your disability benefits were denied wrongfully, contact us and let us defend you.

Motorcycles are the most vulnerable when it comes to accidents on the road. Often, victims of a motorcycle injury suffer severe injuries and in many cases, death. The life that follows thereafter is very tough but a personal injury lawyer can help you get compensation for your injuries which will go a long way to ease your financial burden as you recover.

Areas for Compensation

If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident you can be compensated for the following:

  • Loss of income, earning capacity and consortium
  • Lost income in the future
  • Medical bills both current and future
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental and physical impairment
  • Mental anguish
  • Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any special equipment needed to help you adjust to disability
  • Wrongful death

In order to get the proper compensation you deserve, you need to have a lawyer experienced in motorcycle accidents such cases on your side. We are on your side, to help you walk through this difficult time and to explain to you the options available to you. Our aim is to help you pursue your compensation for the losses, the pain and suffering as well as for the medical bills you are incurring now or will incur in the future due to your motorcycle accident.

It is important that you contact us as soon as possible after the accident so that our lawyers are able to collect all the information as well as evidence necessary to build your case and support the claims you will be making for just compensation. Just so you know, we start our work by giving you a free consultation so that we can evaluate your case. Once we are convinced that there is merit in your case, we will accept to represent you. Our work is to help you challenge the insurance company so that they can give you the full compensation that you deserve.

It is possible to have an accident and not feel injured at the time. In such cases, accept whatever medical treatment that is offered to you at the site of the accident or in a walk-in clinic. The injuries may not be apparent due to an adrenaline rush. However, if you refuse medical care, it could easily compromise any financial claims you may make in the future. Be sure to also take pictures of the damage caused to your motorcycle before taking it for repair as well.

Feel Free to Contact Us Immediately for Your Free Consultation and Case Evaluation.

Pedestrian accidents can cause devastating injuries and can even be fatal. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, the best thing you can do is to get an experienced lawyer to represent you. Our lawyers are available to give you a free consultation and evaluate your case if you have gone through a pedestrian accident.

Major Reasons for Pedestrian Accidents

There are certain common reasons for the pedestrian accidents that many experience. They include:

  • Ignoring traffic signs
  • Not paying attention to surroundings
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving recklessly
  • Blind driveways

Injuries Incurred in Pedestrian Accidents

When people are walking they basically do not have much opportunity to evade injuries if they get into an accident. It is because they do not have much protection that they tend to incur injuries that are very severe. Some of those injuries include the following:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Paralysis
  • Nerve Damage
  • Bones that are either fractured, broken or sprained
  • Road rash
  • Torn ligaments
  • Disfigurement etc…

Often the accident proves fatal to the pedestrian.

We are here to help you preserve your rights and to also ensure that you get the compensation due to you for your loss and suffering due to the negligence of another. Our team is made up of seasoned lawyers with the experience and dedication you need to win your case. It is important that you contact us immediately the accident happens so that we are able to collect evidence and the information from the site of the accident itself which builds a stronger case for you.

When an accident occurs, you can be sure that there will be loss of income, loss of the ability to earn, pain and suffering, mental anguish and disfigurement, among others. Many times there will be high medical bills now and in the future as well as long painful months of therapy and rehabilitation. In some instances there may be need to buy special equipment to help in case of a disability, or the need to professional home care. All these can be overwhelming to say the least.

So call us today for your free consultation and case evaluation and give us the opportunity to challenge the insurance companies for your just compensation. With our dedicated and highly experienced lawyers, you have a great chance of success.

When there is professional negligence in the provision of healthcare, it is termed as medical malpractice. One of the most difficult cases to prosecute is a medical malpractice case. Often one needs to prove that either an omission or an action by the healthcare providers led to the professional negligence. In addition, there is a need to prove that the healthcare provider did not follow the standard of care that has been set. The professional negligence then leads to the death or injury of the patient.

Common Claims of Medical Malpractice

Some of the most common claims include the following:

  • Surgical errors
  • DVT or Pulmonary embolism
  • Various infections and bed sores
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Failure to make proper diagnosis
  • Medication and prescription errors
  • Medical errors during emergencies
  • LASIK malpractice
  • Injuries during birthing process

Medical malpractice can be devastating to both the patient and his or her family. In order to prove malpractice there needs to be an expert medical witness giving testimony to the same. This is because the ordinary jury may not have the expertise to prove that the care given was wanting. As such, it is important that the evidence tabled in court against the health care provider or the medical practitioner be strong.

It is critical then that you secure the services of a lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice. The lawyer will then help you in evaluating the case to ensure that indeed there is negligence on the part of the healthcare provider. Once the lawyer ascertains that you have a case, then it is necessary to seek compensation due to the losses suffered.
Our team of expert medical malpractice lawyers is ready and willing to assist you through the process. Our obligation is to you and your family when a healthcare provider is found to be in breach of the required care standards in either treating a condition or diagnosing one. We offer free consultation and we are ready to listen to you.

Once we ascertain that you have a case we will indeed offer you our services to ensure that we help sort out your issue. We want you to have a future that is healthy and comfortable and will therefore do our best to ensure that you receive full compensation. We will work tirelessly to get you what is due to you. Give us a call today for a free consultation and let us help you.

When we speak of product liability we are talking about the liability of any party or indeed all parties that are involved in the manufacture of a defective product and for any damage that has been caused by the said product. These are the parties that are usually involved when it comes to product liability:

  • The company that manufactured the component parts of the product
  • The manufacturer who assembled the product
  • The wholesaler
  • The final retailer of the product or the store owner

Many times when a product is defective it causes the end user harm. It is termed defective when it has been produced and sold commercially by its manufacturer but it is dangerous to the end user if he or she uses it as the directions instruct, or it is not fit to fulfill the purpose for which it is intended. Sometimes it is said to be defective if the instruction manual accompanying it is not adequate. Or if the product has been designed incorrectly or manufactured or assembled dangerously.

If you or your loved one has suffered injury to your person due to handling a product that is defective, then you may be eligible for compensation for those injuries. The compensation may include a medical expense provision, compensation for lost wages and even for pain and suffering. The costs you have incurred because of the personal injury can also be compensated.

If you are faced with a breach of warranty or there has been negligence, you too can have a case of product liability. Getting in touch with our lawyers is one of the best things you can do if you have a case that has to do with product liability. Our team comprises of seasoned personal injury lawyers ready and willing to help you and provide guidance if you have been injured by a defective product.

Due to our deep knowledge as well as vast experience gained through the years of handling such cases, you can be rest assured that you will be getting the best advice and representation where your case is concerned. With the single minded goal of getting you the just compensation for your sufferings, our team of lawyers is what you need if you have suffered injury either at the workplace or at home from defective products.

If you have product liability cases involving baby toys that were unsafe, electrical injuries, vehicle rollovers, boat accidents, child and infant car seats among others, give us a call for your free consultation today. We are here to assist you.

A spinal cord injury is a life altering injury. Many decisions about the care of the victim must be made including a decision for long term care. Many times medical practitioners will tell you that medical treatment will be needed for rest of the person’s life. It will include medication, treatment, hospital stays, rehabilitation and more. The cost of such treatment for the rest of the person’s life can easily climb into millions. It becomes critical to get legal representation and get the compensation necessary so that most of the financial needs can be met.

One can hardly talk of spinal cord injuries without speaking of brain injuries as well. Usually these come in the form of a closed brain injury or an open brain injury and both can lead to full paralysis or can be fatal. Like spinal injuries, brain injuries are generally followed by treatment, medication and therapy for the long term. It is therefore advisable that one take insurance cover that will cater to both spinal and brain injury. Should this kind of injury happen, our lawyers can then be able to fight for you to receive maximum compensation.

A free consultation with one of our lawyers will give you a clear understanding of your legal rights as well as entitlements in the face of spinal cord injuries. Our firm has lawyers who have the necessary experience and expertise to take on personal injury cases that involve spinal cord. We have the resources and skills needed to take on the insurance companies that will fight tooth and nail to frustrate your compensation. Our legal team will put you at ease. We are committed to making sure that your best interests are taken care of. Our goal is to win the case and have you duly compensated for your loss.

If you or a loved one has had either a spinal injury or a brain injury that was sustained in an accident you are facing astronomical costs financially, not to mention the toll of such an injury on your social life and your emotions, then get in touch with us today. Many times there is loss of income as well and suffering to the family of the victim. It is important that you call our team of personal injury lawyers who are more than qualified to handle such a case and deliver positive results. We have assisted others in similar situations to receive full compensation and we promise to assist you in the same manner.

An accident can have devastating effects on the injured person and his or her family. Even though the circumstances surrounding each accident may be different, there are several common causes known to bring about car accidents. Some of them include texting while driving, drunk driving, speeding, driver fatigue, ignoring traffic signals, tailgating, poor weather conditions, hydroplaning, driving recklessly and distracted drivers.

Claims for Accident Benefits

There are certain benefits that are considered statutory. They include:

  • Housekeeping benefit
  • Non-earner benefit
  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Attendant care
  • Income replacement

In order to get the benefits as well as any compensation due to you, you will need to have a good lawyer who knows the law and can argue your case on your behalf.

Important Steps to Take After an Accident

  • Make sure that you notify the authorities that you have had an accident
  • Take down all the necessary information such as the name of the other party, their address, license numbers, the number plate of the car and contact details of any witnesses.
  • Be sure to speak to your insurance company as well as that of the other party and report the accident. Give the names of the parties involved in the accident as well as other contact details. However, the accident details should be withheld until after you have consulted your lawyer.
  • Contact us immediately! You can reach our offices on 416-783-3378 or via email to Info@WeAreTheInjuryLawyers.com. We will be happy to give you a consultation at no cost.
  • Be sure to contact your doctor and get treatment
  • Be sure to keep a record of the health care providers who attend to you. This includes details of their names and contacts as well.
  • Keep a record of all the receipts of the expenses incurred as a result of the motor vehicle accident.
  • In addition, record how much time your friends and family spend taking care of the injured person.
  • Find out if there are supplemental insurance policies that relate to the accident.
  • Be sure to get the police report of the accident and also review it to ensure that the information is accurate.

We are dedicated to making sure that you receive what is rightfully due to you. Our goal is to ensure that our clients get proper compensation, the full settlement, for the misfortune and the injuries brought about by the accident.

Contact us for your free consultation today!