personal injury lawyer toronto
Whether you have been injured to another person’s negligence, denied insurance benefits for an injury, wrongfully dismissed, or your home insurance claim has been denied, you need someone who cares about your recovery, both physical and financial.
You can rely on the personal injury attorneys at Rotondo Law Firm, P.C. to work through the legal system on your behalf and make sure that your best interests are represented.
We know this is a stressful time in your life. Let us handle the task of fighting for your rights and negotiating the compensation that you deserve. Our experience in handling cases like yours means we can anticipate what’s next and keep you informed throughout the process.
If you hire us, you will always speak to one of our lawyers who knows the ins and outs of your case, and you will never be left in the dark about your case. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
If you’ve been hurt call the personal injury lawyers at Rotondo Law Firm, P.C. today. (416) 868-0900, or toll free at 1.877 380 – 8099.
No Fee Until You Win
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall accident, any other type of accident, or if your disability or accident insurance benefits claim has been denied, you might be asking, “can I afford to hire a personal injury lawyer” and “what is it going to cost me?” We understand – when you have been set back due to an injury or a denied insurance claim, legal fees should not serve as an obstacle to obtain deserved compensation. In such times, you are likely not in a financial position to pay a lawyer hundreds or thousands of dollars to have a lawyer represent you when you are seeking compensation for the same issue for which you are seeking a lawyer’s representation. This is precisely why we work based on a contingency fee, which means that we do not get paid unless you win.
Some lawyers prefer to bill their clients by an hourly retainer, which means that you will be billed for any work they do on your claim. For hourly fee retainers, whether the case is won or lost, the client will typically be billed for any call, email, or meeting with the lawyer or the lawyer’s staff. Fees can add up quite quickly and unexpectedly for clients who are billed by an hourly retainer agreement. Although we can spend numerous hours on your case with the goal of getting you the best possible result, you will not see a bill from our firm unless we successfully resolve and win your case, and your bill is capped by the terms of the retainer agreement. We believe that a contingency fee agreement is the most realistic billing method for clients, especially when finances are strained due to a life altering event, such as an accident or the denial of insurance benefits.
Motor Vehicle Accident Tort Claims
Tort actions arising from motor vehicle accidents in Ontario are legislatively filtered through rules specifically aimed to limit the volume of claims proceeding through our court system.
Filtering tort actions takes place with what is informally referred to as a “verbal threshold” and a “monetary threshold”, which apply to the intangible claim of pain and suffering.
To succeed in the pain and suffering component of a tort action claim, a Defendant through their insurer may take the position that the claim “does not meet the threshold”. The verbal threshold consists of statutory language under the Insurance Act and its regulations which requires the tort claimant to have suffered a “permanent, serious disfigurement or a permanent serious impairment of an important physical, mental or psychological function.
Accidents that cause injury to passengers during the course of international travel by air are governed by two overlapping international conventions: The Warsaw Convention of 1929, and the Montreal Convention of 1999.
For the injured passenger, Article 17 of the Warsaw Convention provides that:
The carrier shall be liable for damage sustained in the event of the death or wounding of a passenger or any other bodily injury suffered by a passenger, if the accident which caused the damage so sustained took place on board the aircraft or in the course of any of the operations of embarking or disembarking.
With minor variations, by Article 17, the Montreal Convention of 1999 adopted the language of Article 17 of the Warsaw Convention.
For an injured passenger to recover damages there are three conditions that need to be met: A. Involvement in an “accident”; B. Death or bodily injury caused by the “accident”, C. While the injured person was a passenger on board of the aircraft or while in the process of embarking or disembarking.
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