If you have suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence, it is a stressful time for you and your entire family. Along with the pain and suffering associated with the accident, you may have to attend multiple medical appointments to treat your injuries. There may be financial pressures from lost wages if you are unable to work. You shouldn’t have to go through this process alone.
CRB Law provides effective, personalized legal advice for clients who have been seriously injured. We understand that you need to be able to focus on recovering from your injuries and you can trust in our experience to get the best possible result for your case.
Acts of Negligence
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, seek appropriate medical attention immediately. You don’t need to wait until you are fully recovered from your injury or to seek legal advice about your case. There may be time limits involved if you wish to pursue a claim for monetary damages. Your best option is to contact us for a free review of your case.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries are two examples of serious, permanent injuries that can be suffered in a motor vehicle accident (MVA). It can be difficult to fathom how these types of injuries will impact a person over their whole life.
You or your family may wish to file a claim for the cost of future care, therapy, assistive devices, and any other damages that may be recoverable. CRB Law’s experienced personal injury lawyers can help you and your family calculate these costs and guide you through the process in a step-by-step manner. Contact us for assistance with your car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident claim.
Slip and Fall
Slip and fall injuries are, unfortunately, all too common and can lead to serious injuries. You don’t need to know the full extent of your injuries following a slip and fall before you speak to a CRB Law personal injury lawyer.
Depending on where the fall occurred, you may only have a limited time to start your legal claim for damages. For example, if the slip and fall occurred on municipal property, you only have 10 days to put the municipality on notice of your injury. By speaking to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, you can protect your right to pursue a possible claim.
Consumers want to trust the products they buy and use for themselves and their families are safe. If you have been injured due to a manufacturer’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary damages in some circumstances. Some types of product liability claims include:
- Defects in product design
- Manufacturing defects
- Failure by the manufacturer to warn the consumer properly about an adverse outcome
In a case where a product manufacturer has been negligent, you could recover monetary damages for your injuries and losses suffered as a direct result of the manufacturer’s wrongdoing. These could include compensation for any lost income or medical expenses as well as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If you have been injured by a defective product or a manufacturer’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Don’t go it alone; seek professional advice from a product liability lawyer who can provide you with personalized advice about your case.
In rare instances, you may also be entitled to collect punitive damages. Punitive damages are not used to compensate an injured person or their family for their injuries; instead, they are used to punish the negligent party for their actions and deter others from engaging in similar actions in the future.
Medical malpractice cases can involve several different types of health care misconduct, such as a failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, surgical error, medication error, or improper follow-up care. In Canada, you must be able to prove three elements to have a valid malpractice claim:
- The was a patient-practitioner relationship.
- The practitioner acted negligently by breaching the required standard of care.
- The negligent action caused the damages you sustained.
Sexual Assault or Sexual Abuse
Sexual assault or sexual abuse claims relate to non-consensual contact of a sexual nature, including fondling, forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, and unlawful sexual intercourse or penetration of the victim’s body by a body part or object. Victims may file a civil suit in addition to any criminal charges that the perpetrator is facing. Many law firms in Canada will not handle these types of cases due to the complexity of the laws involved, but we've successfully taken multiple sexual abuse cases to trial.
To make a wrongful death claim in Ontario, you need to prove that the death was either due to someone else’s negligence or deliberate. You must also show that the death wasn’t caused by the individual themselves and that their loss has caused measurable damages to the surviving family members.
You and other family members (spouse, common-law spouse, children, and grandparents) may be able to bring a claim for loss of care, guidance, and companionship that you expected to receive from the deceased. You can also bring a claim for financial losses, including:
- Loss of financial support the deceased would have provided
- Loss of household or childcare services the deceased would have provided
- Lost income as a result of the death (being off work due to emotional distress)
- Hospital bills and medications incurred prior to death
- Travel expenses incurred to visit the deceased person during treatment (Must be reasonable)
- Funeral and related expenses
To get the full compensation you may be entitled to for the loss of a loved one, you need the help of an experienced wrongful death lawyer.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer
When results matter, you want lawyers who will review your case carefully and give you clear, concise advice. You can count on CRB Law to give you effective representation you can trust. Lawyers Mark Binder, Erin Reynolds, and Michael Drake have the skills and experience necessary to handle a wide range of personal injury claims.
Our law firm helps clients in Windsor, Tecumseh, LaSalle, Belle River, Kingsville, Leamington, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton, and across Ontario with personal injury and wrongful death claims, family law, insurance, real estate transactions, estate planning, and other legal matters. If you need help, call us at (519) 254-6433 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free consultation.