September 25, 2020

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer

Are you suffering from devastating injuries after an accident caused by someone else? If so, a personal injury lawyer in Toronto may be able to help.

We understand that accidents happen. But when your accident was caused by the reckless or irresponsible conduct of another, is it really an accident? The at-fault party should be brought to justice. They should be cover your costs so you can recover from your injuries without having to worry about finances. 

Pursuing a claim or lawsuit can be intimidating. But a respected Toronto personal injury lawyer at Jasmine Daya & Co. can help. If we take on your case, we’ll work diligently to ensure you get the most out of your personal injury case. 

Common Types of Accidents and Injuries

Many Toronto injury victims hesitate to file a personal injury claim. This is in part because the thought of dealing with the insurance company can be overwhelming. Survivors also sometimes aren’t sure whether their accident and injuries warrant a lawsuit. If someone is to blame for our accident, it’s worth your time to at least get a free consultation. 

There are some types of injuries that occur more often than others in personal injury cases. Some of them include:

  • Brain damage
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Bone fractures and breaks
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Back injuries
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Burns
  • Organ failure

Certain types of accidents occur more frequently, as well. Our firm has worked diligently to get justice for survivors of the following types of incidents:

  • Car accidents
  • Premises liability cases
  • Bar and nightclub assault, including bouncer assault
  • Defective products
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Daycare abuse
  • Bullying
  • Dog bites
  • Work injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Long-term disability denials

These are just a few of the injuries and accidents commonly seen in personal injury cases. If your accident or injury is not included above, it doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t have a case or we can’t take you on as a client. Reach out to learn more about your legal options in Toronto.

Toronto Shared Fault Laws

Another reason injury victims often don’t file a claim is because they know or think they are partially to blame for their own injuries. Those partly at fault often assume this will keep them from getting compensation from the primarily responsible party.

However, Ontario laws do allow for injury victims to seek repayment of their losses. They’re covered under what’s known as contributory negligence. Here, the injury victim holds some responsibility for the cause of their injuries, but this does not keep them from filing a personal injury claim. However, the injury victim will still need to answer for their portion of fault. This is done by proportionally reducing the amount of their injury settlement. 

Let’s take a look at how your injury settlement could be impacted if you were partially to blame for causing your injuries:

Jessica was seriously injured in an accident caused by a reckless motorcyclist. When she filed a lawsuit against him, it came out that Jessica was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. The judge found her 10 percent to blame for her injuries. The jury awarded her $675,000 for her losses. But her award was reduced by 10 percent due to her own contributory negligence. At the close of her Toronto case, Jessica came away with a final award of $607,500.

As can be seen, being partially liable for the cause of your accident or injuries can have a big impact on the outcome of your personal injury award. But it does not prevent you from being awarded compensation. Do you believe you are partially to blame for your losses? Speak with a personal injury lawyer in Toronto to discuss the details of your case. 

Losses You May Be Able to Recover in Toronto

Filing a personal injury claim serves two purposes. One, you have the chance to hold the liable party to account for their role. Two, you can seek compensation for all you have been through. Every case is different. But the kinds of damages you’ll have the chance to recover are generally the same. 

Some of the most frequently sought-after damages in a Toronto personal injury claim include:

  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost quality of life

Toronto Personal Injury FAQ

Having to deal with the insurance company and the legalities associated with a personal injury lawsuit can be overwhelming, and you likely have more questions about what to expect next and how your case will proceed. 

With that in mind, we have addressed some of the most frequently asked questions we have received from injury victims in Toronto just like you. You can also contact our office directly to discuss any additional questions you might have about your personal injury case. 

Will I have to go to court for my personal injury claim?

There are several factors that will determine whether you have to go to court in Toronto. Generally speaking, you will start out by filing a personal injury claim with the insurance company, and if the injury settlement they offer isn’t enough, or if they are not obligated to provide you with full compensation for your suffering, heading to court may be your next best option to securing the compensation that may be rightfully yours.

How long do I have to file my injury claim?

Being mindful of Ontario’s statute of limitations is critical, as missing this deadline will more than likely result in the dismissal of your civil suit. Once two years have passed since the date of your accident, or from the date that you were diagnosed with an accident-related injury, the statute of limitations will expire. If your claim hasn’t been filed by then, you could have lost the opportunity to obtain maximum repayment of your losses. 

What will it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?

When you choose Jasmine Daya & Co. to represent you, there are no upfront costs. We proudly work on a “no win, no fee” basis, more commonly referred to as a contingency fee. This means you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. 

Furthermore, we’ll ensure that the liable party is compelled to cover your lawyer fees so that your personal injury award isn’t impacted by your need to hire a highly trained personal injury lawyer to seek justice. 

Meet with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Toronto

If you are interested in learning more about how an experienced Toronto personal injury lawyer at Jasmine Daya & Co. may be able to help you obtain full compensation for your suffering, schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case. Fill out the quick contact form below, or call our Toronto office at 416-967-9100.