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For your free case evaluation and consultation, contact the personal injury law experts at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers. Call 1-866-920-4242 toll-free, or email email@example.com for more information. The road to recovery starts today.
Our law firm is located in Toronto and serves all of Ontario.
Many Locations Serving the Ontario Region
Visit Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers at our downtown Toronto flagship location, readily accessible by car, PATH or transit, or at one of our satellite offices in North Bay and Brampton, Ontario. Our dedicated accident attorneys serve clients throughout the province; if you cannot drive due to impaired mobility, brain or spinal injury, a lawyer from our team will see to arranging appropriate transport to and from our offices. In the case that you or your loved one does not feel comfortable travelling, a Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers lawyer will arrange to come to you, so as not to disrupt your healing process.
Why Align with an Accident Injury Lawyer?
Let our expertise work for you. When you partner with Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers, our experience becomes your advantage. Our personal injury lawyers act as your advocates in the pursuit of the compensation to which you and your family may be entitled for your injuries. Though many claims are settled outside of the court system, your attorney may serve as your representation should your case go before a judge or jury. As accident and medical malpractice lawyers, we ensure that your rights are represented, even if your benefits have previously been delayed or denied.
Areas of Expertise
At Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers, we have experience in all aspects of personal injury litigation, including brain and spinal injury, slip and fall, car accidents, tort and accident benefit claims, long term disability and chronic pain, dog bites, insurance disputes, product liability, wrongful death and medical malpractice.
Lawyers at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers understand the challenges unique to personal injury cases, providing access to any necessary medical and rehabilitative care as well as counselling for families who have lost a loved one to accidental death.
No Fees Until Your Case is Successfully Resolved
At Neinstein, we understand that while financial compensation for your accident claim cannot reverse the trauma you have sustained, the added support can alleviate stress and allow you to focus on your recovery.When you align with an accident injury lawyer at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers, our firm finances your case until it is successfully resolved, without the burden of upfront or hourly legal fees. Our proven strategies are offered at no risk to you: if you are not awarded restitution for your case, our services are free of charge.
Over 45 Years of Award-Winning Client Service
Not all accident law firms are alike. Recognized for our record of success and recommended for our superior client experience, Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers is honoured to be named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the country’s top ten boutique personal injury firms. Neinstein’s accomplished team provides clients with valuable legal advice, effective case management and access to helping professionals that provide compassionate care related to the physical and emotional consequences of accident or medical malpractice. Our lawyers are proud to have served Ontarians for over 45 years, and our commitment to service excellence continues today.
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Our Personal Injury LawyersOur law firm has rightfully earned a reputation for being tenacious advocates for victims. We are confident that by choosing Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers you will obtain the best possible outcome and the appropriate compensation for your case.
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Thirty-three-year-old Scott McPherson may have been the first snowmobiler to lose his life in Ontario this winter, but he is unlikely to be the last. The man’s body was recovered from an Eastern Ontario lake in late November, prompting the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to release a public warning, the contents of which every Ontario snowmobile accident lawyer will find painfully familiar.
“No ice is ‘safe ice,’” the statement reads. “Underlying water currents or air pockets can create thin ice, even in the coldest temperatures. Snowmobilers can’t see this until it’s too late.”
The police service is hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2016-17 winter season, during which snowmobile-related deaths reached a ten-year high. Approximately a third of the fatalities involved breaking through shallow ice and many were linked to speeding, impairment, and other risky, avoidable behaviours.
Like every Ontario snowmobile accident lawyer, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) understands that some of its members take unnecessary risks on the trails. Together with the OPP, the province’s primary organizing body for snowmobilers is aiming to effect change.
“Working in partnership with the OPP on snowmobile safety these past several years continues to be an effective way to promote safe snowmobiling, with the aim of reducing the number of snowmobile fatalities,” OFSC Manager of Participation and Partnership Develop said last year in a release. “While we are pleased to see many snowmobilers using OFSC trails safety and responsibly, there are still a number of them taking unnecessary chances and making bad riding choices.”
During Ontario Snowmobile Safety Week 2017, the organization published a comprehensive list of safety tips ‘for arriving home safely after each ride.’ The list advises riders to stay on open OFSC trails; only ride in good visibility conditions; maintain space between riders; use hand signals; remain on the right-hand side of the trail; never cross ice alone; and always be vigilant and prepared for accidents by carrying a survival kit and reliable communications device.
Snowmobiling is an intimate, engrossing way to experience Ontario’s unique winter landscape; by adhering to common sense safety protocols, it can also be a safe one.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a serious injury in a snowmobiling accident, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers today to speak with an experienced Ontario snowmobile accident lawyer. For more than 40 years, our team of knowledgeable and understanding representatives has fought for the rights of some of the province’s most seriously injured accident victims. Call today to learn how we can help.
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Catastrophically injured Ontarians face monumental challenges at the best of times: as all experienced car accident lawyers understand, serious motor vehicle accidents can result in debilitating injuries that undermine a person’s ability to enjoy life.
Unfortunately, many accident victims face significant challenges in addition to their injuries. Drastic changes to Ontario’s auto insurance system have reduced available benefits and altered catastrophic injury designations in the last five years. Now, a series of recently filed class-action lawsuits allege that 11 insurance providers have engaged in deceitful practices relating to HST on medical benefits since 2010.
The initial series of lawsuits was announced on November 1 against Intact, Aviva, Unifund Assurance, Belairdirect, Certas Direct, and Allstate. On November 20, The Co-operators, Echelon, The Commonwell, Wawanesa, and Economical were also named.
According to the Toronto Star, statements of claim for the lawsuits accuse each insurer of “preferring its own profits ahead of … the well-being of (claimants) who suffered loss or injuries” and charge the provincial government with “deliberately turning a blind eye to the wrongful conduct … in fear that (insurance companies) would in retaliation increase rates … at a time when the government of Ontario had promised a reduction in rates (and) stop providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations to the then-governing party.”
What do the lawsuits allege?
Simply, the insurance providers are accused of deducting HST on medical goods and services from paid benefits or including HST in calculating benefit limits. Both practices are against guidelines set forth by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) which oversaw the province’s insurers until 2016.
The full scope of the scandal is not yet known: tens of thousands of people received accident benefits between 2010 and today, and seriously injured accident victims may have lost thousands of dollars in coverage. The lawsuits are seeking total damages in the neighbourhood of $1-billion.
Should the insurance providers have known better?
According to bulletins and guidelines published by the Toronto Star, the FSCO made clear that HST was to be included in benefits payments and excluded from benefits limits.
A 2010 bulletin states that “if the HST is considered by the (Canada Revenue Agency) to be applicable to any of the services or fees listed in this Guideline, then the HST is payable by an insurer.” In 2015, an FSCO guideline read: “The HST is a tax and is not part of the benefit limit set out in the SABS.”
Unfortunately, the FSCO failed to hold insurers to these standards despite calls from car accident lawyers – in June 2016, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) sent a letter to the organization regarding “an alarming practice of some Ontario insurance companies who wrongfully deduct HST from the available medical and rehabilitation limits for injured accident victims.“
“There’s been a certain amount of incredulity that it has continued,” OTLA president Ron Bohm told the Toronto Star. “It’s nickel and diming, but when you add it up they’ve really taken a lot of money out of the pocket of these people… It’s pure bottom-line profit greed.”
Contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers
If you’ve been injured in an automotive accident or are having trouble accessing accident benefits, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ team of experienced car accident lawyers today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.
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