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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 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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Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers is aided by a highly qualified support team that works to ensure that your rights are protected. When necessary, we employ medical, investigative, and forensic experts to contribute to your recovery and your case. Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers is dedicated to providing the same level of service that we would want for our families and ourselves.
For over 45 years, we have been representing individuals and victims who have been injured.
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The federal government’s bid to enact strict new impaired driving rules alongside its marijuana legalization bill hit a major snag last month when the Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee voted to remove a key provision in the legislation. The move divided lawmakers, legal experts, road safety advocates, and Ontario personal injury lawyers.
Bill C-46 was introduced as a companion to Bill C-45, the bill to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in Canada. In addition to addressing issues around marijuana-impaired driving, Bill C-46 proposes allowing police officers to conduct random roadside breathalyzer tests without probable suspicion of impairment.
The provision is controversial, as Ontario personal injury lawyers can understand. Some legal experts believe it violates Canada’s Charter of Rights and “would lead to a decade of Charter challenge litigation,” according to Sen. Denise Batters, who proposed eliminating the provision. Activists have also suggested it would enable police to unfairly target minority communities.
Supporters of the bill see it as essential to ensuring safety on Canadian roads following the legalization of recreational cannabis. According to the National Post, more than 40 countries have enacted random roadside testing programs and experienced reductions in impaired driving fatalities of up to 36 per cent. When Conservative MP Steven Blaney proposed similar legislation in 2016, it received near-unanimous support in the House of Commons and praise from Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Many personal injury lawyers in Ontario believe the policy could significantly improve road safety in the province.
Some of the bill’s supporters believe that politics, not constitutional concerns, inspired the committee’s decision. The Conservative Party of Canada has emphatically opposed the Liberals’ efforts to legalize marijuana, and it was Conservative senators who spearheaded the committee’s vote. Indeed, Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais, who voted to eliminate the roadside testing provision, was an early and vocal proponent of Steven Blaney’s bill just two years ago.
“It appears as though obstruction of the policy agenda of the government of Canada is of higher priority than consistency of policy position,” said Sen. Peter Harder, the government’s representative in the Senate.
“This is shocking,” added MADD CEO Andrew Murie, according to the Post. “You kind of wonder if this is based on what they say is legal concerns or is this politics being played out?”
After much debate, the Senate voted in June not to reinstate mandatory roadside testing. The amended bill will now move to the House of Commons, where it will likely be rejected and returned to the Senate. This cumbersome process may delay the bill’s passage, meaning Bill C-45 could be passed without accompanying impaired driving legislation, which puts road users at risk.
If you’ve been injured in an impaired driving accident, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ team of Ontario personal injury lawyers to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help you understand your legal situation and provide guidance as you pursue fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries.
Almost every Toronto personal injury lawyer has, at some point, fielded an inquiry relating to a vulnerable road user being struck by a vehicle. In Canada’s biggest city, cyclists, pedestrians, and motor vehicles all share limited space on the roads. As the city has grown, this arrangement has led to tensions and, unfortunately, a rising number of serious injuries and fatalities.
City planners, local politicians, and victims’ advocates have all proposed solutions to Toronto’s road safety woes, including increased funding for public transit programs, infrastructure updates, harsher penalties for dangerous driving, and stricter enforcement of existing traffic laws. Several months ago, Liberal MPP Yvan Baker even proposed the “Phones Down, Heads Up Act,” a so-called ‘zombie law’ targeting pedestrians who use their smartphones in crosswalks.
The Phones Down, Heads Up Act was an outlier; safety measures designed to protect vulnerable road users rarely target pedestrian behaviours. But in a recent Toronto Star editorial, contributor Royson James suggested that maybe they should.
Pedestrians in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) “exhibit a wanton disregard and disrespect of the car as a killing machine,” Royson writes. He posits that a healthy fear of automobiles and a sense of responsibility for one’s own safety would contribute to a decrease in pedestrian injuries in Toronto.
“Narrow sidewalks. Poor street design. Lack of safe cycling space. Insufficient speed controls. Inattentive drivers. These are some of the frequently cited reasons for the carnage on our streets when pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles converge,” Royson says. “We should loudly, boldly resolutely address another, less politically correct reason – the culture of pedestrian disrespect of the car as an agent of danger and death.”
However, in a separate Star editorial, Edward Keenan points out that the stats don’t back up claims that pedestrians are ultimately to blame for their injuries. He cites a May 2018 report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an American organization, that found that problematic road design and an increase in large passenger vehicles were primarily to blame for spiking pedestrian fatalities in that country.
If you were to ask a Toronto personal injury lawyer, they might tell you that the best solution to surging pedestrian fatalities is a mix of infrastructure updates, changes to the rules of the road, and public messaging campaigns that promote awareness among pedestrians. Blaming vulnerable road users for the dangers they face may be irresponsible, but asking them to take reasonable precautions is not.
If you have been injured in a road accident in Toronto, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Toronto personal injury lawyer. Our team can help you understand your legal options and put you in touch with leading medical and rehabilitative care providers. At Neinstein, your recovery comes first.
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