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Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers is a leading Toronto personal injury law firm. Our lawyers feel it is their responsibility to help you discover the government and health organizations who can also assist you in your road to recovery. To the right of this page are valuable Canadian health and government resources that relate to personal injury law in Canada. We also provide you with a directory of other Toronto lawyers who can provide legal assistance to you outside of the scope of Neinstein.com areas of expertise.

Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers – Accident Injury Lawyers Resources

Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers Resource Centre

We have created a Glossary of Terms to assist you with any unfamiliar vocabulary.

We have provided links to the Auto Insurance Claims Forms (OCF Forms) here on the website for your convenience.

Why do I need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Why do I need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer will provide their client with support, get them access to the medical attention they need and make sure that they are properly compensated, their bills are taken care of, their families looked after, and that they can eventually resume somle=e sort of normal life.









Why do I need a specialist in Personal Injury Law?

Why do I need a specialist in Personal Injury Law?

The advantages of a Personal Injury Lawyer that specializes in only one area because they’ll be able to properly understand all the aspects and details involved in your case and they will have a better infrastructure of rehabilitation workers, case managers, and doctors to help facilitate your recovery process better than a general practitioner.

When should I hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

When should I hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Ideally, you will want a Personal Injury Lawyer to be involved from the outset of the case to assist in coordinating your legal matters. When a person is first injured, insurance companies will send over a lot of documents that need to be looked after immediately. If we are involved from the beginning that burden can be lessened, we can make sure that you are just focusing on your care and while we are taking care of the insurance company’s needs, filling out the paperwork and coordinating your care. However, a lawyer can be involved at any stage of the process but ideally, you would want one to be involved from the start.

How much will the legal process cost ?

How much will my personal injury case cost?

Initially, when we discuss a case with someone and we believe that they have a case that is worth proceeding with, we provide a fee structure which is called a contingency agreement. This means that if we take on the case we agree to finance the case, taking on the risks of the case means there is no financial obligation on the victim or their families until the case is resolved. If the case does not settle or does not get resolved there is simply no legal fee.

Will I have to go to Court?

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

The number of personal injury cases that actually go to court is low and the more serious cases where the injuries are clear and uncontroversial rarely if ever go to court. It is the more disputable cases such as those surrounding liability where the Canadian Health Act is in doubt or where the nature of the injury is in doubt that will often require you to go to court.

How much contact will I have with my Personal Injury Lawyers?

How much contact will I have with my Personal Injury Lawyer?

Our clients are free to call us anytime that they have concerns. We have a policy that all calls will be returned the same day or within 24 hours. We encourage our clients to communicate with us as often as they feel is necessary. We do not want our clients to feel like we are a corporate lawyer that sends a bill every time they call.

How should I look for a Personal Injury Lawyer?

How should I look for a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Find a lawyer that specializes exclusively in personal injury law because the advice you’re going to get from a specialist is much more detailed and geared towards what you need. You should also find someone that you are comfortable with, someone that knows how to listen and address your concerns, but also someone who knows how to ask the right questions because, in the beginning, it can be difficult to know what questions to ask or what you’re entitled to. It is important to have someone to be receptive, responsive, and compassionate to your needs.

What can I be compensated for ?

What can I be compensated for after a personal injury?

In addition to the medical and rehabilitation, you are also entitled to loss of income compensation for pain and suffering because of the injuries you sustained and your family is also entitled to compensation for the loss of care guidance and companionship that they have sustained because of your injuries.

What if I can't go back to my old job?

What if I can’t go back to my old job after a personal injury?

If you are seriously injured and can not go back to the occupation you had before your injury, we arrange to have you tested and retrained into an occupation that works for you and that you may experience some degree of enjoyment for the remainder of your working life.

Why should you choose Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers Law Firm?

Why choose Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers Law firm?

Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers has a team compiled of people that all share one common trait, they are all caring individuals that are very sympathetic to the needs of our clients. We differentiate ourselves by being a small firm that works together by bounce ideas and problems off each other, we do not work in isolation we work as a group. Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers pride ourselves in providing a level of service to our clients that we would expect when dealing with any professionals, we expect you to have every answer and every concern met at a time that you feel is appropriate.

Our team has an excellent reputation because we care and look after our clients as well as their family and their future. We never sell the client out for fast fees, we really get connected with our clients and become a member of their family. We feel what they feel and we know what they’re going through so we’re really trying to make life better for them.

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Toronto safety advocates warn of dangerous construction zones

Busy downtown streets are risky for vulnerable road users – pedestrians and cyclists – at the best of times; when construction zones are involved they can be downright dangerous. Nowhere in Canada is the threat greater than in Toronto, the nation’s biggest city and currently the site of more than 700 construction zones according to the local CBC. To Toronto car accident lawyers, the lack of safety measures around the city’s construction sites is an urgent issue that must be addressed.

“Projects are monitored and adjustments are made to the road set up to address issues that may arise during construction,” said Eric Jensen, Toronto’s traffic operations manager, to the CBC. “In every case, safety is of paramount importance and every effort is made to ensure the maximum level of that safety for all road users, particularly the most vulnerable, while also protecting the workers on the site.”

Toronto’s construction zones must adhere to several pieces of legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, but many safety advocates and Toronto car accident lawyers believe more can be done. Adam Cohoon of Walk Toronto suggested to the CBC that reduced speed limits would improve safety, and Pamela Fuselli of Parachute suggested collecting more data.

Currently, the provincial Ministry of Labour is responsible for tracking injuries around construction sites, but their data is imprecise. The CBC reports that 50 non-workers were injured over the past five years, but couldn’t identify between pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, or others. Fifteen injuries were reported in 2018, the most of any year.

Every day, Toronto car accident lawyers talk to injured pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists about their accidents. Eventually, trends begin to emerge, including elevated risks for vulnerable road users and concerns about safety in construction zones. With the mayoral election around the corner, Toronto personal injury lawyers, law enforcement officials, and all manner of safety advocates are optimistic that road safety issues will become a priority at City Hall. Initiatives like Vision Zero have identified opportunities to improve safety for all road users but without political impetus, deaths and serious injuries will continue to occur on Toronto’s streets.

If you or a member of your family have been injured in an automotive accident at or near a construction site, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers today to learn how we can help. Our experienced group of Toronto car accident lawyers can provide guidance and assistance as you navigate the legal system and work towards your recovery.

 

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Motorcycle fatalities surge in BC and Ontario

September has arrived, but motorcycle season is far from over in Ontario – in the province’s south region, fall foliage makes October one of the best months of the year to enjoy a long weekend ride. Unfortunately, as every Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer knows, motorcycle riding comes with inherent risks.

Last month, the British Columbia Coroners Service announced that 30 motorcyclists had died so far in 2018, twice as many as the year before. Eighteen of those deaths came in July, alone. Several months earlier, in May, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) released data showing that fatal Ontario motorcycle accidents had reached a 10-year high in 2017.

“Over and above marking a 10-year high, what made last year’s 48 motorcyclist deaths particularly tragic was the fact that almost half (22) of the motorcycle drivers were not the at-fault driver,” the police service said in a release.

In British Columbia, speed and impairment are the most common causes of fatal motorcycle crashes.

“Speed is the leading factor for motorcycle crashes,” said Lindsay Matthews, ICBC interim vice-president responsible for road safety, in a release. “It makes it difficult to respond to unexpected events, or to correct for errors. ICBC strongly encourage motorcyclists to keep within posted speed limits at all times, and to wear full protective gear to protect themselves in the event of a crash.”

Environmental factors also contributed to about a quarter of the deaths in BC.

Safety Tips

Any Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer can tell you to wear your helmet and reduce your speed, but what else can Ontario motorcyclists do to avoid accidents this fall?

  • Wear full riding gear: protective apparel can mean the difference between a mild and serious injury
  • Ride defensively: assume other drivers can’t see you; keep your headlights on and avoid drivers’ blind spots
  • Never drive while inebriated
  • Inspect your motorcycle prior to your ride: check tires for cracks, bulges, and wear; look for oil or gas leaks; make sure your headlights are working; keep tabs on hydraulic and coolant fluid levels; ensure the clutch and throttle are working smoothly; adjust mirrors as necessary; test the horn; test the brakes at a low speed.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible to speak with an experienced Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer. Our team can help you understand your legal options and provide guidance as you take the first steps on your road to recovery.

 

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