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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 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 some 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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Ottawa traffic fatalities hit seven-year high

Ontario car accident lawyers have been so preoccupied with vulnerable road user deaths in Toronto that another major road safety story has flown under the radar: traffic fatalities in Ottawa increased 23 per cent in 2017 to reach a seven-year high.

The nation’s capital reported 32 traffic-related deaths last year, up from 26 in 2016 and the most since 38 people died in 2010. Twenty-four of the 32 deaths were drivers or passengers in automobiles, five were pedestrians, and three were motorcyclists. The city recorded no cycling fatalities in 2017.

The Ottawa Police Service has not identified a definitive cause for the increase but believe distracted driving and an influx of new vehicles were contributors. They have stated that road safety is a priority.

“Every few years, when we have a public survey, road safety is always one of the top concerns from the public, so we want to make sure that we’re participating and addressing those concerns as best we can through enforcement, through collaborating with our safety partners and just improve the safety on the roads in Ottawa,” Staff Sgt. Frank D’Aoust told Global News.

The city has embarked on a number of road safety initiatives, including increased enforcement of existing impaired and distracted driving rules, identifying problematic intersections, and working with the engineering unit to build solutions. D’Aoust also told Global that motorists must accept responsibility.

“Drivers have to start paying attention to what they’re doing,” he said. “It’s going to take some enforcement… it’s going to take time for people to just get used to not having their phone on their lap … not having to communicate during that short time they’re commuting.”

D’Aoust also offered some common-sense advice with which Ontario car accident lawyers are sure to agree: put the phone away; watch for pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users; never speed or drive impaired; and use extra caution during rush hour.

Ottawa’s latest traffic fatality statistics show that road safety is a province-wide issue, not something unique to Toronto. As our cities grow and become more densely populated, law enforcement and city planners must find new ways to protect residents.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a serious traffic accident, contact the Ontario car accident lawyers at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. Our team is proud to offer representation to seriously injured accident victims across Ontario, from Toronto to Ottawa.

 

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Impaired boating on the rise in some regions of Ontario

We’ve officially reached peak cottage season in Ontario, the time of year when cities empty and rural hubs teem with activity. The dog days of summer are also a busy time on the province’s abundant waterways, which makes safe boating practices more important than ever. Unfortunately, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have noticed an increase in unsafe habits this year, including impaired boating, which every boating accident lawyer recognizes as a cardinal sin.

In Chatham-Kent, the OPP has received more complaints about intoxicated boating than usual, according to a report from CBC Windsor. The provincial police force hasn’t pinpointed a reason for the increase, but they are committed to stepping up enforcement.

“We haven’t really seen this type of behaviour in the past,” Const. Jay Denorer told the CBC. “So what’s happening now is we’re starting to notice it.”

Moving forward, the OPP has pledged to include alcohol checks as part of their regular safety inspections. Locals hope the larger police presence will result in a tangible reduction in impaired boating.

“There is unfortunately too much drinking and boating, and it does cause accidents. It causes fatalities,” Leamington boater Dorit Jirash told the CBC. “There’s a lot you need to know in order to be a successful boater, and drinking has no place on a boat whatsoever.”

Indeed, as any boating accident lawyer in Ontario can tell you, drinking is a factor in approximately 65 per cent of all fatal boating accidents across Canada. As such, boating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a criminal offence; in Ontario, individuals who drink and boat are subject to the same punishment as those who drink and drive.

The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for boaters is 80 milligrams. Additionally, it is illegal for most boaters to consume alcohol while on board their vessel. Legal alcohol consumption is only permitted on anchored or docked boats with a permanent toilet and permanent cooking and sleeping facilities. Drinking on all smaller boats, including those without motors, is illegal.

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a boating accident, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced boating accident lawyer today. Our team can assess the validity of your claim, provide guidance during the legal process, and offer access to medical service providers to mitigate your recovery.

 

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