Personal Injury

The families of people who have been catastrophically injured or killed need help in many ways. There is the immediate emergency and then the long-term implications: how will a young family cope without the breadwinner? How will a spouse cope without the help and companionship of the other spouse? How will a family cope with caring for a seriously injured child, spouse, or parent? The family’s future may depend upon the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit.

Personal injury is a very difficult and complex area of law. Our Personal Injury Group is one of the most experienced in Canada, providing a full range of legal services from investigation of the facts through to prosecution of personal injury cases, both trial and appeal. Such injuries may have been sustained in an accident, as a result of using defective products, on premises that were not properly maintained, or as a result of negligence.

Our Group has obtained substantial monetary awards for clients who lack the financial means to fund personal injury lawsuits. We have assisted clients with insurance disputes, including claims for long-term disability insurance. We are also experienced in the procedures and litigation involving the appointment of guardians for those who cannot make decisions on their own.

To ensure that much-needed compensation is obtained as quickly as possible, we provide free initial consultations, flexible retainer arrangements, up-front medical-legal investigations, and aggressive prosecution of viable claims. We also have the backing of a full-service law firm, so we are able to offer other legal services, such as will preparation and tax advice, as required.

The courts and the legal profession recognize Torkin Manes’ Personal Injury Group as leaders in the field of personal injury law. We are often retained by other lawyers as trial counsel or co-counsel on complex cases.

Some of our many personal injury cases have involved:

  • Catastrophic motor vehicle accidents
  • Work injuries
  • Accident benefits
  • Brain injury
  • Fatalities
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Product liability

Visit our medical malpractice and personal injury site

Sexual Assault

Sexual abuse is a particular form of personal injury, the effects of which can last a lifetime. Many survivors of sexual assault seek closure and a way to heal, often years after the abuse. They need a safe place where they can discuss their legal options with lawyers who have a special expertise in, and understanding of, their situation.

We have helped hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse, whether it was an isolated incident or a long-term situation. We help them sort through their legal options to find the way that will help them the most. If they choose to sue, we know how to prepare an effective lawsuit that will help them achieve their healing goals. Such a lawsuit can be brought against both the abuser and responsible individuals or institutions. We empower our clients to stand up for themselves, secure in the knowledge that they are protected by our extensive legal experience with sexual assault cases.

Visit our sexual assault site  

 

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May 2016

'Revenge porn' brings 100k in damages

This article originally appeared in the April 29, 2016 issue of The Lawyers Weekly.

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April 2016

The End of Limitation Periods for Sexual Abuse Cases in Ontario

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November 2015

Representing Children in Personal Injury Actions

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September 2015

Negligence of Institutions: The Standard of Care

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May 2015

Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act

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May 2015

Can a Children's Aid Society be Liable for Abuse by Foster Parents?

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May 2015

The Unbiased Expert: Challenging the Admissibility of Expert Evidence in WBLI v. Abbott and Haliburton

Torkin Manes LegalWatch, Spring 2015

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March 2015

Do Experts Always Have to Produce a Report to Give an Opinion at Trial?

Torkin Manes LegalWatch - Spring 2015

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February 2015

Court of Appeal Allows Action for Breaches of Privacy Relating to Personal Health Information

Torkin Manes LegalWatch - Winter 2015

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When Should the Victim of a Sexual Assault Seek the Advice of a Lawyer?

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Barbara A. MacFarlane

Practice Group Lead

Tel: 416 360 4730  Fax: 1 888 683 6540
Email: bmacfarlane@torkinmanes.com

Loretta P. Merritt

Tel: 416 777 5404  Fax: 1 888 497 8644
Email: lmerritt@torkinmanes.com

Nicholas Sampson

Tel: 416 594 4480  Fax: 1 844 275 6202
Email: nsampson@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Lead(s)

Barbara A. MacFarlane 416 360 4730 bmacfarlane@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Lawyers

Loretta P. Merritt 416 777 5404 lmerritt@torkinmanes.com
Nicholas Sampson 416 594 4480 nsampson@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Clerks

Paula Dadd 416 777 5442 pdadd@torkinmanes.com
Lynda Vysoki 416 777 5417 lvysoki@torkinmanes.com
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