Practice Highlights

Carr conducts a trial advocacy practice in the field of civil litigation. Carr has successfully represented his clients at trial before the Superior Court of Justice and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Carr’s practice is dedicated to helping victims and their families achieve the best possible results when they have suffered serious personal injuries.

Carr’s practice focuses on helping victims of personal injuries and fatalities, historic sexual assaults, product liability, occupier liability, facility negligence, medical malpractice, motor vehicle cases, professional negligence, and class actions.

Representative Work

  • Won at trial on all issues representing a 6-year-old boy and his family in a medical malpractice case in Peterborough, where the Plaintiff suffered facial paralysis after undergoing an inner ear procedure (co-counsel with Aleks Mladenovic). See Shearer v. Sewchand Judgment
  • Lead counsel successfully representing a Toronto Police Officer who suffered from neurological injuries while working on a pay duty.
  • Lead counsel before a jury at a coroner’s inquest, in Hamilton, representing the family of a man shot and killed by police.
  • Working with Leonard H. Kunka, represented a man injured in the United States who suffered traumatic brain injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The case settled for a combined tort and accident benefits settlement of over $10,000,000.00 shortly before trial. At the court approval Application in Newmarket, Carr was complimented by Justice Mullins for the modest legal fees relative to the size of the case.
  • Lead counsel successfully representing four victims of institutional sexual assault for incidents which took place in the 1970’s and 1980’s, when the victims were minors.
  • In addition to countless Plaintiffs in Canada, Carr has successfully represented Ontario Plaintiffs injured in New York State, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, and Mexico.

Profile

Carr graduated from law school at the University of Windsor. Carr joined Thomson, Rogers as an Articling Student and returned to the firm as an Associate. Prior to attending law school, Carr earned a B.A. in History from Queen’s University, while playing varsity soccer for the Queen’s Golden Gaels. Carr has also worked for the City of Mississauga and volunteered with the Doug Philpott Inner-City Children’s Tennis Foundation, a charity in Toronto.

During law school, Carr served on the committee for Windsor’s inaugural L.E.A.P. program and played varsity soccer for the Windsor Lancers. Carr worked for a criminal defence practitioner during his second summer of law school, gaining direct experience inside the courtroom.

In his spare time, Carr enjoys playing tennis, hockey, soccer, and golf.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts – History, Queen’s University (2002)

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • The Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • The Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton – Board of Directors

Additional Information

Additional Practice Areas

  • Brain Injury Cases
  • Spinal Cord Injury Cases
  • Paraplegic, Quadriplegic, and Paralysis Cases
  • Car Accident and Motor Vehicle Accident Liability
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Burn and Scar Injury Cases
  • Wrongful Death
  • Bar and Tavern Liability
  • Defective Product/Products
  • Liability
  • Slip & Fall Accidents
  • Facility Negligence
  • Assault Cases
  • Boating Accident Cases
  • Negligent Investigation
  • Public Transit Personal Injury Cases
  • Sports Injury Cases

 

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  • Wardak v. Froom

    Successful on a social host liability case on a Summary Judgment motion. Represented an 18-year-old boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident following a house party.

    Wardak v. Froom, 2017 ONSC 1166 (CanLII) – Reasons for Decision

  • Mooney v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.

    Won on Retroactive Attendant Care in a Statutory Accident Benefits Arbitration where a teenaged girl suffered traumatic brain injuries and was denied benefits by her insurer.

    Mooney v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2016] O.F.S.C. No. 72 – Reasons for Decision

  • Shearer v. Sewchand

    Won at trial on all issues representing a 6-year-old boy and his family in a medical malpractice case in Peterborough, where the Plaintiff suffered facial paralysis after undergoing an inner ear procedure.

    Shearer v. Sewchand, 2013 ONSC 4052 – Judgment

    Shearer v. Sewchand, 2013 ONSC 6760 – Endorsement of Costs

  • Mladen (Steve) Mesic Inquest

    Lead counsel before a jury at a coroner’s inquest, in Hamilton, representing the family of a man shot and killed by police.

    Mesic Inquest, 2014canlii87077 – Verdict Explanation

  • Working with Leonard Kunka, Carr Hatch represented a man injured in the United States who suffered traumatic brain injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The case settled for a combined tort and accident benefits settlement of over $10,000,000.00 shortly before trial. At the court approval Application in Newmarket, Carr was complimented by Justice Mullins for the modest legal fees relative to the size of the case.

  • Lead counsel successfully representing four victims of institutional sexual assault for incidents which took place in the 1970’s and 1980’s, when the victims were minors.

  • ABR Updater: America The Beautiful – Auto Insurance for Ontarians

    ABR Updater | Issue 39 | by Carr Hatch | August 2017

    Instead of staying put all year in the great white north I, like many Ontarians, regularly visit the beautiful American cities of Buffalo and Detroit. Though most Ontarians sail through these border towns and are pleased when they see them in their rear view mirrors, en route to friendlier, sunnier, and greener destinations, New York State and Michigan are … Continued
  • New Partners – Melanie Larock, Carr Hatch and Kate Cahill

    New Partners Announcement Melanie Larock, Carr Hatch and Kate Cahill 2017
    Thomson, Rogers is pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners: Melanie A. Larock, Carr Hatch and Kate Cahill.

    Congratulations!

  • The Motorcycle Show Toronto 2017

    February 17-19, 2017 | Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

    It might be winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your first Sunday ride with friends. Whether you’re a casual rider or could cruise for days on end, you’ll love The Toronto Motorcycle Show. From February 17th to 19th you can find the personal injury lawyers from Thomson, Rogers among the show’s exhibitors … Continued
  • Icewave 2017 in Support of SickKids Foundation

    On Saturday, February 10th, 2017 at Beachblast Toronto the Thomson, Rogers’ team, lead by personal injury lawyer Carr Hatch, participated in the 2017 Icewave Volleyball Tournament in support of Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids Foundation. The tournament is over, however, there are more than 800 children in treatment for cancer alone at SickKids Hospital that need help. Many … Continued
  • SCIO 2016 Wheelchair Challenge

    September 18, 2016 | Monarch Park Stadium, Toronto

    On Sunday, September 18th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm the 2016 Wheelchair Challenge will be taking place at Monarch Park Stadium in Toronto, in support of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. All funds raised go towards supporting programs and services that assist people with spinal cord injuries. Accepting the challenge from Thomson, Rogers will be personal injury lawyers Carr Hatch, Kate Cahill, … Continued
  • Proud Supporter of 2016 Youth Summer Program (YSP)

    Thomson, Rogers is a proud supporter of the 2016 Youth Summer Program (“YSP”). Law in Action Within Schools Programs (LAWS) is an innovative program supported by the University of Toronto Faculty of Law School in partnership with the Toronto District School Boards designed to deliver an education program aimed at supporting, guiding and motivating high school … Continued
  • BIST 5K Run, Walk & Roll 2015

    Posted October 4, 2015

    On Saturday, October 3, 2015, Thomson, Rogers lawyers and staff proudly lent their support at the BIST 5K Run, Walk & Run event. The annual run is organized by the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST). This year’s run was held in honor of the heroes of brain injury including survivors, family members, caregivers, health care and … Continued
  • TR Lawyers Feed the Hungry

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Thomson, Rogers lawyers served breakfast this morning as part of the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry program operated through the Law Society.

    If you would like more information about the program or would like to donate, please visit: Lawyers Feed the Hungry Toronto.

  • Operation Christmas Child 2013

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Thomson, Rogers is happy to support Samaritan’s Purse Canada with its Operation Christmas Child shoe box collection.

    Each shoe box is filled with hygiene items, school supplies and toys and is given to children in need regardless of gender, race, religion or age.

    christmas-child-2013-sm

  • Pedestrians, Cyclists, and the Role of an Impact in Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage

    With the near tropical winter most Ontarians experienced this year, the number of cyclists on our roads in January and February was higher than ever. This naturally led to a rise in the number of accidents involving bicycles and motor vehicles. Despite the obvious coverage available to an injured pedestrian or cyclist who has been … Continued
  • Snowmobiles & Trailers

    As summer comes to a close, and winter only a few months away, recreational enthusiasts’ thoughts turn to winter sports and to snowmobiling. There is often significant confusion surrounding how snowmobiles are treated for the purpose of insurance claims in the event of a snowmobile accident. Snowmobiles are required to be insured in the same … Continued
  • Cases highlight need to break down statutory accident benefits

    The Lawyers Weekly | September 9, 2016

    Two recent decisions by the Ontario Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario provide a sobering reminder of the necessity of providing clear and unequivocal breakdowns of the amounts received for Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS), includ­ing any lump sum settlements. A similar clear set of jury ques­tions which separates each head of damage … Continued
  • Major Accident Benefits Changes Come into Effect on June 1st, 2016

    Accident Benefits Summary Charts (for accident on or after June 1, 2016)

    To help those in Ontario understand the major automobile insurance changes and the new reduced accident benefits limits, Thomson, Rogers has prepared two useful accident benefits summary charts. The first chart: Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Summary (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016) highlights the accident benefits available for each of the three categories of … Continued
  • Recent Decision on Impact of SABS Settlement Before Tort Trial

    ABR Updater | Issue 30 | March 2016

    The recent Divisional Court decision in Mikolic v. Tanguay, 2015 ONSC 71(CanLII) sheds light on the credit a tort defendant receives when the statutory accident benefits case (SABS) settles before the tort trial. At issue was what, if anything, from the SABS settlement was deductible from a jury award at trial of: $20,000 for past … Continued
  • Getting Schooled

    Canadian Underwriter

  • Employment Issues Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

    Presented at the Back to School Conference with Thomson, Rogers | September 30, 2010

    Questions relating to wrongful dismissal, applicable notice periods, mitigation and damages are generally legally well-defined and understandable. For the most part, employers have long recognized that getting in front of the wave by proposing a reasonable severance package avoids costly litigation and enhances the morale and productivity of remaining employees. For some reason, once disability issues are superimposed … Continued