Delta Optimist – Debilitating injuries described in mounting lawsuits against alleged van attacker

Posted April 9, 2019
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Traumatic brain injuries, spinal fractures and internal bleeding are among the litany of ailments described in a mounting number of lawsuits against a man accused of killing 10 people and injuring 16 others in a van attack in Toronto last year.

Lawyers involved in the suits against Alek Minassian believe the cases, which the court is working to pull together in one large proceeding, will take years to come to a resolution.

Darcy Merkur, Amir Kiumarsi’s lawyer, said there will be a slew of arguments brought forward.

One interesting question is this:  is every different person hurt considered a separate accident?” Merkur said. “It’s a legal question, but also a philosophical one.”

The answer to that question will be important to the issue of potential payments, he explained.

Read the full article by Liam Casey as it appeared on the Delta Optimist website on April 5, 2019:  Debilitating injuries described in mounting lawsuits against alleged van attacker


Darcy Merkur is a highly regarded Ontario trauma lawyer helping accident victims such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, who have sustained catastrophic injuries. 

Darcy is one of just two plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers in Ontario recognized as a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario, listed in peer-reviewed publications – Lexpert®, The Best Lawyers™ in Canada and Martindale-Hubbell ®. He is also a partner at one of Canada’s Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firms as selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Read Darcy’s full bio.

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