Over 80 years of experience advocating for people throughout Ontario, including those SEriously injured in Ottawa.
Throughout its long history, Thomson Rogers, has represented seriously injured clients from across the province at all levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada in our nation’s capital.
Our law firm is regularly ranked by reputable publications as among the best in the country and recognized by the Law Society as Specialists in Civil Litigation. Our lawyers are committed to our personal injury clients and are devoted to providing them with highly professional, attentive and determined representation.
FEATURED OTTAWA PERSONAL INJURY CASE
Kyle G. was driving home from summer camp in Algonquin Park with a friend when he lost control of his vehicle on a rural highway. Kyle crashed into a rock cut off the side of the road and rolled his vehicle. When first responders arrived at the scene they had to extricate Kyle from the upside down vehicle and rush him to Barry’s Bay Hospital. There, he was immediately diagnosed with a severe brain injury and airlifted to Ottawa Civic Hospital.
In the weeks that followed, Kyle was treated in the ICU by renowned physicians and rehabilitation specialists. Despite the excellent care that he received, Kyle was advised that he may never be able to walk or talk again. Kyle spent the vast majority of the next year and a half in residential rehabilitation facilities including the Robin Easy Centre at Ottawa Hospital for cognitive rehabilitation.
After being released from residential rehabilitation, Kyle struggled with his accident-related injuries in many aspects of his life and he was unable to get the ongoing treatment that he needed. Despite his extremely serious injuries, Kyle couldn’t find a lawyer to take on his case, his recovery stalled and his condition deteriorated.
Nearly 4 years after his accident, Kyle was referred by a friend to Thomson Rogers. By this time, Kyle was in a desperate financial situation and his life was in turmoil. Despite the fact that Kyle was involved in a single-vehicle accident, Darcy Merkur, a partner at Thomson Rogers, decided to take on Kyle’s case. Kyle did not have a tort claim (a lawsuit against another person), so Thomson Rogers advanced a catastrophic accident benefit claim through his no-fault accident benefit insurer.
Through their efforts, the lawyers at Thomson Rogers succeeded in forcing Kyle’s accident benefit insurer to fund hundreds of thousands of dollars in further treatment to get Kyle’s recovery back on track. They also forced the insurer to pay Kyle over $70,000* in past-due “non-earner benefits” that he was entitled to.
With access to further rehabilitation therapy and treatment, as well as the much needed financial resources, Kyle was able to get his life back. With Thomson Rogers’ involvement, Kyle was able to seek out and obtain full-time employment, become involved in a healthy romantic relationship and start his own family. Ultimately, Thomson Rogers settled Kyle’s accident benefit claim for in excess of a million dollars to ensure that Kyle would have access to life-long treatment and long-term financial support.*
*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.
FEATURED OTTAWA PERSONAL INJURY CASE
Kyle G. was driving home from summer camp in Algonquin Park with a friend when he lost control of his vehicle on rural highway. Kyle crashed into a rock cut off the side of the road and rolled his vehicle....Read More
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS across ontario
My daughter Julia fell from the 4th floor window and sustained multiple severe injuries. My lawyer Darcy Merkur at Thomson Rogers came to our home and was very caring and easy to understand when he explained how the entire process works.
Darcy and his team are true professionals, they worked tirelessly on the case until the settlement was reached out of court. The settlement will provide financial security for my daughter for years to come.
Darcy’s care, compassion and experience made all the difference.
On the advice of a friend, I contacted Sloan Mandel of Thomson Rogers with two assessments indicating catastrophic impairment. Mr. Mandel accepted my case which resulted in a fair settlement from the insurance company, roughly ten times their previous best offer.
I suffered a devastating personal injury and had exhausted every avenue possible in attempting to receive any compensation from the company responsible for it. I was literally at my wit’s end and that’s when I found Thomson Rogers and more specifically I found Stephen Birman
From our initial meeting, his personal demeanour and professionalism were instantly calming. He was also able to concisely give me the facts and options available to me with a firm guarantee that should I choose, he would do everything possible to fight for my rights and ensure that I acquired just and fair indemnity for my personal suffering and loss.
I placed my full trust in him to aid and guide me through the entire litigation process. It was the best decision I have ever made.
His capacity in obtaining competent opinions from surgeons, forensic experts as well as numerous other evidentiary sources was a fine example of his skill and qualification. On a personal level, having him by my side during the face to face meetings gave me a greater confidence by watching his negotiation and arbitration experience and dexterity.
Ultimately, it was his proficiency and expertise that manoeuvred us through a very complicated campaign. It was with his support that I was finally able to obtain equitable reparation and validation for my pain and bereavement.
It is my hope for anyone in a similar situation that they too may have the privilege of having Stephen Birman and Thomson Rogers represent them.
Thank you so much Wendy Moore Mandel for all your help. You made navigating this whole crazy mess so much easier. From the moment you walked into my hospital room and first spoke to me I had a good feeling that I had picked the right lawyers. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone who needs a great personal injury lawyer. Please pass on my thanks to Rosemarie and Vicky Lynn who were so great and helpful.
I do not remember the exact date that Darcy Merkur from Thomson Rogers came into our lives. I believe it was in June 2010 . . . We interviewed three different lawyers representing three different firms in Toronto. We felt very comfortable and also comforted by Darcy. He was a dad too. His children were one year younger and one year older than our Zoe. He showed care and compassion. We felt that he truly cared about our family and was the right lawyer to represent our daughter for all the right reasons. Ridiculously smart too, but please do not tell him I said that!
This would be another long, tedious, emotional roller coaster. It will take ‘years’ to go through this legal battle he stated . . . he was very precise on instructions and how difficult this would be for my entire family.
My lawyer Leonard Kunka and his legal team at Thomson Rogers took control of my case from the beginning and assisted us through the entire process of building, recording and detailing every aspect with great detail and added professional case testimonies and opinions offered by a wide variety of healthcare and legal professionals.
In March 2010, six years after our accident and 23 surgeries later, our complicated legal case was settled and the monies we received in our settlement help me every day to continue the process of rebuilding my body, my mind, and our life.
When I look back now 12 years later, I am amazed at where I came from, what I overcame just to be here, alive each day, yet with many challenges that still exist and I need to overcome. I realize that the decisions we made through our legal team at Thomson Rogers, gave us the proper compensation that we needed and in a plan we receive through monthly pensions and registered annuities that keep us going so that I can continue my journey of dealing with these injuries and current health needs.
At the age of 43, Danny McCoy was rendered
a paraplegic after he was involved in an
unfortunate car accident. Prior to the accident,
he was an avid sailor. After the accident, Danny
became one of the top-ranked competitive
sailors in the world.