My Story – A Head on Collision

In December of 2009, I was involved in a head-on collision. I was hit head-on by a driver who had a suspended license. I experienced severe trauma and was rescued with the Jaws of Life, and immediately air lifted by Orange Helicopter to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Unfortunately, I had multiple fractures. I immediately had to be operated on since my femur was shattered, and the doctors were extremely concerned with the amount of blood loss. I had two surgeries (right femur, right tibia plateau, left hip , extreme nerve pain) while at St. Michael’s Hospital. I feel very fortunate to have had a great doctor and team of medical experts.

After my surgeries I couldn’t walk, and confined to a bed . I wasn’t sure how my body would respond to all of the titanium hardware inserted into my leg and hip. I was extremely scared, and I did not know if I would be able to walk or return to my normal activities. I had to rely on nurses, medical professionals, and my wife and family for my daily needs and support. My whole life was ripped apart and I never felt so frightened! Finally, I was admitted to Rehab at Westpark Rehabilitation Hospital. I was in a wheelchair and a bed for approximately 3 months.

While at Westpark Hospital, I contacted Darcy Merkur from Thomson Rogers. He was highly recommended by another patient who was on the mend and he was really happy with Darcy’s assistance thus far.

Darcy Merkur immediately came to visit me at Westpark and assured me that he would ensure that I receive the best medical attention that I deserve! I was extremely impressed by the medical experts at Westpark and their level of expertise and support.

After several months of rehabilitation, I was finally discharged. Darcy put me in touch with a team of experts to make my transition home easier. It took two years of medical treatment for me to get better.

During these two years, Darcy kept me informed and personally phoned me many times to keep me updated on my situation and my Settlement! He was very professional, and determined to get what I was entitled to.

I highly recommend Darcy Merkur and the law professionals at Thomson Rogers! Thank you so much for your assistance and guidance in one of the most difficult journeys in my life.


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