Tony Nandkumar’s Story
Submitted by Thakurdyal (Tony) Nandkumar
My name is Tony Nandkumar and my story starts back to April 30 2006. A few close friends and I decided to have a night out seeing that it has been a while since we all have gotten together. We decided to go to a place called crystal vibes night club, as we arrived there around 10:30pm everything was going well with everyone. We had a few drinks and danced with each other, everything was still going smoothly as more people arrived at the club. It was about 12:30am when a random guy came up to my older brother’s wife and asked her to dance, she said no to him. The same person came back 2 more times to ask her to dance, that’s when my brother and I told him that she is married and that she does not want to dance with him. We thought that was the end with him, but later that night, about 1:30 am, we were getting ready to leave. We made our way to the exit door (we were parked next to the exit door) there was a group of 25 guys outside. As we started to get everyone into the car (7 of us) my brother and I were attacked by the group of 25 guys.
I remembered waking up a few day later at Sunnybrook Hospital in the intensive care unit not knowing what had happened to me. I later found out that I had been shot in the head by one of the guys at the club. After getting released from the hospital, I was referred to Toronto Rehab.
I had to re-learn everything (walking, talking, memory and reading).
At this point, my disability insurance was giving me a hard time with my claim and I had nowhere to go for legal help. I was referred to Thomson Rogers personal injury lawyers where Stacey Stevens took on my case. Thomson Rogers guided me through all the legal processes, taking the time to explain everything in detail. They dealt with my disability insurance company and got results fast. They also represented me with the Criminal Injury Compensation Board and also got great results. Thomson Rogers was by my side for 3 years helping and guiding me through this hard time in my life. I have recommended them to my family, friends and anyone that needs help. I will always use Thomson Rogers for any future legal issues. Since my accident, I have returned to my career as an electrician and living life to the fullest. I truly believe that if it was not for the help of Sunnybrook hospital, Toronto Rehab and Thomson Rogers, I would not have been able to be where I am today. I am now 27 years old, married and loving every minute of it.