A big thank you to Darcy Merkur and to his team at Thomson Rogers Lawyers. In 2015 I was involved in a motor vehicle accident while cycling. I was referred to Darcy. Your service has exceeded my expectations. Your high standards show in your hard work and dedication. You love to take challenges and I really appreciate you for showing this kind of attitude in my case. You are also exceptional in leading your team. Everyone on your team worked hard right till the end. I am so blessed to have had you on my side fighting for me and financially securing my future. You believed in me and fought for me and my family and we are forever grateful to you for helping us through this tough time. Thank you Darcy. We will never forget you.
In this society of wham bang, thank you man, it's easy to be forgotten after the dust settles. But, obviously not at Thomson Rogers. Ms. Fernandes expressed in her letter, "We deeply value our clients," thank you for that, this gesture is much appreciated. What Darcy Merkur did for me and my family can never be repaid. Darcy will always have a spot in our hearts for his tenacity, his support, and his guidance. Thank you, Ruth, thank you Thomson Rogers, and as always, thank you Darcy.
This is an excellent company! Darcy Merkur is our lawyer after my wife got a car accident. Since that Darcy and his team help us a lot and they did a very great job! We appreciate their help! We highly recommend Darcy and this law firm!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Darcy Merkur and his team at Thomson Rogers Lawyers. My daughter Zoe, who was 4 years old, was involved in an accident in 2010 whereby she lost her left leg. We were in a state of deep despair and darkness. We feel so lucky and extremely grateful to have met Darcy. He guided us through the legal process and was very clear on what we should and should not expect. He was very empathetic and understanding of our horrible situation. We felt confident with Darcy during the process and knew that we were in very capable hands with his guidance and expertise. We are happy to say that we recently settled favourably for Zoe and we are very relieved. Throughout the entire process Darcy never once deviated from being highly professional and responsive to our needs. I strongly suggest to anybody with a personal injury complaint to directly contact Darcy Merkur. We would also like to thank Darcy's other team at Thomson Rogers Lawyers, Merna Daoud and Stacy John, who assisted Darcy throughout our entire file and are so pleasant. Thomson Rogers Lawyers are market leaders, and their success rates are high. We would not hesitate to recommend them. They are the best to deal with during the worst of times. We now feel like we have some closure, and we can move ahead for our Daughter. Thank you.
Thanks to Darcy (Merkur) and team for taking care of the case and being so nice and professional all the time and putting more than required effort.
Darcy (Merkur) and his team are the nicest people I have met in my life. They handled our case very well.
Darcy Merkur your professionalism, friendly attitude and willingness to help with any of my inquiries and or concerns were tremendously impactful in my life. I never imagined that working with a lawyer would be such a pleasant experience and working with you has set the bar extremely high. You always made yourself available for me to answer any questions and kept me calm when things were really stressful for me and my family. I couldn't imagine anyone else getting me the results you provided. I am grateful for all that you have done for me and my family and we will forever consider you as a friend. I would recommend you anytime to anyone who's suffered a car accident or any type of personal injury!
Darcy Merkur at Thomson Rogers was amazing to work with. He was knowledgable, professional, courteous, empathic and listened to my story, resulting in a favorable outcome. He definitely exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Darcy Merkur at Thomson Rogers to anyone looking for an injury Lawyer.
Many lawyers try to make the legal process appear complex, adversarial and highly strategic. They try to impress upon you how much you need them. Darcy Merkur does the opposite. He knows how to make things simple. He treats the insurance companies with respect and they treat him with the same. He’s very experienced- he can’t be played by anyone and he doesn’t play either. The bureaucratic processes in the insurance industry take a little time, but if you have been injured and are looking for a fair settlement, Darcy will get you what you are entitled to with complete transparency and very little drama. He’s the kind of guy you will keep in touch with after your case is settled. A highly skilled gentleman.
In 2012 my two sons and ex-wife were involved in a MVA. They were pedestrians crossing the road at a crosswalk when all three were hit by a car at approximately 50 km/h. At the time my two sons were quite young with my oldest being three-and-a-half and my youngest being only one-and-a-half. While my ex-wife and youngest son obtained minor injuries, my oldest son was unfortunately not quite as fortunate and suffered significant brain damage that I later learned was classified as “catastrophic.” I met Darcy Merkur of Thomson Rogers a few days after the accident at McMaster Children's Hospital where my oldest son was in the ICU. One of the first things Darcy said to me was “we help a lot of kids.” I know that quoting Darcy out of context may strike one as a bit odd, but this statement was something that resonated with me at a time I needed it and over the next few years I would see it proven time and time again. My son needed a lot of help and Darcy made sure he got it. I can say with certainty that there wasn’t a single avenue in my son's recovery that wasn’t explored. Today, and despite my son being a miracle, he still needs a lot of help and due to Darcy's work he has the funds to get the help he needs. To this day Darcy is a good friend and one of the best people I know. Both the lives of my son and my entire family would be vastly different today had Darcy Merkur not been the person I met in the hospital eight years ago. Myself, my sons and my family will forever be grateful to him. Should you find yourself reading this in an unfortunate situation akin to my own, I could not make a more strong recommendation to hire Darcy to represent your loved one.
Darcy Merkur of Thompson Rogers was absolutely fantastic to work with! He kept me informed with updates regarding my case and was always cordial and friendly. He fought hard for my case and always kept my best interests in mind throughout the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent lawyer!
My only regret in hiring Darcy Merkur was that I didn’t do it sooner; unfortunately, coming from a province with public insurance, I had no idea what I was in for when I got into a severe car accident in Ottawa and handled my case on my own for the first year. Since I was unrepresented, both insurance companies took advantage of me and left me without attendant care or home supports despite being bedridden in braces for months and having to attend a rigorous rehab program all alone. My insurance adjuster didn’t process my income benefits for months and didn’t pay my medical bills, which left me with $200 to my name, my utilities cut off in the winter, and bill collectors calling me until I left a frantic message with her supervisor and then magically things were ready within a day. It wasn’t until the words “permanent injuries” started floating around from my treatment providers, and the reactions from the insurance adjusters, that I realized I NEEDED a lawyer. 9 months into my rehab, we decided to move back to Saskatchewan since I was unable to access the care I needed in Ottawa and couldn’t get a family doctor. I have a genetic condition that affects every system in my body, and significantly complicates treatment, healing, and increases the level of injury. My insurance adjuster knew about our move for 5 months, and then was “shocked” when it happened and used it as an excuse to halt my claim. The minute Darcy and his team were on my case, things flipped on their head. I had medications covered, income replacement on time, every time. Attendant care assessments, psych and neuro vocational assessments, OT reviews, everything I should have had from the very start of my claim. He took the insurance company to task for everything I should have been entitled to but was denied. Even being half a country away, Darcy was fantastic to work with, and made sure that forms and assessments were completed according to Ontario standards and norms—which are totally different from Saskatchewan. On top of that, Darcy is an expert at managing “Thin Skull” cases, where pre-existing conditions significantly affect injury claims. In such cases, counsel needs to effectively advocate for the actual level of injury sustained and justify it with medical research on the condition, but also prevent the case crossing over from “Thin Skull” into “Crumbling Skull” territory—where the opposing party can argue that the victim would have eventually suffered such physical limitations regardless of the accident. If you have a pre-existing injury or condition, you NEED Darcy on your side. Darcy doesn’t stand for games, he doesn’t put up with bullying tactics, he can smell a trap or a ploy from the insurance company a mile away, and he will do whatever it takes to represent his clients’ best interests, no matter what.
Working with Darcy Merkur was great. He was very knowledgeable and informative. I had never been in a situation like this and he helped guide me throughout the process always looking out for my well-being first and foremost.
Darcy Merkur is an amazing lawyer who was there when I needed someone to listen. I was in a motorcycle accident with no tort and charged with careless driving. I was laying in a hospital bed with a fractured neck, two broken wrists, a broken ankle, which later developed into CRPS. After a visit from the insurance company occupational therapist to assess my injuries, I knew I needed help in a big way! I was scared, pain so bad from nerve damage and my thoughts were so mixed up from pain killers and emotional stress. I couldn't help or explain myself. I come from a small town north of Toronto. Because of the seriousness of my injuries I was put in a geriatric ward. I called Darcy and Darcy was there! That is when everything changed! I'm not saying it was easy, I was on that ward for eleven weeks, being transferred to larger hospitals for CRT's, MRI's, surgeons who had to re-break my fractures because they originally set wrong and specialist after specialist. Since there was no tort, Darcy put me in contact with an AMAZING Occupational Therapist who coordinated my recovery. To make a 3yr and 9-month story short, Darcy maintained a record of my injuries, without pay, and regularly kept in contact with me. My OC was with me every step of the way. I received a Catastrophic Designation and Darcy was there with all my records. I’m not able to work now, but because of this amazing, generous lawyer, I received a settlement that ensures a full life. THANK YOU Darcy, you are the best and thank you for being there!
I am eternally grateful for Darcy Merkur representing me. His research, diligence and professionalism makes him an exceptional lawyer. Darcy was the first lawyer I consulted with and I never bothered to consider meeting with any other firm. He was hired at our first meeting and that says a lot about his passion, dedication and ability to "argue his case". Very accomplished Lawyer!
In 2016 when my husband suffered a severe brain injury, it was a family nightmare. However, Darcy Merkur of Thomson Rogers made the difficult journey for me and my family so easy with his professionalism, empathy and awesome services. He was always a phone call away. His team worked with us very efficiently throughout the process which was prompt and satisfactory. We thank Mr. Merkur and would more than highly recommend his service.
My lawyer with Thomson Rogers, Darcy Merkur, was always very professional and quick to respond to me personally. It made me feel like I could have been his only client at the time. I felt that with this company and what they were doing for me, that I was in the best of hands.
I met Darcy Merkur at the recommendation of my daughter – she is also a lawyer - following an automobile accident that resulted in serious long-term injuries. He provided meaningful advice and made pragmatic suggestions on the best approach to arriving at a prompt and fair settlement for my injuries. In my experience, he is an excellent advocate for his clients and well respected by his peers.
I'm grateful for the excellent service following my life changing injuries resulting from a major car accident. Lawyer Darcy Merkur from Thomson Rogers effectively help lift the challenging and complex load at a time of great vulnerability. Engaging Darcy ensured expert help at every step of the way to a good resolution. I highly recommend him!
I was in a severe car accident with a catastrophic brain injury. While I was at the hospital I happened to be informed about Thomson Rogers. When my family member contacted them, Darcy Merkur arrived and immediately made me feel like I was in good hands. Following my transition home I was met with great people who helped me recover to the best of my abilities. They made me feel comfortable and I enjoyed every meeting we had. Darcy helped me with every aspect and I have nothing but gratitude for him and the entire staff.
Darcy Merkur is a one of a kind lawyer, so compassionate and caring. He follows through with you the entire way and fights for your rights against tough insurance companies. People, when injured, should look no further if they are injured. Darcy is a one of a kind gem and WILL succeed on your behalf. Let's just say Darcy "is a Pitbull" once he grabs you to help you. He does not stop until his job is done and he has gotten everything possible to see you heal well and have the support and financial support that will see you through. Toronto's number one lawyer! Don't hesitate to contact him if you are injured. Riley.
Darcy Merkur is kind, compassionate, professional and enormously knowledgeable about the practice of law...a winning combination for his clients. I was in a pedestrian accident, hit by a vehicle rushing for a parking lot space. I was injured physically and sustained comparable emotional trauma. Lucky for me I was referred to Darcy by a friend. He took charge of my case, informing me of my rights, guiding me through the legal process, keeping me informed, and advising me at each step. It was a lengthy process but he was calm, patient and persistent throughout until we achieved a successful outcome. I have recommended Darcy and Thomson Rogers to others requiring legal representation and will continue to do so. He made a challenging, stressful situation as manageable as it could have been and I will always be grateful for his help through a very difficult time.
I was very impressed with Darcy Merkur at Thomson Rogers! He is knowledgeable about the law, and he will advocate for you to ensure that you receive what is rightfully entitled to you. I highly recommend Darcy!
Darcy Merkur, I can’t thank you and your staff enough for the hard work in pulling this all together! Thank you for your patience. This situation was really exhausting and hard for me to go through. There were many times that I wanted to just make it all go away and give up!! It’s unbelievable what the insurance companies put people through, I could not have done this without you. It is a blessing that my daughter's friend referred me to you. I thank you again from the bottom of my heart and I will recommend you to anyone out there that is looking for security, trust, and understanding from a lawyer or firm like Thomson Rogers!!! Again, thank you so very much for your time. You should be proud of what you do to help others!!! I’ve been blessed, thank you, thank you, thank you!
I thank God for leading me to Darcy Merkur. After my accident, I was in constant pain and worried about paying for months of physiotherapy. Everyday tasks became almost impossible, and it all became overwhelming quite quickly. Darcy and his amazing team were my lifeline out of the maze. Darcy managed to calm my anxiety, not only was he direct and honest, but also very patient. He provided my family and me with constant updates and clear direction throughout the legal process and delivered more than we had hoped for. Although my injury left me with life-altering consequences, I will be eternally grateful for the legal expertise provided. I would not hesitate to recommend Darcy Merkur and Thomson Rogers to anyone looking for sound and expert advice.
Over many years, we received not only outstanding professional support but also emotional understanding from the entire team of Thomson Rogers, especially Mr. Darcy Merkur and Mr. Leonard Kunka. We will always be thankful for the help they gave us during such a difficult time in our lives.
In 2015, I was involved in a motor vehicle accident while cycling. I was referred to Thomson Rogers. I don't know where to start. Darcy Merkur, there is so much I want to say, but all the paper in the world is not enough for what I want to write. Thank you for believing in me and taking my case. Thank you for always being there for me and answering my emails and calls. Thank you for being patient with me. Thank you for never giving up and always giving 150% of your time in everything you did for me and my family. Thank you for fighting for me and thank you for securing financially my life so that I am okay for medical treatments and bills. I owe so much to you and will never forget you. I highly recommend Thomson Rogers and Darcy Merkur and his team.
I was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2014 and that was when I first met Darcy Merkur. Without his guidance, wisdom and perseverance I would not have been able to reach the resolution that was obtained. His knowledge was second to none and I would highly recommend his expertise to everyone. Thanks again Darcy.
A car accident where the at fault driver of the accident fled the scene, left my spouse with severe injuries. Thomson Rogers, more specifically Darcy Merkur who was highly recommended (after fighting for 5 years with no results with another firm) finally got us acceptable results. He was so professional and kind. We were able to do most of the communication through emails and phone calls as we lived an hour away. I have referred him since and would call him first time this time, should I ever need help again.
In my opinion Darcy Merkur of Thomson Rogers is the best lawyer in Ontario if not Canada. He always responded to my questions in a timely and truthful manner and was easy to get a hold of. He really helped to turn my case around. I look at Mr. Merkur as a pitbull of a lawyer in the personal injury world. So do you want a pitbull on your side or a chihuahua?
On December 1, 2009 I was in a near fatal car accident that changed my life. Darcy Merkur from Thomson Rogers came to visit me in the hospital shortly after the accident. Darcy assured me that he would represent me, and he also assured me that I would receive the best care possible. He phoned me several times while I was in rehabilitation, and also had his law clerk document all of my injuries. Thanks to Darcy Merkur at Thomson Rogers I received the best care and a fair settlement. I hold the outmost respect for this gentleman and I would not hesitate to recommend Darcy Merkur and Thomson Rogers to any victim involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Darcy Merkur, I would like to extend my gratitude on behalf of the family for taking care of not just Gary, but all of us during this past year. From day one you made us feel comfortable with not only the legal aspect of Gary's case, but you were extremely helpful in your knowledge of brain injuries and what we could expect from Gary through his trauma and recovery. I felt it was exceptional that you were able to provide with me a previous client that had gone through a similar situation, and when talking to him, I was comforted by his recovery and with how you handled his claim. Thank you for the quick settlement allowing Gary to focus on recovery instead of his financial requirements taking that stress away from the entire family. Please add me to your list of people that your future clients can call upon as I would like to offer my experience to help them deal with the issues that families deal with in times like these, and please also extend my thanks to your support team and firm as we have received exceptional care from all of you.
I don't know where to start. Darcy Merkur, there is so much I want to say, but all the paper in the world is not enough for what I want to write. Thank you for believing in me and taking my case. Thank you for always being there for me and answering my emails and calls. Thank you for being patient with me. Thank you for never giving up and always giving 150% of your time in everything you did for me and my family. Thank you for fighting for me and thank you for securing financially my life so that I am okay for medical treatments and bills. I owe so much to you and will never forget you.
Oh boy, where to start. First of all, it was a nurse at my local hospital who suggested contacting a lawyer after my serious pedestrian vs. car accident. Having never experienced anything like this before I didn’t see the need to have legal support going ahead. Thomson Rogers was mentioned and I looked them up and came across the name of Darcy Merkur. Darcy drove out to meet me at the hospital very soon afterward (an hour + away). From day one, he was very helpful, clearly very knowledgeable in the field and was always readily available to me personally. Having heard that he was a top lawyer in Toronto, I certainly didn’t expect to have a legal representative so willing to patiently listen and explain the legal process to me, even when (as a result of also suffering mild brain damage) I tended to ask the same question multiple times. I had never been a fan of the act of suing for wrongdoings, but I soon could see that I would need the funds for the lifelong rehabilitation I would require, and without the financial help, I would never have the opportunity for that. I cannot imagine how this process would have turned out without the valuable support from Darcy and his team at Thomson Rogers. EVERY PENNY they earn from a case is worth it. Because of them, I can say that out of something so devastating has come great blessings! I will always advocate for the necessity of a legal team after a devastating event and my number one recommendation will be Darcy Merkur at Thomson Rogers!
An amazing lawyer who was there when I needed someone to listen. I was in a motorcycle accident with no tort and charged with careless driving. I was laying in a hospital bed with a fractured neck, two broken wrists, a broken ankle which later developed into CRPS. And Darcy was there. Since there was no tort, Darcy put me in contact with an AMAZING occupational therapist, Susan Frazer. To make a 3yr and 9-month story short, Darcy maintained a record of my injuries, without pay and regularly kept in contact with me. Susan was with me every step of the way. I received a Catastrophic Designation and Darcy was there with my file. I’m not able to work now, but because of this Amazing, generous lawyer, I received a settlement that ensures a full life.
Thank you, Darcy, you are the Best and thank you for being there.
My husband was hit by a car and suffered very serious injuries. A family member who had Darcy Merkur from Thomson Rogers represent them advised that I contact Darcy for advice. From the moment Carmen and I met him at the Rehab Hospital, I knew that we were dealing with a caring and extremely skilled professional. Darcy gave us a clear understanding of the process and assured us that we would deal directly with him and his staff and he would make sure that my husband had the services he needed for his recovery. This gave me a great sense of relief.
Throughout the first year when so many decisions were required I knew that I could count on Darcy to immediately respond to my questions and direct the excellent staff so that my husband received the appropriate equipment and care. Everyone we dealt with provided excellent service including the staff at Thomson Rogers, the Occupational Therapist, the Physio Therapists and my husband's care provider Sam Dean. We really believe that the support that Darcy ensured my husband received made a significant difference in his recovery.
As our case progressed Darcy advised us with realistic advice, expertise and compassion. Our case was completed in a reasonable time frame and although my husband will always have to deal with the impact of his injuries on his health and lifestyle, the care and compensation for future care have helped us move on.
(Note: Prior to reaching out to Darcy I had another very aggressive lawyer from another firm approach me. That lawyer who not only made me feel uncomfortable was going to charge an unreasonable fee. I am so glad that we contacted Darcy and that he agreed to represent us.)
When Chris was struck by a distracted driver, all he could think about was his wife and kids. With a broken neck, he went from being the kind of dad who never missed a hockey practice to a man too ashamed to let people see him struggle. But, when his wife contacted Thomson Rogers Personal Injury Lawyer Darcy Merkur, things got better. Darcy put together a medical team to help Chris recover, and made sure his financial future was taken care of. Now he’s back at hockey practice with his kids.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, please contact Darcy Merkur at 416-868-3176 for a free consultation.
I would like to thank John Paul and Darcy. From day one, we knew that we were in the right hands. They are highly professional and honest. They never ever asked me to exaggerate any pains or fake anything like many other lawyers. They asked me to be as honest as possible. We are very happy with our settlement. We would highly recommend them.
Thank you so much, Darcy! Me, my family and our many close friends became very disillusioned with lawyers and the legal system after our experience with our previous lawyer but your professionalism, passion for the law and integrity showed us right from the beginning that there are good lawyers and you are one of the best!
After suffering significant physical and cognitive injuries and impairments in a motorcycling accident in 2015 and securing a local lawyer I was delivered some disappointing news that I had maximized my non-Catastrophic Benefits and my medical/rehabilitation services would be ending. He further suggested that I would have to wait until the 2-year mark for consideration of my Catastrophic Designation despite being told by professionals and doctors that I would certainly qualify. This information did not sit well with me and I began researching other firms to assist me with my case.
I found Thomson Rogers online and Darcy Merkur was of interest because he had videos demonstrating his passion and commitment to people in my situation. These videos revealed that he is an expert in the field. He was educating his peers and professionals about all the legislation changes and on ways to navigate the system to provide the best care and service to the victim.
I contacted Darcy Merkur and reviewed my situation. He agreed that there were many options for me that should be explored regarding my case and provided me with some advice on how to communicate this with my lawyer.
Although I knew I was ready to hire Darcy Merkur right there and then, Darcy convinced me to try to work things out with my current legal representative and if in two weeks I was still not getting the attention and detail I needed to contact him and he would be pleased to represent me.
I took Darcy’s advice and made several attempts to meet with my lawyer, however, things did not improve and his position about my case did not change; therefore I did hire Darcy Merkur to represent me.
Darcy Merkur and his team worked tirelessly with my existing rehabilitation team and together they negotiated an extension of my non-CAT benefits so that I would not lose any of the gains I had made in my rehabilitation. From there things only got better; Darcy explored all options; he assured that my Catastrophic Designation would be pushed forward and within a few months I had the necessary assessments and documentation to secure the Catastrophic Designation.
Working with Darcy Merkur provided me with a timely, and more-than-fair structured settlement that has allowed me to move forward and live my life.
I am extremely pleased with the handling and outcome of my case by Thomson Rogers and specifically Darcy Merkur.
They were respectful of my time and always kept me informed. I would highly recommend this firm.
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.
Thank you Darcy and company for all your assistance to our family during this time. We would have been lost without you and we appreciate everything that you have done.
You provided a service to our family at a stressful time. I shudder to think of what could have been the result had we not called you.
I am writing this letter to express our sincere gratitude to Thomson Rogers and especially Mr. Darcy Merkur for representing our cases arising from injuries from a car accident.
My wife sustained a very complicated brain injury from the accident. The whole journey after the accident was difficult for us and sometimes was extremely painful, both physically and mentally. We changed to Mr. Merkur after the insurance company concluded that my wife's impairment was 0 percent from the car accident, even though different experts assessed her as catastrophically injured, and our previous lawyer tried to persuade us to compromise our claim for a quick ending. Fighting the legal battle with his expertise and wise manoeuvring, Mr. Merkur successfully resolved the cases and forced the insurance companies to settle the cases with the catastrophic-level compensation.
The settlements can't compensate all our losses and suffering we have been experienced, but knowing it is the best results we can possibly achieve without waiting for a lengthy legal process, we are very grateful that we have chosen Thomson Rogers and Mr. Darcy Merkur. It is unfortunate that the car accident happened to us but on the other side we feel really lucky that someone like Mr Merkur stands behind us and protects us from any harm when we went through the prolonged litigation process. He has become the most trusted person for the past few years in our life and addressed a lot of our worries.
We can't find enough words to thank Mr. Merkur and the staff in Thomson Rogers for the excellent work done for us. You give us a new future!
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.
Honestly, I do not know how I could have gotten through this ordeal if chance had not brought me to great people and great professionals, Mr. Leonard Kunka and Mr. Darcy Merkur from Thomson Rogers. St. Michael's Hospital had given me a list of law firms specializing in personal injury and warned me that they are not allowed to recommend any particular firm and so I randomly chose for myself. As it turns out, I made the best choice possible. During the next eight years that Thomson Rogers was helping us, our family never for an instant doubted that we made the right choice by working with this company.
From the beginning, Thomson Rogers provided many useful services to us as their clients. First, Thomson Rogers fought for our financial rights, successfully working to ensure payments of all our bills by the insurance company as well as representing our interests in legal actions which finished in our favor with two structured annuity settlements.
Second, and perhaps more importantly in our situation, with Thomson Rogers' initiative and their help, a special support group was created for my daughter and the whole family. This group, at the center of which was Knorr & Associates Inc., coordinated the whole rehabilitation process.
Today, almost ten years after the tragedy, my daughter, my son, and I all want to thank the excellent team of professionals at Thomson Rogers for all they have done for us.
I truly believe I had the best rehab team out there. Starting with Darcy Merkur from Thomson Rogers. Having Darcy lead my rehab team, he made it possible for me to actually concentrate on rehab being my full time job. He put together the rehab team I worked with for seven years and together we worked day in and day out, on my best interests. This is more than just a pay cheque to Thomson Rogers and the therapists that they work with. They have a passion for helping people and making a difference in their lives. Without a doubt, they have all made a difference in mine. I will forever be indebted to my entire rehab team. Even to this day, we keep in contact and they continue to help me reach my goals.
After my car accident in 2008, and spending 6 months in different hospitals for intensive rehabilitation . . . I had to have a lawyer, and one was referred to us in the second hospital. This legal representative met myself, and my brother. He answered what questions we had at the time. After a year, we found that this legal representative was not a good fit for me. It was suggested that we contact Thomson Rogers and speak to one of their lawyers. I filled out the online contact request form we found on their website, and Darcy Merkur got in contact with me. We set a date to meet and interview Darcy. He was so knowledgeable, and I felt comfortable hiring him. The relief we had, knowing that Thomson Rogers was looking after my case, was immeasurable. My recovery was as important to Darcy & Thomson Rogers as it was to me.
There are no words to adequately describe the truly outstanding result that Darcy was able to achieve in the litigation of my 2013 motor vehicle accident. My case was exceedingly complex and required much "brain power" and "laser like focus". My medical situation was wrought with a myriad of sinister etiologies that led medical specialists and legal professionals to decline my case. They seemed to have an appetite for "simpler" cases that require less work and more profits for the service provider "skimming the cream so to speak". This spoke to poor integrity and a lack of chops.
To find the right lawyer for our case we checked the local Legal Industry (GTA to Hamilton) by contacting and speaking to people that know what's going on "where the rubber hits the road". (Example: Occupational Therapists (O.T.) that understand which lawyers and organizations had the most "Street Cred"). Paradoxically it was an O.T. from our opponent that gave me Darcy recommendation that helped seal the deal. Also, we spoke to medical and EMT workers representing nightmare stories from very ill patients being abused - misrepresented and they want to tell their stories. It makes for great emergency room filler. The good news is that Darcy Merkur and Thomson Rogers had the best reputation. Ironically, we had never heard of you until we really started to listen.
Darcy, your reputation stood out compared to all others and you did not disappoint. Throughout the entire process it was you that navigated a tremendously tedious, detailed file (that had more medical paper that any 10 cases combined) to a resolution that was acceptable to all involved. From a timeline perspective, you exceeded the expectations of all involved. Thank you for all you brought. You made it happen . . . Consider us your most ardent admirers, the kind of forever clients that will be your lifelong advocates in all legal conversations, I am certain our paths will cross again.
Since we met you and your team (like Merna Daoud and Stacy John), we have always been really proud and keen to advise all that we speak with, that we are being represented by the fastidiously competent Darcy Merkur and he is supported by the prestigious law firm: Thomson Rogers.
Thank you - Darcy and Team. Thank you all - most sincerely.
- Chris & Debbie
p.s. In January 2016, we were experiencing a legal issue that could cause us some financial peril. We contacted Darcy and was so impressed with Mr. Merkur's intelligence and prompt action. He drafted a genius, strategic letter that compelled the "other" company to capitulate. They agreed to full re-payment to us of "every single penny", as Darcy put it and it will be paid to us within the next two weeks. WOW, in the legal business, that is beyond impressive - that's "Heroic", like a modern day Robin Hood. Your words are your arrows - precise and true. The eloquence of your strategies are so fluent that they are just undeniable. Well done fine sir.
I received the settlement last week and wanted to thank you very much for everything you have done for me and my family. There is not the slightest doubt that without you, both my future and the future of my boys would be drastically different. you were incredible despite the fact that at many points along the way I'm sure you had to deal with more than your fair share.
On the first day I met you, you said "we help a lot of kids." Never has a truer statement been said. Alex's future looks much different today than it did then and I could neither be more proud, or more grateful.
Thank you again Darcy for everything.
Darcy, I just want to take this opportunity and thank you on a job well done by both you and your associates. It's trying times when a loved one becomes injured in an accident. You and your associates were both professional and compassionate. I know it can't be easy when you're dealing with a client and a parent. Thanks for all your hard work. I would recommend your firm to anyone.
Darcy Merkur is not just good, he is amazing.
He is well diversified. He surrounds himself with the right network of people that look at his clients as a "whole", and he delegates each one of those people to reach optimum comfort for his clients. Everything is done in a timely manner, and there are never any unforeseen surprises, at least not in my case.
He is down to earth, speaks with his clients with a normal tone and an understanding that not all of us have gone through law school.
Darcy is amazing, he fights for what he thinks is right.
This is S. Rajapakse whose motorcycle accident case you recently settled. I just wanted to send you a note of thanks for your work in this case. I was more than happy with the outcome and am glad to put the matter behind me. I am also pleased at how smoothly everything went...
Dear Mr. Merkur,
I am very much pleased with the speed and result of the settlement and I thank you all for the support.
Dear Len and Darcy,
We want you both to know how fortunate we are to have such a fine team representing us.
The accident certainly changed my lifestyle in a hurry! However it was so much easier to deal with knowing that your firm was so involved in looking after our interests.
We thank you for
- your professional and common sense approach
- your knowledgeable and sound advice
- your excellent communication
- achieving a fair and just settlement
Thanks again for doing such a fine job and caring so much.
Thank you for the excellent service that you provided in handling my case against the insurance company. We want you to know that before we were referred to you, we had seen 3 other lawyers that also specialized in car accidents and they all said that I would receive a very minimum amount in settlement. You, however, were able to settle for 6 TIMES the amount that the other lawyers were predicting.
Thank you for all the help you provided me with during my recovery from my motorcycle accident. If it were not for you and your staff I would have been no wiser as to my legal rights and consequently financial support.
You and your staff handled my requests expeditiously and for that I'm very grateful. You were always available for informative help.
Thanks for obtaining me a final settlement with the insurance company which was far beyond what I expected.
Dear Mr. Merkur,
I am very happy with the settlement you recieved for me. My daughters also thank you for the contribution they received as part of the settlement. I am following up with you, to let you know how pleased I am at the outcome. I really am grateful and hope that you know how happy I am to be telling you so!
Thank you for the job well done!! It was very much appreciated.
You guys are the best, God bless you.
Dear Mr. Merkur,
Your letter arrived this week, a few days after we had received two cheques, each for 50% of our investments, from KPMG, and we both wanted to thank you so very much for all the help given to us by you.
Without the feeling of trust we had in you we would, perhaps, not have been courageous enough to have participated in the class action suit, and thereby lost a large sum of money.
Our best wishes for your continued success in the future.
Yours very truly,
Dear Darcy R. Merkur,
It is with the greatest appreciation that I write this.
The monies we invested with FMFS were extremely important to our future. We cannot thank you enough for your exemplary work in conducting your investigation and litigation.
We won't hesitate to recommend you and your firm, should we hear of someone that can use your assistance.
Doug and I would like to express our thanks to you for the work you did on our behalf to compensate us for our loss through Factor Corp. This has made a huge difference in our lives since we were at retirement age when this took place. You can imagine our concern at the thought of losing everything we had put into this plan and now we can rest a little easier, thanks to your abilities.
Your expertise has made a difference in our lives and we want you to know how much we appreciate this. We don’t have the abilities that you have to enter into a legal discussion of this nature – and yes, we will definitely call you should the need arise, heaven forbid!
I would like to thank you for your professionalism and support! I couldn’t even dream to resolve my case so fast!
I appreciate your help and am very glad that I have chosen you to represent my case!
With great appreciation,
Switching lawyers to Darcy Merkur was one of the best decisions I have taken in the past 3 years!
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for the incredible assistance you and your team gave me and my family. The accident altered our lives, and you helped make the alterations bearable.
It was so comforting having a knowledgeable professional like you on my team.
You always made me feel safe and confident in my legal journey. I am able to look forward to my revised life positively.
I would also like to thank the staff of Thomson Rogers. They were extremely supportive.
Thank You Darcy!
I am writing to thank you and Thomson Rogers for all you did for my sister and I, in the speedy resolution of Tammy’s case.
I don’t think anyone can prepare for the overwhelming situation that arises following an accident. I spent months trying to read and comprehend everything.
Then we called Thomson Rogers and you came to help. You explained everything clearly. Any questions we had, you quickly handled. Everyone at Thomson Rogers was courteous and understanding and made us feel like we were important.
So, on behalf of my family, my sister, and myself, I thank you Darcy and your firm for a great job! I wish only the best for you all.
A sincere "Thank-you" for putting quick closure on a most difficult time in my life. Throughout the process you’ve been diligent, trustworthy & ethical.
You listened to my urgency for prompt resolution & as a result you pleasantly surprised me with a settlement that was beyond anything I was expecting.
I "thank you" for your hard work and decent nature.
With grateful regards,
In the fall of 2009, I was hit by a car while crossing the street in my wheelchair. My chair was thrown about 25 feet and made about 3 rotations. After hitting the ground it was unfixable to say the least, and my body did not fair any better.
Two weeks after the accident I was having major difficulties talking, sleeping and generally a great amount of pain everywhere in my body. My doctor told me to sue the driver, which I had not even considered. My problem was finding a law firm which I could trust in my state of mind, or rather, lack of mind. Wheels kept spinning and I still did not know where to go.
A friend told me about a law firm that had helped out many in similar circumstances. The firm was Thomson Rogers, and I was lucky enough to get Darcy Merkur as my lawyer. This guy actually cared about his clients and after grueling questions by him he agreed to take me on as a client. Luckiest day of my life.
Darcy has turned out to be not just a great lawyer, but a caring man as well. Who has ever heard of a lawyer who comes to the hospital to visit you and see how you are doing? Mine did on several occasions. His law clerk Elena has also turned out to be a gem that I can count on anytime. Between Darcy and Elena I feel confident that no matter how this suit finally turns out, I know that it will be the best that anyone could expect.
Thank you all for taking care of me and making me always feel comfortable that you are always acting in my best interest.
Following our accident we sought advice from a lawyer referred to us by a lawyer friend of ours. After more than a year our medical doctor mentioned that he had never been contacted by our lawyer and he found that quite surprising. That was when we knew we had an issue with our first lawyer and that we needed help.
Darcy, in a week, took us further than the 1st lawyer had in more than a year. The end result/settlement was greater than we had anticipated; particularly after the process had been delayed. Darcy communicated effectively; he provided ongoing counsel and never created any false expectations. We did go to discovery and Darcy's coaching was helpful during that stressful time. We are very happy we went to Thomson Rogers and to Darcy in particular.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. My son now has the possibility for a future, thanks to your endless work on my behalf.
On the day of mediation I was very worried that I was going to get very little money from the stingy folks at our favourite insurance company.
You may not have noticed but I was far from my best that day, I should have been in hospital. You picked up my slack and “held my hand” during this very stressful procedure.
I thought that I would take anything that the insurance company offered, but you wouldn’t let me. You kept maneuvering around those guys like they were puppets, there to do your bidding. After five grueling hours I had a settlement that was larger than my wildest dreams. I don’t hand out compliments very often, but the dedication, hard work and patience on your part came through. I saw my files at one point and could not believe what you and Elena had put together on my behalf. Elena answered my never ending questions for well over a year, and was always kind, efficient and honest.
I got more money then you promised and I truly believe what I told you in the settlement process during a break. I was blessed the day that I found you for my lawyer, and grateful for being treated like a human being.
You may not feel the same way but you and Elena feel more like friends than someone who I was lucky enough to hire.
Liam and I thank you both from the bottom of our hearts, and you will always be remembered as the lawyer with a heart and soul, who truly stands behind their clients.
I would like to personally thank you for the professionalism and respect that was shared between you and I as well as the entire team during the handling of this claim to ensure that our mutual goal of helping D and his family was accomplished. Your trust and our mutual respect allowed me to interact and develop a working relationship between D and his family as well as all his health care practitioners, that was not only appreciated, but in my opinion, was another reason for the successful handling and result of D’s claim. It was a complete and utter pleasure to work with you and the team and I look forward to working with you and/or Thomson Rogers again.
Just want to say again, how grateful I am for the work you did in pursuing my claim for my accident this May.
Thomson and Rogers came highly recommended but I didn't expect the level of service I received.
I truly felt like you took a personal interest in my case and were always courteous, thorough and attentive. I always received an immediate response to all my queries. I also appreciated that you took the time to explain each step in the process to me.
Most of I am impressed with the amount I was awarded, which speaks to your ability as a negotiator.
I would highly recommend your firm to anyone.
With much gratitude.
Hello Darcy, you’ve never met me but I’m Ryan’s mother. I just want to let you know that I got a text from my son with a picture of a cheque that came to him today and boy is he happy and so excited. You have done an amazing job for him and I love my boy with all my heart and my daughter. I just wanted to tell you that to see his life made a little more bearable is really really special and you have enabled that to happen. It’s terrible what happened to my daughter this year concerning their children and our whole family has been up and down on a roller coaster ride non-stop and it’s so nice to know that there are people in the world like you that really help when it’s needed. All I can say Darcy is that I hope to meet you some day and I’ll make you a great home-made lemon pound cake from scratch with lemon drizzle on top and you’ll love it, as a thank you from Ryan’s mother. You’ve done an awesome job.
Thank you so much Darcy.
In 2006 my mom was involved in a collision, resulting in a permanent injury to her knees and back. For a few years following the incident, life became terrible for her as well as us, her family. Multiple surgeries, countless painkillers, hours of therapy, a relationship breakdown, and the loss of her ability to work did more damage to her mind and heart than the collision itself did. We could never get her the right support she needed to heal properly without fear for her future.
After a difficult experience with another firm, she received a referral for Thomson Rogers. After a little research, it became clear that Thomson Rogers would be the best place for a situation like hers, given the depth of their experience with personal injury cases.
I remember mom being nervous about the first meeting. As we sat in the lobby, she stared at the floor, barely holding herself together. She worried what she would do if nobody took her on. When Stacey and Darcy sat down with her, I think that hopelessness came through as she told them about her case. We later drove home with the same relief that comes when you pass something heavy to someone else to hold when your arms are about to give out.
Over the following months, information and discussions with the other parties flew back and forth. We never knew exactly what was happening day to day, but it was clear that things were moving forward. Some days I would come home from work and mom would be on the phone with Stacey, who had called to see how she was doing. Some clients need to have frequent contact and Stacey recognized that.
Less than two years after that first meeting, a resolution was reached with a better-than-expected outcome. This end was fair and final, which is all mom wanted from the beginning.
If she had not asked Stacey and Darcy for help, there is no telling where she would be now. I don’t even want to think about that. Rather, I’m thankful I get to see her new reality where she no longer worries about getting by, her spirit is restored, and her body in a manageable state. I am grateful that I get to see her get married next year and have the life she always wanted for herself. Thanks to Stacey, Darcy and the team at Thomson Rogers, I get to see that happy endings really do exist.
In September 2011 our world changed. Our 19 year old son, fresh into college, was walking home from a friends a few blocks from our home when he was struck down by a car. He was alone, there were no witnesses and the driver left the scene where he lay unconscious on the road. The driver was never identified.
Weeks later when he left the trauma unit to enter rehab, it was suggested we find a lawyer. We were provided with information on a number of firms. It was then we met Darcy Merkur with Thomson and Rogers. We met someone who was supportive, professional and committed. Up to this point we had little knowledge of our rights or the supports available to us. We felt rescued and hopeful.
Darcy worked with us for the next two and a half years. The case was complex and working with my son was challenging because of how the catastrophic brain injury affected his personality. It was a very difficult time. Darcy was persistent and creatively found ways to work with him.
My son will need support for the rest of his life. His life goals have completely shifted and although his dreams may not have changed, the challenges he faces to make them come true are mountainous.
Darcy Merkur was successful. Not only because of his diligence and determination to contend with the details of the case and close with an appreciative settlement, Darcy was able to establish a solid, trusting relationship with our son which was the most important quality of all.
Here I sit, the afternoon of Christmas Eve, feeling ever so grateful to be alive and well, our lives once more on a forward course. A little over two years ago, my husband and I were visiting family in Ottawa. We were getting a little tour of Lars from Rodney's aunt Jean when she pulled onto a highway, having not seen the car coming down towards us at highway speed. The car was T-boned, Aunt Jean was killed, and Rodney, in the passenger seat, and I, right behind him were taken to the Ottawa General. I had a cracked sternum and severe bruising across my chest, where the seat belt had held me in, and bruising on my knee, which is fading, oh so slowly. Rodney sustained a much more direct impact - but his injuries were slower to be detected and develop.
Back in Nova Scotia, it was clear that Rodney would not be able to return to work, due to injuries to his back. We talked to Rodney's cousin, a lawyer who practices in Nova Scotia, who advised us to find a lawyer in Ontario, and proceed from there. She recommended Darcy Merkur of Thomson Rogers, in Toronto. We felt we were in good hands from the first phone call forward. He and his clerk were professional, understanding and clear in their advice. They were available any time we tried to reach them and supportive as we made our way through the unfamiliar steps of seeking compensation.
The case was settled painlessly and very much to our satisfaction. We are able to put this accident behind us and resume our lives. We know we were most fortunate to have injuries we recovered from, though Rodney will always have to watch his back, so to speak! We certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend Darcy Merkur to anyone who is looking for a lawyer specializing in personal injury.
Na- Me- Res would like to say CHI-MIIGWETCH! - (Thank you in Ojibway)
To Thomson Rogers:
(Alan Farrer, Craig Brown, Darcy Merkur, Marcia Schmitt)
Through your generous donation at this time of year, Na- Me- Res is able to provide much needed items to over 222 clients we serve through our Programs and Services offered at our Men’s shelter—14 Vaughan Road; our Youth Shelter- 26 Vaughan Road, as well as the clients in our Outreach Services Department assisted on the streets. Your donation goes along way in providing Christmas cheer to those less fortunate.
Glad Tidings and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!!!!!
I went down on Sept 20th, 2007, and applied for my residential school compensation for common experience for the five years I spent in the St Philips Residential School in Keeseekoose Saskatchewan.
I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work yourself, Darcy Merkur, Alan Farrer and others in your firm put into ending one of Canada's most tragic legacies. I truly believe, (as a person who was on hand to see the day to day dealing with the federal government), that without your firm's relentless pursuit to end this legal and often painful experience, that it may not have been settled. You and your firm should take a bow and pat yourselves on the back for a great job well done.
So again, I want to thank you and your firm for all you have done on behalf of us survivors. Many don't realize the work your company put into settling this issue.
I wish to congratulate you and your staff for your diligent efforts in finally achieving closure regarding the Farm Mutual Financial Services Inc. claim. I am very grateful for your involvement, it could not have come at a more opportune time for me. Cudos to you all.
I most certainly will keep your name on file should I ever be faced with a similar situation.
Having had the misfortune of suffering personal injuries for reasons beyond my control on two separate occasions over the last few years, I had the good fortune of retaining the law firm Thomson Rogers to look after my interests.
The gentlemen who handled my cases, Mr. Darcy Merkur in the first instance, Mr. Stephen Birman in the second, were exemplary in their support and professionalism, and obtained results beyond my expectations. I could not have been in better hands!
I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to you, Len, and the entire team for the exemplary services you have provided me. Your services are very commendable and are sincerely appreciated.