We, unfortunately, needed the services of a personal injury lawyer. My wife was seriously injured in an accident and it has changed our lives forever. This is what brought us to Ian Furlong, David MacDonald and all the wonderful people at Thomson Rogers. Personal injury cases are challenging things to have to go through. Sure, it can be easy and over quickly if you go with what I call "back of the bus lawyers", but you will not get the outcome you deserve. You need a trial lawyer to fight for you and the team at Thomson Rogers did that for us. I'm sorry if you find yourself looking for a personal injury lawyer, but we couldn't be happier with the care and people at Thomson Rogers.

Den Lebeau

Dear Mr. MacDonald,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for all of your support and efforts in working on my case. I was so fortunate to have been introduced to you and I am truly grateful for everything you have done for me.

I am honoured to have had someone like you represent me - someone, who is passionate about his job, hard-working, determined while providing a high level of respect to his clients. you always made me feel reassured and for that, I am truly grateful.

Thank you so much!!

G. P.
December 2018

 

Before his motorcycle accident, Matt would go hunting, fishing, and ATVing with his friends. But in the aftermath of his accident, Matt had to undergo a lower leg amputation which left him wondering if he would ever ride again. Bedridden and in chronic pain, it seemed impossible. But by working with David MacDonald, a partner at the law firm of Thomson Rogers, Matt was able to focus on his health because David took care of his claim. And we’re happy to report that Matt is back on his ATV.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, please contact David MacDonald at 416-868-3155 for a free consultation.

Thomson Rogers

Dear Mr. David MacDonald,

We wanted to extend our most heartfelt appreciation for the care received from you and your associates.

At a most vulnerable and sensitive time, your services provided to us were invaluable. The fragile nature of our circumstances over the past 6 years was seemingly insurmountable. Nothing could have ever prepared me for the challenges brought on by my mother’s traumatic accident. Considering the extent and severity of her injuries, her survival was nothing short of a miracle. As a single mother, and her only child, we have a very deep and strong bond. These devastating life changes left us scattered. We are grateful for your support and guidance in helping us adjust and realign our lives.

Your hard work and diligence, as well as your team’s, including Mr. Ian Furlong and Diane Bregg, eased our emotional strain. Your commitment and attention to our needs softened our grief, and our exhaustion associated with the intricate dealings of the legal system. Your patience and expertise in conveying the details of your efforts on our behalf earned our confidence and trust.
You gave us the opportunity to focus on the gravity of the situation without any distraction.

Though we are glad that these hardships are mostly behind us, we are grateful for your support and partnership during this most difficult time.

Sincerely,

Rebecca K. and Family

Experience intertwined with genuine concern for clients.

David MacDonald was invaluable in helping me through a difficult time. After I was involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered a catastrophic brain injury, I didn’t know which end was up. We were dealing with doctors, medical bills, and the overwhelming emotions involved in knowing how I would be able to move past this to be the person I could have been; considering, I am a single mother and my son depends on me. David MacDonald walked me through the process and made it easy. He answered my questions, no matter how trivial (even if out of town!), and took time out of his day to come to my family’s home, rather than making me come to him. Now that I know myself and my son will be cared for financially, I can focus on continuing to improve and recover, as well, I can focus on spending more time with my son. Thomson Rogers is a tightly woven network of highly professional attorneys and staff professionals who walked me through a six and a half year-long process, reassuring me every step of the way. Mr. MacDonald was primarily supported in this case by senior law clerk Barbara O'Gorman. Barbara operates way above the level one expects from a law clerk. She is well experienced and assists in guiding clients through life-altering situations. She is diligent, shows great grasp of detail, and has the ability to pinpoint and address the key issues. She was also strong in her genuine concern for humanity.

T. Khan

Having Thomson Rogers represent me made me feel secure and safe, knowing that they would do everything they could to ensure my case was successful. I felt that I had sufficient support and protection throughout the years during my lawsuit. David MacDonald, Ian Furlong and Barbara O'Gorman made sure that my recovery was smooth and they did everything they could to make sure I would have a bright future. I have to thank Mr. MadDonald, Mr. Furlong and Ms. O'Gorman for representing me and helping restore my life to what it was originally, as well as ensuring that I would have support in the years to come.

C. Lam

Mr. MacDonald,

You have truly changed my life in an amazing way by leading an excellent team to help with my recovery from a terrible accident (Nov. 22, 2014) that nearly ended my life . . . I'm very blessed and fortunate to still be living and consciously able to take care of my responsibilities, my home, my children, my medication and my continued integration into society.

My injuries are still bothering me but my children, family and support from those who care still give me the determination to not give up.

From the first day we met you, you have not let me down. Our first meeting in the boardroom at Thomson Rogers and our 2nd meeting at Toronto Western Hospital, both days you took time out of your busy schedule and from those two moments until now, I knew you cared about my future, thank you.

The Very Honorable Mr. David MacDonald, I feel so privileged to be represented by the greatest personal injury lawyer in the world.

Thanks for always helping.

O. Guthrie

If by reading this it helps you choose David MacDonald and Stephen Birman of Thomson Rogers as your lawyers then I have done you a favour. I was first recommended to Thomson Rogers by my sister in law after my car accident. She had a friend that had a good experience with Thomson Rogers so I contacted them. They came out to my home to talk to me, do you believe that? My lawyers were more concerned with my well being and how they could help me by setting up a recovery team than talking about money or deposits for legal services. I met some wonderful people on my recovery team. People who truly cared about me and how they could best help rehabilitate me. I believe that if you are injured and need help you could not make a better choice for yourself then choosing Thomson Rogers as your law firm, they have the contacts and the people in place to help you.

Doug P.

Dear: David MacDonald,

I cannot thank you and your team enough for all that you have done for my family and I.

After being involved in a motor vehicle accident I was left with a traumatic brain injury. I was promised by the insurance company that I would be provided a rehab team to assist in my recovery. That never happened. It wasn’t until I hired David MacDonald from Thomson Rogers that I received the help I desperately needed. He and his team stuck by my side and reached a settlement that I could support my family on. I honestly don’t know what my life would look like if I hadn’t obtained the services of Thomson Rogers.

Adam V.

Dear David,

I wanted to send you this letter to extend my greatest thanks and appreciation for all the work you and your team have done to help me with both my on-going recovery as well as all the struggles up to now.

There were times when I felt so alone and defeated from battling the insurance company to getting beat up by the constant needs for evaluations and doctors poking around me. Through it all, your team was there watching out for my best interests and needs.

I had the pleasure of working closely with Laura Martin and Barbara O'Gorman as part of your day to day team as well. They both delivered a level of personal support and professionalism the compares to none.

My case was not a special one but it was important to me and you all made me feel a very significant person and important to your every move.

Thanks again David for all your assistance, guidance and direction thru it all. You have achieved and exceeded all my expectations. Don't take this wrong, but I hope to never see or hear from you again. Ha Ha.

Thanks again Thomson Rogers and team.

Roger C.

Attn: David MacDonald

Over a year and a half ago I entered into a boardroom and cast eyes with a humble gentleman, for lack of words. He seemed somewhat unassuming, but, he was the ONLY ONE who showed up from the list of names that was presented to me. I was quite torn, sick, crying, etc, with every sign of broken parts and patches of ALL SORTS. That was convincing enough for me to say . . . without a shadow of a doubt . . . please represent me.

To date I am 100% satisfied that I made that right choice. David you did a "Wonderful Job". I am left without words from my vocab to describe my level of satisfaction. You could not have done a better job. It is remarkable and I would recommend "ANYONE" to trust you and that they would "NOT" regret their decision.

Thank you David from the bottom of my heart.

God bless you and keep up the excellent job you are doing.

Also, you staff has been amazing.

Yvonne

Dear Mr. MacDonald,

Congratulations on your 75th anniversary.

Today is the seventh anniversary of my accident. I reflect often on a most fortunate recovery, particularly as this time of year must weigh heavily on the driver who caused the event & lost her mother. I am sure my survival was due to the quick action of an off duty policeman & the help he was able to summons. I have no recollection of the jaws of life only a face at my window giving encouragement, the helicopter from highway 89 to Sunnybrook is vague as was the signing of a consent to operate & the ten days hooked up to a lung machine & my many shattered bones. My arrival at the wonderful St. Johns, I suspect, was due in part to the very nice case worker who got me there & also retrieved my jewelry. I would like to have properly thanked them both.

I was well looked after - a nice roommate, excellent care as well as continual support from fellow Anglicans plus many other good friends who visited, setting up bridge games & a fun 75th birthday party. Fortunately, this enabled me to truly accept the things I could not change & get on with the rigor of exercises, mental & physical this still took three months mostly in a wheel chair. My kids laughed that “only their mother would take that long to drive from The Blue Mts. to Toronto”. I had three more months of sleeping in my dining room & being monitored by care givers daily, with lots of physiotherapy. Like most happenings in my life I felt totally responsible for my well being & accepted the challenge, our fine health care system can do just so much.

I am truly grateful for these past seven years particularly as I was able to get back to driving, which is one of my main volunteer functions to-day.

This past May I broke my hip (my 12th fracture) while convening a coffee hour at church, once again I was lucky with immediate surgery, home within the week & managed to enjoy my already planned Holland American trip to The Yukon & Alaska in August.

So thank you for all your efforts on my behalf have not forgotten Barbara & Michael & do appreciate the opportunity you provided to express my gratitude.

Sincere best wishes for 2012 & future success.

E.Ross

Dear David MacDonald and the staff at Thomson Rogers,

It has been a great support to Dave and myself to have You, and the team at Thomson Rogers represent us, in Dave’s recovery, and the claim for insurance. With his brain injury, he needed so much support and daily therapy. You quickly put a team of great therapists together to meet his needs. Your involvement managed a successful settlement, of the benefits he was entitled to. It gave me the time to attend to his needs, without worrying about the legal and financial end of things. This has allowed Dave to come so much further than was ever expected. When you brought him to the Acquired Brain Injury Art show, you brought back his will to draw. You are so aware of the needs of people with brain injury, you were able to put all the right tools for his recovery in place. From unpaid wages to housing you took care of it all. You were able to prove Dave’s needs for re-education. You put us in decent housing after being placed in housing that could not meet my son's needs. You made sure all his needs were met and then some. I could not have managed all the issues that came up throughout my son's recovery without you and the staff and clerks at Thomson Rogers. You are a special team of people.

Thank-you for all your help.

F. Rose – Dave’s Mom

Dear Mr. MacDonald:

We sincerely thank you for the work you did for us after our daughter’s car accident.

Your knowledge of law, compassion for our situation, and prompt attention to detail helped guide us through a shocking and devastating experience. As you know, Karen is now home and continues to improve.

We chose you as our lawyer on the recommendation of a neighbour. We felt even more confident in our decision when the social worker at Sunnybrook Hospital told us we had made a good choice.

Again, we are grateful for your work on Karen’s behalf. Based on our experience, we highly recommend you.

L. and J. Mackay

Dear Mr. MacDonald,

I am writing to let you know how pleased Jeff and I have been with the way you handled representing Jeff’s settlement with our insurance company.

We found you and your staff to be very approachable. Your explanations, suggestions and genuine concern for Jeff’s current and future well being were conclusive and set out in terms which were easily understood.

Both you and your law clerk Diane Bregg answered our calls and emails promptly. You both were very thorough in arranging a satisfactory settlement. No doubt your expertise in dealing with brain injury victims played an important factor as you dealt with our insuring company.

We thank you sincerely for taking our case and dealing with it so well. We certainly would recommend you and your firm to others facing the issues we did.

P. and J. Barry

Dear Mr. MacDonald,

I would like to express to you my sincerest gratitude for the way you handled our case. You were extremely supportive, kind and professional. You were extremely helpful in answering our questions and reassuring us about our decision to pursue legal action. You treated us with respect and dignity and never stopped believing that Mark would recover. We are all very grateful for the clarity with which you explained complicated legal details to us and your foresight in recommending that Mark remain at his school.

You were able to help Mark regain much needed confidence about his ability and future prospects while at the same time obtaining compensation for the ordeals he went through. We really appreciate the way you and the staff at Thomson Rogers supported us through this trial and the prompt and clear resolution to which you brought our case. We are very satisfied with the results that you’ve achieved and we are extremely appreciative of the great care and effort you put into your work. You safeguarded our son’s future. For this, we are forever in your debt.

T. Broussenko and the Broussenko Family.

Dear Mr. MacDonald:

I am writing to let you know how appreciative I am with the way you handled, represented and supported my husband and our family, especially with respect to obtaining accident benefits from our insurance company.

I found you and your law clerk Diane Bregg very approachable. Both of you answered my calls and emails promptly. The language and culture barriers and so many uncertainties were addressed by your clear explanations, thoughtful suggestions and your expertise in dealing with insurance companies.

I understand my husband has a long way to go but I am very pleased to have been able to help him by retaining you, the very best lawyer, as his legal representative! No doubt your talent in dealing with brain injury victims and your determination to pursue the case will lead to a satisfactory settlement.

A. Huang and J. Xu

Dear David MacDonald,

I would hereby once again like to express my gratitude to you for having taken me on as a client and for fighting my "case" to such a successful completion.

Mr. Dabor was absolutely right in his praise of you - when he referred me to you.

You have a very efficient, loyal, kind, professional team of people surrounding you, all the more to your credit!

As an acknowledgement of your professional services rendered to me, I have donated $1,500.00 to the Tribute Program at the Sick Kids Foundation in your Honour, requesting that the money go towards the Trauma Program.

Fortunately for me, my accident wasn't as tragic as I am sure many of your other client cases are. But, nevertheless, it has altered my life in so many ways, as you are so well aware of as you fought steadfast on my behalf. For that, I am forever grateful.

A. Szonda

Dear Dave,

Mario and I would like to express our sincere thanks to you and the entire team for all you have done.

From the initial meeting at our home, we were confident that you had the knowledge, resources and compassion necessary to represent us. You always made yourself readily available and your advice, encouragement and support helped to guide us through our difficult and emotional journey. By your genuine interest, not only to our file but our lives, you’ve made us feel more like friends than clients.

While there were many people behind the scenes working on the file, Diane Bregg was incredible! Her proficiency and empathy made many a day easier! She was a pleasure to work with.

As we move forward, we appreciate your willingness to allow us to seek your counsel if necessary, and once again, we thank you for bringing our case to a successful conclusion.

A. and M. Tiberia

Dear Mr. MacDonald,
We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and thank you for your remarkable work and tremendous support during the period you were representing us! We truly appreciate all your efforts. We would also like to extend our gratitude to your Law Clerk, Ms. Barbara O’Gorman for her kind and compassionate support during the course of our case. The expertise and professionalism that you and your colleagues demonstrated were absolutely impressive.

Your support helped our son to take the right steps and get the right treatments for recovery, and safeguard his future. For that, we will be indebted to you forever.

In the mean time, we wish you and your family much success, and a very happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead! May God bless you and your family always.

The Jalali Family

I pondered many times as to what I could say and I decided for Curtis and myself you folks also should be mentioned. You were instrumental in keeping Curtis' dignity intact while working on his case. You kept him in the loop on the progress of his case to the degree that he could understand, never once talking as though he wasn't in the room. Curtis was always a real person with feelings to you folks. You always put things in layman's terms for us and were by our side every inch of the way. I was a legal secretary myself and I have never seen a law firm like yours with so much compassion for your clients. Your lawyers are brilliant in negotiations and outstanding in your empathy for others.

L. Couvillon

Dear Mr. MacDonald,

We would like to thank you sincerely for all your efforts in helping my husband and family in the most time of need. From the first moment we met you, we felt confident and trusted you.

We thank you for fighting for our rights and giving us the strength to live day by day. Your compassion meant the world to us because knowing you were representing us, gave us a piece of mind so that I could focus on my husband's recovery. You provided my husband with the best rehabilitation team who gave him hope in having a future.

We also gratefully thank your senior law clerk, Barbara O'Gorman for truly being an amazing person. She gave me the strength to pull through. I can genuinely say that Barbara has always treated me as a friend rather than just a client. It was a relief to know that her assistance was available to me and my family whenever in need.

We would truly recommend you to anyone who has been involved in a car accident and requires excellent representation.

We are forever grateful.

L. & H. Hackembruch

Cantonese Testimonial translated:

My name is Jenny Lu, a single mother. My son - - David Tan unfortunately was injured as a result of a motor vehicle car accident five years ago which had a huge impact on both his life and growth, and my personal life in every aspect. But, I have still been taking care of him without any regrets and complaints. The most important thing was that I was so fortunate that I met with those great people and was referred to and retained two outstanding lawyers - Mr. David F. MacDonald and Mr. Ian W.K. Furlong. These two great lawyers and all their clerks and staff at Thomson Rogers made every effort to help us and settled our claim for pain and suffering damages to the maximum settlement amount from the insurance company. With this hefty settlement amount, David and I will be financially secure for the rest of our lives.

Please allow me to take this opportunity to extend my greatest appreciation to Mr. MacDonald and Mr. Furlong and all the wonderful clerks and staff at Thomson Rogers. I can't find words to describe my heart-felt thanks to all of you wonderful lawyers, clerks and staff. I wish you all do well in every aspect of your life! In the end, I will surely recommend Thomson Rogers and the two great lawyers named above and all the wonderful clerks and staff to my friends and relatives and my acquaintances in the future.

Happy holidays! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jenny Lu

Today is the seventh anniversary of my accident. I reflect often on a most fortunate recovery, particularly as this time of year must weigh heavily on the driver who caused the event & lost her mother. I am sure my survival was due to the quick action of an off duty policeman & the help he was able to summons. I have no recollection of the jaws of life only a face at my window giving encouragement, the helicopter from highway 89 to Sunnybrook is vague as was the signing of a consent to operate & the ten days hooked up to a lung machine & my many shattered bones. My arrival at the wonderful St. Johns, I suspect, was due in part to the very nice case worker who got me there & also retrieved my jewelry. I would like to have properly thanked them both.

I was well looked after - a nice roommate, excellent care as well as continual support from fellow Anglicans plus many other good friends who visited, setting up bridge games & a fun 75th birthday party. Fortunately, this enabled me to truly accept the things I could not change & get on with the rigor of exercises, mental & physical this still took three months mostly in a wheel chair. My kids laughed that “only their mother would take that long to drive from The Blue Mts. to Toronto”. I had three more months of sleeping in my dining room & being monitored by care givers daily, with lots of physiotherapy. Like most happenings in my life I felt totally responsible for my well being & accepted the challenge, our fine health care system can do just so much.

I am truly grateful for these past seven years particularly as I was able to get back to driving, which is one of my main volunteer functions to-day.

This past May I broke my hip (my 12th fracture) while convening a coffee hour at church, once again I was lucky with immediate surgery, home within the week & managed to enjoy my already planned Holland American trip to The Yukon & Alaska in August.

So thank you for all your efforts on my behalf have not forgotten Barbara & Michael & do appreciate the opportunity you provided to express my gratitude.

Sincere best wishes for 2012 & future success.

E. Ross