FEATURED WINDSOR PERSONAL INJURY CASES
Parking Garage Collapses on Worker!
It was a typical Thursday. Our client showed up to work. He worked for a construction company. They were painting the side of a multi-level parking garage located at 1368 Ouellette Avenue in Windsor, Ontario. Suddenly, the ground gave way beneath his feet. A massive sinkhole appeared and he fell through the floor, landing a full story below. He suffered fractures to both feet, a fractured arm and a concussion.
Usually, when an accident like this happens, a worker has to apply to WSIB for compensation. Unfortunately, WSIB compensation is rigid and often less generous that tort compensation can be.
Most importantly, WSIB legislation bars injured workers from commencing lawsuits in most situations. Left with WSIB, our client would have received insufficient compensation. Fortunately, the lawyers of Thomson, Rogers were able to navigate the complex area of law and to commence a claim.
As a result, our client recovered over $1.5 Million*. Money that the client’s family have put to good use on the road to recovery.
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Fixing a Historic Injustice in Ontario Law
Our client was an extremely dedicated father. He quit his career to be the full-time caregiver for his developmentally delayed son. Then, tragedy struck this family. The dad was injured in a serious car accident. As a result, he could no longer provide care for his son.
Normally, if you are injured in a car accident, you can make a claim for your loss of income. However, historically, Ontario did not give significant awards to people who worked inside the home, such as our client. As a result, the insurance company argued that the father was entitled to only a small amount for loss of income and nothing for the cost of hiring a caregiver to provide the care that the father had previously provided to his son.
After several courtroom battles, the insurance company complied. It paid our client and his family over $5,000,000.00*. There was enough money that the father and his son would get the care they needed for the rest of their lives.
Little Girl Hit by Car
Our client was 10-years-old. She had just been visiting her friend who lived across the road from her family home and was crossing the street to return home. It was the kind of situation that plays out millions of times on summer afternoons. Except, this time, it ended in tragedy. The little girl was hit by an inattentive driver. She suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Her father mistakenly hired a lawyer who did not have the financial resources to properly advance a paediatric brain injury case. As a result, this lawyer recommended a settlement of $25,000.00. Fortunately, the little girl’s father had the good sense to seek a second opinion. Thomson, Rogers agreed to take on the case.
Thomson, Rogers properly prepared this case and spent a considerable sum of its own money to retain experts to prove the claim. In the end, the family recovered over $2,000,000.00*.
*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.