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 literally 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 extremely rigid and limited
Most importantly, WSIB legislation bars injured workers from commencing lawsuits in most situations. Left with WSIB, our client would have received very little money. Fortunately, the lawyers of Thomson, Rogers were able to find a loophole whereby our client was able to commence a lawsuit.
As a result, we were able to get over $1.5 Million for our client and his family. Money that they have put to good use moving on from that terrifying day and getting on the road to recovery.
See The Windsor Star: Gallery: Parking garage collapses
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 could recover only very little money. And, nothing for the cost of hiring a caregiver to provide the care that the father had previously provided for free.
It took several courtroom battles, but eventually, the insurance company gave in. They paid our client and his family over $5,000,000.00. It was a satisfying result for those at Thomson, Rogers who worked tirelessly on this case. It was enough money that the father and his son would get the care they needed for the rest of their lives (and take a trip to Disney World of course!)
Little Girl Hit by Car
Our client was 10-years-old. She was crossing the street. She had just been visiting her friend who lived across the road from her family 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 hired the first lawyer he spoke to. Unfortunately, the lawyer he hired was a nice man, but he did not have the financial resources to pursue 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 spent over $200,000.00 of the firm’s money pursuing the case. In the end, we obtained over $2,000,000.00 for this little girl and her family.
** 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**