OVER 80 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE advocating for people throughout Ontario, including those seriously injured in Windsor
Thomson Rogers prides itself on providing extraordinary legal representation for seriously injured individuals. Our personal injury lawyers represent clients all across Ontario. We are especially proud of the work that we have done in the community of Windsor and Essex County.
Our law firm is consistently ranked as among the best in Canada. The lawyers representing our personal injury clients are dedicated to excellence in advocacy, are frequently certified by Law Society of Ontario as Specialists in Civil Litigation, and are recognized by their peers as experts in personal injury law.
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.
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.
FEATURED WINDSOR PERSONAL INJURY CASES
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. Suddenly, the ground literally gave way beneath his feet. A massive sinkhole appeared and he fell through the floor...Read More
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS Across Ontario
I was very comfortable with Carr Hatch as my lawyer. My family and I liked the reputation of Carr and his law firm, and we also liked Carr’s ties to Windsor, having gone to law school there and with his long family history at Hiram Walker in Windsor. I am really thankful we had Carr to help us through our very difficult time . . .
Wrongful Death of Popular Windsor Man – John “Jay” McKee had worked for over 30 years at Ford in Windsor before retiring in 2006. Though he had a wonderful career at Ford, he was known by friends, family, and the Windsor community as “Medieval Man” as one of the founders of the Essex Medieval Heritage Society. Jay regularly visited elementary schools throughout Essex County in full medieval costume to bring smiles to students’ faces and teach them about medieval history.
Tragically, Jay was struck by an unlicensed driver in Michigan in December of 2014. Jay fought for his life for several days before he succumbed to his injuries. His death was felt throughout Windsor but particularly by his wife of 46 years, Cathy, who was in the car when the accident happened and was also injured.
“I did not know where to turn after Jay passed away. Members of my family arranged meetings with many different lawyers. After meeting with Carr Hatch we were confident we had met the right lawyer for us. Carr seemed to see everything many steps ahead and navigated the Ontario and Michigan insurance system. He was involved in the investigation with the police force in Michigan, the Michigan criminal trial, and arranged for a full treatment team to help me after the accident.” –Cathy McKee
On the advice of a friend, I contacted Sloan Mandel of Thomson Rogers with two assessments indicating catastrophic impairment. Mr. Mandel accepted my case which resulted in a fair settlement from the insurance company, roughly ten times their previous best offer.
I suffered a devastating personal injury and had exhausted every avenue possible in attempting to receive any compensation from the company responsible for it. I was literally at my wit’s end and that’s when I found Thomson Rogers and more specifically I found Stephen Birman
From our initial meeting, his personal demeanour and professionalism were instantly calming. He was also able to concisely give me the facts and options available to me with a firm guarantee that should I choose, he would do everything possible to fight for my rights and ensure that I acquired just and fair indemnity for my personal suffering and loss.
I placed my full trust in him to aid and guide me through the entire litigation process. It was the best decision I have ever made.
His capacity in obtaining competent opinions from surgeons, forensic experts as well as numerous other evidentiary sources was a fine example of his skill and qualification. On a personal level, having him by my side during the face to face meetings gave me a greater confidence by watching his negotiation and arbitration experience and dexterity.
Ultimately, it was his proficiency and expertise that manoeuvred us through a very complicated campaign. It was with his support that I was finally able to obtain equitable reparation and validation for my pain and bereavement.
It is my hope for anyone in a similar situation that they too may have the privilege of having Stephen Birman and Thomson Rogers represent them.
Thank you so much Wendy Moore Mandel for all your help. You made navigating this whole crazy mess so much easier. From the moment you walked into my hospital room and first spoke to me I had a good feeling that I had picked the right lawyer. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone who needs a great personal injury lawyer. Please pass on my thanks to Rosemarie and Vicky Lynn who were so great and helpful.
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.
My lawyer Leonard Kunka and his legal team at Thomson Rogers took control of my case from the beginning and assisted us through the entire process of building, recording and detailing every aspect with great detail and added professional case testimonies and opinions offered by a wide variety of healthcare and legal professionals.
In March 2010, six years after our accident and 23 surgeries later, our complicated legal case was settled and the monies we received in our settlement help me every day to continue the process of rebuilding my body, my mind, and our life.
When I look back now 12 years later, I am amazed at where I came from, what I overcame just to be here, alive each day, yet with many challenges that still exist and I need to overcome. I realize that the decisions we made through our legal team at Thomson Rogers, gave us the proper compensation that we needed and in a plan we receive through monthly pensions and registered annuities that keep us going so that I can continue my journey of dealing with these injuries and current health needs.
At the age of 43, Danny McCoy was rendered a paraplegic after he was involved in an unfortunate car accident. Prior to the accident, he was an avid sailor. After the accident, Danny became one of the top ranked competitive sailors in the world.