Toronto Injury Lawyers
Award-Winning Toronto Personal Injury Lawyers
Since our establishment, Kotak Law has been privileged enough to help countless Toronto personal injury clients. Our experience has taught us that every case is unique. That’s why we prioritize listening to and communicating with our clients, to make sure your needs are met.
You deserve to focus on your recovery without having to worry about your claim. With Kotak personal injury lawyers, you can feel confident and return to healing. If you have been injured in Toronto, turn to a lawyer that puts you first.
Kotak Personal Injury Law
607 Gerrard Street East, Suite 403
Toronto Ontario M4M 1Y2
Phone: (416) 816-1500
Toll Free: 1‑888‑GOKOTAK
Fax: (905) 755-8901
Get advice on your rights from a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer
People are hurt in accidents every day in Toronto. Sometimes the circumstances surrounding the incident are unexpected and no one’s fault, but sometimes injuries are the result of another person’s carelessness. When severe injuries have a significant negative impact on our lives and finances, it is helpful to know that we can at least seek financial help for the expenses arising from our accident. The Toronto Kotak Law team are experienced personal injury lawyers who can offer you valuable advice on your rights when your injury resulted from the likely negligence of another person or facility.
There are many types of accidents, which contribute to different types of injuries for accident victims, and of varying severity. The most common accidents resulting in injury in Toronto are, not surprisingly, motor vehicle collisions and slip, trip and fall accidents. Motor vehicle collisions include car accidents, truck accidents, vehicle-pedestrian accidents and vehicle-cyclist accidents, and Torontonians are hurt in such incidents daily. Every year, some people are also injured in boating accidents in Lake Ontario and the surrounding area, as well as by drowning which is the greatest accident risk for young children in Toronto. Snowmobile accidents are more common in the communities surrounding Toronto than in the GTA, but dog bites can and do happen throughout the area.
The injuries sustained from accidents vary, but are in many cases severe enough to require hospitalization and/or long-term care. Some examples of injuries commonly suffered in accidents are abrasions, brain injuries, bruising, burns, concussions, dislocations, fractures, spinal cord injuries, psychological injuries and neck injuries (whiplash). And unfortunately, in the most tragic instances, accidents can result in death.
There are various precautions that can be taken to prevent accidents. The vast majority of motor vehicle accidents, in particular, are deemed to be avoidable through safe driving practices. Our laws are in place to hold everyone culpable and responsible for their part in ensuring that precautions are taken to prevent the negligence that sometimes contributes to accidents.
Premises liability holds the owner or occupier of a property responsible for the safety of its patrons, invited guests and the general public, from hazardous and harmful situations on their property. Examples of common premises liability cases are dog bites, inadequate security, poorly lit staircases, iced entryway to premises, sidewalk defects and asbestos exposure.
At Kotak Personal Injury Law, we have represented many property liability cases and know how complicated they can be. Proving fault in these claims requires more than determining that the injury actually occurred on the given premises. The injured party must prove that the business or owner of the property where the accident occurred, did not maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. In order to procure evidence of a ‘failure to take due care’ there needs to be a thorough assessment of the inspection and maintenance procedures that were in place for the property at the time of the accident.
While accidents are not limited to any specific season, winter in Ontario always raises calls for increased safety for various recreational activities as well as with regards to road maintenance and safe driving practices. Sporting activities during winter, such as snowboarding, skiing, hockey and snowmobiling all present risks of personal injury if participants are not prepared and experienced in them. Accidents also sometimes occur because the facilities used for these activities were not constructed or run in a safe manner. Between 2010 and 2011, four hundred and fifteen Canadians were hospitalized for head injuries pertaining to winter related activities.
If you have been injured, it is important that you seek immediate medical care. Injuries are not necessarily painful or physically apparent at the outset, and without appropriate medical attention a simple injury can become something more severe. Injured persons are also susceptible to overuse injuries; this is where an injury is exacerbated because it is not allowed enough time for recovery. Another important reason for early and comprehensive treatment of injuries is that medical reports are key evidence if you decide to make a claim for compensation.
If you were injured in an accident, it is advisable that you get in touch with the Kotak Personal Injury Law Firm. Our Toronto based personal injury lawyers are ready to represent your rights from the beginning to end and are very accommodating to our clients’ needs. Our practice areas are personal injury law and accident disability law, and our expertise and vast experience in these areas will ensure that you will get the best possible compensation for your case.
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