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  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Burlington, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Kingston, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Aurora, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Burlington, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Director and Officer Liability Practice Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Kingston, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Medical Negligence Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Waterloo, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Class Action Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Thorold, Ontario Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Director and Officer Liability Practice Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Burlington, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law Aviation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Construction Law Insurance Law Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Sports Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario Thorold, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Appellate Practice Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Construction Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Insurance Law Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice International Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
John McKiggan, Q.C. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John McKiggan, Q.C.

McKiggan Hebert
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Natural Resources Law Construction Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Insurance Law Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice International Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Windsor, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Aboriginal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Class Action Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Construction Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Insurance Law Appellate Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
Mark Raftus was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark Raftus

McKiggan Hebert
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Aurora, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law

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Practice Area Definition

Personal Injury Litigation Definition

The primary goal of personal injury law is to put the injured party (the plaintiff) in the same position they were in prior to the injury occurring. Sometimes this is impossible, such as when the plaintiff sustains a permanent or irreversible brain injury or spinal cord injury. In such cases, the goal is to put the plaintiff in as “close a position” as possible to the position the plaintiff was in prior to the occurrence of the injury, including the same financial position had the accident not occurred. 

There are several categories of compensation that an injured party may be entitled to receive as part of a personal injury claim. If the injury effects the plaintiff’s employability the plaintiff may be entitled to a loss of income or loss of earning capacity claim. If the plaintiff is no longer able to perform their normal housekeeping chores as a result of their injuries, they may be entitled to recover the ongoing cost of hiring someone to perform these chores. If the injured party is likely to require treatment, medications, or equipment in the future, then a claim can be advanced for the cost of future care. The injured party is usually entitled to reimbursement for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses related to the claim. Another category of damages is compensation for pain and suffering. This award includes compensation for physical pain suffered as well as emotional and psychological injuries sustained by the injured party. 

An injured party will only have a claim against a party at fault (the defendant) if the injured party can establish that the defendant was liable or responsible for the injury occurring. In some cases, the injuries to the plaintiff may result from a combination of the defendant’s negligence and the plaintiff’s negligence. A common example is where a plaintiff (who was injured in a motor vehicle accident) had failed to wear a seat belt. The plaintiff’s compensation may be reduced if the defendant can show the plaintiff’s injuries were contributed to by the failure to wear a seat belt. This is commonly referred to as ‘contributory negligence’.

If a plaintiff is unable to resolve their claim with the defendant through the normal negotiating process, then ultimately the plaintiff has the right to have their matter decided by a judge (or judge and jury) at a trial. Only a small percentage of personal injury cases actually proceed to the trial stage as the vast majority of claims are resolved through the normal negotiating process. 

The primary goal of personal injury law is to put the injured party (the plaintiff) in the same position they were in prior to the injury occurring. Sometimes this is impossible, such as when the plaintiff sustains a permanent or irreversible brain injury or spinal cord injury. In such cases, the goal is to put the plaintiff in as “close a position” as possible to the position the plaintiff was in prior to the occurrence of the injury, including the same financial position had the accident not occurred. 

There are several categories of compensation that an injured party may be entitled to receive as part of a personal injury claim. If the injury effects the plaintiff’s employability the plaintiff may be entitled to a loss of income or loss of earning capacity claim. If the plaintiff is no longer able to perform their normal housekeeping chores as a result of their injuries, they may be entitled to recover the ongoing cost of hiring someone to perform these chores. If the injured party is likely to require treatment, medications, or equipment in the future, then a claim can be advanced for the cost of future care. The injured party is usually entitled to reimbursement for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses related to the claim. Another category of damages is compensation for pain and suffering. This award includes compensation for physical pain suffered as well as emotional and psychological injuries sustained by the injured party. 

An injured party will only have a claim against a party at fault (the defendant) if the injured party can establish that the defendant was liable or responsible for the injury occurring. In some cases, the injuries to the plaintiff may result from a combination of the defendant’s negligence and the plaintiff’s negligence. A common example is where a plaintiff (who was injured in a motor vehicle accident) had failed to wear a seat belt. The plaintiff’s compensation may be reduced if the defendant can show the plaintiff’s injuries were contributed to by the failure to wear a seat belt. This is commonly referred to as ‘contributory negligence’.

If a plaintiff is unable to resolve their claim with the defendant through the normal negotiating process, then ultimately the plaintiff has the right to have their matter decided by a judge (or judge and jury) at a trial. Only a small percentage of personal injury cases actually proceed to the trial stage as the vast majority of claims are resolved through the normal negotiating process.