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courtland holder
courtland holder
14:27 12 Feb 18
My wife & I had the pleasure of working with Alexander Lee and Ikbir Khongura. They were excellent in research and information, They both were on time and ready.. very professional and determined to get the best results for us. They worked very hard and made sure we as clients were comfortable, happy and well taken care of! Most importantly they are fighters, they made sure our best interest were put first and our needs were met. A lot of lawyers don't really care, but they made sure justice was served! They did an amazing job in taking care of us and will be recommending their services!
Luci S.
Luci S.
21:46 08 Dec 17
From the moment Grillo Barristers took on my case, until I was able to come to my desired settlement, they have been nothing but amazing, caring and professional. I had an amazing team working on my case, and couldn't believe how well and timely my file was handled. My lawyer Anthony Andreopoulos, with the tremendous help of Justine and Zachary, constantly kept me updated with every action that was taken on the file and made me feel at ease knowing my case was in good hands. I couldn't have asked for a better firm to handle my file, so thank you guys so much for everything, I appreciate it more than you know!
Jan MacMillan
Jan MacMillan
23:28 05 Feb 18
I worked with Rachelle Mitri and her team and I found the company in general and Rachelle in particular to be extremely professional, while being nice people to work with.Ms. Mitri kept me informed of my case. And guided me through an unfamiliar system with great diligence. I always felt valued and respected. Great Lawyers !
Theresa Dea
Theresa Dea
23:10 19 Dec 17
It's unbelievable how long it takes for the insurance companies to settle. They live by the fact that they can outlast you! Don't give up! Hang in there! Stefanie and her team worked hard and did an excellent job. I received the best settlement available!!!
Patrick k
Patrick k
19:13 07 Dec 17
Where do I begin?? I am not usually one to leave reviews on services but this one is definitely an exception. From start to finish, I felt incredibly comfortable having my claim in Grillo's hands. I felt as though the team was in complete control and I could just sit back and receive updates when necessary. With the utmost confident I can say that Grillo Barristers is the best personal injury law firm in Toronto. The process was quick, cheap and stress free. I must especially thank Lauren Sivitilli. Having very limited knowledge of lawsuits, Lauren was able to perfectly break the processes down for me and educate me on my claim. She was quick to answer emails addressing any concerns and always kept me up to date. I will definitely be recommending Grillo Barristers services to my family, friends and coworkers. Amazing!
Robin Spencer
Robin Spencer
16:41 09 Oct 18
I highly recommend Grillo Barristers especially personal injury lawyer, Rachelle Mitri. Rachelle and her team are professional and very personable. They provide excellent service and support to their clients and ensure that they are comfortable throughout the legal process. Rachelle and her support staff were always available to answer all of my questions and provided updates whenever possible. The outcome of my proceedings were extremely favourable and I recommend Grillo Barristers to anyone in need of personal injury lawyers.
Pino R
Pino R
16:53 17 Oct 18
My most recent visit at Grillo Barristers was with Evanee Y. A very polite and professional young lady. She was totally informative, attentive and enlightening. She came across very understanding and caring. Our business encounter was quick and easy. I left very satisfied. Indeed a pleasure, thank you.
Bernadette Alcos
Bernadette Alcos
15:22 21 Sep 18
Rachelle was an absolute pleasure to work with. She represented myself and my needs with professionalism and compassion, with the complete understanding of my situation. She kept me informed on the status of my claim and was readily available to answer any questions and/or concerns. She is very diligent and prompt with her responses. Rachelle is an amazing lawyer and I highly recommend her services.
B Gaff
B Gaff
14:40 18 Sep 18
After my wife was in a car accident a little over 2 weeks ago (not her fault), we felt that no one was addressing her actual needs to get better until we walked into Grillo Barristers law firm. The minute we walked in our needs seemed to be their only concern. The receptionist made every effort to make sure we were comfortable while we waited for our appointment. Rinya our Intake Coordinator was pleasant and attentive to my wife's concerns and her needs for recovery. If the rest of the team is that good, we should be in great hands.
taran sarao
taran sarao
19:48 18 Mar 19
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Moussa and his team. The care and concern you have shown me, and for working tirelessly to ensure that the law worked in our favor. If it weren’t for your analytical skills and knowledge, the matter wouldn’t have been settled by now. Thanks once again for your legal advice, time, and efforts.
Chris White
Chris White
15:07 12 Mar 19
Lets face it sometimes life becomes more complicated than it needs to be. I am so thankful for Grillo Barristers (namely Patricia Sim and her team) were there to see through all the hurdles, when I couldn't. I was recommended by a friend, who also stated that he was represented well, and I too offer that same recommendation.
Darshan Hebbal Ramesha
Darshan Hebbal Ramesha
16:52 05 Mar 19
Grillo took care, two of my claims. Micheal Ferrante and Moussa helped me throughout these claim. And they are really good lawyers. They are always on time and respond to each and every email within the time frame. I highly recommend this law firm for the people who are injured. They tried very best towards my case. Thank you for all the good deeds.
Dominique M
Dominique M
16:08 31 Jan 19
I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who has been injured. Moussa and his team took the very best care of me from beginning to end. They seen to it that I received a great settlement at the end. They moved quickly and professionally with my case. All my questions and concerns were addressed quickly and satisfactorily each time. They were quick with any responses via email and telephone. At no point did I feel uninformed or confused about what was going on. I appreciate them so much for everything they did for me. I would rate this firm more than 5 stars if I had the option on Google!! Thank you so so much Moussa and your team. You guys are the best!
Sam Louis
Sam Louis
22:05 28 Mar 19
I recommend everyone to use their service they’re the best lawyers not in Toronto only but in Canada special mr mike
wilmer alfonzo
wilmer alfonzo
08:10 07 Apr 19
I would like to express my gratitude to Zachary and his team. They helped me with my case and I will be thankful with Grillo Barrister all my life.
Tarrie Buckta
Tarrie Buckta
20:43 25 Apr 19
Preszler Injury Lawyers is a reputable law firm with great customer service. My experience in dealing with the firm was incredible. Everyone was pleasant, kind and helpful to me. I would recommend preszler Injury Lawyers to my friends and family.
Michelle Walsworth
Michelle Walsworth
18:40 01 May 19
I highly recommend this firm! My lawyer Moussa and his team were amazing and hands on from day one! He was able to move my case quickly and efficiently and had everything taken care of in the blink of an eye and got me the settlement I deserved! Fierce and fair!Thanks Moussa and Maria!
sajeel ahmad
sajeel ahmad
17:54 09 May 19
I had a good experience with the paralegal Murad and his clerk Camille, i highly recommend this firm to all my friends and family. Keep up the good work.
Colleen Wansbrough
Colleen Wansbrough
17:46 29 May 19
Highly recommend. They are very open about everything and explain every step of the process.Christina Trotta was amazingly friendly and helpful,Maurad and Camille worked tirelessly to ensure the accidents benefits side of my claim was taken care of.
Man Poudel
Man Poudel
19:35 07 Jun 19
Moussa and his team includes Amanda and Tamara at Grillo Barristers are very professional who handle the case very seriously and resolve it in a better way. Moussa is very knowledgeable and quite experienced who always work for the best interest of their client. They explained situations practically which help us to understand the context so able to resolve the case under reasonable amount of time. I highly recommend them for all relevant legal services.
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WHY CHOOSE OUR TEAM OF INJURY LAWYERS

We have successfully prosecuted more than 20,000 claims on behalf of accident victims across Ontario since 1985 and have settled hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Apart from our track record of success, here are 10 other reasons to retain our legal services.

Injury lawyers since 1984

The firm is specialized in personal injury law and is highly experienced in all types of injury matters including catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, serious motor vehicle accidents, slip and trip and fall accidents, occupier’s liability, defective products, business and professional negligence, short-term and long-term disability denials, property liability, fire damage and animal attacks.

We have the resources to fight the insurance companies in your corner.

We understand that accident victims can be placed in a vulnerable position when facing large insurance corporations. In Ontario, it can take in upwards of $50,000 to $100,000 in resources to prepare for a trial and even more to conduct a trial. Our clients have the full backing of the firm and our resources to ensure that you are treated fairly by the insurers and fully compensated for what you deserve under the law.

Large Ontario Injury Law Firm

Our law firm is one of the largest injury firms in Ontario, with over 100 staff. We have a strong presence throughout the Province and are able to met with you anywhere, anytime to discuss your case.

Lawyers Who Care

Our lawyers strive to provide the utmost care and attention to your case and are known to be highly responsive and accessible. Our lawyers also have a large and experienced support staff and team that is always available to speak to you every step of the way.

Our Retainer is Contingency Only - You do not pay any legal fees unless we win your case

Our retainer is based on a contingency fee meaning that you do not pay any money upfront throughout our representation. We charge a flat fee upon successful settlement or judgment of your claim. We are upfront about all fees and expenses and ensure that we do not get paid unless you get paid.

You Have No Risks

You are protected with adverse costs insurance for your entire case, including all costs, fees and disbursements. You will have the peace of mind knowing that you be fully protected with no risks of pursuing your legal rights.

You can call or email us anytime for a free initial consultation

If you have any questions, we are open to discussing your case and your legal options as part of a free initial consultation. We also encourage you to review our monthly blogs on personal injury law to stay up-to-date with current insurance reforms.

We treat you as part of the family.

Our firm is based on the motto that family comes first. We treat our clients as part of the firm family and strive to ensure that you are fully cared for every step of the way.

We Work with Leading Medical Experts Who Have Been Authenticated By the Courts.

A strong case requires a strong expert. Our firm works with leading medical experts including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, chronic pain specialists, psychiatrists and psychologists who have been authenticated by the Courts and who are respected by trial judges and insurance lawyers.

Great reviews

We have an average of 4.9/5 on Google which is one of the highest ratings of any firm. We encourage all our new clients to read through our reviews as we take great pride in them for their authenticity and originality.

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Grillo Barristers Personal Injury Lawyers

Grillo Barristers is a prominent Toronto plaintiff personal injury law firm with over 30 years of experience.

We are prosecuting claims for injured victims throughout Ontario including Toronto, Newmarket, Brampton, Mississauga, Markham, Vaughan, Oshawa, Peterborough, Lindsay, Pickering, Ajax, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Guelph, Kitchener and Barrie. We specialize in car accident claims, slip & falls, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, catastrophic determinations, product liability, and short term and long term disability claims.

Vehicle / Car Accident Lawyers

The Highway Traffic Act imposes obligations on drivers to be mindful of their surroundings and to drive with care so as not to jeopardize the safety of other motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. Unfortunately, every year, thousands of motorists are seriously injured on the road. These accidents are often avoidable and are caused by inattentive, careless or even reckless motorists.

The law permits anyone injured as a result of a car accident to seek compensation for accident benefits as well as damages in tort for their injuries for pain and suffering and monetary losses. Many people do not know that the law, including the Insurance Act and Accident Benefits Schedule, impose significant legal barriers to compensation for victims of motor vehicle accidents. These include a statutory threshold for compensation and a statutory deductible. For the most part, insurers continue to fail to fully disclose these legal barriers and the general public is kept in the dark.

Our team of lawyers have years of experience successfully overcoming the legal barriers and have helped our clients obtain compensation for their injuries. Our lawyers have argued complex legal issues in Court. A number of our lawyers have also had experience working as counsel for large insurers. We have the knowledge, experience, resources and proven track record to help you fight for your legal rights and to ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve.

Motorcycle Accidents

Every year, we hear about serious motorcycle accidents in the news. These accidents occur due to a multitude of reasons, often related to inattentive motorists as well as dangerous road conditions.

The law permits riders and passengers who are injured on a motorcycle to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. At Grillo Barristers, some of our lawyers are avid motorcyclists who, like thousands of motorcycle riders in Ontario, appreciate the vulnerability of motorcyclists and the importance of road safety. We have more than 30 years of experience handling serious motorcycle accidents and we are dedicated to helping those who are injured on the road in motorcycle accidents.

Motorcycle riding is an extremely enjoyable and popular pastime, and becoming increasingly common as the summer weather approaches. However, sometimes we find that clients take for granted how dangerous motorcycle riding can actually be. Here at Grillo Barristers we want to ensure that our clients and riders can enjoy motorcycle riding safely and responsibly.

There are a variety of causes in a motorcycle accident, and the majority of the cases we see come down to driver negligence. Negligence on the part of car drivers, such as failing to pay attention or failing to yield, is especially prevalent as more motorcyclists and drivers share the road and drivers fail to account for the other users of the road.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents

Sideswiping

Car drivers who fail to check their mirrors and notice approaching motorcyclists can sideswipe the victims, resulting in grave injuries.

Speeding

As with all types of motor vehicle accidents, speeding increases the likelihood of an accident and the severity of one’s injuries.

Driving under the influence

DUI, both on the part of motorcyclists or drivers, is a criminal offence and one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in motor vehicle accidents.

Lane splitting

Occurs when motorcycle riders attempt to split lanes of traffic.

Sudden stops

Rear end accidents often occur during sudden stops of a motor vehicle in front of the rider due to slowing traffic.

Turning Accidents

Motorcyclists can become involved in collisions with other drivers or pedestrians during left and right hand turns, where right of way rules are not properly observed.

Dangerous Roads and Slips

Dangerous road and slippery conditions are difficult obstacles for even experienced riders and can increase the chances of an accident.

Equipment Failures

Sometimes, freak injuries occur when the equipment of the motorcycle or corresponding safety equipment fails.

 

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Motorcycle Safety

The stakes for motorcycle riders are high as they lack the physical protection of modern automobile body frames, bumpers, or airbags and other safety features. Studies have shown that motorcyclists in Ontario are up to three times more likely to be injured in a collision than people in automobiles, and 10 times more likely to suffer “serious injuries” in an accident. Accordingly, the average cost for medical treatment of a motorcycle crash is ranked nearly twice as much as those of an automobile crash.

Using proper safety equipment while riding is imperative. Serious motorcycle accident injuries predominantly come from serious head injuries, and wearing a helmet can significantly decrease the risk of death in an accident. Statistics indicate that riders who do not wear a helmet are up to three times more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries. Also consider ensuring that your motorcycle is optionally equipped with the latest antilock braking technology, which can further reduce the rate of fatal crashes.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, dealing with the opposing parties and insurance claims can be an arduous and tricky process, no doubt in part due to a “risk factor” stigma that is associated with motorcycles. As a result, our best advice is that if you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, that they immediately contact a personal injury firm in order to scope their legal options and begin the process to legal and personal recovery. Here at Grillo Barristers we will not stop until we have fought for what is fair and you receive the just compensation you deserve in a timely manner.

Lawyers Specialized in Catastrophic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

At Grillo Barristers, we have more than 30 years of experience prosecuting claims on behalf of victims of accidents who have sustained traumatic and catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries.Any accident can result in catastrophic injuries, within a split second. A catastrophic injury can arise in the context of a severe traumatic brain, or spinal cord injury, which can include fractures to the spine or skull which result in serious neurological problems. Catastrophic injuries can also arise out of serious psychological and emotional injuries that impact one’s cognitive and functional capacities.

Under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, one must first meet the legal definition of catastrophic injury in order to be able to gain access to maximum benefits.

The American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment provides a framework to determine the severity of a brain and spinal cord injury and the degree of a catastrophic impairment caused by a motor vehicle accident.

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GSS) is often used to assess brain function. Depending on the score, one may be deemed to have sustained an acquired brain injury.

However, a combination of factors including physical, cognitive and psychological injuries are also often used to determine the degree of impairment. Determining whether injuries are deemed to be catastrophic is often complicated and is usually disputed by insurers.

Catastrophic injuries can cause significant financial hardship for plaintiffs and their families. At Grillo Barristers, we understand that the importance of securing quality of care for our catastrophically injured clients while prosecuting their claims to the full extent of the law. We have experience representing hundreds of catastrophically injured plaintiffs and have helped successfully obtain full compensation totalling millions of dollars for their damages for pain and suffering, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, payment for future care, loss of interdependency and companionship.Our team of medical professionals and healthcare providers will provide access to round-the-clock attendant care services. Our network of rehabilitation specialists have years of experience providing specialized care for catastrophically injured victims.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Every year, many innocent people fall down and sustain serious injuries as a result of the negligence of others. We have represented thousands of individuals in Ontario who have sustained significant injuries as a result of slip and fall and trip and fall accidents.

In Ontario, both common law and statutes like the Occupiers’ Liability Act and the Ontario Building Code impose important obligations and duties on occupiers like landlords, tenants, contractors, maintenance companies and their agents and employees to ensure they maintain a safe and clean environment for patrons to use. Despite the law, occupiers often neglect the safety and well-being of others, which is why slip/trip and fall accidents are very common. Unfortunately, these types of accidents can result in very significant injuries including fractures, tears, ligament damage, and neurological damage, which can result in life-altering functional impairments along with financial hardship to you and your family.

Our experienced legal team understands that the importance of conducting all necessary investigations in order to help prove your claim. This includes obtaining demonstrative evidence such as photographs and video footage, interviewing witnesses, obtaining relevant data, taking measurements and working with engineers and architects, to prove your claim.

Our team understands that your rights to healthcare services are paramount and we will ensure that you receive the medical and rehabilitative care that you require while we prosecute your claim for your personal injuries resulting from a slip/trip and fall accident.

Long-Term Disability Claims

Many employers offer private insurance benefits through a long-term disability (“LTD”) insurance provider. Some individuals purchase their own disability insurance policies. In either case, disability law involving access to benefits under disability insurance policies can be complicated. If you have sustained injuries that prevent you from returning to work, your disability insurance provider must compensate you for the time you are off work and unable to return to work, subject to the oftentimes complex policy wording.

An employee will usually qualify as being disabled if he or she is unable to perform the duties of their usual occupation. Meeting this requirement will trigger entitlement to disability benefits. Some policies will impose more difficult or stringent tests for disability.

In many cases, disability insurers fail to honour their insurance contracts and refuse access to benefits including payments for loss of wages, which can result in detrimental financial hardship.

If an LTD denial is successfully prosecuted, an agreement can be made to either reinstate the denied benefits with a retroactive payment or make a lump sum payment for all benefits available for the duration of the policy as negotiated. At times, litigation may have to be commenced through a law suit and by claiming damages for the insurer’s breach of contract and breach of their obligations to adjust your claim in good faith.

Medical evidence must be adduced to establish that injuries fall within the scope of coverage provided under an LTD policy and meet the specific definitions for disability to give access to benefits. A claimant who has a medical expert report will have a stronger claim than one who does not.

Our team of lawyers have more than 30 of years of experience prosecuting improper denials of benefits by short-term and long-term disability insurance providers. Our network of medical experts and healthcare professionals will also ensure that you receive the healthcare benefits you need to help you with your recovery while we fight for your rights.

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Our Experience

Our team of experienced and professional litigators, accident benefits specialists, and support staff are all dedicated to ensuring that you receive the highest quality advice and representation in your claim.

If you have ever sustained an injury in an accident or suffered any of the above losses, then you need to know your legal rights and remedies. At Grillo Barristers, we would be pleased to discuss your claim with you and provide you with the best legal advice and representation.

Our lawyers regularly appear before courts in Ontario including the Superior Court of Justice at Toronto, Newmarket, Brampton and Oshawa and have represented plaintiffs at all stages of litigation including civil trials.

Over the years, we have successfully prosecuted more than 15,000 claims and have settled more than 300 million dollars out of Court and from trial verdicts before the Superior Court of Justice. We have helped thousands of innocent victims obtain compensation for their pain and suffering, lost income and wages, lost career and advancement opportunities, unpaid benefits, healthcare, rehabilitation and attendant care costs, and expenses.

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and the amount recovered and other litigations outcomes will vary according to the facts in the individual cases.

Our lawyers are not afraid to fight for your rights and represent you through to trial. We have successfully represented thousands of clients involving a variety of complex issues including catastrophic claims, traumatic brain injuries, hit and run accidents, wrongful deaths, fatal collisions, pedestrian run-overs, slip and falls, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and long-term disability claims. We will never back down in our fight against big insurers, government agencies, municipalities, private corporations, and other institutions in the pursuit of justice.

You are not alone. Our team of personal injury lawyers are dedicated to each and every client and spend the time discussing your case and reviewing your rights and options with you and your family. We value strong legal foresight and preparation and believe that clear communication is the key to an effective legal strategy. We approach every case by first ensuring that we understand our clients’ needs and goals. We take the time to explain the legal issues and to develop a legal strategy that is best suited to the circumstances of each individual client.

Our Resources and Dedication

Over the past three decades, our personal injury law firm has worked closely with leading medical specialists in Ontario. We have built strong relationships with medical experts including surgeons, pain and trauma specialists, psychologists, counsellors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, vocational therapists, and rehabilitation specialists who are experienced caring for people seriously injured in accidents.

Our personal injury firm also works with leading accounting, business and forensic economic specialists as well as leading engineers including biomechanical experts, accident reconstructionists and data analysts to help our clients obtain the best possible representation.

Our network of social service providers and healthcare specialists will work closely with you and your family to help you receive the immediate and long-term care you need while you recover from your injuries. This can include in-home attendant care services and support with your personal care, housekeeping, home maintenance, transportation and interpretation, among other things.

Our network of rehabilitative specialists will focus on you as the patient, and use the most advanced medical and rehabilitative practices that have proven to be effective, combined with traditional techniques and procedures to provide you with supportive health services and help you recover from your injuries.

Many victims soon learn that insurers will retain their own “hired-gun” medical examiners to comment on a plaintiff’s injuries. A plaintiff will often be put at a disadvantage if they are not able to prepare any responding expert medical reports. Moreover, the law may require you to present expert medical evidence at trial. Our network of specialists includes leading medical experts including orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, chronic pain specialists, psychiatrists and psychologists.

Our independent experts will meet with you and review your file to help fully and properly investigate your injuries to ensure that your doctors, treatment providers and insurers fully understand the nature of your injuries including diagnoses and prognosis and fully appreciate the impact your injuries have on your life and well-being.

Our Team of Experienced Lawyers Have the Resources and Dedication to Help You Get The Compensation That You Deserve

We work on a contingency basis. This means that you don’t pay unless we win your case or settle your claim. We have a recognized track record and have the results and client testimonials to prove it.

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You Can Trust Our Expertise

Our experts are renowned leaders in their fields of medical practice and include medical professors who have years of experience working with victims of trauma and accidents. Our network of experts are impartial and have been qualified by the Ontario Courts as leading experts in their fields of practice. Our team of experts will stand in your corner in your fight against large and resourceful insurance companies.

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