Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Toronto

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A catastrophic injury can change you or your loved one’s life forever. It can occur from any activity but often can often result from a violent motor vehicle accident. The injury will often involve serious physical injury such as a spinal cord or brain injury as well as serious emotional harm.

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Catastrophic Injury Lawyer In Toronto

At Grillo Barristers, our catastrophic injury lawyers understand that when you or someone you care about has sustained a severe injury, recovery should be your only concern.

Our catastrophic injury lawyers understand the legal, financial and personal hardships you and your family are facing and will protect you and your family to ensure you are provided with the medical and rehabilitation treatment necessary to help with your recovery. We will protect your rights and pursue the compensation you need to rebuild your life after a catastrophic injury.

Our team of catastrophic injury lawyers work with leading medical health providers, surgeons, life care planners and economists whose expertise lies in helping victims of catastrophic injuries including brain and spinal cord injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered severe physical, cognitive, neurological, mental and behavioral impairments, we will work hard to ensure you are provided with the best use of attendant care and support services to ensure you have access to around the clock care to maintain your safety and well-being.

It is important to know your rights.  Unfortunately, when it comes to motor vehicle accidents, your right to fair compensation has been compromised due to legislative changes to make significant reductions in medical, rehabilitation and attendant care benefits available through your accident benefits carrier. This makes it all the more important for you to work with an experienced team of lawyers and medical professionals to ensure your benefits are protected.

We understand the legal process can be complicated and at times overwhelming. Our goal is to relieve some of the stress you are feeling by coordinating tasks and providing you with a team of medical specialists to help you navigate through the process step by step.

The catastrophic injury lawyers of Grill Barristers can help you and your family receive compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, future healthcare costs, loss of income, home and vehicle modifications.  We will fight vigorously to help you secure the maximum benefits and compensation that you and your family are entitled to.

At Grillo Barristers, we have over 30 years of experience litigating claims involving catastrophic injuries.  We can help you better understand the law and assist you in recovering the compensation that you deserve.  If you or a loved one have sustained a catastrophic injury, call Grillo Barristers at  416 – 614 – 6000 for a FREE consultation.

Remember, you will not pay any fees until your case is won or settled.

Types and Level of Catastrophic Injury

At Grillo Barristers we often assist clients with a particular type and level of accident injury that is classified as a “catastrophic injury”. Catastrophic injuries describe those injuries which, according to the law, have an element of serious debilitation and impairment which meets the legal criteria under the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS insurance framework) to be classified as a catastrophic, and therefore deserve extra compensation to the victim for their injuries and ongoing care. As a practical matter, injuries which severely affect brain function, spinal functions, or motor impairments (such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation of limbs, or loss of vision) can qualify under this categorization. However, injuries that also result in severe psychological impairments can also qualify.

Whether an injury can be classified as “catastrophic” involves mixed tests of law and medical evidence along prescribed thresholds. For example, under the Ontario SABS a catastrophic injury that results in a “Physical Impairment” must pass a 55% impairment threshold of the person’s whole body, as decided by a medical professional.

Here at Grillo Barristers, we understand that the average claimant is often unsure about the legal tests to be met or otherwise preoccupied with their immediate financial situation and recovery needs, to fully appreciate the challenges of dealing with their insurer, the law and the schemes of legal classification. Therefore, we offer our services as we have over 30 years of litigating catastrophic injury cases and have the resources and expertise to devote ourselves to assisting catastrophically injured clients in developing a legal plan of action that is both mindful of their situation and helps expedite their path to recovery.

This classification of injury status is particularly important for two reasons. For one, if a client has a catastrophic injury, we make sure to exercise due and special care in working with the individual in developing a sympathetic, expeditious, and efficient plan of action in order to allow him or her to focus on recovery. Secondly, catastrophic injuries will allow individuals to access further and more substantial insurance compensation for future treatment and attendant care under the Ontario Accident Benefit statutes by triggering access to their insurance policy limits. As a result, there is much at stake for a catastrophically injured claimant, both from a personal and legal standpoint.

Here are some brief examples of typical catastrophic injuries arising from accidents

Traumatic Brain Injury

Involves injuries to the brain that results in cognitive decline, assessed by a medical professional on a scale known as the “Glasgow Coma Scale”.

Burns and Scar Injury

Victims who have suffered extensive burns and scars may have considerable cosmetic and rehabilitation costs as well as long term traumas.

Traumatic Injuries to Children

Special categories under the SABS allow for additional compensation and longer terms of care awarded for children under 18 who have been traumatically injured.

Fractures or Broken Bone Injury

Fractures and broken bones of high frequency and severity may qualify.

Back, Spinal Cord, and Vertebrae Injuries

Some of the most traumatic and difficult for medical science to deal with, and can result in permeant and lifelong injuries requiring care and rehabilitation.

Amputation and Disfigurement Injury

Injuries that result in the amputation and loss of limbs or other bodily organs.

Paraplegic, Quadriplegic and Paralysis Injury

Impairments that lead to permanent or long term losses of motor function and the ability to walk.

Wrongful Death and Fatal Accidents

In certain situations, the loss of life may merit additional claims under wrongful death lawsuits.

The team at Grillo Barristers is well prepared to seek out medical opinions and expertise for our clients who have been involved in catastrophic accidents, in order to determine if we can proceed under a “catastrophic injury” claim.
Over our 30 years of experience in the field, we have developed invaluable networks that can truly benefit our clients in their fight for their rights.

Do not hesitate to contact us today!

Call Grillo Barristers for a FREE consultation.

Remember, you will not pay any fee until your case is won or settled.

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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!
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