Beyond Law offers the following services to the public. Please contact us to obtain more information about our services and to discuss your potential claim.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Motor vehicle accidents can be extremely traumatic, both for you and your loved ones. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident where another person was at fault, you are entitled to bring a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. Various types of damages include: pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life; loss of income; and medical expenses. In addition to your lawsuit you will be entitled to statutory accident benefits through the automobile insurer. Navigating these two claims effectively is critical to fair compensation, and we are here to guide you through the process.
Accident Benefits Claims
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident you are entitled to receive statutory accident benefits, regardless of whether you were at fault. Dealing with the insurance company to obtain these benefits can be overwhelming, and in many cases benefits are denied. It is therefore essential that you have proper representation to protect your interests and ensure you are receiving the benefits you should. We have experience litigating both catastrophic and non-catastrophic claims and have taken cases to arbitration where necessary.
Applications for accident benefits must be made within 30 days of receiving the forms. The forms necessary to apply for accident benefits may be found here. If the 30 days have passed or you need assistance filling out the forms, please call us and we would be pleased to help.
Wrongful Death Claims
There is nothing more painful than suddenly and unexpectedly losing a loved one. This loss can be magnified when the death was caused by the fault of someone else. We have experience pursuing wrongful death claims on behalf of grieving families and are dedicated to advancing our clients’ interests with care and compassion.
Disability Insurance Claims
When you purchase an insurance policy and pay the premiums, you expect the policy will protect you in your time of need. However, insurance companies often deny claims. If your insurer has improperly denied or terminated your disability benefits, we are here to help you. We will take the appropriate steps to have the insurer reconsider its decision, and in the event it does not, we will bring a lawsuit on your behalf.
Life Insurance Claims
Occupiers’ Liability Claims
Property owners and occupiers are required by law to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of people who enter their property. If they fail to meet this one duty, and that failure results in injury or death, you may be entitled to compensation. We have experience litigating a wide variety of occupiers’ liability claims including claims against municipalities, daycares, nursing homes, hospitals, sports and recreational facilities, home owners, and schools.
If you have been injured on city property you may have a claim for compensation for your injuries and losses. Municipal claims can include winter or summer road maintenance and repair, road design and signage, sidewalk maintenance and repair, Building Code inspection and enforcement, and recreational trail maintenance and repair. Please note that many municipalities require that notice of a claim be sent within 10 days of the incident.
Childcare is a necessity for millions of people in Ontario. When you place your child in the care of daycare or childcare provider, you expect that your child will be kept safe, happy, and healthy. Sadly, this is not always the case. We hope you never have to experience the unthinkable, but if it happens we are here to help. If you have concerns about an injury or death suffered by your child while at a daycare or childcare facility, please give us a call.
Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing home residents are one of the most vulnerable segments of the population. They rely on the nursing home and its staff for their safety, well-being, and physical and mental health. When your family member is placed in a nursing home you expect they will be treated with dignity and competently cared for. This does not always happen. If your family member was injured while staying at a nursing home or long-term care facility, please get in touch to discuss a potential claim.
When in need of medical care you place your trust in doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Whether you’re sick or injured, you expect and deserve competent care. If you or a family members has suffered injury or death as a result of negligent medical care, please give us a call to arrange for a consultation.
Insurance Brokers’ Negligence
Obtaining insurance for your car, home, or business often starts with contacting an insurance broker. Their expertise is relied upon to ensure you get adequate insurance coverage. You want the peace of mind to know you are protected, no matter what. There are times, however, when you become sick or injured and discover that your coverage is insufficient. If this has happened, you may have a claim against your insurance broker for negligence. If you believe your insurance broker failed to provide adequate information and advice, please call us to discuss your potential claim.
Recreational and Sports Injuries
Recreational activities and sports are an essential part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. From mountain biking to rock climbing to hockey, we enjoy sports and recreational activities for both their physical and social benefits. However, not all operators take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of their participants. We have experience litigating claims on behalf of both adults and children who have been injured while participating in these activities. Please get in touch to discuss your potential claim.
Cyberbully and Bullying
In today’s digital world bullying has become increasingly common amongst school-aged children. This includes verbal abuse, physical abuse, and cyberbullying. The effects on your child can be significant and should be taken very seriously. Parents, guardians, schools, camps, or any other person or organization responsible for the bullying child may be liable for the child’s conduct. If your child has been the victim of bullying, please call us to arrange for a consultation.
We live in a world filled with products. We engage with them every day, whether it’s in our personal or professional lives. We should be able to trust that the companies behind these products make them properly, safely, and in accordance with the appropriate laws and standards. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If you’ve been injured as a result of a defective product, please get in touch to discuss your potential claim.
Invasion of Privacy
Our personal information has never been at greater risk than it is today. Whether it is medical records, financial records, or intimate or personal images, the improper disclosure or publication of personal information may result in serious harm, especially if shared online. If you are worried that your privacy or personal information has been improperly accessed or disclosed, please contact us to discuss your legal options.
Class Actions and Mass Torts
Sometimes the harmful conduct of a company or an individual has a widespread impact on many people. On these occasions, it may be appropriate to pursue one claim on behalf of many affected people (a class action) or individual claims on behalf of each affected person (a mass tort). Beyond Law is currently involved in the following class action and mass tort lawsuits:
Dr. Martin Jugenburg (“Dr. 6ix”) – In November 2019 Beyond Law commenced a proposed class action lawsuit against Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Martin Jugenburg (also known as “Dr. 6ix”) alongside Waddell Phillips and Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP. The lawsuit alleges that Dr. Jugenburg is liable for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of confidence, breach of trust, intrusion upon seclusion and invasion of privacy, among other liabilities for secretly recording his patients in his examination rooms and for posting photos and videos of his patients online without consent. For further information on our proposed class action lawsuit against Dr. Martin Jugenburg an inquiry, please visit our dedicated page at https://www.hshlawyers.com/expertise/mass-tort-class-action-litigation/dr-martin-jugenburg/
Allergan Breast Implants – Beyond Law currently represents several women in lawsuits against Allergan, a pharmaceutical company and breast implant manufacturer, in connection with Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Beyond Law has partnered with Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP to advance claims against Allergan as a mass tort (multiple individual claims proceeding together) on behalf of affected women and their families. For more information, please visit our Allergan Breast Implant Lawsuit in Canada page at https://allerganlawsuitcanada.com/
We not only strive to provide exceptional service to the public, but to our profession as well. We are proud to offer our legal services to other lawyers on complex matters including:
Motions (including Summary Judgment)
Examinations for Discovery
Case Strategy and Consulting
Letters of Opinion
Legal Research and Writing
In addition to these services we gladly accept client referrals from other lawyers. For us, it’s about building relationships and building trust. We understand that when we accept a referral we not only put our own reputation on the line, but that of the referring lawyer as well. That’s why we take our obligations seriously. We will go above and beyond to provide the kind of service that reflects well upon you as the referring lawyer.
Beyond Law LLP
67 Yonge Street, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
We are conveniently located in downtown Toronto, just blocks from Union Station. There are numerous parking lots in the area as well. If you are unable to travel to our office, we would be pleased to come to you.