Brain Stem Injury
Beyond Law’s client, a successful business owner, suffered a catastrophic brain stem injury when another driver ran a red light and t-boned his car. As a result of the collision our client was unable to return to work or live independently in his home, and he required 24-hour attendant care. Josh Nisker of Beyond Law successfully settled the case for the available insurance limits; however, they were not nearly enough to compensate our client for his losses. As a result, Beyond Law pursued his insurance brokers in negligence for failing to recommend and place sufficient insurance coverage to protect him in the event of a serious injury. The insurance brokers’ claims were settled to our client’s immense satisfaction.
Orthopedic and Brain Injury
Beyond Law’s client, a recent university graduate, suffered catastrophic injuries in a car accident when another driver crossed the center line and hit his car head-on. He suffered multiple orthopedic injuries to his right leg and wrist with a near-leg amputation, as well as a traumatic brain injury. Josh Nisker of Beyond Law successfully settled his lawsuit at mediation and his accident benefits claim in advance of a Licence Appeal Tribunal hearing, both to our client’s immense satisfaction.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Beyond Law’s client, a recent university graduate suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an assault at a downtown Toronto bar. The assailants escaped and were never found, so our client’s only recourse was to sue the bar and its security guards for failing to prevent the attack. Josh Nisker of Beyond Law successfully settled the case at mediation to our client’s immense satisfaction.
Beyond Law’s client, a young professional suffered serious orthopedic injuries to both knees as a result of a slip-and-fall incident on a commercial property in downtown Toronto. She had significant treatment and care needs including physical therapy, childcare, personal support worker services, and housekeeping and home maintenance services. Liability for the incident was aggressively defended by seven separate corporate entities, each of which denied responsibility for the area in question, and which required two separate mediations. Damages were also complicated by the client’s pre-accident history. Kate Mazzucco of Beyond Law successfully settled the case following a second mediation, to our client’s immense satisfaction.
Orthopedic and Brain Injury
Beyond Law’s client, a 25-year-old man and aspiring firefighter, suffered serious orthopedic injuries with near leg amputation and a traumatic brain injury when he was struck by a piece of stolen road-building equipment. The thief fled the scene and was never found and left our client for dead, and there were no witnesses to the cash. In the circumstances, our client’s only recourse was to sue the equipment owner for failing to properly secure it at the construction site. This was not an easy case, as the Supreme Court of Canada has held that the owner of a motor vehicle does not owe a duty of care to an individual harmed by the use of that vehicle. Nevertheless, with the benefit of an expert opinion from a retired police officer and heavy equipment theft expert, and a thorough and effective examination for discovery, Josh Nisker of Beyond Law was able to successfully settle the case at mediation to our client’s immense satisfaction.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Beyond Law’s client, a working mother, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a cycling accident when she was struck by a car in downtown Toronto. Although our client was wearing a helmet she suffered a traumatic brain injury which had a major impact on her ability to work. Josh Nisker of Beyond Law successfully settled the case in advance of trial, for more than five times what the Defendants’ insurance company had initially offered at mediation.
Beyond Law’s client, a retired medical doctor, suffered a serious orthopedic injury when the tire of a hand cart/dolly exploded and struck his leg. The dolly, which was designed in the United States, manufactured in China, and sold in Canada, was the subject of a product recall; however, this information was never communicated to our client before the incident. Josh Nisker of Beyond Law commenced an action on our client’s behalf against the Canadian, U.S., and Chinese companies, and successfully settled the case before examinations for discovery. Our client was extremely pleased with the result.
Spinal Cord Injury
Beyond Law’s client, a young college student was rendered a quadriplegic after sustaining a spinal cord injury in a motor vehicle collision with a transport truck. He was deemed “catastrophically impaired” by his accident benefits insurer. He received immediate and ongoing support from an expert team of healthcare practitioners specializing in spinal cord injuries to assist him in his recovery. Kate Mazzucco of Beyond Law negotiated a successful resolution of our client’s accident benefits claim which included payment of future attendant care benefits, medical and rehabilitation benefits, and housekeeping benefits.
Scarring and Disfigurement to Child
Beyond Law’s client, a 5-year-old girl who loved to dance suffered scarring and disfigurement to her ankle as a result of a defective and dangerous product sold by a popular department store. Beyond Law was retained by the child’s parents after it became apparent to them that their discussions with the product’s manufacturer and its insurance company would not result in a satisfactory resolution. Beyond Law arranged for expert engineers to inspect the dangerous product and medical experts, including a plastic surgeon and psychologist, to assess the young girl’s injuries and her related treatment needs including specialized footwear. Kate Mazzucco of Beyond Law successfully negotiated a settlement without the necessity of a lawsuit. The settlement was approved by the court.
Spinal Cord Injury
Beyond Law’s client, a Chinese exchange student attending university in Ontario was rendered a quadriplegic after suffering a complete spinal cord injury as a result of a single-vehicle collision on Highway 401. She was deemed “catastrophically impaired” by her accident benefits insurer. With the help of Beyond Law, an expert team of healthcare practitioners specializing in spinal cord injuries was assembled to assist her in her recovery. Beyond Law successfully obtained funding from the insurance company for our client’s treatment, personal care assistance, suitable housing, and assistive devices, as well as travel to and from China for our client’s family. Beyond Law also worked in coordination with immigration lawyers to assist our client with student visa issues that arose following the collision and posed a risk to her treatment and recovery. Kate Mazzucco of Beyond Law negotiated a favorable resolution of our client’s accident benefits claim which included payment of future attendant care benefits, medical and rehabilitation benefits, housekeeping benefits, non-earner benefits, and visitors’ expenses.
Breach of Privacy
Beyond Law’s client suffered a psychological injury and emotional trauma after her plastic surgeon breached her trust and privacy by posting nude “before and after” photographs on social media without her consent. The photographs were taken during a medical appointment and were purportedly required to provide care and treatment to our client. Instead, the doctor posted the photos to promote his business to his social media followers. Beyond Law swiftly and successfully advanced a medical malpractice claim against the physician. Kate Mazzucco of Beyond Law negotiated a settlement to our client’s immense satisfaction.