Trial Report Card

The Measure of a Lawyer
Sometimes justice can’t be negotiated. Insurers know which lawyers go to trial for their clients and which ones don’t. Shouldn’t you? A strong trial record is one of the most important factors in keeping cases out of court: it informs insurers that their risk of going to trial is real, and discourages discounted offers.

Because so few cases go to trial, verdicts offer an objective and rare insight into the judgment, confidence, knowledge and ability of your lawyer. Settlements can’t give you that insight. They don’t tell you how much the client compromised.

We are very proud of our trial record. We have taken the following types of cases to trial:

Successful trials in relation to the following types of accidents:

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


Trial Summary: Silveira v. Her Majesty the Queen

The plaintiff, Ms. Silveira, was injured on December 12, 2004 when her vehicle lost traction on winter roads, crossed the centre line and collided head-on with another vehicle. All occupants of both vehicles were injured. A child died in the on-coming car. Ms. Silveira suffered a lower extremity fracture and brain injury.

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Trial Summary: Pelletier v. Ontario Provincial Police et al.

This judge alone trial occurred over 22 days before Boswell J. It was as complex as can be. It involved issues of credibility, liability, competing medical diagnoses and prognoses, pre-accident and post-accident drug addiction, psychological issues, causation, future care costs, life expectancy, Catastrophic Impairment under the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedules and issues of set-off. Regarding damages, Justice Boswell stated the following in paragraph two:

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Trial Summary: Thornhill v. Shadid et al.

This 15-day trial, before Howden J. was the first case to succeed against a municipality that relied upon O. Reg 239/02 as a defence, The Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways (“MMS”).

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