Since 1977, Landy Marr Kats LLP has successfully handled hundreds of cases for persons injured in automobile accidents as well as other cases involving personal injury. Our approach is to provide you with a free consultation regarding your claim and requirements.
Insurance Claims – Some may say that insurance companies rely on injured people not knowing their legal rights. Insurers save money when people either do not pursue claims, or pursue claims without legal representation. Anyone who has been injured should always seek to obtain good legal advice.
As you may have already learned, making a claim through your insurance company is complex and one which requires the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Most insurance companies may not provide you with the information you are entitled to in order to maximize your claim and benefits.
Car Accident Injuries and Claims
Automobile claims in Ontario are a confusing array of rights and limits on rights.
Currently, all people hurt in an accident are entitled to no fault benefits for loss of income and medial/rehabilitation benefits, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. There are a complicated series of rules and regulations governing these entitlements. At Landy Marr Kats LLP, we can assist you in determining your rights, and in asserting your claims even if the insurer denies your entitlement to benefits.
Many people wrongfully assume that “no fault” means they cannot sue the “at fault” driver (who will have insurance) for their pain and suffering and loss of income arising from a motor vehicle accident. Although reforms in the law have restricted the right to sue, your rights have not been completely eliminated. At Landy Marr Kats we will assist you in determining whether your injuries are such as to entitle you to compensation from the “at fault” driver’s insurer.
Attacks by Dogs
In recent years there have been frequent media reports of vicious attacks by dogs. These innocent injured persons are entitled to compensation for scarring, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, and pain and suffering resulting from such attacks.
The Dog Owners Liability Act can be used to sue dog owners. It is not necessary to prove any negligence on the part of the dog owner. This is a strict liability statute, which renders the dog owner liable for all of the damages resulting from the dog bite, without having to prove fault or negligence by the dog owner. If you are the victim of a dog bite or attack, you are always entitled to compensation.
In these situations, the Court determines the appropriate amount as cost for damages. Often dog owners will have a liability insurance policy, which will provide compensation to innocent victims, and may enable your lawyer to obtain an early settlement of your claim.
Any award of damages is subject to a reduction which the Court may deem appropriate if it determines that there was some fault or negligence on the part of the Plaintiff which caused or contributed to his or her damages.
Landy Marr Kats LLP has successfully handled a very large number of dog attack cases.
Other Injury Claims
Boating accidents, airplane crashes, slip and falls, shootings, claims against bars and taverns for the actions of intoxicated patrons (such as drunk drivers or otherwise), medical errors, and injuries cause by food and other products, are other examples of personal injury claims. In such claims, a good lawyer can protect a client’s interests by asserting his/her rights and pursuing a claim against an insurance company. Landy Marr Kats LLP has the lawyers with the experience necessary to handle such cases and we have successfully represented injured persons in all types of accidents with all types of injuries, both physical and psychological.
Know your rights. Seek the advice of an experienced lawyer practicing in the field of personal injury litigation. Every injured person should seek and obtain good legal advice.