Tort Claims

Our Tort Claims practice specializes in both representing and defending individuals and organizations implicated in incidents resulting from negligence or intentional misconduct. This includes situations involving defamation, car accidents, slips and falls, product defects, professional malpractice, and a range of other incidents.

Our seasoned team of lawyers is committed to securing just compensation for clients who have suffered injuries while also offering robust defence for those facing such allegations. We account for all possible damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Simultaneously, we provide rigorous defence strategies for those accused, ensuring all factors are thoroughly examined, and the best legal approach is employed.

Our services encompass the investigation of incident details, negotiation with insurance companies and other involved parties, and court representation, if necessary. We have a deep understanding of the intricate laws and regulations related to personal injury claims, and we spare no effort to protect our clients’ rights and interests.

At Grigoras Law, our objective is to offer compassionate and thorough legal representation for those affected by others’ actions, as well as robust defence for those facing allegations. We aim for optimal outcomes for our clients, aiding their recovery or defence, and helping them to confidently move forward with their lives.

Core Practice Areas

Wrongful death claims occur when a person’s death results from someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions. Legal statutes facilitate the transfer of rights to the victim’s estate or dependants for compensation for lost financial support, companionship, and other benefits. Additionally, family members of the deceased may have separate standing to make specific claims apart from those tied to the estate, with rules varying across different provinces and territories.

Defamation involves legal claims arising from harmful and false statements made about an individual or organization that results in injury to their reputation or standing in the community. Libel refers to written or published defamation, while slander refers to spoken defamation. Defamation can cause the individual or organization to be subjected to public contempt, hatred, ridicule, or disrepute.

This involves representation in legal claims arising from incidents in which an individual incurs injuries due to slipping and falling caused by the negligence of another party, such as a property owner, manager, contractor, or landlord. This tort claim seeks to hold the responsible party accountable for the injuries sustained in such incidents.

Legal claims for dog bites and attacks arise from incidents where an individual incurs injuries as a result of being bitten or attacked by a dog. Such cases are governed by the Dog Owners’ Liability Act and may involve claims of negligence against the person possessing or harbouring the dog. The responsible party can be held liable for damages sustained by the victim in a dog bite or attack incident.

Marine accident claims arise from incidents where injuries occur in connection with the use of navigable waters in Canada, including the ocean, lakes, rivers, creeks, and ponds. Such claims encompass injuries sustained on a vessel or in close proximity to the vessel, as long as there is a direct connection between the mechanism of the injury and the activity of navigation or shipping.

This practice area involves representation in legal claims arising from incidents where a professional, such as a doctor, lawyer, engineer, or architect, has failed to provide the standard of care expected in their respective field, and as a result, the plaintiff has suffered damages. The plaintiff must prove that the professional owed a duty of care, that the standard of care was breached, that the plaintiff suffered damages, and that the professional’s negligence caused the damages. Such claims often require technical expertise to establish the appropriate standard of care for the professional in question.

Product liability claims stem from the legal responsibility of a manufacturer or seller for any harm caused by a defective product. These claims arise when a product is defective in its design, manufacturing, or labelling and causes injury or harm to a consumer. The manufacturer or seller has a duty to ensure the safety of their products and may be held accountable for any damages resulting from a product defect.

Privacy torts involve legal claims that arise from a violation of an individual’s right to privacy. These claims can be based on common law and/or various legislative provisions, and encompass various privacy interests such as intrusion upon seclusion, wrongful appropriation of personality, publication of private facts, and false light in the public eye.

Charter damages, also known as constitutional damages, refer to monetary compensation awarded for violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter sets out fundamental rights and freedoms, including but not limited to freedom of expression, equality, and the right to a fair trial. When a government actor, such as a police officer or government agency, violates one of these rights and causes harm, a Charter damages claim can be pursued.

Charter damages are not awarded automatically or lightly, but rather require a showing of serious harm, including physical or psychological injury, loss of reputation, or other significant damages. The purpose of Charter damages is to vindicate the rights of the individual who was wronged, and to promote the accountability of government actors for violating these rights.

Property damage claims relate to damage or injury to a person’s or entity’s property, including both tangible and intangible assets. It can include damage to buildings, vehicles, personal belongings, as well as intangible assets such as ownership rights or the right to use or possess the property. Property damage claims may be filed against individuals or entities who cause damage through their negligence or intentional actions, and may include claims for compensation for repair or replacement costs, loss of use or enjoyment, and other damages resulting from the loss of the property.  

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