Tort Claims (Personal Injury)
Our Tort Claims (Personal Injury) practice focuses on representing individuals and organizations that have suffered injury or harm due to the negligence or intentional misconduct of others. This can include injuries from car accidents, slip and falls, product defects, professional malpractice, and many other types of incidents.
Our team of experienced lawyers in this area are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive just compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We work closely with our clients to understand the unique circumstances of their cases and develop a comprehensive strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.
Our services often include investigating the facts surrounding the injury, negotiating with insurance companies and other parties involved, and representing clients in court, if necessary. We are well-versed in the complex laws and regulations governing personal injury claims and work tirelessly to protect our clients’ rights and interests.
At Grigoras Law, our goal is to provide compassionate and comprehensive legal representation to those who have been injured or harmed through the actions of others. We strive to achieve the best possible results for our clients, helping them move forward with their lives and recover from their injuries.
Core Practice Areas
Serious and Catastrophic Personal Injuries
This involves representation in legal claims arising from serious and catastrophic injuries resulting in permanent and significant physical and/or psychological impairments. These injuries can include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord or spinal column injury, paraplegia or quadriplegia, permanent loss of mobility, blindness, chronic pain, and psychiatric impairment.
Defamation (Libel and Slander)
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.
Slip and Fall Accidents
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.
Dog Bites and Attacks
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.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
These legal claims arise from incidents involving a motor vehicle that result in injury or death to the claimant or their family members. In such cases, compensation may be sought through various avenues, such as statutory accident benefits, a civil court claim, or the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund, depending on the specific circumstances of the 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.
Professional Negligence Claims
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
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
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.