Raphael Barristers Toronto Personal Injury Lawyers Attorneys
If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer in Toronto or Southern Ontario, you have come to the right place. Raphael Barristers is a law firm with offices in Toronto and Thornhill, with lawyers that have focused their practice on personal injury law and insurance claims for over 50 years. Our lawyers are accessible to clients in Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Newmarket, Brampton, Oshawa and throughout Ontario to represent victims of a car accident, fatal car accident, bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or a slip and fall accident.
Our personal injury lawyers represent clients with accident claims, accident insurance claims, insurance disputes, short or long term disability benefit disputes and accident benefits disputes, as well as, victims of crime, through the Criminal Injury Compensation Board.
If you have been injured in an accident, have an insurance dispute or have been a victim of a crime, contact a personal injury lawyer today for a free consultation. Click here to contact a personal injury lawyer.
About Raphael Barristers Personal Injury Lawyers
For over 50 years we have been dedicated to helping people who have been seriously injured or who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. To ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries and that your future needs are adequately provided for, the support of experienced legal counsel is critical.
Understanding the intricacies of insurance law during a stressful period of your life, such as the recovery phase following a traumatic injury, can prove to be very complicated. At Raphael Barristers, our personal injury team takes a special interest in the rehabilitation of the injured person.
We work together with your clinical team, family and insurer to optimize the effectiveness of assessments, treatment plans and benefits under your respective accident benefit plan. Our access to a network of established professionals permits continuity and expeditious handling of your litigation so that resolution of your claim can be achieved as soon as the relevant diagnoses are known and your future needs may be properly anticipated.
We were awarded the Legal Fellowship Award from the Ontario Brain Injury Association in 2007 for outstanding support of persons living with the effects of acquired brain injury.
Affordability should not be a concern for people that seek our help. Subject to certain exceptions, we will take on your case and agree to be paid only if we are successful in achieving a settlement or Judgment at trial. That means you would only be required to pay the lawyers fees if a settlement is achieved or Judgment is obtained at trial. If the case is not successful then you would not be charged any fees.
We are available for hospital and home visits to advise of your rights and to take those necessary early steps to protect you and your family. Raphael Barristers are skilled negotiators with an excellent settlement success rate through alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration. However, where a trial may be necessary, we have a team of experienced trial lawyers with proven trial expertise.
Personal Injury Lawyer Blog and News
Contributory Negligence in Law SuitsWhen a person has suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of others a legal term that sometimes comes up is that of “contributory negligence”. Contributory negligence can be used as a defense or partial defense in a law suit for damages. One common form of contributory negligence that we see are circumstances of people involved in a car Continue Reading
What is so good about practising personal injury law in the City of Vaughan?What is so good about practicing personal injury law in the City of Vaughan? My answer is: A lot. I have been a resident of the area since 1989. Since that time, the City has grown significantly. The population has almost doubled. There are more houses, more businesses, more people, more cars and more traffic. With the increased density, there Continue Reading
Avoid All-Nighters – Your Brain Needs Sleep According to Swedish StudyHow does sleep affect the brain? Can a lack of sleep harm the brain? A new study emanating from Uppsala University in Sweden and published in the journal, Sleep, found that sleep deprivation could be harmful to the brain. The researchers first measured blood levels of certain proteins associated with brain injuries (biomarkers) after the participants had slept for 8 Continue Reading
Keep Your Eyes on the RoadWith colder temperatures, unpleasant road conditions and a slower commute, drivers should be paying attention to the road and only the road. We know that isn’t always the case. Drivers are 23 times more likely to have an accident when they are texting and driving, according to the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). In a previous blog, we discussed the Ontario Continue Reading
Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness in the MediaA traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very serious injury. A TBI can occur as the result of a car accident, slip and fall, assault or sports injury. A brain injury can be one single traumatic injury to the brain but it can also be the result of repeated blows to the head. TBIs can be silent killers and concussions Continue Reading
Toronto Lawyer Discusses CNE SafetyThe Canadian National Exhibition seems to always mark the end of the summer in the City. As a child and still as an adult, I try to make it to the Ex whenever I can. As with most fun summer activities, there can be risks. Currently, the Toronto Public Health is investigating the CNE since there were several reports of Continue Reading
Accident and Injury Lawyer Discusses Safety on the Long WeekendEveryone loves long weekends in the summer. Even with school out, it seems there are still a lot of people on the roads. While there will not be any snow or ice on the roads, there is still plenty to be careful about. Many people like to travel during the summer. This means loading up the car or van with Continue Reading
Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses the Washington State Bridge CollapseI noted with particular interest the news on the bridge collapse as my parents had left to visit Washington yesterday. Fortunately, my parents were not involved and even more fortunately, it appears that there were only a few people with minor injuries. It will be some time until responsibility for the disaster will be found. Negligence may be found with Continue Reading
Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses if a Witness Can Wear a Veil to Testify in CourtRecently the Supreme Court of Canada was asked to determine if a witness that wears a niqab for religious reasons can be required to remove it when they testify. The Court had to balance a witness’s freedom of religion and the accused right to a fair trial. The specific case involved a criminal trial where the victim wanted to testify Continue Reading
Accident and Injury Lawyer Discusses Safety Over the Easter Long WeekendWhile the Easter holidays can be a time for family, food and fun it can also be a time for accident and injury. To keep your family safe over the holidays here are a few things to consider: Drinking and driving is still a major cause of accidents in Toronto and the rest of Ontario. Many reported accidents involve alcohol Continue Reading