Our Firm – Devoted to Representing the Injured
A serious injury can have devastating financial, physical and personal consequences for a victim and his or her family. This is true whether it’s a fractured pelvis suffered in a slip and fall accident, a head trauma sustained in a car crash or a repetitive stress injury suffered while on the job.
At Goodman Elbassiouni LLP, we are focused on helping injured parties pursue fair and sufficient compensation. We understand how time-consuming and confusing it can be for victims to access benefits. You do not have to face the claims process on your own we provide dedicated legal guidance for the duration of your case. Below are details to better help you understand your options as you move forward in pursuit of damages.
OUR PRIMARY AREAS OF PRACTICE AND THE CASES WE HANDLE
You must report your accident to your auto insurance provider within seven days of the accident. You then must submit an Application for Benefits within 30 days of receipt. From there you must notify the negligent driver within 120 days of the incident if you intend to file suit. You have two years to file a lawsuit in a situation like this. By taking prompt action, you can protect your injury claim and avoid running into conflict with filing deadlines. Hiring a lawyer to help advance your car accident claim has many advantages and for this reason we recommend you contact our offices for a free initial consultation regarding your claim.
We help victims of all ages who have suffered serious injury in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident on someone else’s property. These cases are governed by the Ontario Occupier’s Liability Act and require evidence of negligence by an owner or occupier. There is a strong burden of proof required for slip and fall or trip and fall claims, which is why many victims opt to work with a personal injury lawyer on these types of cases. In most cases you generally have up to two years in which to take action after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. You may have as little as seven days in which to provide notice to a municipality if the accident occurred on public property.
We handle all types of Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims. These are injuries that may have been sustained while you were on the job or at your workplace. This includes appeals of unfavourable WSIB decisions. Our team works to ensure an injured worker receives all owed benefits in a timely fashion. You must apply for WSIB benefits within six months of the injury. There are also time limits in which to appeal a WSIB decision. All workplace injury claims have strict timelines in which you must take action. For this reason, we recommend you hire legal counsel to help advance your claim.
WHY CLIENTS LOVE WORKING WITH GOODMAN ELBASSIOUNI LLP
Clients are kept updated as their claim progresses:
At Goodman Elbassiouni LLP, we ensure our clients are kept informed and updated throughout the course of their case. Our lawyers and legal staff are highly approachable and responsive to any inquiries our clients have. We devote a whole legal team to your case so you can rest assured that all emails and phone calls are responded to promptly.
Our lawyers are experienced in serious injuries:
We have honed our skills by focusing only on the most serious injury cases. We also have staff that are well versed in matters of Ontario injury law. We have several licensed paralegals who have previously worked for injury lawyers and the WSIB who have settled thousands of cases throughout the course of their careers.
We offer free case evaluations:
If you have suffered an injury at work, in an accident or as a result of a slip and fall – we provide free case evaluations to help you determine whether you have the grounds for a potential claim. Offering free initial consultations and free case evaluations allows us to give potential clients very valuable legal guidance and advice regarding their injury claim.
We are proficient in both WSIB claims as well as other injury claims:
Our firm has a great deal of experience in handling both WSIB claims as well as injury claims stemming from accidents. Most firms focus on either one or the other – but because we are able to handle both these types of claims, we have an intimate understanding of how insurance companies handle accident claims from both angles.
PROUD MEMBERS OF
“I was involved in my first car accident and had a difficult time getting any sort of compensation from my insurance. I looked up several firms- even went to a few appointments until I found the perfect firm – GE LLP. They were helpful every step of the way and explained to me everything I was entitled to. I had no hope in ever settling my claim. Other firms even informing me that my case would be nearly impossible to settle, but Goodman Elbassiouni LLP encouraged me every step of the way and ended up settling my accident benefits claim for more money than I would have ever imagined in just over a year’s time.”
“I met with Oneal in the New Year of 2017. I was very nervous of moving forward with my case, but after calling Goodman Elbassiouni LLP I was put to ease. Oneal was able to explain concisely and in basic law terminology everything that I was to expect, and made the whole process very simple. Most of all, GE LLP provides their clients with a “family” style treatment that allowed myself to put my full trust in their hands. I was recently awarded a settlement much more than I expected, and I am very grateful to Oneal for all his hard work he spent with the case. GE LLP has my most enthusiastic recommendation.”
“I came to Goodman Elbassiouni LLP when my former law firm said I did not have a case and closed my file. GE LLP treated me and my family with respect, answered my questions along the way, and sorted out a number of issues with my insurer. Oneal and his team settled my long term disability case for $100,000 within 10 months. Many thanks, GE LLP. “