Personal Injury Lawyer
Do you need a personal injury lawyer? Swaye Crannie Boyd has successfully been representing the rights of accident victims throughout southern Ontario, ranking us among Ontario and Canada's most experienced and enduring personal injury law firms.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Do You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Swaye Crannie Boyd LLP
At personal injury law firm Swaye Crannie Boyd, we have successfully been representing the rights of accident and injury victims throughout Southern Ontario for over 50 years. If you have been hurt in an accident, hurt on the job, lost a loved one due to harm, injury or accident, or if you have been the victim of surgical, medical, dental or legal malpractice, the experienced, professional personal injury lawyer team of Swaye Crannie Boyd advocates on your behalf.
Accidents and accident injuries can take a substantial toll on their victims; physically, mentally and emotionally. Dealing with these issues while trying to recover can take its own toll. At the same time there may also be financial considerations: medical costs, the cost of ongoing therapy, lost wages - even pain and suffering. All of these costs - physical, emotional and financial - have an effect on you and on your loved ones.
A skilled, trusted, professional personal injury lawyer does more than simply file a claim on your behalf; a personal injury lawyer and their legal staff work tirelessly to gather evidence and background information to build a solid case supporting your right to receive damages. With the experience of a professional personal injury lawyer advocating on your behalf, they know what's at stake for you and your family, and they also know what's involved in aggressively and successfully pursuing an accident claim.
Swaye Crannie Boyd personal injury claims and case experience extends to:
By definition, personal injury is a legal term specific to the mind, body or emotional well-being, versus an injury to property – in short, injury to a person. At Swaye Crannie Boyd, our expert, experienced lawyers have specialized in personal injury cases, having handled a wide range of claims, including those that have resulted from car accidents, slip and fall accidents, cruise ship accidents, medical malpractice issues, long term disability claims, intentional injury and more. As a recognized leader in protecting the rights of accident victims, personal injury law firm Swaye Crannie Boyd is highly respected among members of the legal and insurance communities, who know we're unflagging in our efforts to protect the rights of our clients.
Swaye Crannie Boyd has helped resolve hundreds of car accident cases through the years including truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and others including seasonal vehicles like ATV accidents, snowmobile accidents and boating accidents. We also cover other vehicular accidents such as a plane crash.
In 2016, according to Statistics Canada, there were over 115,000 motor vehicle accidents across Canada including 1,898 motor vehicle fatalities with over 10,000 serious injuries. In Ontario alone, there were over 44,000 car accidents. Among the most common car accidents causes are failing to stop at an intersection, failure to accurately respond to driving conditions, poor road conditions, distracted driving and speeding, with serious distracted driving accidents on the rise in Ontario.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident involving serious injury or death, it is in your best interest to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer who, beyond ensuring your rights are protected and your case is handled professionally, can help navigate insurance, medical and legal circumstances and issues surrounding the car accident.
Entrusting your well-being to a professional should never result in personal, physical or financial burdens or impairment.
Medical malpractice, which can also include surgical malpractice, is functionally the failure to provide an expected and reasonable standard of care and further, that substandard treatment has resulted in harm, injury or death to a patient. Common instances of medical malpractice can include a misdiagnosis or failure to correctly diagnose, unnecessary surgery, incorrect surgery, a failure to order or follow up on medical tests and results, premature discharge, a failure to follow-up on postcare treatment, incorrect medication or medication dosage, foreign objects left in a patient following surgery, operating on the wrong part of the body, acquired fatal infections in a medical care facility or environment, persistent and prolonged pain subsequent to surgery, or a failure of hygienic care to the point of catastrophic infection in a medical care facility or environment. Beyond medical malpractice, your personal injury lawyer may also assess the potential for a wrongful death claim in the event of a preventable fatality arising from a medical procedure or circumstance.
Dental malpractice, similar to medical malpractice, pertains to an injury as a direct result of negligent dental work or a failure to diagnose or sufficiently and accurately treat a dental condition. Dental malpractice can also refer to intentional misconduct on the part of a dentist. In layman’s terms, every patient is entitled to a standard of care typical of the standard any other typical dentist would offer. Potential catastrophic dental procedures can include loss of nerve sensation, loss of the ability to taste, oral surgical error, persistent difficulty in speaking following a dental procedure, sustained difficulty in eating subsequent to a dental procedure or TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint disorder.
Legal malpractice, like medical or dental malpractice occurs when a lawyer or attorney fails to adequately perform to the ascribed ethics, standards and codes common to the professional industry. It is, however, worth noting that legal malpractice is not simply a matter of a failure to get the outcome you may have expected in court or in a lawsuit – you would need to be able to clearly prove that any other lawyer would have attained the outcome you expected. Common legal malpractices claims arise from a failure to adequately know or apply the law, a failure to meet deadline of legal commitment, planning errors, inadequate discovery and a failure to calendar.
Head, neck, spine or brain injuries are often a hidden consequence of an accident that may not begin to surface for days, weeks or months following an incident or accident. Personal injury law firm Swaye Crannie Boyd has helped resolve traumatic brain and spinal cord injury cases and claims over its 50 year history serving Southern Ontario.
A traumatic brain injury may resolve over time, however, it may also lead to a lifetime of personal, physical, emotional and financial burden. The Swaye Crannie Boyd personal injury lawyer team of professionals may be able to help in seeking compensation for past, current and future medical expenses, ongoing care, management and rehabilitation needs, lost wages or earning capacity, pain and suffering or permanent disability. If a loved one has been involved in an accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury, it is in your best interest to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer who, beyond ensuring your rights are protected and your case is handled professionally, can help navigate insurance, medical and legal circumstances and issues surrounding the incident.
A spinal cord injury may also result in a lifetime of consequence. The trauma of a catastrophic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), is unthinkable for both the victim and for loved ones and it is imperative you understand your legal rights and options. Often, spinal cord injury victims necessarily require costly medical care, are hospitalized more frequently than the general population and require more home care service, leaving a financial burden on a family that can extend into millions of dollars.
Damage due to a spinal cord injury is typically categorized as a “complete” or “incomplete” injury. Complete spinal cord injury typically results in permanent damage with a complete lack of muscle control without sensation beneath the injured area and no feeling or function at the base of the spine.
An incomplete spinal injury may result in partial paralysis with accompanying muscle weakness and reduced sensation. Victims who suffer an incomplete spinal cord injury may recover partial function with prolonged medical attention and rehab. The personal injury team of Swaye Crannie Boyd can help provide resources for the best of experienced specialists extending to investigators, medical and care planners, neural professionals and financial planning experts as necessary. We work with specialists, planners and other care professionals to fully assess needs and requirements as a results of a spinal cord injury which can extend to in home nursing or attendant care, medical prescriptions or special equipment, home modifications that may be required, transportation modifications that may be required, counseling, vocational retraining, lost wages or earnings, pain, suffering and quality of life damages, and other associated and relevant issues.
We all, perhaps naively, like to think of insurance as assurance; we pay our premiums, giving us peace of mind that should some unfortunate event befall us, we will be covered. Simple economics says that when we pay an insurance company, they make money but when they pay us, they lose money and as such, they may seek to challenge, delay or deny an insurance claim.
A first-party insurance claim is when you file a claim such as life insurance, business insurance, homeowners insurance or disability insurance against your own insurance company. A third-party insurance claim is one brought against the insurance policy of a company or individual that caused you a loss and can include such things as a severe dog bite (homeowner’s insurance), a car accident, bodily harm, wrongful death or property damage or loss.
Our team at personal injury law firm Swaye Crannie Boyd has over 50 years of experience with first and third party insurance claim settlements.
Defective Product Liability
We are called consumers because we use or consume literally hundreds of products a day. From personal care items, to goods, consumer package goods, our clothes, our cars, vacation travel modes, beverages and beyond, we have a simple expectation that if we purchase something it will work, and it will not cause us, or our loved ones, harm.
For the most part, companies, factories and manufacturers are careful about the products they bring to market, but there are instances where a product is not properly manufactured or suitable for its intended users. There are simply too many defective product types to list, but they can include defective pharmaceutical drugs, defective medical equipment or devices, defective vehicles or automotive parts including tires and airbags, defective cosmetics, defective bicycles or safety equipment, furniture such as baby cribs, contaminated food products and more.
Over its 50 years, Swaye Crannie Boyd has had considerable experience with defective product liability claims.
The prospect of a pool party intimates hours of fun in the sun and a collegial afternoon or evening among friends. Sadly, things can change in a moment with a slip and fall on a pool deck, the accidental drowning of an unsupervised child or a traumatic neck or spinal injury due to a dive gone wrong. Beyond physical damage, a pool or diving accident can leave a family emotionally or financially devastated.
While thankfully few and far between, in Canada, there are almost 500 drowning deaths each year, most of them thought to be preventable. Approximately 40% of unintentional water-related fatalities occur in Ontario, many of them young children. More than half of drowning victims treated in an emergency room will require hospitalization or specialized care – primarily due to oxygen deprivation and brain damage.
Among the most common causes of drowning are a failure to adequately maintain the pool and pool area, failure to install gates or fences around the pool area, overcrowding in the pool, inadequate supervision and a lack of safety equipment.
Often, and sadly, an accidental drowning or diving accident may occur in a friendly setting; at the home of a friend, neighbour or relative, complicating an already highly emotional situation. With over 50 years of experience in Southern Ontario, the professional, personal injury team of Swaye Crannie Boyd can help provide resources and navigate through the legal, medical, financial and emotional complexities resulting from an accidental drowning or diving accident.
Confidential Personal Injury Lawyer Consultation
Should you require the professional services of a personal injury lawyer for an accident or incident anywhere throughout Southern Ontario, including Hamilton, Toronto, Brantford, Burlington, Oshawa, Whitby, Oakville and St. Catharines, contact personal injury law firm Swaye Crannie Boyd. We are here and happy to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact Swaye Crannie Boyd at 289-426-2306 for a confidential consultation.