Personal Injury

Receive compensation for bodily or emotional harm caused by the negligence or carelessness of someone else.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

When you or a loved one suffers serious injury, the aftermath is life-changing and overwhelming. You are faced with a lengthy recovery, a complex insurance claim, an inability to work or care for your family, and other unexpected challenges.

Gluckstein Lawyers is there to help when you need it most, so you’re never alone. Our skilled team will guide you through the complex legalities of a claim. Our in-house medical consultant can help you understand the injuries, and connect you or your loved ones with valuable services.

Full Legal Services for Car Accident Claims

At Gluckstein Lawyers, we aim to simplify the legal process so you can focus on getting better. We will walk you through these different legal resources and what they mean for you.

Types of Motor Vehicle Collision Claims

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents, and resulting bar or tavern liability

Components to a Car Accident Case

No-fault Accident Benefits Claim

When involved in a vehicle collision in Ontario, you can claim benefits from your own insurance company regardless of who was at fault. This is normally the first step of action following a car accident. Claim benefits can include:

  • Loss of income
  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Caregiver/attendant care expenses
  • Housekeeping and home maintenance expenses

The Tort Claim

If you are a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian injured in a car accident in Ontario, you can pursue legal action against the person or persons responsible for negligence. It is advised to consult an injury lawyer for a tort claim for a motor vehicle accident.

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

Medical Malpractice

When it comes to physical and mental health, people trust their care to medical professionals. However, medical team members can sometimes fail to meet the required high standards of practice and people are hurt as a result.

If you have been hurt as a result of medical negligence, error or malpractice, we can help. Restoring the lives of our injured clients and their families is our goal. While we cannot correct a medical mistake, we take care of all legal matters and securing compensation for you, so that you and your loved ones can focus on recovery.

Experienced Representation for Complex Liability Claims

Our primary focus at Gluckstein Lawyers is your recovery. We offer some of Ontario’s most experienced medical malpractice legal counsel.

Medical malpractice suits are complex by nature. Our counsel has plaintiff and defendant experience, and understands how to achieve favorable results. Our lawyers have been working in this area on behalf of patients for over 30 years. We help people whose lives have been disrupted by:

  • Surgeon errors
  • Nursing errors
  • Chiropractic errors
  • Midwife negligence

For more information regarding the above areas, please download our informational Medical Malpractice PDF.

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

Birth Injury

Having a new baby is an exciting time, a time for much joy. When the hopes and expectations for birth are tempered by panic — medical professionals acting urgently to respond after something goes wrong — parents are left with many unanswered questions. In the aftermath of a complicated labour and delivery, the last thing a parent wants to do is question their medical team. We want to believe that our medical professionals did everything they could to prevent injury to their child. Sadly, the reality is that some birth injuries or complications may have been preventable. If you have questions regarding your child’s birth, diagnosis, or care after they’re born, or perhaps you have questions about something that may have happened prior to their birth, we are here to help.

Birth injury is a general term. It refers to physical and cognitive trauma experienced by a newborn prior to, during or just after birth. In many cases, upon learning of their child’s condition, parents are not given full details about what happened. The many medical unknowns add to the stress of anticipating life for a child with challenges and who may require long-term care

Some examples of birth injuries would include:

  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Fetal & Neonatal Stroke
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Jaundice, Kernicterus & Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Meconium & Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
  • Negligent Resuscitation of a Newborn
  • Newborn Infections
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL)
  • Seizures
  • Trauma from Forceps & Vacuum

Many of the birth injuries listed above can result in a brain injury to the newborn. When infants sustain traumatic brain injuries, these injuries can often result in a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. Cerebral Palsy is associated with (caused by) some kind of injury to the developing brain. The injury can occur in the womb, during the birth of the baby, or in the first couple of years after birth (usually because of infection or trauma to the brain).

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

Long Term Disability

Long-Term Disability policies exist to protect individuals who are unable to work due to a disability by providing an income replacement benefit. If you are unable to work due to illness, accident, or injury for an extended period of time, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits through your insurer. A personal injury lawyer can help you access these benefits if your claims are being denied or if your benefits are cut off while you are still disabled or recovering.

Each Long-Term Disability policy is different. To qualify for Long-Term Disability benefits, you will have to meet the eligibility criteria outlined in your individual policy. This will include meeting the definition of “disability” that is outlined in your policy. If you or a family member is off work due for an extended period due to accident, illness, or injury, we recommend that you consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help determine if you have a potential claim against your insurer. Gluckstein Lawyers offers free consultations and can help you navigate through the complex area of Long-Term Disability law.

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

Brain and spinal cord injuries will manifest in unique ways for each individual person. Family members are called upon to provide care and support in a time of great uncertainty, and may be overwhelmed by practical concerns that interfere with their ability to devote their full attention to their loved one. In order to ensure the best possible opportunities, families often look to receive the best medical care, rehabilitation and psychological support.

At Gluckstein Lawyers, support is what we provide, to clients and their families. The needs of our clients come first at our firm. As part of our commitment to those facing these unique challenges, we are extensively involved with not-for-profit organizations that support people with brain or spinal cord injury.

Brain and spinal cord injury legal cases are complex and many issues must be resolved. These include identification of the negligent parties, the cause of the injury and the anticipated long-term impact on the individual and his or her family. The ultimate goal at Gluckstein Lawyers is to place our clients in the most favourable position possible to meet their future needs, so they can look ahead to a future life of dignity and well-being.

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

Wrongful Death and Fatality Claims

Every year in Ontario, hundreds of families lose a loved one resulting from fatal accidents. The law cannot bring a loved one back, but a legal claim can bring a sense of closure and help with financial strains following the accident.

Moving forward after losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. We provide compassionate support and guidance as we advocate on your behalf during this difficult time. At Gluckstein Lawyers, we understand the difficulty of discussing the unexpected passing of a loved one. Our compassionate team’s priority is your comfort and well-being as we help guide you through your options.

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

Slip & Fall

Slips and Falls (Occupiers’ Liability)

When you are badly hurt on someone else’s property, whether it is commercial, residential or city roads and sidewalks, you may not be at fault for your injuries. It is often the responsibility of the property owner to ensure the safety of their premises.

Gluckstein Lawyers has a decades-long history as legal advocates in Ontario. If you’ve been hurt, let us work for you and your family.

Examples of occupiers’ liability claims:

  • Slips-and-falls on icy sidewalks or private property such as parking lots
  • Trips on broken stairs or poorly lit staircases
  • Hazardous materials left in highly trafficked areas
  • Falling objects
  • Store displays in dangerous areas
  • Spills or debris on store floors

Every day, people are hurt as a result of slip and fall related these incidents which could have been prevented. Our firm’s lawyers take immediate action to investigate your injury and its cause, so we can best advocate for you.

Working for Families

Our firm’s occupiers’ liability lawyers also help families whose children have been seriously injured at locations such as camps, amusement parks, swimming pools and other recreational facilities.

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

Product Liability

When you purchase a product, you have the right to assume the product is safe. If you or a member of your family is seriously hurt due to a defective product, you have legal options.

At Gluckstein Lawyers, we provide advocacy that makes a difference. Helping you and your family is our first priority. When you take the initiative to launch a product liability claim, not only will you be able to assist your family, but you may also be preventing injury to someone else.

We have been taking legal action on behalf of seriously injured individuals for more than five decades.

Among the product liability cases we pursue are:

  • Dangerous or toxic foodstuffs
  • Unsafe toys
  • Unsafe children’s products
  • Unsafe household appliances
  • Defective autos, airbags and car parts
  • Defective safety equipment
  • Toxic or unsafe house-building materials
  • Defective machinery
  • Defective recreational vehicles

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

Class Action and Mass Tort

Class Action lawsuits are common where a large group of people are injured by the same party in the same way. The interests of the group are represented by one individual known as the “class representative”. The class is treated as a group that was injured, rather than a group of individuals that were injured. Rather than having each person bring his or her own lawsuit, a Class Action allows the group to collectively sue the at-fault party to resolve the claims in a single legal proceeding. A Class Action provides an efficient way to litigate common issues. A Class Action can focus on multiple areas of law, including personal injury and product liability.

Mass Tort

A Mass Tort action involves many injured parties against one or a few at-fault parties. Mass Tort actions are similar to Class Actions, however, a Mass Tort action treats each injured party individually, rather than as an injured group. It can be an efficient and cost-effective way to navigate the legal system for multiple parties experiencing the same or similar injuries. A Mass Tort action provides an efficient way to litigate common issues. A Mass Tort action can focus on multiple areas of law, including personal injury, product liability and medical negligence.

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.