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    Since 2003, Matt Lalande has recovered millions for spinal cord injury victims and for families of those who died.

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    100% Free Consultations

    We will never ask for money up-front. Your consultation with our lawyer is always free.

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    Worried about legal fees? We will never ask you for money upfront. We only get paid when we win.

  • $M
    Millions Recovered

    Since 2003, Matt Lalande has recovered millions for spinal cord injury victims and for families of those who died.

  • $1,735,000

    HEAD-ON COLLISION IN BURLINGTON

    Settlement

  • $352,000

    BICYCLE ACCIDENT IN BURLINGTON

    Settlement

  • $220,000

    Pedestrian Accident in Burlington

    Settlement

  • $397,000

    ACCIDENT BENEFIT SETTLEMENT

    Settlement

  • $550,000

    Slip and Fall in Hamilton

    Settlement

  • $200,000

    Car Accident on Linc

    Settlement

  • $190,000

    BICYCLE ACCIDENT IN BURLINGTON

    Settlement

  • $100,000

    Car Accident in Brampton

    Settlement

  • $95,000

    Car Accident on Burlington Skyway

    Settlement

  • $65,000

    ACCIDENT BENEFIT SETTLEMENT

    Settlement

  • $162,500

    DENIED LONG TERM DISABILITY

    Settlement

  • $20,000.00

    Accident Benefit Settlement -

    Settlement

  • $250,000

    MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

    Settlement

  • $350,000

    BICYCLE ACCIDENT IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • $380,000

    HEAD ON CRASH IN ST. CATHARINES

    Settlement

  • $69,000

    INCOME REPLACEMENT BENEFITS SETTLEMENT

    Settlement

  • $1,380,000

    HEAD-ON CRASH IN HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $27,500

    SENIOR CITIZEN SLIP AND FALL IN HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $90,000

    VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • $766,000

    WOMAN HIT BY A VAN IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • $50,000

    OAKVILLE SLIP AND FALL

    Settlement

  • $305,000

    YOUNG MAN IN A HEAD-ON CRASH INJURY MILTON

    Settlement

  • $140,000

    MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $185,028

    SLIP AND FALL IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • $27,500

    SENIOR CITIZEN SLIP AND FALL IN HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $600,000

    CAR ACCIDENT ON THE LINC IN HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $175,000

    FOR A WOMAN HIT BY A CAR

    Settlement

  • $100,000

    YOUNG MAN DENIED DISABILITY BENEFITS

    Settlement

  • $190,000

    FOR A CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM IN OSHAWA

    Settlement

  • $100,000

    ACCIDENT BENEFIT SETTLEMENT IN MILTON

    Settlement

  • $38,000

    PERSONAL INJURY IN HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $175,000

    PERSONAL INJURY MILTON

    Settlement

  • $400,000

    WOMAN HURT IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION

    Settlement

  • $277,500

    LONG TERM DISABILITY BURLINGTON

    Settlement

  • $40,000

    CAR ACCIDENT IN MILTON

    Settlement

  • $50,000

    YOUNG MAN THAT SLIPPED AND FELL IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • $140,000

    SLIP AND FALL ON ICE IN HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $117,500

    CAR CRASH IN HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $150,000

    LONG TERM DISABILITY HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $150,000

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ANCASTER

    Settlement

  • $350,000

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $250,000

    LONG-TERM DISABILITY OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • $137,500

    TRIP AND FALL IN MISSISSAUGA

    Settlement

  • $215,000

    FOR CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM IN OSHAWA

    Settlement

  • $87,000

    SLIP AND FALL ON ICE IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • $100,000

    SLIP AND FALL IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • $100,000

    REAR END CAR ACCIDENT MILTON

    Settlement

  • $400,000

    CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $615,000

    SLIP AN FALL IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • $280,000

    SLIP AND FALL ON ICE MILTON

    Settlement

  • $1,120,000

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT BURLINGTON

    Settlement

  • $500,000

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $100,000

    TRIP AND FALL BURLINGTON

    Settlement

  • $450,000

    PEDESTRIAN HIT BY MINIVAN CAMBRIDGE

    Settlement

  • $190,000

    PEDESTRIAN HIT IN INTERSECTION OSHAWA

    Settlement

  • $215,000

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT BURLINGTON

    Settlement

  • $37,500

    SLIP AND FALL MILTON

    Settlement

  • $130,000

    WRONGFUL DEATH HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $45,000

    BICYCLE ACCIDENT IN HAMILTON

    Settlement

  • $170,240

    SLIP AND FALL IN OSHAWA

    Settlement

  • $82,000

    T-BONE CAR ACCIDENT IN BURLINGTON

    Settlement

  • $250,000

    CAR ACCIDENT OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • $170,000

    PEDESTRIAN HIT BY A TAXI IN GUELP

    Settlement

  • $125,000

    TRIP AND FALL IN MILTON

    Settlement

  • $47,500

    SLIP AND FALL IN BURLINGTON

    Settlement

  • $175,000

    FOR A WOMAN THAT FELL THROUGH A DECK IN SUDBURY

    Settlement

  • $134,000

    PERSONAL INJURY ANCASTER

    Settlement

  • 175,000

    PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR IN OAKVILLE

    Settlement

  • I am a local business owner in Burlington and Lalande lawyers has helped us out with employment issues on numerous occasion. They are very helpful and I would recommend them to anyone with employment issues.

    Roy Jones
    40+
    reviews
  • Without Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers, I would not have received a successful settlement on the appeal of my denied disability claim. Matt Lalande’s experience, professionalism and knowledge were invaluable throughout the entire process.

    Leesa Mackenzie
    40+
    reviews
  • I was in a head on wreck and suffered a tibial plateau fracture. Matt settled my case for my a few months back and set me up in such a good way so that I can pay all my education and start fresh in something that can accommodate me. He recently settled my accident benefits when I didn’t even expect much else. Matt is the best. I am so happy that I was referred to him.

    JP Treecutter
    40+
    reviews
  • My husband was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2013. He managed to survive the crash yet had serious and multiple injuries to deal with. Luckily, we were directed to our lawyer, Matt Lalande, who took charge of the entire legal process to get my husband fair compensation for all the hurdles he’s faced since. It’s been a bumpy roller coaster ride to say the least (recurring operations and infections to deal with the injuries sustained, numerous medical appointments, ongoing paperwork, not being able to return to work along with all the uncertainties of not knowing what the future holds…). Through all of this, Matt and his team helped us navigate the system, kept us informed at all times and gave us options to use in the end. We are so thankful to Matt and his legal associates for keeping us focused throughout this lengthy process. It takes patience and a great deal of determination to get through these battles and the Lalande team knows how to get it done!

    Bert Dupuis
    40+
    reviews
  • My husband had a slip and fall and was off work for quite a while – Matt got us a settlement that was very generous. Dealing with Matt was an easy process. He kept us well informed along the way and was quickly forthcoming when we asked for updates. This was the first time we had ever been through this process and Matt really did all the heavy lifting for us. We are grateful for his help in this matter.

    Karen Riddiford
    40+
    reviews

“Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating injuries there are, and at our firm, we know this. We will always pursue maximum compensation and fight relentlessly for our clients.”

Matt Lalande, Founding Lawyer
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Proudly representing spinal cord injury victims in Hamilton, and throughout the province.

THE LIFETIME COSTS OF CARE OF A SPINAL CORD INJURY COST MILLIONS. WE WILL FIGHT FOR EVERY PENNY.

If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, we can help. We are a team of local experts that will fight for you to ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve to ensure that you are financially secure, for life.  If you suffered from paralysis in an accident, you or your loved one will need millions to properly fund permanent care, modifications to your home and your long-term rehabilitation costs. Our Hamilton spinal cord injury lawyers will fight for every last penny.

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HELPING YOUR DISCHARGE BACK HOME

For patients with a spinal cord injury, there is no doubt that a successful discharge from the Regional Rehabilitation Center relies on a smooth transition home. Many patients with spinal cord injuries remain with limited functional outcomes after rehabilitation, and readiness for discharge from rehabilitation is often difficult to assess. Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers works with local and experienced occupational therapists to assist with all aspects of discharge from the Regional Rehab Center. Our experts will ensure to make appropriate recommendations, as well as ensure that your individual needs are itemized and provided for. We will also assist with the coordination, hiring and payment of your home renovations for accommodation, vehicle and transportation, attendant care providers, your physical therapy, your psychological counselling, neuropsychology needs, developmental psychology, audiology, assistive technology, nutrition, behavioral psychology, recreational therapy, speech therapy, vocational rehabilitation, or other accommodation or areas of assistance that you may require.

When you approach our firm, we’ll treat you just how we’d treat our own family members, with honest, experienced legal council, and always your best interest at the forefront.

PROTECTING YOUR FUTURE

Information on the costs of spinal cord injury victim care beyond the acute and initial post-acute phase is sparse except what is available from third party websites. From our experience as spinal injury lawyers in Hamilton, the average yearly health care costs and expenses do vary quite significantly depending on the severity of injury. The first year post-acute phase is always more expensive, particularly for high quadriplegia (C1-C4). Incomplete motor functional spinal cord injuries are not as costly as complete spinal cord injuries, but are still very expensive. The recurring annual health care costs of patients with spinal cord injuries is always well below the post-acute phase, but nonetheless quite expensive.

Our spinal injury lawyers in Hamilton work closely with professional life-care planners and occupational therapists and always rely on a multidisciplinary approach to case analysis and comprehensive life-care plan development. It is important that spinal cord injury victims ‘ current and future needs and associated costs are best estimated early on, so that settlement with the at-fault party could be fully maximized – and your loved one can be financially protected.

WE MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS PAID FOR

A comprehensive long-term life care plan of a spinal cord injury victim should always maintain a common goal: to improve and maintain the clinical state of the spinal cord injury victim.   To do so, various items and services must be costed for the life of your loved one, by our Hamilton spinal injury lawyers, including such items as, but certainly not limited to:

  • Long-term rehabilitation
  • Psychological care – ongoing or for life
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Vocational Therapy
  • Adapted driver evalution, therapy and the cost of vehicle modifications or purchase
  • Family Education and Family counselling
  • Accessible Home and House Modifications
  • Long Term Physical Therapy
  • Assistive Devices such as manual wheelchairs and replacement
  • Power wheelchair and replacement, batteries, etc.
  • Roll-in shower wheelchair and replacement ect.
  • Battery chargers, wheelchair cushions and covers
  • Transfer boards and other transfer equipment, lifts and slings
  • Hand and elbow orthotics.

THE ECONOMICS OF A SPINAL CORD INJURY

If you are reading this you are probably well aware that a spinal cord injury is essentially severe damage to a person’s spinal cord which results in a loss of function below the level of the injury or lesion, including paralysis and/or sensory loss. The injury could be complete, meaning that there is no level of function at all below that area of injury, no sensation or voluntary movement.

Spinal Cord injury can also be an incomplete injury, meaning that there is some type of function below the primary level of injury. A person may be able to move or feel, or have more functioning on one side of the body than the other. Injuries that are higher up on the spinal cord, such as C1-C4 can unfortunately result in a loss of many involuntary functions such as the ability to breath.

Spinal cord injuries can be caused by clinical issues including pathologic fractures, tumors on the spine, infections and congenital spine issues – however most spinal cord injuries are traumatic in natures, meaning that an injury to the spinal cord was caused in an accident, motorcycle accident, car or truck accident, a diving accident etc.

You are not alone.

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WE WILL HOLD NEGLIGENT PARTIES RESPONSIBLE

If your spinal cord injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party, such as another motorist or a property owner, then you have the right to pursue a legal claim against that person or his or her insurance company. No one should have to endure the terrifying and devastating consequences when such an injury has occurred through no fault of their own. Our spinal injury lawyers in Hamilton can help. The burdens of a spinal cord injury may involve vast financial outlay necessary for medical or personal care, lost income or earning capacity, serious psychological distress, pain and suffering, and loss of amenities. This economic burden of a tSCI can wreck family finances and place an undue strain on all loving caregivers and family members with life long direct and indirect costs, which can range anywhere from $1,578,000 to $4,724,181 depending on the severity of the injury – as the higher in the spinal column the spinal cord injury occurs, the more neurological dysfunction a person will experience.

There are no up-front fees, and it’s always entirely confidential to talk to our firm about your case. You’ll never be pressured to hire us. We’ll be happy to inform you on what you may be entitled to, and what the process will look like legally. Get in touch, we’re always available.

HOW DO WE ADD UP YOUR LIFE CARE COSTS AND LONG TERM REHAB NEEDS?

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Significant costs are incurred throughout the life of a person with Spinal Cord Injury, including initial hospitalization and acute rehabilitation, home and vehicle modifications, and recurring costs for durable medical equipment, medications, supplies, and personal assistance.Our Hamilton Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers typically call upon life care planners as experts in long-term disability management and accounting valuation to help specify how you have been impacted and represent that impact in monetary terms. Your life care planners will then objectively evaluate the current and your future needs of resulting from the onset of your spinal cord injury, and then clearly communicate the nature of your injury residual functional limitations, psycho-social and vocational impact of the resulting disability, and expected outcomes over his your life expectancy. In short, our Hamilton spinal cord injury lawyers will calculate to the dollar what your future needs will cost – ranging from wheelchair costs and repairs to psychological care, to nutritional assistance. We will fight for every last penny to protect you and the future of your family.

CAN OUR HOME BE MODIFIED TO ACCOMMODATE MY SPINAL CORD INJURY?

Yes, if you suffer a spinal cord injury your home can be modified to accommodate your disability. Proper submission to your accident benefits is required. Recovery can also be made our of the defendant’s insurance limits. We understand that home and vehicle modifications can be expensive and are important for community reintegration. The most common modifications were building ramps, widening doors, and remodeling bathrooms or other rooms in the house. Most victims with a spinal cord injury with acute SCI are discharged to home, housing accessibility is vital to successful discharge planning and social reintegration. Our lawyer will work with you and your family to ensure that your return home is as comfortable as possible.

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OUR HAMILTON SPINAL CORD INJURY LAWYERS HELP VICTIMS PROVINCE-WIDE

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SCI leads to serious disability in car accident victims resulting in the loss of work, which brings psychosocial and economic problems. The treatment and rehabilitation period is long, expensive and exhausting in SCI. Whether complete or incomplete, SCI rehabilitation is a long and expensive process that requires patience and motivation of the patient and relatives.

Our Hamilton Spinal Injury Lawyers specialize in representing victims of traumatic spinal cord injury and we represent victims province wide. If you are attending the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Hamilton, or at Sunnybrook, St-Michael’s, St-Johns, Toronto Rehab, St-Joseph’s Health Care and wish to speak to a lawyer about your rights, please contact out Spinal Injury Lawyers by chatting with our live operator, by calling us at 289-768-9498 or by filling in a contact form.

If you indicate that you have questions about a spinal cord injury, a lawyer will call you back within one hour, if not immediately. Our consultations are free, and without obligation. Our Spinal Injury Lawyers in Hamilton will never ask you for money upfront.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE, CONFIDENTIALLY.

If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury you will no doubt have many, many questions.  Our Hamilton spinal cord injury lawyers understand that severe emotional reactions following an SCI and difficulty of turning one’s mind to psychological adjustment and the re-establishment of life routines. The important thing is that the rehabilitation and life-long management of spinal cord injury related requirements are tremendously expensive. If your or your loved one’s SCI has been caused by the negligence of another person or entity it’s important that you speak to a Hamilton spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible to learn why it is important to get the insurance process started immediately – with a team on your side, not one appointed by the insurance company. Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation. We have been practicing spinal cord injury law since 2003, and are experts in the field.

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Other types of cases we handle

Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers proudly handles all areas of personal injury and disability law.

Contact our Hamilton spinal cord injury lawyers today.

Our office is located in the Effort Square Building at the the intersection of Catherine St S and Main Street E. Take the elevator to the 9th floor. We are one block east of the John Sopinka Courthouse.

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    Hamilton, On L8N 1G6

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