The City of Brantford was incorporated on the banks of the Grand River in 1877. The area had long been settled by the Attawandaron Iroquois First Nations People. Brantford, named after Captain Joseph Brant, is proud of its rich native and cultural heritage with many historical sites and museums open to the public. It is known as the Telephone City referring to Graham Bell who made the first telephone call ever from Brantford to Paris, Ontario. The Six Nations Indian Reservation lies along the south side of the city.
Brantford was at one time a major railway and manufacturing hub in Ontario, well known for Massey-Ferguson, White Tractor Company, S.C Johnson Wax, Massy-Harris, and Westcast, who were all headquartered here. The demise of manufacturing in Canada hit Brantford hard economically in the 1980s. The City has tried to promote itself as a tourist destination being on the Grand River, a Canadian Heritage River, and along the Cambridge to Hamilton rail trail. It has also seen a resurgence of manufacturing with Procter & Gamble, and Ferrero SpA locating there in 2004.
Today Brantford is a modern city with a population of 90,000 and boasts the fully renovated Brantford General Hospital. Brantford straddles the Grand River, highway 403, highway 24, and the main CN rail line, making it ideally placed for manufacturing and distribution. Wilfrid Laurier University, Nipissing University, Mohawk College, and Conestoga College have campuses in Brantford, providing the city with a large supply of well-educated graduates.
Deutschmann Law has been representing car, truck, pedestrian, and motorcycle accident victims, and people hurt in slip and fall accidents successfully for over two decades in Brantford. We also specialize in helping you get the disability benefits that you deserve.
What injuries are covered under personal injury law?
There are two important criteria that are used to assess whether it is worth persuing a personal injury case:
The severity of the injuries. It the injuries are very minor in nature then the personal injury damages would be insignificant. In such cases, suing for damages is generally not warranted.
Third-party negligence. If you fall off a ladder in your own home, and injure yourself, there is generally no third-party negligence involved (unless there are extenuating circumstances such as a faulty ladder or the collapse of a supporting structure constructed by a third-party.)
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
You often have to sue to get the person or group who hurt you to accept responsibility for your injuries. Personal injury lawyers represent your interests to help ensure you get the full compensation you deserve. Personal Injury Lawyers are also experts at assessing the "true" cost of your injuries. For example, if you are no longer able to work at the same type of job after your injury, this will affect your income for the rest of your life. Determing the present value of this lost income can be very complicated because there are many factors involved. Personal injury lawyers make sure that you don't overlook past or future expenses or losses when calculating an appropriate settlement.
What are some typical types of accidents?
Injuries suffered from car accidents are the most common type of personal injury case due to the frequency of car accidents and the severity of injuries. It is important to note that even if you are partially to blame for the accident you are still entitled to compensation if there is partial negligence on the part others.
Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall injuries are also fairly common as are other vehicular accidents such as motorcycle, boating and snowmobile accidents. Almost any type of accident could lead to a legitimate personal injury claim.
How much do personal injury lawyers charge?
At Deutschmann Law, we don't charge any fees unless we win or settle. Our fees are based on the amount recovered. When we meet with you, we provide a written retainer agreement so you fully understand our fee arrangement before we get started.
Why should I choose a Personal Injury Lawyer from Deutschmann Law?
We only act for injured victims. We do not act for insurance companies. Led by Rob Deutschmann, our personal injury team includes people experienced in all aspects of personal injury claims, insurance law and litigation. We assist you with your claim against the at-fault party to ensure you receive full and fair compensation.
If you are unable to see us at any of our locations, then we can arrange hospital or home visits.
Remember, there are time limitations in pursuing a personal injury claim. You should consult an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that you do not lose your right to sue.
Our efforts as experienced trial lawyers, combined with our network of experts in Brantford, have produced many favorable settlements and have helped families put their lives back on track. Please call us for your free initial consultation.
"I am very satisfied with the legal services rendered. All staff were very helpful and made me feel like an important client. I am happy to recommend Rob and staff to others who may need legal help. Thank you." — Leslie Wright (Guelph)