Kitchener is a city of approximately 220,000 people, making it the largest city in the Region of Waterloo. It lies between Cambridge to the south and Waterloo to the north. The three cities have in fact grown together and are often referred to as the Tri-Cities, or KW for Kitchener-Waterloo. Kitchener dates back to 1784 when the land it lies on was given to the Six Nations by the Crown. By 1798 the Six Nations had sold a great deal of the land, and it was eventually re-sold to the Mennonite settlers coming to the area in the early 1800s. Berlin (now known as Kitchener) was formed in 1833. The Grand River and the Grand Trunk Railway both ran through Kitchener making it ideal for the manufacture and shipment of goods.
Kitchener lies at the centre of the Technology Triangle and is home to many high-tech companies like Google, Desire2Learn, and Communitech. There are over 100 startups located in downtown Kitchener alone, and the workforce is maintained by the high caliber educational facilities in the Region. There is a medical school in downtown Kitchener, and Kitchener is also the home of three modern hospitals, and Conestoga college. The Regional headquarters are in Kitchener.
Kitchener is proud of its local history and is home to several museums including The Museum, and Doon Heritage Village. The arts scene is vibrant with the presence of The Aud, The Centre in the Square, and the Registry Theatre all providing world class entertainment.
The Region of Waterloo has installed many round-a-bouts on the regional roads throughout Kitchener. The intent of the round-a-bouts is to improve traffic flow, and to reduce the number of serious accidents in intersections. The number of serious personal injuries has decreased, but the number of overall collisions rose as the round-a-bouts have been installed. Learning to use round-a-bouts is a crucial exercise if you are driving in the city. You can watch a video on how to use them put out by the Region of Waterloo. The newly constructed Ion light rail commuter trains run through Kitchener. The trains have not yet started running but remember, there is no stopping, parking or driving on the rails permitted. As trains begin to use the system in 2018 more rules of use will follow.
Deutschmann Law has been specializing in helping clients in Kitchener and area for two decades. We represent clients injured in car accidents, truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, slip and falls, and people who are fighting for their disability benefits.
Our Kitchener Personal Injury Lawyers can help you with claims arising from:
Denial of Accident Benefits
Slip & Fall/Trip & Fall Accidents
Featured FAQs - Catastrophic Injuries
What is a catastrophic injury?
Most people suffer minor injuries like cuts, bruises and scrapes on a regular basis. Although these injuries can be painful at the time, fortunately our body is very good at healing itself and within a few weeks we barely remember being injured at all. Catastrophic injuries are different. These tend to be life changing, serious injuries that take a very long time to heal, if ever.
What are some examples of catastrophic injuries?
Some common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Loss of Limbs
What makes catastrophic injury cases different?
Catastrophic injuries not only affect the injured person but these injuries often have a significant impact on their entire family. They can no longer do the things they used to do and family members often need to serve as caregivers. In most cases, catastrophic injuries prevent the injured person from working in the job they had before the injury or even in any job. Brain injuries can affect a person's personality and completely change the way they interact with others. For these reasons, it is critical that the damages sought in a personal injury case reflect the serious impact on the victim and their family.
What sort of damages should be recovered in catastrophic injury cases?
The damages sought should include both economic losses and the loss in the quality of life. These include:
Compensation for pain and suffering
Lost past and future wages
Future housekeeping and home maintenance expenses
Future medical, rehabilitation and attendant care costs
All out of pocket expenses
If you have been seriously injured, you need a lawyer who is committed to your future. Choosing the right lawyer with a strong track record can affect how you and your family live for the rest of your lives.
Our office is conveniently located in Downtown Kitchener. We offer a free initial consultation, and if you are unable to visit our office, then we can arrange free home and hospital visits to speak with you about your case.
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