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At Carranza LLP, we understand how difficult recovering from a serious injury can be and the overwhelming impact it can have on your life, your family and your financial situation.

Our dedicated and compassionate personal injury lawyers work tirelessly to ensure you and your family are able to focus on your recovery while we work to get you the services and compensation you deserve.

Because of our unique understanding of culture and recovery, we have been able to make a big difference in the lives of our clients by securing much needed and deserved benefits, including financial assistance, rehabilitative services and just settlements to help make their journey to recovery a little easier.

Feb 20, 2015

Highest award against auto insurer in Canada

In October 2000, T.N. was involved in a serious car accident that resulted in her suffering a catastrophic brain injury.
 
Due to her debilitating injuries, she required help with daily living activities and could not live independently.  Her insurer did not explain what services were available to her or pay for what she was entitled to.  Her first lawyer did not dispute any attendant care benefits for several years.  For half a decade, T.N. continued to suffer from anxiety, insomnia and loss of appetite. T.N.’s doctor recommended she get a second legal opinion. That`s when T.N. turned to Carranza LLP.

Oct 21, 2014

Kelley Campbell wins client right to housekeeping benefits after two-year period had lapsed

As a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident Ms. A. required housekeeping assistance. The insurer denied Ms. A's claim, arguing th...

Featuring Kelley P. Campbell

Oct 16, 2012

M.B. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

M.B. was injured in a car accident in January 2008. He suffered head and other injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.  After the accident he complained of headache, neck, leg and lower back pain.
 
He claimed his insurer was unreasonably withholding Income Replacement benefits and was asking for interim benefits to be paid to him pending the resolution of the dispute due to his severely deteriorating financial situation and his families need for support.

Featuring Kelley P. Campbell

Oct 16, 2012

M.M. v. Guarantee Company of North America

M.M. was hit by a car at the age of five and suffered multiple injuries.  A Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), a commonly used scoring system that describes the level of consciousness in a person following a traumatic brain injury, was taken by paramedic’s minutes after the accident and she received a score of 9 indicating a moderate injury.  Her Insurer argued there was no evidence of brain injury and the low initial GCS score of 9 was caused by a hemodynamic instability (cardiovascular impairment caused by abnormal or unstable blood pressure).

Featuring Juan F. Carranza

May 13, 2011

Zia v. Yasir

T was involved in a very serious accident as a back seat passenger.  His injuries are "catastrophic" and included serious orthopaedic injuries as well as a traumatic brain injury.  T attended two medical examinations at the request of the Defendant, however one month before the pre-trial, the Defendant requested that T attend two more defence medicals.

Featuring Anu Bakshi

Apr 11, 2011

Dhanraj Jaggernauth v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company

Overview After being struck by a car in August 2006, Mr. Jaggernauth sustained multiple serious injuries, including fractures of his cervical spine...

Featuring Kelley P. Campbell

Jun 12, 2010

S.D. v. Dattu

S.D. was terminated from her job after being in a car accident.  She came to Carranza without any work and any entitlement to disability benefits. Anu negotiated fair compensation for the loss of her job, monies for medical benefits and reinstatement of long-term disability benefits.

Featuring Anu Bakshi

Jun 18, 2009

G.P. and Wawanesa Insurance Company– [2009] O.F.S.C

G.P. was injured on his way home from work.  He was unable to return to his physically demanding job, and due to his lack of English and marketable skills, he was unable to find a job of comparable pay.  He was denied accident benefits including income replacement benefits and medical and rehabilitation benefits.

Featuring Geoffroy Pavillet

Jun 6, 2008

Maria Branco, Mario Oliveira, Raquel Oliveira and Joshua Oliveira v. Alexander Ephstein

Ms. Branco was injured by a car and despite rehabilitation, due to her arm and shoulder pain she was unable to continue in her job as a dental assistant. Her insurer did not make an offer to settle and the case went to trial.

Oct 18, 2007

Maya Land rights and Maya Leaders Alliance & Toledo Alcalde Association v. AG Belize

For over a decade, the indigenous Maya peoples of southern Belize have been seeking legal recognition of their customary land rights. Moira Gracey coordinated the legal team representing Maya villages before the Belizean courts.

Featuring Moira Gracey

Nov 23, 2006

AJ v. Mann

A newcomer to Canada, AJ was on her way to her first day of work when she was struck by a car. She had a previous history of complicated back surgeries in her home country many years ago. The Insurer refused to pay compensation for her loss of earnings because it was their view that the victim did not have any Canadian work experience and her injuries were related to her back problems before the accident.

Featuring Anu Bakshi

Oct 13, 2006

Jasvinder Atwal v. Stephen Erb and Carl Noble Barn Painting Ltd

Ms. Atwal was injured in a car accident, and sued in Superior Court the driver of the car and the company that owned the car. A year and a half after issuing the lawsuit, it was discovered that the defendant driver of the car was working at the time of the accident.

Featuring Moira Gracey

Oct 4, 2005

Ajmer Nirwan v. Kingsway General Insurance Company

A.N. was injured in a car accident and through his insurer received statutory accident benefits and income replacement benefits.  His income replacement benefits were terminated by his insurer and they tried to force him to be assessed by one of their doctors shortly before an arbitration hearing about his entitlement to Income Replacement Benefits.

Featuring Anu Bakshi

Aug 30, 2005

Antoinette Valle v. Aviva Canada Inc.

AV was injured in two separate car accidents over the course of a year.  The adjuster for the insurance company had suspended her benefits and refused to reinstate them unless the she attended medical examinations. The arbitrator found that by requiring such a commitment, the insurer abandoned the proper process contemplated by the law.

Featuring Moira Gracey

Dec 31, 2004

Savithiri Sivananthan v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Reasons for Decision)

S.S. was injured as a passenger in a van. She suffered from back pain, anxiety, depression and claustrophobia preventing her from using public transit and going to job interviews. She also suffers from poor concentration and memory issues since the accident.  Her insurer argued that she was capable of sitting, typing, talking on the phone, filing, and other physical aspects of an office job and therefore not entitled to further benefits.

Featuring Moira Gracey

Nov 15, 2004

Maria Branco, Mario Oliveira, Raquel Oliveira and Joshua Oliveira v. Allianz

Despite having sustain only soft-tissue injury with no fracture, a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice found that this client met the threshold which required permanent and serious impairment of an important bodily function.

May 22, 2003

Cleo Clark v. Harry Carroll and R.M. Leadership skills Inc.

Ms. Clark came to us when the two-year limitation period for filing a lawsuit for her accident had already expired. Usually, this would result in a complete loss of her right to recover compensation from the person at fault for the accident. Kelley Campbell successfully convinced the judge that an exception to the rule applied to this case.

Featuring Kelley P. Campbell

Apr 3, 2003

Dalinda Borja v. TTC Insurance Company

Ms. Borja was injured getting off a TTC bus. The TTC tried to prevent her from proceeding to arbitration because she did not attend a number of medical assessments that they had arranged.

Featuring Kelley P. Campbell

Jan 27, 2000

Teresa Garcia v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company No.2

Ms. Garcia was insured as a passenger in multiple car accidents. The Arbitrator accepted her disability and her insurer was ordered to pay a higher amount of loss of earning capacity to his client, despite a finding that she was not a credible witness.

Dec 31, 1999

Accepting a Case that three Other Law Firms Rejected

After a pedestrian was struck while running across the road in the rain, the police reported that he was trying to commit suicide. Three other law firms rejected the case. Once retained, his lawyer took steps to ensure the driver who struck his client was forced to be honest and admitted that there was no attempted suicide.

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