Insurance companies use a number of factors to value a case. These include, your age, amount of vehicular damage, whether you were hospitalized and whether you sustained fractures. At Campisi LLP, we know these details don’t tell the whole story. In the event that the insurance company attempts to deny you fair compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of income, and other damages, you can trust our team to deliver a just outcome. We have a proven track record of securing exceptional results for our serious injury clients.
To learn more about the outstanding results we have achieved for our clients, read the below case studies.
The following represent some of our outstanding results and success stories:
- Client fractured ribs and received burns to legs (13% of body). Total compensation exceeded $2.5 million.
- Client received 2nd and 3rd degree burns to face, neck and chest area (18% of body). Damages recovered exceeded $3.5 million.
- Client with a significant pre-existing medical condition suffered a traumatic brain injury. It appeared that the bore a significant amount of fault for the accident and he was at fault for not wearing a helmet. Total compensation exceeded $2.3 million
- Client suffered a traumatic brain injury. The defendant claimed he was at fault and was riding without insurance and impaired. Total compensation of $1.15 Million
- Client fractured sternum and spine – subsequently diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome (no evidence of traumatic brain injury during four-day hospitalization). $1.8 million in total compensation recovered.
- Client experienced post-concussion syndrome although there was no initial evidence of traumatic brain injury. Total compensation exceeded $2.2 million.
- Client suffered seemingly minor physical injuries that did not require hospitalization, but experienced significant psychological impairment. The defendant argued that he was at fault for the accident. Total compensation of $925,000
- Elderly client developed chronic pain after suffering a fractured ankle. Ground-breaking accident benefits claim exceeded $1.7 million
- Client hospitalized with mild traumatic brain injury overnight – led to post-concussion syndrome. Recovered $1.05 million in total compensation.
- Client suffered mild traumatic brain injury; under observation for five days in hospital – developed post-concussion syndrome. Total compensation exceeded $1.15 million.
- Client broke nose in collision – no other lasting physical impairments. $400,000 in damages recovered.
- Client experienced chronic pain following a broken collarbone. Total compensation exceeded $1.1 million.
- Client suffered relatively minor physical injuries – unclear whether the collision caused client’s subdural hematoma (brain bleed). Total compensation exceeded $2 million.
- Client suffered a traumatic brain injury – at fault for collision. $1.5 million in compensation recovered.
Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The amounts recovered and litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.
All of these clients trusted Campisi LLP to represent them. Although we cannot guarantee that all claims will lead to exceptional results like these, clients can trust Campisi LLP to invest the same passion, effort and expertise in every case.
With Campisi LLP on their side, our clients know they are in good hands and this means they can focus on their recovery.
Detailed rulings from some of our recent wins:
- Reardon vs RSA
- K.B. And Aviva
- Padam and Royal Sun Alliance
- V.K. and Unica
- L.D. v Gore Mutual
- Applicant v. Aviva
- TP v TD
- TK and Allstate
- TK and Allstate
- L.R. and RSA Insurance
- M.M and Aviva
- Applicant vs. Gore Mutual Insurance Company-011978/AABS
- S.K. v. Aviva Insurance Canada, 2018 CanLII 95549 (ON LAT) – Tribunal File No.: 17-006866/AABS
- S.K. v. Aviva Insurance Canada, 2019 CanLII 94065 (ON LAT) – re AC – incurred / payable (Reconsideration)
- Yang and Cooperators commission file # A-13-015345
- Martinez v. Dublin
- Angela Mosquera vs. Aviva General Insurance Company
- M.C. v. Aviva Insurance Company Canada, 2018 CanLII 61151 (ON LAT) – Tribunal File No.: 17-002614
- Michaud and State Farm
- RT v. Coseco Insurance
- Marcia Macdonald and Aviva tribunal file No. 18-000467/AABS
- D.T v Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
- R.K. v. Aviva Insurance Canada
- M.C. v. Aviva Insurance Canada
- Applicant v Security National Insurance Company
- AJ vs Security National
- B.E. and The Personal (2020 Boyce)
- Cowdrey – Arbitrator Alan Mervin’s Reasons for Decision
- Karagiannakis – LAT decision of Vice-Chair Hunter
- Khan vs. Allstate
- KYC vs. Unica Insurance Inc., 2019 (ONLAT)
- L.C. vs. Aviva Insurance Canada, 2020 (ONLAT)
- M.M. vs. Aviva Insurance Canada – Reconsideration Decision
- M.M. vs. Aviva Insurance Company, 2020 (ONLAT)
- Zuchelkowski vs. Unifund Claims Inc
- J.S. vs. Aviva General Insurance, 2020 (ONLAT)
- The Personal Insurance Company v. Jia
How do legal contingency fees work?
You deserve your day in court when you have been seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, pursuing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and other parties is complicated, time-consuming and, above all, expensive. As a result, many accident victims like you simply cannot afford to seek fair compensation at trial.
At Campisi LLP, we strongly believe that all of our clients should have access to justice. Therefore, we accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.
What is a contingency fee? A contingency fee agreement is the contract between you and us. It means that our fees are contingent on the successful resolution of your lawsuit. We do not get paid until after your claim is resolved, and only if you receive compensation at trial or in a negotiated settlement. Since our fees depend on your success, you can rest assured that we will always give your case the time, expertise and attention it deserves.
What are disbursements? Legal fees are not the only expensive element in a personal injury lawsuit. Disbursements, or out-of-pocket expenses, including expert reports from physicians and healthcare providers, accident reconstruction engineers, and economists, and fees for medical records, court filing, and service of documents, can cost tens of thousands of dollars. These disbursements pay for the evidence necessary to prove your case. As part of our contingency fee contract with you, we agree to fund all disbursements necessary for your lawsuit on your behalf until your claim is resolved.
To help protect your interests, effective July 1, 2021, our governing body, the Law Society of Ontario (“LSO”) introduced a Standard Form Contingency Fee Agreement, along with new rules for these agreements. A copy of the LSO Standard Form Contingency Fee Agreement can be found here: https://lso.ca/about-lso/initiatives/contingency-fee-reforms. If, prior to retaining Campisi LLP, you have questions about the fee structure or questions raised by the LSO’s guidance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 416-203-1115 and we’d be happy to answer your questions.
Some key features of our Contingency Fee Agreement
The amount you will pay us for the legal services we provide to you, up to and including trial (if necessary), is calculated as a percentage of the total amount you are awarded at trial or are offered as a final settlement of your claims. As well, at trial, and often during settlement negotiations, the defendants will pay for your damages and an additional contribution towards your legal costs. Any costs provided by the defendants will be used to offset our fees.
Generally, our contingency fee for personal injury matters is 30% of your settlement amount or award at trial, plus HST. However, our fee might be lower than 30%, depending on the specific circumstances of your case.
Assume your lawsuit settles for $100,000. The defendant agrees to provide costs of $15,000. At the time of settlement, we have paid $10,000 in disbursements on your behalf. The defendant agrees to pay $10,000 towards disbursements, for a total settlement of $125,000, in exchange for a full and final release and dismissal of the claim.
- Our fee is calculated at 30% of $115,000 for a total of $34,500.
- The HST on the fee of $34,500 is $4,485 for a total fee of $38,985.
- The disbursements of $10,000 are also payable to us as we paid for them on your behalf throughout your case.
- Therefore, you receive $76,015