Became involved in the Hit Twice campaign to draw attention to predatory legal fees in Ontario, after she was injured in a car accident.
Michelle is a mother of two, and lives in Pickering, Ontario. In 2009 she was the victim in a minor car accident, that caused a major impact on her life. The lawyer she hired to protect her, instead took nearly half of her settlement. She responded by going back to school to study law, and subsequently got involved with the Hit Twice campaign to draw attention to predatory legal fees in Ontario.
Contingency fees have made it easier for trial lawyers to overcharge unsuspecting clients. This will continue to happen unless there is a cap on contingency fees. How many more Ontarians have to be overcharged thousands of dollars before the law society takes this issue seriously and makes a change?
Every year in Ontario, without warning and through no fault of their own, thousands of people are severely injured in car accidents. It could happen to you, because it happened to us. We come from different backgrounds, different parts of the province, and have lived very different lives; we never met until this year.