After being a victim in a terrible car accident, became involved in the Hit Twice campaign to educate Ontarians about predatory legal fees.
Elizabeth lives in Burlington, Ontario. In 2012 she was the victim of a terrible auto accident that left her lucky to be alive. After being taken advantage of by the lawyer meant to protect her, she got involved with the Hit Twice campaign to raise awareness over predatory legal fees in Ontario.
When I read that the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) came out in favour of a cap on referral fees this week, I was very surprised. Referral fees are...
Recently, perhaps as a response to MPP Mike Colle's private member's bill, some in the media have taken to defending personal injury lawyers and legal contingency fees. I have to wonder if any of these people has ever been injured in a car accident or had to enlist the services of a personal injury lawyer.
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.