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Car Accident Injury Article
Explanations and Advice

Overview: There are two parts to the motor vehicle accident claim system.

Slip and Fall Article
Explanations and Advice
Disability Benefits Denial Article
Explanations and Advice

Below, I have dealt with the following issues: 

1.Appeal or sue?    

2.Total disability/Any Occupation denials 

3.Paid insurance company assessors   

4.Limitation dates

CBC radio show with guest lawyer article

A CBC Radio Show (Ontario Today) exploring issues surrounding parents who permit underage drinking in their homes and at parties.

Long Term Disability Denial?  A Lawyer’s perspective

By their very nature, corporations are soul-less, heart-less entities (they exist only as legally created entities). 

Long Term Disability Denial

Overview of Important Considerations

Canadian law firms ranking article

Canadian Lawyer Magazine again ranks Lerners LLP as one of the top 10 regional Law Firms for 2021.

ODSP and OW exemptions

Recently released legislation appears to have made major changes to the law regarding ODSP and OW exemption limits for car accident and personal injury cases. 

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If you or a family member have experienced an injury, finding the right Whitby personal injury lawyer is key to getting your life back on track. We know the process and the options can be intimidating, that’s why our car accident and disability denial lawyers help you through every step.

Being an injury and disability lawyer is an emotional job because of all the heartache and tragedy that you see. You often see people who are on the verge of collapse and they turn to you as their last hope. Helping those people achieve the financial security to mitigate their losses is an incredibly rewarding part of my job.

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Areas of Personal Injury Practice

Car Accident Lawyer Whitby

Are you a victim of a car accident injury in Whitby, Oshawa or Pickering, Ajax Ontario? You are like...

Long Term Disability Denial Lawyer Whitby

Our lawyers have handled many disability denial lawsuits in the Whitby and Oshawa Area. Insurance Di...

Slip/Fall and Injury Lawyer

We have handled many slip and fall injury cases in the Durham Courthouse in Oshawa. There are a numb...


Clearly Mr. Polak is ahead of the game and has been throughout this litigation in relation to the efforts made to service his client.

Oshawa Court

Thanks a lot for your excellent work on my case

G.G. Toronto, Ontario

You really did a great job on the case. The other Injury Lawyers that I spoke with in Toronto and Oshawa wouldn’t even talk to me. I am glad that I called.

RP, Oshawa, Ontario

I want to express my thanks for everything that you have done for me.”

AF, Whitby, Ontario

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Recent Articles

Proud to be a sponsor of the Durham Brain Injury A...

We are proud to be a sponsor of the important work done by the Brain Injury Association of Durham for 2024. The work that they do in supporting their clients in Oshawa, Whitby, Bownville, Ajax and other areas of Durham Region provides assistance to so many victims of accident, injury and other brain injury producing events. As a personal injury and disability law firm located in Whitby, we are happy to have the opportunity to support the work that they do in the community.

Brain Injury Association of Durham

Brain Injury Association of Durham Sponsorship

Durham Brain Injury Association: Life after a brai...

Winter Storm Wallops Ontario Drivers and Pedestria...

A massive winter storm has turned roads and drive-ways into skating rinks and has resulted in multiple car accidents and injuries in Ontario Canada. Whitby, Oshawa and Durham Region remain under a severe winter storm watch.

Proud to Sponsor Durham Brain Injury Association

Lerners Injury Lawyers in Whitby Ontario acted as an Emerald Sponsor for the Durham Brain Injury Association in Oshawa for 2022 and as a sponsor for the event for their users in December 2022.

Making sense of Long Term Disability Benefits Deni...

Long Term Disability Denial Lawyer in Whitby discusses how Long Term disability claims work with a video explainer of lawsuits, claims, denials by insurance companies like Manulife, Great West Life, Industrial Alliance, The Personal, Desjardins, Sunlife and others. Relevant to people with long term disability denial claims who are interested in how the lawsuit procedure and claims process works, with psychological illness, chronic pain, concussion and brain injury or physical injury claims

Ontario's Car Accident Injury Insurance Deductible

Ontario is once again considering making changes to our Province's Car Accident Injury Insurance regime for personal injury victims. What is missed is that our current laws punish the innocent and let the guilty off scot-free. While you might agree that the insurance industry needs deductibles, you may be surprised that the innocent are paying 100% of them, while the guilty pay $0 for personal injury from car accidents.

Ontario 2019 Budget - Big changes to Auto Insuranc...

Significant changes have been announced by the Ford government to the auto insurance claims process for accident victims.

Slip and fall Injury Lawsuits

Winter weather slip and falls: Slip and fall accidents frequently occur on ice in Ontario Canada.

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We recognize that each of our client’s situations are unique and we do not impose our views on them. You will never hear us say “you have to take this settlement” or “you cannot take this amount.” We are not here to order you around, we recognize that you are the client, you are the boss. We will always work our hardest to provide you with sensible and reasonable advice and opinions, but we will not force them on you. We have formed close and ongoing relationships with some of our past clients and nothing gives us more satisfaction than receiving a call from a new client who says “x. recommended you and said that you guys were great.”

Our philosophy is that we are here to help. We are not here to create claims or to try to deceive others. What keeps our flame burning is the feeling that we are doing what is right, seeking what is just and working hard to right a wrong. Our aim is justice and fairness and we do everything that we can to obtain that for you. We have worked hard to establish a reputation for these things and we hope that others in the legal and insurance industry will tell you that when you ask them about us. Who you choose as a lawyer says something to the insurance company and to the lawyer on the other side.

With that in mind, know that when you need a car accident lawyer or personal injury lawyer serving Whitby, Pickering, Oshawa, Ajax and other cities of the Durham Region, Lerners LLP lawyer Steven Polak has established a stellar reputation that transcends his client base to include respect from insurers, their lawyers and the judiciary. This reputation and ability to establish a rapport with all parties involved in resolving personal injury and car accident claims helps Steven secure his clients' equitable compensation. Steven is often able to work out solutions through settlements that are amenable to all parties, while ensuring his clients receive their fair due. Absent settlement, he brings his litigation skills and knowledge of the law into play in the courtroom, where he diligently fights for the rights of his client with a measured approach designed to reveal and prove the basis and underlying fairness of the claim. 

Our reputation, rapport with all parties, dedicated focus on all aspects of related law, and keen litigation skills explain why you need the help of a personal injury lawyer when you or a loved one has been injured, involved in a car accident or denied disability benefits. The legalities and process for resolving personal injury related claims are highly complex and involve meeting specific deadlines and taking distinct steps. Failure to abide by the dictates of the process can negate your legal ability to seek fair compensation. The many intricacies within the law also offer opportunities to reach a quick resolution of some claims, but this requires a deep understanding of the law, as well of an awareness of knowing who to speak to, and when. Resolving personal injury cases through settlement is all about negotiation, and an established reputation and existing rapport between all involved often leads to smooth negotiations, which in turn can achieve fair compensation amenable to all. Barring a settlement, litigation remains the last resort, but in that regard, Steven Polak and Lerners LLP have also established a stellar reputation for their many courtroom successes. 

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