Personal Injury


Personal Injury

Charney Lawyers specializes in representing people who are injured as a result of an accident.

While the majority of fatalities and serious injuries are caused by automobile accidents, Charney Lawyers also represents people who are injured in other types of accidents, such as defective products, food contamination, slip and fall, fires, boating accidents, airplane accidents, explosions and medical malpractice.

Charney Lawyers has over 40 years combined experience in personal injury litigation. We have represented hundreds of accident victims in all manner of injuries, including fatalities, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputees, orthopaedic injuries, elder claims, chronic pain/fibromyalgia, and psychiatric injuries such as post- traumatic stress disorder.

We frequently appear in Court as counsel on personal injury trials including jury trials and as counsel on arbitrations for accident benefits at the Financial Services Commission. Our lawyers have conducted many arbitrations and mediations at the Financial Services Commission. We also represent insurance companies in the defence of injury claims. Our years of experience representing some of the largest insurance companies in Ontario, means that we are known within the insurance industry and that we know what it takes to recover top dollar for your case.

Because of our extensive court experience, Charney Lawyers has an established reputation for securing the best possible outcome for injury victims. We have litigated successfully against multinational corporations, banks and insurance companies. Our name, reputation and experience are beneficial to our clients in recovering the best possible settlement.

Our personal injury practice group is one of the firm’s largest. Our group works to help persons involving:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (including auto, truck, motorcycle, and snowmobile accidents)
  • Accident Benefits claims arising from Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle accidents
  • Long Term Disability Claims
  • Slip and Fall injuries
  • Medical Malpractice, including malpractice in hospitals, and by health professionals
  • Serious Injury Claims including;
    • Brain Injury
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Paraplegia
    • Quadriplegia
    • Amputations
    • Wrongful death
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Fractures
    • Lacerations, Burns and scarring
  • Defective products - Improperly designed or faulty products causing injuries or illness
  • Other injury causing incidents

Every personal injury and disability claim is subject to strict legislative time limitation periods to commence your claim.

You should consult our personal injury group as soon as possible to make sure that you do not lose your right to sue.

When a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ontario, they often have two claims available to them to obtain compensation:

  1. A claim against your own insurance company (Accident Benefits Claim); and
  2. A Claim against the person that injured you (Tort Claim)

Judicial Endorsements


“I find that the plaintiff’s counsel presented a well prepared, organized and efficient case… The medical issues were complex. It involved evidence of psychiatrists, physiatrists, orthopaedic surgeons, occupational therapists, future care specialists, vocational alternatives, forensic accounting and quantification of damages. The jury had to be presented with present valuations of past and future loss of income and projections of future care costs."


-Giordano v. Li [Ontario Superior Court of Justice, 2015]

Ted Charney represented the plaintiff in this three week personal injury jury trial securing a $900,000 verdict for chronic pain syndrome.

"Charney... is unquestionably qualified to act as counsel."


-Ison T Auto Sales v. Zurich Insurance [Ontario Court of Appeal, 2011]

Ted Charney acted for Ison T Auto Sales i.e. Toronto Honda on the appeal.

"The Whiting Group Counsel Team consists of 11 law firms from 7 provinces across Canada and includes some of the most experienced class action firms in Canada with a broad range of experience in class actions with particular expertise in product liability class actions and personal injury. Four of these law firms are in Ontario where the action will be based and includes counsel who are very experienced in class action litigation and have the resources and experience to advance this claim in Ontario or on a national scale. This fact favours the Whiting Group."


-Whiting et al v. Menu Foods Income Fund [Ontario Superior Court of Justice, 2007]

Charney Lawyers was a member of the Whiting Group and appeared as counsel on the motion to decide carriage.

"Mr. Charney conducted the Applicant's case in an exemplary and efficient manner, which was to the benefit of all concerned, his clients, the insurer and myself alike."


-Amoa-Williams v. Allstate Insurance Co. of Canada [Financial Services Commission of Ontario, 2001]

Ted Charney acted for the insured.



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