In the Durham Region and Peterborough and the Kawarthas in Ontario there are a few currently practicing local lawyers who are knowledgeable and experienced in personal injury law. One of them is Murray Miskin who lives and works full time in Peterborough County. The Miskin Law Office was based primarily in Whitby from 1985 to 2012 and we continue to operate with a part time office and a full time law clerk in Whitby. Murray Miskin graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and started with the established Plaintiff personal injury firm Phelan, O’Brien in Toronto in 1979, first as an articling student and then as a lawyer until 1982. There he worked with respected leading Canadian litigation lawyers the late Brendan O’Brien and L. Paul Shannon. He continued that type of work as Junior to the late Ed Futerman then of the Aiken, Capp firm from 1982 to 1985 before going on his own to serve the communities east of Toronto from offices in Whitby, Toronto and Peterborough. Murray Miskin has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience going back to 1981. Murray Miskin is a lawyer who can advise people what to do in the confusing and competitive world of personal injury insurance legal claims. Insurance law related to motor vehicle accidents in Ontario has grown more complicated over the years and there are few lawyers based in the local area with as much personal injury experience as Murray Miskin. That experience is put to use in mediation of personal injury cases and representing clients in cases where we consider it appropriate. The Miskin Law Firm also works on national cases now and accepts clients from all Canadian Provinces and Territories. When a person suffers an injury that causes harm, pain and suffering and financial losses or the death of a loved one it is hard to know where to turn. We will help you find the way.
Many Toronto based law firms are now marketing heavily outside of Toronto hoping to get clients from our areas. Several claim to be the best, the toughest, the most experienced and even the most compassionate to fight for you. Any lawyer can advertise or establish an internet or temporary office and local phone number presence that will make you think they really are local or are the biggest and/or the best. Now many of these lawyers are posting amounts of money recovered for previous clients to create an impression that if you hire them you will get lots of money too. What someone got in an earlier case means nothing about what you will get in your specific personal case. With all of this lawyer marketing and competition who can you trust? You need to check them out and decide yourself or you can get a referral from someone you do trust who knows somebody or who had a personal experience that was positive. You may also hear negative remarks about certain lawyers which sometimes are fair and sometimes are not. Many referrals to lawyers are based on gossip, referral fees, exaggerated success stories and partial information so do be careful when someone says a certain lawyer is the best for any type of case. Feel free to meet with more than one lawyer or firm to decide which one you are comfortable with for representation.
The Miskin Law Office is here to help you. We do not try to compete with the big advertisers for motor vehicle accident injury claims as there are too many players out there who have far bigger ad budgets than we reasonably could have. We do have the skill and the experience it takes to assess a personal injury claim and decide how best to proceed. Murray Miskin has worked mainly on personal injury cases since graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1979 and has considerable experience from many trials. It does take years to get to trial usually and there is high risk and expense involved. Now Murray’s focus is on resolving claims sooner where possible through negotiation or mediation. We also handle a number of specialized claims on a national basis related to dangerous products such as asbestos and some prescription drugs class actions such as Vioxx, Lipitor, Yaz and Yasmin. We will usually handle an injury claim by ourselves but sometimes when help is needed to make the case stronger we will consult or work with a reputable bigger firm with more resources or bring in the bigger firm to assist us. Usually our clients want us to stay involved advising them and not just send them elsewhere. Sometimes it really is a major battle, and to have a chance you need to bring in more resources than a small local law firm can offer on its own. When we do involve another law firm the legal fees are shared and do not increase for the client. If you have a good claim law firms will compete to handle it on a contingency fee basis. That means that you do not pay the lawyer until and unless they get you money and they then take an agreed upon percentage for the work they do.
When you have an injury claim call Miskin Law first for honest advice that comes from decades of experience. We do not charge for a first meeting and there is no obligation to proceed with us or to take our advice. When we represent you, we will keep your information confidential and never reveal publicly or brag about how much money you may get in a settlement. The Miskin law offices in Peterborough or Whitby may be local to you and you will be comfortable coming in and dealing with our firm. When you come to us parking is always free too. If we are not local to you we will still carry on email and other correspondence to sort out your issues and needs and talk to you on the phone. With a very serious claim involving injury that limits your ability to travel we will come to you. We explain in detail how the system works and take the mystery out of the legal and insurance systems.
Call or email us and we promise to do our best to help. When calling press 1 to speak directly with Murray Miskin or press 4 to speak with Linda our personal injury law clerk. For asbestos cases speak with Murray or Daniel (press 2) who is now co-ordinating asbestos cases. For general enquiries or information on pharmaceutical cases and class actions speak with our legal assistant Shannon by pressing 3.