Stewart Esten: Barrie’s Personal Injury Lawyers

Stewart Esten: Barrie’s Personal Injury Lawyers

Stewart Esten Law Firm is a full-service legal team, and one of the oldest law firms in Simcoe County. Our personal injury lawyers Tiffany V. Little, and William J. Leslie provide full-service legal counsel for all personal injury cases.

Our team has decades of experience in successfully obtaining financial compensation and benefits for our clients. Our focus is on providing the best quality of service and care to our clients, your family and loved ones.

Contact us today for a consultation.

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Car Accidents

It’s never easy to cope with the physical and emotional impact of a serious collision. Making matters worse, insurance paperwork can be overwhelming. At Stewart Esten, our personal injury lawyers know how to help you and your family get back on track and get the compensation you deserve.

If your accident was caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, treatment and other damages you have incurred as a result. Our lawyers have a reputation for aggressive settlement negotiation and tough litigation.

You may also have benefits available to you from your own insurer. However, the insurance company may not be on your side when you file a claim against them. We can help ensure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to for treatment and lost income.

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Wrongful Death

The loss of a family member is always tragic – particularly when it is unexpected and was caused by another person’s negligence. While a wrongful death claim cannot fill the void left by your loved one’s passing, At Stewart Esten, we can help you pursue the financial compensation you need as you cope with this difficult time.

A wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to the negligence of another party. Generally speaking, if that person would have had grounds for a personal injury claim had they survived, family members likely have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Wrongful deaths can occur due to car accidents, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accidents, defective products or slip and fall accidents and more.

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Slip and Fall Accident

At Stewart Esten, we understand the hardship and loss that is suffered after a slip, trip and fall accident that involves injury and pain. “Slip and Fall” accidents refer to situations where a person is injured by slipping or tripping and falling as a result of dangerous or unreasonable conditions on-premises or roadways. These accidents can happen inside or outside and be caused by such things as ice on the ground, unplowed snow, wet floors, bad flooring, poorly maintained sidewalks or roadways, or any other hazards.

Some insurance companies may want to offer a quick payment to the person who’s been hurt. However, these often only benefit the insurance company and don’t adequately compensate someone for their injury and loss. At Stewart Esten, we have the expertise to help you obtain the compensation you are legally entitled to for pain and suffering, treatment and/or income loss after a slip and fall.

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Premises Liability

Negligent premises conditions can exist in just about every type of building or open space, including homes, apartment complexes, theatres, shopping centers, amusement parks, schools, commercial buildings and open land spaces.

Under Ontario law, property owners, landlords, managers, business operators and others that are in control of property have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises. If they don’t and someone is injured due to the unsafe condition, these parties are responsible.

At Stewart Esten, our lawyers have the resources and determination to pursue fair compensation from the responsible party or parties if you’ve been injured as a result of unsafe premises.

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Disability Claims

People can become disabled from working for many reasons – whether it’s a historical illness or injury that has progressively worsened, or a recent accident. Unfortunately, disability insurance companies can be skeptical of disability claims and may improperly deny benefit payments. This is particularly true of “invisible” disabilities such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain or psychiatric illness.

At Stewart Esten, we are experienced disability lawyers who can help you get a declaration of disability and obtain the benefits you are entitled to so that you can focus on getting better. It’s also important to remember that insurance companies have an obligation to assess a disability claim in good faith – meaning impartially and fairly – and that punitive damages can be awarded where an insurer has conducted itself reprehensibly in assessing your claim.

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Catastrophic Injuries

In a split second, an accident can change your life forever. Serious, catastrophic injuries such as paralysis, burn injuries, brain injuries, loss of limb or spinal cord injuries require lawyers who have the resources to handle complex personal injury cases.

At Stewart Esten, we consult accident scene reconstructions and other experts, meticulously review property damage, police reports and witness statements and consult heavily with treating and specialist doctors. We are committed to getting you compensation to cover the treatment you need to get your life back on track and working with financial experts to show how your accident has affected your ability to earn a living. This comprehensive and detailed approach helps us develop the persuasive legal arguments needed to obtain the compensation you require for your and your family’s future. No case is too complex for our lawyers; no injury too severe for us to make a difference.

Stewart Esten will successfully represent you for any of the above personal injury situations. Contact us today for a consultation and to get your case started.