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Brain injuries require sophisticated, specialized medical care along with sophisticated, specialized legal representation.

An Acquired Brain Injury (also known as ABI, Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI) results in complicated and long-term needs for both you and your family. It is a life-changing injury that can impact everything from personality to mobility. Often its effects are not recognized for a long time, causing frustration and upset for both the victim and his or her family. Brain injury results in complicated medical and rehabilitative needs and often significantly impacts your ability to work or go to school.

At Legate & Associates, we have extensive experience representing those who have suffered brain injury. Our experience ranges from the most severe injury, even those resulting in death, to mild traumatic brain injury and post-concussive syndrome. We represent people who have suffered brain injury from car accidents, medical malpractice, falls, swimming accidents, and recreational or sports activities.

At Legate & Associates we have a long history of supporting the Brain Injury Association of London and Region. While director of this organization, Barbara Legate was instrumental in developing The Monarch, its flagship newsletter and vital link to survivors and health practitioners alike.

Legate & Associates’ lawyers also author Ask a Lawyer, a regular column in The Monarch, and sit on the editorial committee. They will also help to plan the association’s annual conference attended by brain injury survivors, their families and medical, rehabilitation and legal professionals.

We are very proud of Barbara’s establishment of Helmets on Kids: a Community Partnership campaign while she was director of the Brain Injury Association of London and Region and past president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. The partnership has now delivered over 10,000 free bike helmets to needy London children, and has expanded across Ontario. Legate & Associates donated $10,000 to ensure the project continues.

Our clients have received millions of dollars in compensation to ensure their future comfort and their return to the dignity of helping to support their family.

If you or a loved one has suffered from traumatic or acquired brain injury, contact us for a free initial consultation. Find out if we can help.

Testimonial #1

One beautiful Saturday afternoon, we found ourselves waving goodbye to our son as he set off to enjoy the day. We commented about how healthy and happy he looked. Shortly after that moment, we were called to the hospital. Our son had been in a car accident. As we walked into the emergency room where he was being treated, the sight of our strong, fit, vibrant, energetic son lying motionless created the worst pain a parent could possibly feel. I remember my heart aching so badly I felt as if it had dropped to the ground and was being stomped on. Adrenalin took over and our education began. We were 100% unprepared to deal with our new reality. It’s like a tidal wave hits. The whole family is affected. When the tidal wave subsides, the aftermath needs a team of experts to rebuild.

We were fortunate enough to find Barb Legate and her team. They became the experts supporting us and advocating on our behalf for accident benefits and future care. Immediately upon meeting with Barb, we felt confident that she had our very best interests in mind. It was clear that recovery was the primary goal and Barb genuinely cared about our family’s well-being. Barb and her team lifted the worry and panic from us. They used expert knowledge, organization skills, communication chains, and a host of resources to open one door after another toward the best possible opportunity for recovery of our son.

Barb’s team truly demonstrates respectful interdependence, superior intelligence, diligence and precision encapsulated in warm compassion. Their strength comes from the roots of truth and honesty and with that honesty they built support for us. When an agreement was reached at mediation, we celebrated the end of a four-year journey. At the same time, I knew I would miss the ongoing support, caring approach and cheerful competence that greeted my calls every time I had a question or concern. Have no hesitation to seek legal representation from Legate & Associates. Barb is simply the best!!! - LD

Testimonial #2

My son and I have been involved with Barb and her team for a while now. I came to her not knowing where to turn or what to expect. From our first to our last meeting, numerous phone calls, emails, etc., we have been treated with the utmost kindness, respect, compassion and sincerity. In this situation, I felt totally OUT of my control.

Barb made me feel IN control! Always a part of things. Never were we made to feel like we were asking too many questions or asking 'silly' questions. I believe when deciding whether or not to pursue something of this magnitude, this is of tremendous importance. From the receptionist who greeted us, to meetings with Barb or her staff, we have always been made to feel welcome, and comfortable.

I can honestly say, with all my heart, that Barb and the members of her team that I have dealt with, personally, through the years, have been wonderful! Thanks to them, my son won't have that day-to-day financial burden that can make a challenging life that much MORE of a challenge. He will have peace of mind and security. Of course, the burden that I feel lifted from my mind goes without saying really. Unimaginable! Peace of mind goes a long way these days. My son has that now. He always will have that now!! Thank you to Barb and everyone at Legate & Associates. You're angels here on Earth! God Bless, - LA

Testimonial #3

It’s with sincere gratitude and much pleasure that Heather, Steve and I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for handling our case and final settlement in such an exceptional manner. My pre-accident working career required that I deal with professional service providers on quite a number of occasions and, by comparison, a few things stood out for us in this case.

Perhaps most important was our comfort level with you and all the members of your team. Having the confidence to leave things of great importance to us in others hands does not come easily to us so it was refreshing and no doubt healthy to boot, that the relationship evolved so quickly that way. Thanks kindly to all of you; you never let us down or left us wondering, which was worth a lot to us.

The second is a little harder to attach a single word to but it comes down to the unusual degree of precision, carefulness and preparation we witnessed. We’re certain that the sense we developed that, “She’s scary good; glad she’s on our side” had a big influence on the positive outcome.

Last but not least I tend to judge services in terms of “value” received rather than only on cost. Frankly, we very much doubt that we could have done as well, let alone better with any other firm so we’re happy that our research in selecting a firm paid dividends in this case.

In summary, we truly believe that your’ firm’s reputation for quality and results is very much deserved as we received excellent value. We would not hesitate to recommend you without reservation. Now we get to start living again. A big thanks (and a big hug) to all. -- GV