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We help determine whether or not a lawsuit is right for you in the case of wrongful death.

The sudden loss of a loved one through a car accident, fall, or medical negligence is hard enough to cope with. Sometimes, even contemplating a law suit over this loss can be exhausting. It is not the right thing to do in every case. We can help you sort through whether or not a lawsuit is right for you and your family. We will evaluate the circumstances and carefully assess not only the personal and financial impact of the loss to you, but the impact of proceeding with a lawsuit on you and your family. In Ontario, where a lawsuit involves the death of an individual, the law provides for a two-year limitation period from the date of death to start your case. In some cases, it could even be sooner. Find out if we can help and if starting a lawsuit is right for you and your family.

Contact us to book a free first consultation to discuss your case. For common questions regarding personal injury litigation, visit our FAQ section.



We cannot begin to express our appreciation for Barbara Legate, her associates and the entire team at Legate and Associates.  From the moment we met with Barb, we were treated with care and compassion by everyone in her office.  Barb is sensational, but the people who surround her are phenomenal as well.  Barb’s legal team took over our stress of dealing with our insurance company, allowing us the time we needed to recover from the accident.  

A lawsuit can be a lengthy process so we were pleased that we selected such a wonderful attorney.  Barb is not only a phenomenal lawyer, evident by the numerous awards she has won, but more importantly, Barb is a compassionate, personable and caring person.  She walked us through every aspect of the case, from assessments to mediation and thankfully a settlement out of court.  We had every confidence that Barb was the right person for the job and she demonstrated that throughout our relationship and the insurance mediation.   

We would not hesitate to recommend Barb Legate to anyone seeking representation.  Our case was particularly challenging and we could not have been more pleased with the results.  Our only regret is that we didn’t call her sooner.