Join us for a 3-Part Webinar Series about Personal Injury Law & Brain Injury presented by our Corporate Platinum Sponsor PIA Law.
Session #1 - What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Wednesday September 15, 2021, 1 - 2 PM
How can a Personal Injury Lawyer help someone who has a brain injury? When should you contact a personal injury lawyer?
Speaker: Brian Cameron of Oatley Vigmond
Brian Cameron completed his LLB at Western University and was called to the bar in 2001. He joined Oatley Vigmond in 1999 and became a partner in 2008. Brian represents people who have sustained serious injuries and the families of those who have died. His practice focuses on resolving claims arising out of motor vehicle collisions, boating injuries, occupiers’ liability claims and products liability issues.
Brian enjoys the complexities of personal injury litigation, but when it gets right down to it, he finds cases where the help he provides actually makes a difference in the quality of his clients’ lives the most gratifying.
When asked what he likes most about practicing personal injury law, Brian states that he enjoys sharing a person’s life story, from before they were injured, with the Jury so that they can see that contrast as compelling evidence of how the Defendant drastically changed that individual’s life.
When Brian isn’t practicing law, he enjoys travelling and playing poker.
Session # 2 - I’ve Hired a Personal Injury Lawyer, Now What?
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 1 - 2 PM
This session discusses the legal process in Ontario, and will give you a brief overview of each stage of litigation.
Speaker: Brandon Pedersen of McLeish Orlando
Brandon Pederson joined McLeish Orlando as a summer student and went on to complete his articles with the firm. After his call to the bar in June 2021, Brandon joined the firm as an associate.
When Brandon was young, two of his family members were killed in a motor vehicle crash as a result of a negligent driver. This motivated Brandon to attend law school and pursue a career as a personal injury lawyer and advocate on behalf of those affected by negligence. Brandon received an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the Western University, majoring in Political Science, and earned his law degree from Western University.
While at law school, Brandon served as a volunteer caseworker and student director at one of Western Law’s legal clinics. Brandon was also heavily involved in Western Law’s mentorship program, providing guidance and support to fellow law students. In addition, Brandon was a three-year member of both the Western Law Men’s Hockey Team and the Law Games Team, where he competed in everything from ultimate frisbee to ball hockey. For his contributions to the law school and the community through extra-curricular events and by maintaining a strong academic record, Brandon was awarded the David C. Scott Memorial Award in 2020.
Outside of the office, Brandon enjoys playing golf and hockey, reading non-fiction, and spending time with his family. He is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario.
Session # 3 - Tips for Brain Injury Survivors from a Personal Injury Lawyer
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 1 - 2 PM
The most important things you need to know.
Speakers: Stacey Stevens & Adam Karakolis of Thomson Rogers
Stacey Stevens’ practice is entirely devoted to helping people with serious personal injuries. Her practice is restricted to ensuring people injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, slip/trip and falls, have been denied accident benefits or disability insurance benefits, as well as victims of acquired brain injury, receive full compensation they deserve.
Adam Karakolis joined Thomson Rogers in 2019 but has already obtained trial experience. His practice is dedicated to personal injury as well as medical malpractice claims. Adams’ experience includes but is not limited to car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall, boating accidents, birth trauma and acquired brain injuries. Adam understands that achieving results for his clients requires not only skill and intelligence, but also passion, creativity, perseverance, and, above all else, hard work.