Diana Verkhovets,
Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer

Diana Verkhovets, Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer

What sets Verkhovets Law apart from
other Toronto Personal Injury lawyers?

What sets Verkhovets Law apart from other Toronto Personal Injury lawyers?

“In order to build a strong legal case for our clients, we need a lot of specialized medical reports. No evidence means that you don’t really have a case. We help our personal injury clients get access to specialists, therapists and other treatment providers that are instrumental to their recovery and successful advancement of their legal case“.

“We stay involved in the rehabilitation of all our clients“.

“We attend all discoveries for all our client cases“.

“We attend all mediations for all our client cases“.

“We guide our clients though various aspects of the their cases so they don’t feel alone”.

Why did you want to become a lawyer?

Why did you want to become a lawyer?

“Since early childhood, I was brought up with a deep respect and admiration for the law, the legal process, and the legal profession. Justice is a fundamental tenet of a democracy. I believe that equity and access to justice are as important as access to food and shelter”.

“Unfortunately, there are many people who are unable to receive justice due to financial constraints, physical or mental disability”.

“I have also seen that in Canada, insurance companies are well-oiled machines. They make a lot of money for their shareholders through underwriting insurance policies and collecting premiums from their customers. But when Ontarians become injured and file a claim, the narrative changes to ‘Prove to us that you are not faking your injuries.’ It’s difficult for me to witness this behaviour. It is not right. It is not just!”

Why did you want to become a Personal Injury lawyer?

Why did you want to become a Personal Injury lawyer?

“Since before entering law school, I volunteered at a personal injury law firm. Throughout my law school and since, all my experience has been in the area of personal injury law. It has always been my passion to advocate for people who cannot advocate for themselves”.

“Prior to obtaining my JD I started volunteering at Yellow Brick House. I have helped numerous persons who lived through very traumatic events. Some of these people live with significant physical and/or mental trauma”.

“When you are seriously hurt, your whole life is turned upside-down. Simple things like getting dressed or taking your dog for a walk can become monumentally difficult. Being a Personal Injury lawyer means that I can help injured people return to some semblance of normalcy after a traumatic event. This does not only mean financial compensation, it also includes proper counselling, treatment, guidance and support”.

The purpose we are here to achieve via personal injury settlement is to allow our clients feel more secure about living with a limitation due to an injury.

You were a competitive tennis player
with an international ranking.
What is the relationship between
tennis and Personal Injury law?

You were a competitive tennis player with an international ranking. What is the relationship between tennis and Personal Injury law?

“First, being an athlete gave me a strong work ethic. I used to practice 6 to 8 hours every day. That’s commitment.”

“Second, any athlete knows firsthand all about living with pain. Injuries to the back, shoulders, elbows, and knees are all very common among tennis players. It’s because participation in competitive sports requires you to push yourself beyond your physical limitations. Constantly. Every day. With no weekends. With no breaks for pain. With no time to recover”.

“Third, I understand that when you are in excruciating pain, it affects all aspects of your life. You are short with people. You have trouble focusing. You cannot enjoy even the smallest things. You are simply not the same person who you used to be before their accident. That is a big realization”.

“Fourth, I understand that an accident doesn’t just affect the person who was injured. A personal injury affects the entire family, both the nuclear family and the extended family. All relationships are affected—and most of the time, not for the better”.

Tell us about your legal education.

Tell us about your legal education.

“I entered university at age 15 and I finished my studies at age 19″.

“I obtained my JD in 2018 the University of Windsor School of Law. In my last year of law school, I clerked for a judge”.

“I obtained my LLM with focus in Alternative Dispute Resolutions from Osgoode Hall Law School”.

I also have a Master’s Degree in Globalization, Poverty, Racism, and Education from MacMaster University.