Mariya Verkhovets,
Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer

Mariya Verkhovets, Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer

What are the most important character
traits for a Toronto Personal Injury lawyer?

What are the most important character traits for a Toronto Personal Injury lawyer?

“For someone who is a personal injury victim, it is not always about money, although money is necessary to help them adjust to their new reality. Whether there is a Court order or a case settlement, the admission of ‘We did you wrong. Here is some money to help you’ is really important to personal injury victims. There is a huge psychological component in the healing of a personal injury accident victim. Personally, I find this emotionally fulfilling being given a unique opportunity to assist my clients in this difficult journey“. 

“From an early age, it was entrenched in me that everyone has rights. Right to a fair trial. Right to be heard. Right to be compensated for the wrongs done to them by others, including someone else’s negligence. Everyone deserves justice. Justice is a key principle of any democracy“.

“Sometimes, personal injury accident victims will never hear the words ‘I’m sorry.’ But hearing those words, from a judge, or a mediator, or a representative from an insurance company is important. Most frequently, you don’t hear the apology, but you do see the compensation cheques“.

“Every day, I see this in my clients. To have someone finally acknowledge that they were hurt—or their life will never be the same—is everything! One reason is that the process to prove that you were hurt is so long. You need so many medical assessments to prove that you were seriously hurt. And insurance companies respond with: ‘You’re not as injured as you say you are’ and ‘There is nothing wrong with you.’ It’s devastating“.

“One client of mine, when an insurance company finally accepted that she had suffered a catastrophic injury, broke down and cried. ‘I am so happy that someone believes me!’ She is not happy to be catastrophically injured. She told me that previously, everyone looked at her like she is a faker and a liar”. 

“She told me that I was the only person who believed her. Seeing justice done is a huge driving factor for me”.

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

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

“A huge driving factor for me is helping personal injury accident victims who don’t have the resources they need to get their case assessments. You need a lot of medical reports that cost money and are not covered by OHIP to prove your case. If there are no medical records, you have no evidence that you are injured. We, the personal injury lawyers at Verkhovets Law, cover those costs until your case settles“.

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

We are just a phone call away”.

We will always prepare you for each part of the legal process”.

Why did you want to become a lawyer?

Why did you want to become a lawyer?

“You might say that the legal profession is the family business, so-to-speak. Law is what my parents talked about at the dinner table—and I grew to love it. This is all I knew when I was growing up. It is all I ever wanted to do“.

Why did you want to become a Toronto
Personal Injury lawyer?

Why did you want to become a Toronto Personal Injury lawyer?

“That was a very interesting story. Let me tell you why I decided to become a Personal Injury lawyer“.

“Many years ago, I met a woman who had sustained a very serious spinal cord injury in a car accident. She was in severe pain. She was bedridden. She never sued because she missed the limitation period to file a claim for her injury. No one told her that she should file a claim and that she could get compensation to help her live more easily with her injury“.

“Her story really affected me. Her life would never be the same. And she received zero compensation. Basically, she was left to suffer and cope on her own. That was not right“.

“After that, I wanted to help other accident victims get compensation for accidents and injuries from someone else’s negligence, to help them cope better with their injuries“.

Tell us about your legal education.

Tell us about your legal education.

“I started my legal education with Bachelor in Civil Law and Master of Civil Law at the National University’s Odessa Law Academy in Ukraine“.  

“I subsequently obtained my JD (Juris Doctor) and LLM (Master of Laws) from Osgoode Hall Law School”.