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Al PaceAl Pace Founder and Principal

Phone – 416-236-3060
Toll-Free – 1-877-236-3060
Email – apace@pacelawfirm.com

Al Pace is the Founder and Principal of Pace Law Firm. He has practiced law for more than 30 years and has earned a stellar reputation for skill and outstanding client service. After completing his studies at the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor where he received his LL.B., Al was called to the Bar for the province of Ontario in 1980. Initially, Al developed his law practice in the areas of personal injury and civil litigation. In subsequent years, Al expanded the firm’s practice areas to include corporate and commercial litigation and immigration law and related services.

As CEO of Pace Law Firm, Al takes a personal interest in all of the firm’s cases to ensure the highest standards of service excellence are met consistently across the firm. In addition to his legal practice, Al supports community involvement, and has taken an active and prominent role in the Lithuanian community and the Trillium Health Centre.


Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1980

Education

  • University of Windsor School of Law, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • University of Toronto
    • Bachelor of Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Executive of the Lithuanian Canadian Community, Past President
  • Baltic Federation of Canada, Former Vice President
  • LABDARA Nursing Home in Etobicoke, Board of Directors
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyers

Our personal injury lawyers help people in the GTA and across Ontario. We strive to be the best law firm in the business, and are dedicated to protecting clients’ rights following a car accident, slip and fall, or any other life-changing incident.

Consult A Compassionate Accident Lawyer

Our firm has helped thousands of people with their injury claims. We understand what you and your family are going through. We are your partners in recovery.

Over 30 Years of Experience

Our experience and record of success makes us a top trusted law firm in Ontario. We have offices in Toronto, Scarborough, London, Collingwood, Kitchener, Owen Sound, and Kenora, and we serve clients in locations across OntarioOur legal experts make house calls and come to you, no matter where you live.

Contact our team now for a free consultation, and remember: you pay nothing until your case is settled or won.

$3.5 Million in Car Accident Settlement

Pace Law Firm lawyers Robert Kram and Anu Malhotra obtained a $3.5 million dollar settlement for a client who suffered a car accident in 2003. The accident originally caused modest soft tissue damage which then escalated to catastrophic tissue damage, resulting in devastating effects for both client and family.

The impact of the accident on the family was directly proportionate to the effect of the accident on the mother, and the settlement was awarded with this in mind.

The mother, father and one of their daughters were travelling together when the car accident happened. While at first the injuries seemed minor, within a week the mother had become catatonic, mute, and had a minimal level of functionality.

Due to the cultural background of the family, they were not open to having outsiders work within their home. This resulted in the balance of the family having to put their lives on hold, including the eldest daughter having to give up attending medical school. The enormous amount of pressure placed on the family was unbearable, and eventually the family’s youngest daughter ran away and lived on the streets to escape the stress.

The team at Pace Law was able to access compensation from Accident Benefits, Tort, and through the Family Law Act. What is most noteworthy is not only the size of the settlement, but the fact that they were able to secure compensation for the economic loss of their daughters, psychiatric help for the youngest daughter, and ongoing treatment and compensation for the mother. All individuals involved in the case were extremely satisfied with the settlement outcome.

Pace Law Firm is an established Toronto firm with over 30 years experience involving vehicle accidents, dangerous products, tainted foods and other causes of serious personal injuries. Our experience and record of success makes us a leading trusted personal injury firm in Ontario.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Toronto Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer

There are over 60,000 people injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA) in Ontario every year. In Toronto alone, over 18,000 injuries were reported in 2009, the latest year for which records are available.

If you have been in an auto accident, you aren’t alone, and Pace Law Firm’s accident lawyerscan help.

No-Fault Automobile Insurance

Ontario legislation limits your rights when it comes to suing for damages for injuries following a motor vehicle accident. This same legislation, however, also outlines a claimant’s mandatory benefits.

The system consists of the following two parts:

  1. Accident Benefits: A prescribed set of mandatory benefits that insurers must pay to injured parties, including “at fault” drivers, passengers in vehicles, and injured pedestrians. See our accident benefits guidebook under the heading “What are Accident Benefits?” for more information.
  2. A set of conditions and criteria that must be met before you are entitled to receive damages for specific physical and psychological injuries. Legally, this is known as atort claim.” For more information about this, please refer to “When can I sue for my physical injuries?” in the accident benefits guidebook.

The formal application for recovering damages and benefits through insurers, required documentation, and supporting materials can be overwhelming, but the legal team at Pace Law Firm has the experience to take you through it.

With our tailored team of legal, medical and insurance experts, Pace Law Firm can meet the specific needs of your case. A member of your team will always be available to speak with you and keep you informed every step of the way.

Statutory Accident Benefits

What Is The Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS)?

Legislated systems in Ontario seriously limit your ability to sue or recover damages for injuries sustained as a result of a motor vehicle accident. However, this system outlines a list of mandatory benefits.

Simply put, the system consists of the two following parts:

  1. A prescribed set of mandatory benefits (“Staturory Accident Benefits“) that insurers must pay to injured parties, including “at fault” drivers, passengers in vehicles, and injured pedestrians. See the chart below for more information.
  2. A set of conditions and criteria that must be met before you are entitled to receive compensation for specific physical and psychological injuries. This is known legally as a “tort claim.”

Accident Benefits Guide

Filing an insurance claim can be an overwhelming experience. Pace Law Firm has the needed experience in dealing with the formal application for recovering damages and benefits, the required documentation, as well as the supporting materials. Contact a personal injury lawyer at Pace Law Firm as early as possible to protect your rights after an accident. Contact our legal team will help you pursue your best legal path to full financial recovery.

If you or someone you love has been injured, or has been denied their rightful benefits, contact us today. Be sure to read our accident benefits guide to learn more about your rights.

We offer a free initial consultation and you don’t pay until your case is settled or won. Call 1-877-236-3060.

For your convenience we offer:

  • Free initial consultations
  • No cost until the case is settled
  • Fluency in 32 languages
  • Availability for hospital and home visits
  • Availability for evening and weekend appointments

For complete details about both tort claims and specific accident benefits, see our Guidebook for Accident Benefits, available as a download. For a brief overview of your Statutory Accident Benefits, please see the chart below.


Income Replacement Benefits (IRB) You are entitled to 70% of your gross income with a maximum of $400 per week, if you are substantially unable to perform the essential tasks of your occupation or employment during the first 104 weeks. Thereafter, you can continue to receive these benefits as long as you are continuously disabled and prevented from working at any occupation for which you are reasonably qualified by education, training and experience.
Medical & Rehabilitation Benefits For minor injuries, as defined by regulation, up to $3,500 for minor injuries inclusive of assessment / examination expenses.For non-minor injuries, up to $50,000, injuries inclusive of assessment/examination expenses.For catastrophic injuries, up to $1,000,000, inclusive of assessment/examination expenses.
Non-Earner Benefits Up to $185 a week, if you are not employed and if you suffer a complete inability to carry on a normal life as a result of the injuries from the accident. Non-earner benefits are not payable for the first six months after the accident.
Caregiver Benefits Not available for basic policies. Available for catastrophic cases only.
Housekeeping & Home Maintenance Benefits Not available for basic policies.Available for catastrophic cases only subject to technical interpretations of “incurred expenses” and “ability to perform”.
Attendant Care Benefits (for personal care) Up to $3,000 a month for a non-catastrophic injury ($36,000 maximum), and up to $6,000 per month for the victim’s lifetime for a catastrophic injury ($1,000,000 maximum)
Lost Educational Expenses Up to a maximum of $15,000 for students.
Death Benefits Benefits of $25,000 for the spouse of the victim; $10,000 for each of the victim’s dependents; $10,000 to the person upon whom the victim was dependent; up to $6,000 for funeral expenses.
Travel Expenses For family members of those living with the accident victim for their visiting costs during treatment or recovery.

Brain Injuries

Ontario Brain Injury Lawyers Available To Help You Now

Brain and head injuries are not uncommon, and they are a source of pain, disability, and death for a number of Canadians each year. You may be surprised to learn that 50,000 Canadians suffer a brain injury each year, with over 12,000 coming from Ontario alone. According to St. Michael’s hospital in Toronto, patients suffer from traumatic brain injury at a rate 7x higher than that of breast cancer, and 30x higher than that of HIV/AIDS. In short, if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you are not alone, and help is available.

Conditions associated with brain injury and head trauma may include:

  • traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • acquired brain injury
  • concussion
  • skull fracture
  • closed head injury

Pace Law Firm has been helping victims of brain injury since 1980. We will pursue benefits and compensation on your behalf, addressing the following challenges:

  • permanent cognitive disabilities
  • permanent income loss
  • memory loss
  • permanent loss of ability to care for oneself
  • the assessment of complex, hard-to-detect injuries, and the fair assessment of the financial and personal loss resulting from those injuries

Assessment of Brain and Head Injury

Our legal team is experienced in handling serious injury cases, including brain, neck and spinal injuries. Our staff includes experts in civil litigation, a registered practical nurse, former insurance adjusters, and a critical care professional who is now a practising lawyer.

When it comes to brain injury research and prevention, we are also active in the community. Pace Law Firm is associated with the Ontario Brain Injury Association, the Brain Injury Association of Halton and Peel, as well as Stop Concussions.

Helping You Access Treatment While Protecting Your Legal Rights

A thank you note regarding a recent brain injury case we handled summarizes the results of our representation. It reads, We were pleased with the professional way in which Pace Law Firm handled my wife’s case. She received a brain injury as a result of a car accident. Physio, speech, occupational therapy, and counselling during the next three years enabled her to make substantial progress. We were most satisfied with the resulting final settlement.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been injured, or has been denied their rightful benefits, contact one of our legal experts at Pace Law Firm for experienced legal help.

We offer a free initial consultation and you don’t pay until your case is settled or won.

Call 1-877-236-3060

For your convenience we offer:

  • Free initial consultations
  • No cost until the case is settled or won
  • Fluency in 32 languages
  • Availability for hospital and home visits
  • Availability for evening and weekend appointments
  • Accessibility via public transportation
  • Five offices for clients’ convenience

Pace Law Firm

(416) 734-0404

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