Not every case needs or should go to trial.

In fact, less than 3% of my cases have had to go to trial.


Why should I retain Tullio D’Angela?

There are a significant number of personal injury lawyers practicing in the Greater Toronto Area. The sheer number can overwhelm anyone.


When choosing a personal injury lawyer, it is important to consider the following:

Select a lawyer who practices exclusively in personal injury

There are lawyers who will take on personal injury claims although they practice in other areas of law. As well, there are insurance defence lawyers who will dabble in plaintiff personal injury claims and, in some cases, may not be able to take on your claim due to a conflict of interest. I practice solely in the area of plaintiff-side personal injury and have been doing since 2008.  


Choose a lawyer with experience

I was called to the bar in 2000 and have practiced in the personal injury field since that time.  I have spent more than 20 years honing my skills as a litigator and to be the best in the industry.  When I started my career, I worked for insurance companies as defence counsel.  In that time, I learned what tactics the insurers employ and how to deal with them.  This has provided me with a unique perspective in how an insurer operates and what can be done to achieve the best results for you. 


Choose a lawyer with trial experience

Although many lawyers can handle a personal injury matter, it is more important to know if your lawyer has the actual experience to take cases to trial.  A little-known fact is that there are many personal injury lawyers who will not go to trial and will refer your matter to another lawyer referred to as trial counsel.  Like it or not, insurance companies know which lawyers will take a matter to trial and those who won’t.  I have the trial experience necessary should the need arise to try your case.  I will not refer your file to another lawyer to simply avoid trial. 


Choose a lawyer with a history of success

You need a lawyer with the experience and record of success.  This ensures that you obtain the full compensation you deserve in law.  For over 20 years, I have succeeded in obtaining millions of dollars in settlements for my clients.   


Choose a lawyer who has been recognized by their peers

A lawyer’s reputation is of the utmost importance.  There are many awards available to lawyers but not all awards are the same.  Awards with the most meaning come from a lawyer’s peers.  Such awards demonstrate that the lawyer is held in high regard by members of the legal community.  The benefit to you is that this respect could lead to more favourable results.  I have been honoured to receive awards from my peers due to my years of knowledge and experience gained.

The “No Fee Guarantee”

I offer all my clients a “No Fee Guarantee”, which is also known as a contingency agreement.   This means that you will not be pay any costs or fees unless you receive compensation.

A No Fee Guarantee is advantageous because you do not have to pay any money up front for lawyers’ fees, which means that you have one less thing to worry about while you are fighting your insurer.  Any out of pocket expenses are incurred by the law firm on your behalf and there is no expectation of payment until resolution of the claim.

My No Fee Guarantee means that if you decide to hire me to represent you in your disability claim, you pay nothing up front or during the litigation.  I do not collect any fees or costs unless you win. If you do not receive compensation, then you owe me nothing.  That also includes any monies that I have spent to advance your claim.  If compensation is obtained, either through a settlement or a verdict at trial, you pay me a percentage of the settlement or verdict.

The “Straight Goods”

Did you know that Ontario is a loser pay jurisdiction? That’s right.  If you commence a lawsuit and do not recover money, you may be responsible to pay the insurer’s costs.  

Too often, there is a misconception that a lawyer is supposed to tell you what you want to hear and if the lawyer does not, the lawyer is not on your side.  Given the immense financial costs that you may face personally, you need a lawyer to tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear.  When you retain me, you get the benefit of 20 years of experience and the knowledge that I will protect you and your family from the uncertainty of litigation. 

My goal is to settle your claim as soon as possible and without the need of trial.  My goal is to achieve the maximum you are entitled under the policy.

You are not just a file

There are many law firms that advertise, and people will go to these firms because of the slick advertising.  What is not known is that many times you will not meet with the lawyer who does the advertising and you may never meet the lawyer. 

At my firm, you are not a number.  You will meet with me and, if the file is one that I am able to help you with, I will be your lawyer.  I do not refer my files out to other lawyers once I am retained by you. 

Trial Tested

Not every case needs or should go to trial.  In fact, less than 3% of my cases have had to go to trial.  However, many personal injury lawyers do not want to try cases and, frankly, do not have the experience to do so.  In fact, many lawyers retain another lawyer to conduct the trial on your behalf.  In those rare cases where trial is necessary, you need a lawyer who has been to trial and is ready to go to trial on your behalf.  I will not refer your matter out to another lawyer to conduct the trial if trial is appropriate.  We are in this together.