“Let us take care of your lawsuit, so you can focus on your recovery & your life.”
Rebecca Wissenz is a born-and-raised Hamiltonian, growing up in Stoney Creek and graduating from Saltfleet High School. From the time she was 10 she knew that she wanted to be a lawyer, and she spent the next 15 years working towards her dream.
After studying Political Science at Queen’s University and then graduating from Windsor Law School, Rebecca returned home to Hamilton as a lawyer. She worked as an associate and later as a long-time partner in one of the city’s largest law firms, until founding Wissenz Law in 2008.
Today, Rebecca works closely with her amazing team and her clients to fight for their recovery and compensation. Clients have said she is dedicated, unwavering and compassionate. She specializes in personal injury work of all kinds, including: motor-vehicle accidents, medical negligence, wrongful death, acquired brain injuries, and accidental falls.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check here for answers to some frequently asked questions about accidents and the legal process.
If I’m hurt in a car accident, will I get compensated?
In Ontario, even if you were not at fault for the accident, we have to prove that your injuries are “serious and permanent” in order for you to be compensated for pain and suffering.
I’ve been injured in an accident. When do I have to sue those at fault?
The Limitation Period in Ontario is 2 years, but it’s recommended you act as early as possible. There are significant advantages to dealing with many matters early on, and it’s our mission to deal with these issues in a timely fashion so that you can concentrate on getting your life back ASAP.
What happens if the accident is partly my fault?
Ontario law allows for a ‘determination of contributory negligence’, which means that you may be partially responsible for your injuries and damages, and another may hold some responsibility as well. The compensation you receive will reflect your level of responsibility.
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