David MacDonald, a senior partner, was awarded the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent (highest levels of skill and integrity) designation for personal injury trauma representation in Ontario by other leading insurance and personal injury lawyers. David has the honour of representing the most seriously injured trauma victims and their families. He takes pride in working with his clients and engaging excellent rehabilitation professionals, devoting his full efforts to help his clients recover, work towards restoring meaningful and productive lives and receive maximum compensation for their losses.
David MacDonald is a trial lawyer who conducted Toronto’s first personal injury paperless iPad trial. David has been going to trial and settling catastrophic plaintiff personal injury cases and helping car, pedestrian, ATV, motorcycle and boating accident victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries for more than twenty-five years. He has been source lawyer and co-counsel on matters which have settled for over $11,000,000 and lead counsel on matters which have settled for over $8,000,000. Most of his clients have suffered severe brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or amputations arising from trauma. David represents clients from all across Ontario, including Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Windsor, Kingston, Sault Ste Marie, Barrie, London, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Oshawa, Huntsville, Toronto and his hometown of Mississauga, where he, his wife Margaret and their four boys live. David’s goal is to help his clients develop meaningful lives after tragedy strikes by helping them in the recovery process with excellent, inspiring rehabilitation professionals and to protect them for all their future financial needs.
David is Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario, recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as consistently recommended for Personal Injury Litigation by Ontario’s personal injury lawyers, and acknowledged in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada and by Martindale-Hubbell® as an expert in Personal Injury Litigation. For over twenty years David has advocated to the government on behalf of pedestrian, motorcycle and car accident victims for fair laws. He has led as a board member of Peel Halton, Toronto and Hamilton Brain Injury Associations. In 2003, the Ontario government selected David from all personal injury lawyers in the province and appointed him to the Superintendent’s Executive Committee to implement Ontario’s Auto Reforms.
David publishes and lectures to lawyers, adjusters and health care professionals on Catastrophic Injury Determination across the province. He has Guest Lectured on Litigation Experts at The University of Western Ontario and University of Ottawa Faculties of Law.
David has conducted and won many personal injury trials and arbitrations arising from pedestrian, motorcycle and car accidents. He has won trials against municipalities for improper signage and improper road maintenance in snow and ice cases including one for his client, Donald Greer.
David provides free initial in-person consultations at hospital or home and is available by cell at 647-290-7291.
SPECT Scan Showing Traumatic Brain Injury: Canadian And American Judicial And Arbitral Decisions
These case lists will continue to be updated with each new case where SPECT providing evidence of brain injury is indicated.
The Insurance Executive Section of The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
The Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
Founding and Executive member of the Toronto Brain Injury Awareness Month Organizing Committee
Served on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Regional Brain Injury Program and the Peel Halton Brain Injury Association
Served as Executive of the Insurance Section of the Canadian Bar Association-Ontario
Served as Executive of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Member of FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform)
Thomson Rogers have wonderful lawyers. They care. They want to see you improve and get the help that you need, and they’re very thorough. David MacDonald I would recommend 100%. He cared about my well-being, he wanted me to get the best job I could possibly get. You are part of their family, they want to take care of you.
Before his motorcycle accident, Matt would go hunting, fishing, and ATVing with his friends. Afterwards, Matt had to undergo a lower leg amputation and he wondered what kind of life he could have. Bedridden and in chronic pain, Matt had a hard time imagining that he’d enjoy things like ATVing again. Thomson Rogers found Matt an operation in Australia that helped bring his activity level back to normal. Matt’s family helped him focus on his health because Thomson Rogers took care of winning his case.
Before his motorcycle accident, Matt would go hunting, fishing, and ATVing with his friends. But in the aftermath of his accident, Matt had to undergo a lower leg amputation which left him wondering if he would ever ride again. Bedridden and in chronic pain, it seemed impossible. But by working with David MacDonald, a partner at the law firm of Thomson Rogers, Matt was able to focus on his health because David took care of his claim. And we’re happy to report that Matt is back on his ATV.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, please contact David MacDonald at 416-868-3155 for a free consultation.
Mr. David MacDonald is a hard working caring and sincere lawyer. I highly recommend David to anyone who has car accident or personal injury.
Today is the seventh anniversary of my accident. I reflect often on a most fortunate recovery, particularly as this time of year must weigh heavily on the driver who caused the event & lost her mother. I am sure my survival was due to the quick action of an off duty policeman & the help he was able to summons. I have no recollection of the jaws of life only a face at my window giving encouragement, the helicopter from highway 89 to Sunnybrook is vague as was the signing of a consent to operate & the ten days hooked up to a lung machine & my many shattered bones. My arrival at the wonderful St. Johns, I suspect, was due in part to the very nice case worker who got me there & also retrieved my jewelry. I would like to have properly thanked them both.
I was well looked after – a nice roommate, excellent care as well as continual support from fellow Anglicans plus many other good friends who visited, setting up bridge games & a fun 75th birthday party. Fortunately, this enabled me to truly accept the things I could not change & get on with the rigor of exercises, mental & physical this still took three months mostly in a wheel chair. My kids laughed that “only their mother would take that long to drive from The Blue Mts. to Toronto”. I had three more months of sleeping in my dining room & being monitored by care givers daily, with lots of physiotherapy. Like most happenings in my life I felt totally responsible for my well being & accepted the challenge, our fine health care system can do just so much.
I am truly grateful for these past seven years particularly as I was able to get back to driving, which is one of my main volunteer functions to-day.
This past May I broke my hip (my 12th fracture) while convening a coffee hour at church, once again I was lucky with immediate surgery, home within the week & managed to enjoy my already planned Holland American trip to The Yukon & Alaska in August.
So thank you for all your efforts on my behalf have not forgotten Barbara & Michael & do appreciate the opportunity you provided to express my gratitude.