Ian W. K. Furlong

Ian W. K. Furlong

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Biography

Ian has practiced exclusively in the area of personal injury and insurance-related matters since his call to the bar. He primarily dedicates his practice to children and adult victims injured in motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents, pedestrian-car accidents, ATV accidents, and snowmobile accidents. He represents accident victims and their families throughout Ontario. Ian strives to ensure that injury victims for whom he acts have access to attendant care and rehabilitative services that are appropriate and timely.

Although Ian often represents motor vehicle accident victims and their families, he has experience in a wide variety of personal injury actions. He has represented victims who have sustained an injury as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals, incidents involving taverns and claims arising out of a failure to properly supervise children.

Ian is recognized as an expert in personal injury litigation in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada publication, and has earned the highest peer rating of AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® for his legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.

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Year of Call

2004

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario (1999)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law (2002)

Accreditations

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Ranked Lawyer, AV Preeminent®
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Member of the Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Ontario Brain Injury Association
  • Brain Injury Society of Toronto
  • Member of FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform)

Industry recognition

Testimonials

John

After a serious accident, John’s biggest fear was not knowing what happened or where his family was. It was the scariest time of his life. John had taken his son to Daytona for a race and taken his bike to practice with his son. John doesn’t remember starting his bike. He went over his handle bars, cracked his helmet, and suffered a brain injury where his whole right side doesn’t function properly. The doctor’s told him he would probably never walk again. His biggest fear was that he wouldn’t be able to support his children anymore.

John found Thomson Rogers personal injury lawyer Ian Furlong who met him in Peterborough within a week and changed his life. Ian helped John navigate through all the implications of his serious accident, allowing him to focus on recovery.

Terry

After a serious accident, Terry woke up in a hospital looking around wondering, what happened? The day of the accident, Terry doesn’t remember anything. He was out on the trails on a small dirt bike when he blacked out. Terry broke his neck, punctured both lungs, smashed his right eye out of its socket and broke 13 ribs. Apparently, he died 9 times that day. They told Terry’s daughter his dad would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life and that he would be a vegetable.

Terry found Thomson Rogers personal injury lawyer Ian Furlong who helped him navigate through all the implications of his serious accident, allowing him to focus on recovery.

Mark

Personal Injury Lawyer Ian W.K. Furlong – Making a Difference

While on a motorcycle ride to Bobcaygeon, Mark was struck by a truck which had pulled out and turned on to the road at the last second. After seven operations Mark realized he had been involved in a life-changing accident leading him to seek out representation. He found Thomson Rogers’ personal injury lawyer Ian W. K. Furlong. Ian helped Mark navigate his way through all the complications arising from his severe accident and allowed him to focus on recovery.

Rebecca K. and Family

Dear Mr. David MacDonald,

We wanted to extend our most heartfelt appreciation for the care received from you and your associates.

At a most vulnerable and sensitive time, your services provided to us were invaluable. The fragile nature of our circumstances over the past 6 years was seemingly insurmountable. Nothing could have ever prepared me for the challenges brought on by my mother’s traumatic accident. Considering the extent and severity of her injuries, her survival was nothing short of a miracle. As a single mother, and her only child, we have a very deep and strong bond. These devastating life changes left us scattered. We are grateful for your support and guidance in helping us adjust and realign our lives.

Your hard work and diligence, as well as your team’s, including Mr. Ian Furlong and Diane Bregg, eased our emotional strain. Your commitment and attention to our needs softened our grief, and our exhaustion associated with the intricate dealings of the legal system. Your patience and expertise in conveying the details of your efforts on our behalf earned our confidence and trust.
You gave us the opportunity to focus on the gravity of the situation without any distraction.

Though we are glad that these hardships are mostly behind us, we are grateful for your support and partnership during this most difficult time.

Sincerely,

C. Lam

Having Thomson Rogers represent me made me feel secure and safe, knowing that they would do everything they could to ensure my case was successful. I felt that I had sufficient support and protection throughout the years during my lawsuit. David MacDonald, Ian Furlong and Barbara O’Gorman made sure that my recovery was smooth and they did everything they could to make sure I would have a bright future. I have to thank Mr. MadDonald, Mr. Furlong and Ms. O’Gorman for representing me and helping restore my life to what it was originally, as well as ensuring that I would have support in the years to come.


Cases of note


Press


Blog

Supreme Court of Canada Declines to Hear Insurance Company's Appeal of Accident Benefits Coverage

Supreme Court of Canada Declines to Hear Insurance Company’s Appeal of Accident Benefits Coverage

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ABR Updater, Issue 38

ABR Updater: Causation as it Relates to Injury Victims with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Personal Injury Actions

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Ian Furlong, personal injury lawyers, at BIST Brain Injury Awareness event thumbnail

Volunteers for Brain Injury Awareness Week at Toronto Rehab Institute – June 2, 2017

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Mayor John Tory proclaims June Brain Injury Awareness Month in Toronto

Mayor John Tory Proclaims June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Toronto

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Presentations

March 20, 2019

fMRI, GOSE and Ensuring Chronic ABI Survivors are Recognized as Catastrophically Impaired Lawlor

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January 24, 2014

Catastrophic Impairments: Increasing Access to Care and Treatment for Patients with Severe Injuries

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Resources

April 18, 2016

Major Accident Benefits Changes Come into Effect on June 1st, 2016

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