Carlos is a Licensed Paralegal with our Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Group. Carlos has been involved in all aspects of personal injury claims. Currently he focusses on no-fault Accident Benefits claims.
Carlos obtained a law degree from the Universidad de Puebla in Mexico. He practiced civil litigation, labour law family law and criminal law in Puebla, Mexico for 5 years. Carlos has worked as a law clerk and paralegal in Toronto since 2000. He received his Paralegal Diploma from Yorkville College in Toronto in 2002 and became licensed as a paralegal by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2008. At the time of his licencing by the Law Society, the Law Society stated that Carlos demonstrated a “strong commitment to professionalism in all aspect of his practice, as well as a desire to consistently provided excellent service to his clients.”
Carlos has been involved in claims involving income replacement benefits, non-earner benefits, caregiver benefits, attendant care, medical and rehabilitation expenses, and housekeeping and home maintenance expenses. He has represented accident victims in connection with mediations before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”), as well as at private mediations. He also has extensive experience with the arbitration of accident benefits claims at FSCO, and has appeared at numerous pre-hearings at FSCO. Carlos has attended hundreds of mediations, pre-hearings and settlement conferences. He also deals with LTD and CPP claims on behalf of disabled people.
Carlos has dealt with a variety of complex catastrophic injury cases, cases involving traumatic brain injuries (“TBI”), serious orthopaedic injuries, claims involving PAF (Pre-approved Framework) MIG (Minor Injury Guidelines), and a wide variety of other claims.
Carlos deals extensively with medical experts including doctors, specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, case managers, and other health care providers, as well as economic loss experts such as forensic accountants and actuaries.
Carlos is fluent in Spanish.
Carlos is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Carlos regularly updates his legal skills and knowledge by attending seminars, presentations and other continuing education programmes given by the Law Society and by the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto.