Jessica B. Mahabir

Jessica B. Mahabir
FIRM:
Derfel Injury Law
POSITION:
Associate
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Personal Injury
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Jessica Mahabir, an associate with the Toronto firm Derfel Injury Lawyers, focuses on personal injury law.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English literature from the University of Toronto in 2007, before earning her Doctor of Law from the University of Manitoba in 2013. Ms. Mahabir was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014.

With a practice focused specifically on plaintiff personal injury litigation, Ms. Mahabir, who is fluent in German, handles matters such as torts, automobile accidents and accident benefits, as well as legal research.

She has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as well as the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

During her legal studies, Ms. Mahabir was on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights and was the executive director of Mediators Beyond Borders.

She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund.

Jessica B. Mahabir Posts

B.C. took right road to ride-sharing regulation: Mahabir

Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir tells The Lawyer’s Daily that she finds it “interesting” to see what British Columbia has done to regulate the ride-share industry — and Ontario could take note. Read more

‘Unwanted pregnancy’ case raises interesting med-mal issues

Winning a medical malpractice claim can be a challenge even if it’s clear that a doctor has made a mistake, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir. Read more

Right to sue for internet defamation comes with time limits

Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir says her firm’s victory in a defamation lawsuit is an important lesson in timeliness. Read more

Be careful what you post online: Mahabir

If you are posting an online review be sure your opinion is supported by fact and not just based on emotion, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir. Read more

Legal timing tricky for medmal victims

Timing can be tricky for individuals who suspect they may be the victims of medical malpractice, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Multiple complaints against same physician can assist plaintiff

The recent two-year suspension of an Ontario gynecologist for professional misconduct highlights the importance of coming forward with complaints of mistreatment or malpractice, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Claims for cosmetic procedures 'gone wrong' on the rise

Medical malpractice claims involving cosmetic procedures are unique and often challenging to pursue, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Mahabir encouraged by e-filing project expansion

The profession and the public will benefit from the extension of Ontario’s electronic court filing project, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Distracted walking bill unfairly targets pedestrians

Fining distracted pedestrians would unfairly shift the onus away from drivers for improving road safety, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir. Read more

Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia admission a boon for fellow sufferers

Lady Gaga’s willingness to open up about her experience with fibromyalgia will be a boost for other sufferers of invisible illnesses, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir. Read more

Excluding drivers from pool would end civil juries

An attempt to bar insurance-paying drivers from civil juries would kill the system as we know it, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir. Read more

Supreme Court decision reduces mental illness stigma

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on the availability of damages for psychological injuries will help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir. Read more

Accident victims enter legal minefield when caregivers are family members

Families of accident victims should seek counsel before traversing the minefield of legislation and regulations that govern insurance coverage, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir. Read more

Marshall Report misses the point: Mahabir

The Marshall Report on Ontario’s auto insurance system misses the mark, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir. Read more

Contingency fee cap bill a knee-jerk reaction

A 15-per-cent cap on contingency fees is more likely to harm accident victims than help them, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir. Read more