Nainesh Kotak

Nainesh Kotak
FIRM:
Kotak Personal Injury Lawyers
POSITION:
Founder & Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Personal Injury
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Nainesh Kotak, founder and principal of the Toronto-area firm Kotak Personal Injury Law, focuses on personal injury and disability law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from York University in 1989 and earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1992. Mr. Kotak was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994.

Mr. Kotak handles such matters as long-term disability claims, personal injury litigation, accident benefits claims, and Canada Pension Plan denials.

He has appeared before the Superior Court, the Ontario Court of Justice, tribunals including, the Financial Services Commission and the Social Security Tribunal, and conducted appeals before the Federal Court Trial Division.

Outside of his legal work, Mr. Kotak is on the board of directors of the Peel Children's Centre and is vice-chair of the board of Spectra Community Support Services, an organization that provides a 24-hour hotline to those in crisis.

In addition, he serves as vice-chair of the long-term disability section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, and the Peel Law Association.

Nainesh Kotak Posts

How to prove you are disabled when applying for LTD benefits

By Nainesh Kotak An illness or accident can prevent you from working. If you are fortunate enough to have a long-term disability policy through work or privately it is important to know what you must do in order to increase your chances of your disability claim being approved. Read more

Chronic pain may lead to higher level of accident benefits

By Nainesh Kotak If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, the amount of injury compensation you are entitled to receive under your ‘no fault’ accident coverage depends on your level of injury. Read more

Compensation hinges on lost income in wrongful death claims

Bereaved family members should not expect blockbuster windfalls following the wrongful death of a loved one, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Read more

Private policies a good option to mitigate disability risk

Canadians would be wise to check out private insurance policies to help mitigate their risk should an illness leave them unable to work, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak tells Bloomberg News. Read more

Car accident results in life-changing brain injury

By Nainesh Kotak Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of personal injury lawsuits arising from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read more

Burden of proof in wrongful death claims

Ontario law provides an opportunity for compensation to some relatives following the wrongful death of a loved one, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Read more

Multiple sclerosis causes disability for many Canadians

By Nainesh Kotak Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease affecting the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. Read more

Tips on appealing disability claim denial

By Nainesh Kotak You cannot work due to injury or illness. You let your employer know and then complete an application and submit it to your disability insurance company. Read more

Choose a PI lawyer whose values match yours: Kotak

Good communication, mutual honesty and shared values are the secrets of success in any lawyer-client relationship involving personal injury or disability, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Read more

Is your disability insurance company sending you to an IME?

By Nainesh Kotak Often, while adjudicating or managing a short-term or long-term disability claim, insurance companies send people to a so-called Independent Medical Examination (IME). Read more

LTD claimants should be mindful with social media posts

Long-term disability claimants are providing free surveillance for insurers by posting publicly on social media, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Read more

Why you may need critical illness coverage

By Nainesh Kotak Many working Canadians are familiar with long-term disability insurance, the purpose of which is to provide income replacement when someone becomes ill or injured and is unable to work for a prolonged period. Read more

Scales tipped in insurer's favour with LTD claims

Insurance companies are ramping up their scrutiny of long-term disability claims and employing tactics to deny benefits, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak tells Benefits Canada . Read more

How long do long-term disability insurance benefits last?

By Nainesh Kotak . Once you have been approved for long-term disability benefits you may be wondering how long those disability benefits will continue to be paid by your disability insurer. Long-term disability policies are marketed as “peace of mind” insurance. However, termination of benefits happens quite frequently. Read more

Customers deserve same compassion insurer shows employees

Disability insurers should show as much compassion for their customers as they do for their employees, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Read more