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Kurt Bergmanis, J.D.


A cum laude graduate of Michigan State University College of Law ( JD 1994) and member (inactive) of the Illinois State Bar Kurt Bergmanis was called to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1998. He is a senior partner and co founder of Bergmanis Preyra LLP. Following his call to the bar he has practiced exclusively in the area of personal injury law and has a lengthy track record of achieving justice for injured accident victims. He has conducted both jury and non jury trials and is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Advocates Society. In September 2014 he would represent the family of Wieslaw Duda at the Coroner's Inquest into his death following one of the city's most publicized police shootings.

His areas of expertise include motor vehicle law, insurance law including accident benefits with an emphasis on catastrophic injury and fatality claims.

He is often consulted by fellow lawyers, and has acted as counsel to other personal injury firms in more serious cases. He represents accident victims from all walks of life regularly acting for pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists.

He does not represent insurance companies.

He founded the Bergmanis Preyra Community Safe Streets Program, an initiative to put helmets on kids and to promote rider safety. He is a longtime supporter of Cardiac Kids ( Sick Kids Foundation) and recently partnered with FeedtheFrontlines Toronto to serve meals to our frontline health workers during the Covid crisis.

In his spare time he enjoys coaching and playing hockey and is an avid cyclist.

Areas of Expertise Get Kurt's legal expertise in the following key areas:

Boating and Recreational Accidents

Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine what steps to take if you have been in a boating/recreational accident and advise of what benefits may be available to you.

Brain Injuries and Spinal Cord Injuries

A serious injury affects every area of your life and impacts your ability to care for yourself and your family.

Chronic Pain and Soft Tissue Injuries

We’re experienced at helping people who have experienced chronic pain/soft tissue injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury of this kind, call us today.

Disability Claims

If you are getting ignored or mistreated by your benefits provider, we can help.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accident law is a complicated process. Contact us for guidance on how to handle your claim.

Product Liability

If you have been injured due to a defective or unsafe product, our personal injury lawyers are skilled at getting you the proper compensation for your injuries.

Slip and Fall

If you are injured in a fall due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries.

When I lost my leg in a motorcycle accident I was referred to Kurt Bergmanis. My prior lawyer had told me my case was too tough. Kurt and his team were with me every step of the way. He told me not to worry and that my future would be secure. I was so incredibly happy on the day Kurt settled my case. I've been able to move forward from that terrible day that changed my life. ‎I trusted Kurt when everything was on the line. Thank you. I would recommend him to anyone.

Kurt Bergmanis my lawyer after a bad car accident. I had serious injuries to my leg that required 7 surgeries. I couldn't return to work. Kurt's team of compassionate professionals provided care and guidance throughout my long recovery. They offered hope to my family as we struggled to cope and make ends meet‎. I've changed jobs now. I'm back on my feet but our lives will never be the same. My family and I are so thankful that Kurt was able to achieve the settlement that he did. I would recommend him to anyone!

When I was catastrophically injured while struck in a crosswalk by a moving van my lawyer referred me Kurt Bergmanis to handle my case. I faced an uncertain future, after many surgeries, without the ability to work and having to raise two boys. Kurt and his attentive staff took care of us. They will always be our friends. After such dark days we have been able to move on and look forward to the future. Thank you Kurt.