Client Notes & Letters
In addition to our video testimonials page, we offer this collection of notes and letters sent to us by clients.
Karen – Fraud
“Monday, August 22nd should see the end of the criminal proceedings against Mr. X for, among other things, defrauding my dear mother-in-law of her retirement savings. Now would seem an opportune time to reflect on the positive things that have helped Mom through this ordeal. You, Mr. Van Dyke, are at the top of that list.
In our first meeting you reviewed a few samples of Mr. X’s unfulfilled written promises to pay. You shook your head, held up one document, and said “It’s right here. He’s guilty. Why isn’t she (the first OPP officer) charging him?” (A question we still cannot answer, by the way). At that moment we knew you were the one to champion Mom’s rights. Through it all you have provided sound, practical advice, and delivered results on time and on target, without exception.
You will never know how much your confidence in Mom meant to her. Her self-esteem had suffered some severe blows, both as a result of the crime itself as well as wholly inadequate treatment received by her at the hands of the Police, her bank, and others.
It was a very happy day when Mom received the judgment you obtained on her behalf. There it was, in black and white with a whopping great seal on the side – incontrovertible proof that she had been wronged. It was with some glee she slapped a copy on the counter in response to the first OPP officer’s assertion “Your lawyer can’t have gotten a judgment – I haven’t charged him yet!”.
Your clarity, confidence, expertise and efficiency were deeply needed and have been of great comfort to Mom. I would be remiss if I did not also remark on your staff, who have been a warm and welcome resource and support for Mom throughout the whole process. Thank you. You have been far more help to a lovely lady than you know.”
Nanette – Disability Claim
“I needed a lawyer, one I felt I could trust. After being referred to the Van Dyke Law Office, my disability case was resolved. It took 8 months but it was well worth the wait. Everything was done in such a professional manner. The financial stress is no longer a burden to myself or my family. The mental stress dealing with disability formalities are overwhelming. Thank you Mr. Van Dyke and also to your associates.”
Melanie – Automobile Accident
“To whom it may concern,
I first met Mr. Van Dyke in the spring of 2013, almost two years after being struck by a minivan while riding my bike. Minutes into our first meeting it was obvious that Mr. Van Dyke had a strong work ethic, would quickly get the ball rolling and would aggressively work the case to get a fair settlement. From the manner in which he questioned me I could tell that he was highly effective, efficient and had an intuitive intelligence. He meant serious business. Within 48 hours I received by courier the paperwork showing that Frank had already started working on my case.
When Mr. Van Dyke took me on as a client, it immediately relieved me of the stress of trying to deal with the insurance company myself. They were denying me treatment for multiple injuries despite the massive impact the accident had on my life. The time and energy it took to deal with them, while trying to heal, was slowing down my recovery. After almost two years the time limit to start a lawsuit was almost up and I had gotten nowhere. Once I hired Mr. Van Dyke, I found that I felt less victimized by the insurance company because finally I was fighting back with some heavy artillery (Frank).
Mr. Van Dyke is a man of action. Every time I would send him an e mail, something would happen. He would set up an appointment with a specialist, write letters etc. Evidence that he was working hard for me was piling up in my filing cabinet. It quickly became apparent that Frank Van Dyke was not to be trifled with and I almost, but not quite, pitied the insurance company.
Although Frank takes his job very seriously, he also has a sense of humour. This could be effective in relieving stress in mediation meetings which were often otherwise unpleasant. The staff at Van Dyke Law are also very personable and helpful. They are a highly effective team, working together like a well oiled machine.
Finally, I believe that one of Frank’s greatest qualities as a lawyer is his commitment to the best interest of his clients. When we had to make a decision to either settle or continue to trial, Frank was willing to do either. He gave his advice but didn’t push to go one way or the other. Frank Van Dyke doesn’t just say that he “has your back”, he proves it.
Frank Van Dyke is an excellent lawyer and I highly recommend him to anyone in a personal injury situation.
“Mr. Van Dyke assisted me by representing my daughter and I in a car accident which took place in Trenton Ontario on May 21, 2011. Both of us were taken to Trenton Hospital with injuries.
I would describe Mr. Van Dyke as a very straightforward lawyer. He told us what to expect and explained how everything was going to be done and answered all questions truthfully right down to the worst that could happened in this case.
I was very pleased with his services. He did a good job on getting what we needed and would recommend him to anyone else who needed a good lawyer to look after their case. In fact, I already have recommended him to a few people and I would definitely get him again to represent me for what ever case came up that I needed a lawyer for.
“I cant express how thankful I am to have the Van Dyke law firm represent me in a motor vehicle accident case. Not only was he concerned about my injuries but the impact that it had on my family as well. Mr. Van Dyke went far beyond his call of duties. Although I still have a long recovery from the injuries, the financial stress is no longer a burden thanks to the Van Dyke law firm.”
“You have been absolutely wonderful to me. Thank you for all your patience, understanding, your care and concern and support. I do not think that I could have found anyone else that could compare to you. Thank you not only for your professionalism but also for your friendship. May God bless you with health, love, happiness and success. Words alone could never thank you for what you have done. With deepest gratitude, admiration and respect.”
“I wanted to express my immense gratitude for all you and your law firm have done for my family and I. I am grateful for the time and work you have put into my case. Because of you, I am now able to put some key things into place to start my life. I am still in recovery, and have a long road ahead of me, but at least things can be done the right way.
Please let your staff know how much I appreciate their help.”
Claudette & Wayne C.
“Please accept this small token of appreciation for successfully taking our accident case. With good budgeting we should be able to cope with everyday life a little easier. Our injuries have progressively gotten worse than we expected. Claudette had to give up her job at A&P as her arms, back etc. would not handle the two jobs any longer. I have also cut my driving hours. Once again, thanks for all your hard work.”
“Thank you for resolving the issue with Manulife so quickly. I was relieved that they agreed to pay me what I was entitled to receive. I could not have gotten anywhere without your assistance. Once again, thank you.”