Friday, 09 November 2018
This Sunday, at the 11th hour, will be the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War. Its is a time for all Canadians to reflect on those who bravely answered the call to arms. Of those who answered, approximately 200 were lawyers and 300 were students-at-law from Ontario. These privileged persons volunteered for service, casting off their robes for military uniforms, leaving behind the comforts of their practise’s and of their home’s; of these brave men, 113 would never return. In the great library, at Old Osgoode Hall, stands the memorial to these brave men who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Thursday, 16 August 2018
Whether you are injured in a car crash or by slipping and falling on debris left on the floor while shopping at your local grocery store, you could have the right to recover damages as compensation for your injuries. Protecting and enforcing your right to be compensated starts by having a clear understanding of your rights and obtaining the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer to assist you.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
The relationship between a patient and a doctor is built on trust. You trust the doctor treating you to do so with the utmost skill and to not make a mistake. Mistakes, however, do happen and patients suffer the consequences. It is estimated that 70,000 individuals a year suffer what should otherwise be a preventable injury due to treatment they receive from a medical professional in Canada. When doctors make a mistake, it is up to the injured patient to pursue a claim for compensation. Understanding your rights as a patient and how a claim for medical malpractice works is essential.
Thursday, 09 August 2018
It can be intimidating for drivers of passenger vehicles to be riding next to or in front of a large transport truck traveling at highway speeds. Your fears about what could happen to you and the passengers in your vehicle in the event of a collision are well-founded. According to the Ontario Provincial Police, one out of every five highway crashes in the province involve at least one commercial truck. When someone is killed in a truck accident, questions arise about who can be held responsible for paying compensation and which members of a victim’s family have the right to make a claim for damages.
Tuesday, 07 August 2018
You might think the parking lot at the mall where you shop or at the office complex where you work is a relatively safe place. After all, parked cars and vehicles searching for a parking place are safer and pose less risk of a collision than vehicles traveling at high speeds on the roads and highways you take to get to your destination. The truth is that parking lot accidents occur with alarming frequency causing property damage and physical injuries. Here are some of the things you need to know about parking lot accidents and what to do if you become the victim of one of them.
Thursday, 02 August 2018
Getting together with friends or loved ones for dinner at your favorite restaurant or for a home-cooked meal with food purchased at your local grocery store should not end with you and other members of your group getting sick. At least 4 million Canadians fall victim to illnesses caused by the food they consume. More than 11,600 people are hospitalized and another 238 die because of eating tainted or contaminated food products. Restaurants that sell prepared foods and merchants, including grocery stores, selling food products for consumption or preparation at home, have an obligation to offer food products that are safe to consume. When they do not, you could be entitled to file a claim in the form of a lawsuit seeking compensation.
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Waiting until being involved in a car accident to think about what needs to be done is a mistake many people make. What they do not understand is that more almost 170,000 people are injured and nearly 1,900 are killed in vehicle collisions each year. Accidents are traumatic, unnerving experiences that happen in a matter of seconds. It is difficult when you are dazed and confused and suffering from an injury to know what you need to do to comply with the law and to ensure that your right to sue the negligent party responsible for causing the accident for compensation is preserved. Here are a few of the most common mistakes people make following an accident.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
The pain you feel in your back after a car accident or following a slip and fall on a wet floor could be nothing more than your muscles reacting to the strain you placed on them. It could, however, be a serious injury to one or more of the disks located between the vertebrae that make up the spine. Herniated disk injuries can be debilitating with severe pain and numbness in the affected area and in the extremities. The pain can be so intense that engaging in your normal daily activities might be impossible. Proper diagnosis and treatment is essential to alleviate the pain and suffering from a herniated disk injury.
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
It took five years following the death of a 17-year-old rugby player before the passage of legislation aimed at protecting children participating in sports from the risks associated with concussions. The passage by Ontario of legislation establishing safety protocols to protect children and teens from the effects of concussions marks the first legislation of its kind in the country. The law provides protocols coaches, parents and others involved in youth sports must follow to protect children from returning to activities before they have completely healed.
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Buying a home may offer distinct advantages over paying rent to a landlord. For one thing, at the end of your rental, you have nothing to show for the money you paid each month. When you own the home you live in, increases in market value and reduction of the mortgage through your monthly payments increase the equity you have in the home. There are a few things you need to know before you begin your search for the home of your dreams to make your quest a successful one.