Friday, 09 February 2018
An independent medical examination might be a little confusing for an accident victim suffering from catastrophic injuries who is told to attend one. After all, the victim is being treated by his or her own doctor whose reports have already been made available for review by the insurance company requesting the IME. The truth is that an IME is not really that independent with reports put together by doctors who see the victim they are asked to evaluate for only a brief amount of time. In some instances the doctor might never see the victim before preparing a report.
Wednesday, 07 February 2018
There are a number of ways in which you could suffer an injury through no fault of your own. People refer to them as accidents, but in many instances, they are the result of someone’s negligent conduct. Whether it’s a car accident, a slip and fall on someone’s property, a defective product or doctor’s failure to properly diagnose and treat an illness or injury, you could be entitled to receive compensation from the negligent party. There are some common mistakes people make that inevitably hurt a personal injury case.
Monday, 05 February 2018
Ask most parents about their gender preference for their unborn child, and most of them say that all they want is a healthy child. Sadly, labour can be a difficult time for both the expectant mother and unborn child. Delivery only adds to the potential for complications to arise causing injuries to the mother, the child or to both of them.
Friday, 02 February 2018
An injury suffered in an Ontario motor vehicle accident can be physically and financially devastating. You must endure the pain and trauma from the injuries suffered in the collision that could keep you out of work while bills start to pile up as you worry about how they are going to be paid. Help is available through the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) administered by the Automobile Accident Benefits Service of Ontario.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Slippery sidewalks and roads are not the only risks winter weather brings for Ontario residents. Most people have become accustomed to the dangers snow and ice pose and take extra care when walking over patches of snow or ice. While people are focusing their attention to what is beneath their feet, another winter danger could be looming overhead.
Monday, 29 January 2018
Ontario’s 250,000 lakes with winter temperatures that plummet to minus 40 degrees Celsius make it a popular destination for people who enjoy ice fishing. Venturing out on a frozen lake or other body of water for a day of fishing can quickly turn from an enjoyable recreational activity into a deadly encounter. According to the Canadian Red Cross, 9 percent of all water immersion deaths involving ice occurred while the victims were engaged in hunting or fishing activities. There is no reason you cannot go ice fishing without being injured or killed in an accident as long as you practice a few safety precautions.
Friday, 26 January 2018
Almost 36,000 collisions causing fatalities or personal injuries took place in Ontario according to the most recent report from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. More than 68,000 vehicles were involved in those collisions, so the chances are pretty good that you could be a witness to an accident or be an occupant in a vehicle in a collision. It is important for all drivers to know what to do if they are in or happen upon an accident.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Whiplash is a common injury suffered by occupants of a vehicle struck with some force in the rear by another vehicle. Because it is classified as a soft-tissue injury and usually does not show up in diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, MRIs or CAT scans, insurance company representatives attempt to minimize the seriousness of the injury to prevent the injured party from recovering adequate compensation. However, experienced personal injury lawyers know how to present evidence to prove an accident victim is entitled to be compensated.
Monday, 22 January 2018
A significant portion of the nation’s population, approximately 1.5 million people according to at least one survey, suffer from chronic pain. Unlike a broken bone or a scar, pain is not something that can be seen or experienced by anyone other than the person suffering from it. For the injured victim of an accident caused by the negligent or careless conduct of another party proving the existence of pain can become a real challenge, but there are ways for a person suffering from chronic pain to be compensated.
Friday, 19 January 2018
Highway collisions can be sudden and violent events frequently lasting no more than a few seconds. It is common for witnesses, and even drivers and passengers involved in the accident, to give vastly differing accounts of what happened. When a personal injury case goes to court, a judge must sort through the evidence and testimony presented by the parties to determine which of them was at fault. The audio and video captured by a dashboard camera could offer the best evidence in a personal injury case of what happened before, during and after an accident.