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, 27 September 2018
Whether it’s a customer slipping on a wet floor in a grocery store or two of the more than 9 million registered motor vehicles in Ontario crashing into each other, there are accidents happening all the time. When an accident is caused by someone’s negligence, a victim suffering a physical injury could have a claim for compensation against the other party. It frequently happens that evidence might exist showing the party suing for compensation was also at fault in causing the accident or the injuries. Contributory negligence on the part of the person suing for damages does not automatically prevent the individual from being compensated.
Friday, 09 March 2018
The end of winter has a lot of people spending time in their garages getting their motorcycles ready to take onto the roads throughout Ontario. Motorcycle enthusiasts boast of the pleasure of traveling through the cities and countryside without the confinement imposed by the steel and glass enclosure of other types of motor vehicles. Riding on a motorcycle might offer a sense of freedom and the chance to enjoy the sights, scents and sounds of the open road, but it is also a dangerous activity that is responsible for at least 10 percent of all fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents even though motorcycles represent only 2 percent of the vehicles on the road. There are steps motorcycle riders can take to reduce their risk of being involved in an accident and limiting the seriousness of their injuries.
Friday, 12 January 2018
Many people associate medical malpractice injuries caused to a patient by a doctor negligently performing a procedure or prescribing the wrong medication. A large number of patient injuries and deaths are the result of misdiagnosis leading to incorrect medical care being recommended or by delays in making a proper diagnosis resulting in a patient not receiving the appropriate treatment and leading to worsening of a medical condition.
Friday, 24 November 2017
It might seem as though each day brings with it another news story about one of the major car makers or parts manufacturer announcing a recall because of a defect. All of the media attention to car defects and recalls might lead you to believe roads in Ontario and throughout Canada are safer because of them, but it turns out that one out of every six cars on the road has a defect that has been the subject of a recall. When a defect causes an accident, an injured victim could have a claim against the manufacturer of the defective car and part.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
If a police officer stops you for driving while talking on your cellphone without using a hands-free device can cost up to $1,000 in fines if you fight it in court and lose. In fact, the cost of that ticket could be far greater than the fine you must pay under the demerit points system in Ontario. Accumulating too many demerit points could lead to the suspension of your driver’s licence.
Friday, 15 September 2017
As a general rule, if you are injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, you have the right to make a claim for compensation against that party. If the entity you wish to sue is a city or municipality in Ontario, you must speak to a personal injury lawyer, and you must do so right away. Waiting could leave you with no recourse and without compensation
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
People generally associate a personal injury lawsuit with a claim filed on behalf of a person injured or killed in an accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person. If the victim is a member of your family, you might be able to file your own claim for damages under Ontario law.
Monday, 26 June 2017
Some of the activities available for you to enjoy whether you live or are vacationing inOntario have risks associated with them. Whitewater rafting, skydiving, bungee jumping and skiing are only a few of the adventure sports in which a participant can be seriously injured or killed when something goes wrong. Companies offering such dangerous activities to the public routinely require you to sign a waiver of liability before allowing you to participate.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Recovering damages from a negligent party is a two-stage battle. First, your lawyer must present evidence proving the other party was negligent and the negligence caused you to suffer an injury. The second stage is proving the existence of your injuries. Proving the existence of a broken bone or a laceration and scarring are relatively easy compared to the task a lawyer has of proving the existence of chronic pain.