My dog bit somebody… am I liable?
During the pandemic, lots of people became first-time dog owners. With this added companionship also comes liability for the actions of their new pet. Unfortunately, we can’t always predict the behaviour of our dogs. Dog attacks can cause serious injuries, especially to young children who ar…Continue reading the post titled My dog bit somebody… am I liable?
SPECT scan admissible at trial as evidence of concussion
In recent years, SPECT (Single-photon emission computerized tomography) scans have become prominent, although somewhat controversial, in the medical field for assisting in the diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). SPECT scans are a type of imaging that depict how blood flows to organs…Continue reading the post titled SPECT scan admissible at trial as evidence of concussion
Can the insurer “spy” on me?
During a personal injury claim, you may discover that you are being followed, videotaped, and photographed. While undoubtedly uncomfortable and intrusive, “surveillance” is legal and is quite common. The purpose and impact of surveillance During a personal injury claim, the lawyer for the de…Continue reading the post titled Can the insurer “spy” on me?
Hit and runs – your legal recourse
Being involved in a collision is a stressful event. It is compounded where the at-fault driver flees the scene and cannot be identified. In this situation, there are specific systems in place in Ontario to assist. There are three main avenues for assistance for victims of hit and runs, which…Continue reading the post titled Hit and runs – your legal recourse
Moore v. 7595611 Canada Corp. – What is a life worth?
What is a life worth? This is a question with which our legal system has grappled for a very long time. The answer is that a life is priceless, there is no amount of money that is worth a human life. Nevertheless, our Courts are tasked with the job of determining a value for the loss...Continue reading the post titled Moore v. 7595611 Canada Corp. – What is a life worth?
Liability in motor vehicle collisions—who is responsible to compensate the victim?
All motor vehicle injury lawsuits require careful analysis of two important concepts: 1) liability, and 2) damages. Liability is the state of legal of responsibility for which an at-fault person is accountable to an injury victim. Damages are the losses that a victim has or will suffer as a …Continue reading the post titled Liability in motor vehicle collisions—who is responsible to compensate the victim?
Concert injuries: Who is responsible for the Astroworld tragedy?
When Travis Scott took the stage at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston, Texas on November 5, 2021, the crowd surged forward and the “crowd crush” resulted in the death of ten people and injuries to hundreds more. To date, nearly 500 lawsuits have been commenced in relation to thi…Continue reading the post titled Concert injuries: Who is responsible for the Astroworld tragedy?
Automobile insurance policy 101: Mandatory and optional accident benefits coverage
It is a requirement to have automobile insurance in Ontario. The implications of not having it are many and severe. Drivers can receive a fine in the thousands of dollars, have their driver’s license suspended and vehicle impounded if they do not carry a valid insurance policy. Understanding…Continue reading the post titled Automobile insurance policy 101: Mandatory and optional accident benefits coverage
My family member was injured… do I have a claim?
People are tragically injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents all too often. Often overlooked, however, is the way these losses directly affect the families of accident victims and their right to advance a claim under the Family Law Act in Ontario. This article explains who is eligible …Continue reading the post titled My family member was injured… do I have a claim?
Damages for senior plaintiffs—the Golden Years Doctrine
Calculating damages for pain and suffering is not a straightforward analysis for a judge or jury. There are a number of factors that are considered when determining the amount. Specifically, Courts have grappled with how to effectively assess such an award in cases dealing with senior plaint…Continue reading the post titled Damages for senior plaintiffs—the Golden Years Doctrine
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