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Published on: 8 Aug 2017 By

Changes for Personal Injury Plaintiffs Receiving ODSP Benefits

As of August 1, 2017, the amount of money personal injury plaintiffs who are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (“ODSP”) benefits are eligible to receive as compensation for pain and suffering, for out-of-pocket expenses and future care costs, and for Family Law Act claims is no lo…

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Published on: 4 Aug 2017 By

Medical Negligence – What can a medical negligence action accomplish?

Many individuals who have suffered an adverse event within the health care system may consider pursuing a medical negligence action. For information and a discussion on what constitutes a medical negligence action, please refer to our previous article, which can be accessed here. Within this…

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Published on: 9 Jun 2017 By

The Supreme Court confirms: Mental and physical injury are to be treated identically

– “[t]he loss of our mental health is a more fundamental violation of our sense of self than the loss of a finger” The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, released June 2, 2017, confirmed that the law of negligence requires identical treatment of both mental and physical…

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Published on: 2 May 2017 By ,

How Long Do I Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been injured in an accident and wish to pursue a personal injury claim, you should be aware of the following time limits. Failure to take the necessary steps within these time limits could extinguish your legal rights. It is always recommended that you speak with a personal injur…

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Published on: 23 Feb 2017 By

Looking Both Ways: Contributory Negligence of Children in Personal Injury Cases

Unlike adults, children often do not have the maturity to know what to do when walking across or near roadways. Without adult supervision or an understanding of road safety, children may risk becoming involved in an accident and be found to share some responsibility. The Ontario Court of App…

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Published on: 1 Feb 2017 By

What To Consider When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

When hiring a personal injury lawyer, you should consider their experience, reputation, and location. Experience:  Lawyers work on business deals, transfer real estate, create wills, and argue in court. Lawyers can handle a variety of legal issues, or be specialized, focusing on business dis…

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