Video Testimonial – Motorcycle Accident
Following a motorcycle accident that was caused due to a provincial road in need of repair, our client knew immediately that she needed legal support. After a long and complex journey with Jim Virtue and his team, this client received the outcome that was long awaited. She tells her story in…Continue reading the post titled Video Testimonial – Motorcycle Accident
Some clients come to us believing that they won’t succeed in a claim for damages because they were at fault, or partially at fault for the accident which caused their injuries. What these clients often don’t know is that the law doesn’t view who is at fault as a black and white issue. Courts can,...Continue reading the post titled Contributory Negligence
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…Continue reading the post titled Changes for Personal Injury Plaintiffs Receiving ODSP Benefits
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…Continue reading the post titled The Supreme Court confirms: Mental and physical injury are to be treated identically
How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?
There are many steps involved in a personal injury claim. This is a basic outline of the way a claim might unfold. Initial Meeting At this stage, we meet with you to discuss your accident, your injuries, and their impact on your life. At this point or shortly thereafter, we will give our opi…Continue reading the post titled How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?
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…Continue reading the post titled How Long Do I Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim?
What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?
In the context of a personal injury claim, alternative dispute resolution (also referred to as “ADR”), is a means for the parties to discuss a settlement of the claim without the need for a trial. The term ADR can refer to mediation, arbitration or even formal settlement discussions. ADR is …Continue reading the post titled What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?
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…Continue reading the post titled Looking Both Ways: Contributory Negligence of Children in Personal Injury Cases
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…Continue reading the post titled What To Consider When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer
Examinations Under Oath under the SABS: When Must I Attend?
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released a decision which held that accident benefits insurers must provide reasons when requesting an examination under oath, pursuant to s. 33(2) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”). During an examination under oath, an ins…Continue reading the post titled Examinations Under Oath under the SABS: When Must I Attend?