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Published on: 4 Mar 2016 By ,

Tips for Choosing Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim is a big decision. Emily Foreman shares the following tips for selecting a personal injury lawyer: Response TimeHow quickly did the lawyer respond to your first inquiry? This can set the tone for your relationship. Belief in Yo…

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Published on: 22 Jan 2016 By

Worker or Independent Operator? Factors to consider

If you are injured while working, determining whether you are legally considered a worker in the course of your employment, or an independent operator, is a critical question that could decide your right to sue for damages. Although a third party could still be sued, the Workplace Safety and…

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Published on: 14 Jan 2016 By

Considerations on a Summary Judgment Motion When an Injury Claim is Brought After the Expiry of the Limitation Period: A Case Comment on Farhat v. Monteanu

In this case[1], the injured plaintiff started his case 32 days after the expiry of the 2-year limitation period. A summary judgment motion was brought to address the limitation defence. The plaintiff was injured in a collision on May 18, 2006. He attended with his family doctor 8 days later…

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Published on: 5 Jan 2016 By

Client Testimonial for Anna Szczurko and Team: “I cannot thank you enough…”

“I cannot thank you enough for all you’ve done for me over the past 4 to 5 years. I always think how lucky I am to have found you. One never thinks about legal representation until we are vulnerable and hurting. I know it’s just a coincidence that “Siskinds” has “kind” in the name, but...

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Published on: 4 Jan 2016 By

Pain and Suffering Damages and the Threshold in a Personal Injury Action

One of the areas which people often look to be compensated for after an injury is their “pain and suffering.” This is the unquantifiable hardship which one endures as a result of their injuries. Under the legislation which governs motor vehicle accidents in the Province of Ontario, in order …

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Published on: 23 Dec 2015 By

Understanding How Damages Are Assessed In a Personal Injury Case (updated)

Introduction One of the first questions people ask when they are considering their legal rights following a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, is “What is my case worth?” The fact is, it is difficult to assess damages in the early stages of a case. In most ci…

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Published on: 16 Dec 2015 By

Scarlett v. Belair Insurance Co. : A 2015 Update on the MIG

In this 2015 appeal[1] by Mr. Scarlett to the Divisional Court, Director Delegate Evans’ decision was partially upheld. First, the Divisional Court clearly found that the injured person has the burden of proving that his or her injuries fall outside of the Minor Injuries Guideline (“MIG”). S…

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