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  • slip and fall
6 Aug, 2018

Determining Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents

August 6th, 2018|

When a pedestrian slips and falls, injuring themselves on your property, you could be held liable. But what happens when someone falls while on a property you’re renting? Who is at fault – you or your landlord?

You may think that as a tenant you’re off the hook because it’s the property owner who is responsible […]

  • driving dangerously
1 Aug, 2018

Safe Tips to Avoid Driving Dangerously

August 1st, 2018|

Did you know that an accident is 23 times more likely to happen when you’re texting and driving? And according to MADD, “on average nearly 3.5 Canadians are killed in alcohol and/or drug-related motor vehicle crashes” every day?

While driving under the influence and texting/distracted driving are extremely dangerous (and illegal), they’re not the only […]

  • new impaired driving laws
21 Jul, 2018

What Can You Expect From Canada’s New Impaired Driving Laws?

July 21st, 2018|

While most of the headlines this summer have been about the legalization of marijuana, another piece of legislation has been just as groundbreaking and controversial. Canada’s new impaired driving laws will have more far-reaching consequences for drivers, marijuana users, and victims of auto accidents.

Here are a few things that you need to know:
1) Police will […]

  • Duty of Care Slip and Fall
11 Jul, 2018

Duty of Care In Slip & Fall Accidents

July 11th, 2018|

If you were injured on someone else’s property in a slip and fall accident, you may wonder if the property owner is liable for your injury. Victims are often unaware that property owners are held to a legal standard to ensure their premises are safe. This standard is called the ‘duty of care’. Whether a […]

  • Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
20 Jun, 2018

Why Should You Hire A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

June 20th, 2018|

Motorcycles are often associated with the freedom of the open road, the sound of their engines, with rebellion, and with speed. Both enthusiasts and critics would add another element to that list: danger.

Danger helps contribute to the thrill of driving a motorcycle, and although most motorcycle riders are very safety-conscious, there is no way to […]

  • Slip and Fall Compensation
12 Jun, 2018

How to Determine Slip and Fall Compensation in Ontario

June 12th, 2018|

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries and are some of the most common causes of personal injury lawsuits. But how is compensation for a slip and fall accident actually calculated in Ontario?

The level of compensation awarded in a slip and fall case is either determined by the court or agreed upon by […]

  • social media personal injury law
21 May, 2018

Social Media & Personal Injury Claims

May 21st, 2018|

Posting or sharing something on social media is second nature to most people, so much so that you might not think twice about updating your status, sending a message, or posting a video, but maybe you should – especially if you are making a personal injury claim.
How social media can hurt your case
Let’s say that […]

  • long term disability summer travels
10 May, 2018

Summer Travel On Long Term Disability

May 10th, 2018|

Everyone deserves a vacation now and then, especially when a person has gone through the pain and stress of long term disability. With summer right around the corner, the kids home from school, and the weather starting to get nice,  you may be considering taking a well-earned vacation. This could be needed in order to […]

  • Liable in Car Accident When You Lend Your Car
21 Apr, 2018

Who’s Liable in an Accident When You Lend Your Car?

April 21st, 2018|

You’ve probably let a friend or relative borrow your car before (maybe even an acquaintance). And you ’ve also borrowed someone else’s car to haul a big load or run out to the store quickly.

Lending your car to a friend or relative is so common that it might not seem like a big deal, but […]

  • Rowan's Law concussion legislation for children playing sports
11 Apr, 2018

Rowan’s Law: New Concussion Legislation in Canada Goes Into Effect

April 11th, 2018|

Rowan Stringer died on Mother’s Day after suffering two concussions in the span of under a week due to a condition, known as ‘second impact syndrome.’ Rowan’s story might have been exceptionally tragic, but concussions in youth sports are not rare.

According to an Angus Reid Poll, one out of five Canadians have suffered a concussion while […]