The winter months bring much excitement for snowmobilers who are anxious to hit the trails. In fact, there are more than 600,000 legally registered snowmobiles in Canada, and this sport’s popularity is only growing. Unfortunately, accidents are more common than you may expect and many are preventable. If a snowmobile accident has resulted in an injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation.Read More
Disability insurance is meant to provide peace of mind. Any disability – physical and/or psychological – that restricts you from performing the essential tasks of your employment may entitle you to disability benefits. There may be disagreement with the insurance company on your ability to return to work or the extent of your disability. It would be a mistake to assume that the insurer is correct.Read More
Since its inception in 2008, AirBnB has become the most popular online marketplace for private owners renting out their properties to individuals who are looking for accommodations. Globally it has reached 6 million listings worldwide. In Toronto alone there are currently over 15,000 active listings. 1 Read More
To understand the full benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer when you are involved in an accident, you need to know what their job is. A personal injury lawyer is a person who acts on behalf of the injured party when it comes to talking to insurance companies, law enforcement, and hiring private investigators. If you have been hurt in any type of accident, it will benefit you to have someone on your side that is experienced in fighting for compensation.Read More
With the cold weather and snow now upon us, the threat of slip and fall accidents is a common winter-time conversation topic. Many of these accidents can result in serious injuries. Any injury that causes you to miss work, be unable to live as you normally would, or causes you to experience extreme pain can be considered a serious injury.Read More
What is the duty to mitigate?
Put simply, the duty to mitigate is the responsibility of the plaintiff or injured person to minimize related costs. The duty is assessed on the reasonableness of the plaintiff’s actions. If a court finds that a plaintiff did not reasonably try to meet this duty it may refuse to award the plaintiff further compensation.Read More
Preventing Burn Injuries
For many Canadians summer is an opportunity to bring out the BBQ or sit around a campfire and enjoy being outdoors. On other special evenings during the summer, friends and family may get together to watch or set off fireworks. These events are fun and meaningful, but they also present significant burn and scalding risks for everyone involved.Read More
Expert assessments by medical and health practitioners play an important role in personal injury law. However, it is not unusual for expert assessments to differ or conflict on certain points. In a recent case, the Ontario Superior Court addressed the issue of how to treat conflicting expert assessments.Read More
A settlement represents one possible resolution to a legal dispute. In personal injury law, a settlement involves the claimant accepting a final damages sum in compensation for their injuries. Settlements are “full and final”, meaning there cannot be any future requests for any more compensation relating to the same claim.Read More
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