As opposed to what the majority of people tend to believe, not only premise owners and tenants can be liable under the Occupier’s Liability Act of Ontario. If you’ve slipped and fallen on a frozen sidewalk which is owned by the municipality, it is obligated to compensate you for the damage. While the legal principle is the same, there are quite a few technicalities that should be taken into account. (more…)
Defining And Adjusting Fault Determination In A Car Accident
There are quite a lot of things which need to be thoroughly accounted for when it comes to assigning fault in a car accident. With this in mind, it’s important to understand that the province of Ontario is governed by the Insurance Act. Characteristically for Canada, different provinces enact slightly different regulations for certain instances and that’s something that you need to account for. (more…)
Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle All Aspect of The Dog Bite Injury Claim?
What Is Pain And Suffering And Why Is It So Hard To Prove?
In Ontario, victims of accidents have the ability to seek compensation for something called “pain and suffering”. Compensation claims are called “tort” claims and are meant to recompense for general, or non-pecuniary damages (pain and suffering), or pecuniary or special damages (out of pocket, punitive or aggravated damages) which are more quantifiable. (more…)
What Are Some Questions I Should Ask of A Potential Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you meet with a personal injury lawyer after an accident, chances are you are feeling confused and vulnerable. In most cases, you have never had to hire a lawyer for a personal injury case before. Yet you need to make sure you are hiring the right lawyer for representation. Not only will the lawyer ask you questions to determine the feasibility of your case, but you should ask the lawyer some pointed questions of your own so you can be sure of making an informed decision. You may even choose to interview more than one lawyer. Here are some questions that you, as a client, deserve answers to. (more…)
Is The Driver Always At Fault When A Pedestrian Is Injured In An Accident?
When it comes to a pedestrian injury caused by a motor vehicle, can you immediately presume the fault lies with the driver? Not always. It must be determined if both parties followed the laws and exercised reasonable care. (more…)
How To Prepare For Your First Meeting With A Personal Injury Lawyer
Most reputable personal injury lawyers offer free consultations. This may be the only time you will find face to face time with a lawyer for no cost so it is important to get as much as you can out of this meeting. (more…)
How Are Damages Assessed In A Car Accident?
Simply put, in a personal injury case, damages are the monetary compensation paid to the injured party by a defendant. In the majority of cases, the insurance company will be responsible for the payment of damages in car accidents. (more…)