6 Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Claims

On behalf of: kat | Posted in: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Slip & Fall Accidents, Wrongful Death on: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Misconception 1: I have insurance, I don’t need a lawyer. It is important to remember that insurance companies are running a business for profit. An initial offer from the insurance company to settle your claim will almost always be less than the full amount of your coverage and may not be enough to cover your medical […]

How Much is My Case Worth?

On behalf of: kat | Posted in: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip & Fall Accidents, Wrongful Death on: Thursday, July 28, 2016

One of the most common questions we are asked during an initial free consultation is: “How much is my personal injury case worth?” It is difficult to answer such a question based on the limited information from a one-hour consultation. To determine the value of a personal injury case, an attorney must evaluate the compensation […]

How are Damages Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?

On behalf of: kat | Posted in: Wrongful Death on: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Question: What can I ask for in my personal injury claim? Is there a specific amount I should be asking for? Answer: A personal injury settlement demand takes into consideration a number of factors: How the injury occurred (auto accident, defective product, negligently maintained premises, etc); Severity of the accident itself (for example, a low impact […]

1 dies when trucks collide in Ontario

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Car Accidents on: Friday, January 22, 2016

Ontario Provincial Police are asking any motorists who witnessed the two tractor-trailers being driven in the moments before they collided head-on in northeastern Ontario on January 11 to come forward. The accident happened on Hwy. 11 near Matheson in the morning. According to law enforcement sources, a Winnepeg truck driver, 29, was headed south and […]

Vulnerable pedestrians in accidents, Part 2

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Pedestrian Accidents on: Friday, January 15, 2016

A recent blog entry dealt with the children who were vulnerable to pedestrian accidents in Ontario. But there is another group who is also at high risk of harm from these type of accidents — senior citizens. There are various reasons for this. Today’s senior citizens often remain active far longer than their counterparts in […]

Do you have the cycling skills to avoid a bike accident?

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Bicycle Accidents on: Friday, January 8, 2016

It can be tricky to navigate the streets of Ontario on a bicycle, avoiding collisions with cars, trucks and pedestrians. Brushing up on your cycling skills can make for a safer riding experience. It’s important to ride a bike that’s a good fit for you and that has a properly adjusted seat and handlebars. Maintaining […]

Vulnerable pedestrians in accidents, Part 1

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Pedestrian Accidents on: Thursday, December 31, 2015

One of two groups vulnerable to pedestrian/vehicle accidents is children. Annually in Ontario, approximately 20 school-aged children are killed in pedestrian accidents with school buses. Nearly half involve children hit by the front of the school bus. Frequently, it is determined that the bus driver is at fault. However, in some circumstances, other entities and […]

Tips for safe hunting

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Wrongful Death on: Thursday, December 24, 2015

Before long, spring hunting season will be upon us and there’s no better time to go over some safe hunting tips. Hunters must keep safety at the front of their minds and plan ahead in order to return home safely. Each year, there are some people who get lost while hunting, and unfortunately, some of […]

Clear work areas prevent many falls

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Slip & Fall Accidents on: Thursday, December 17, 2015

According to 2011 statistics provided by the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, each year more than 42,000 Canadian workers are injured in on-the-job falls.Falls at work cause roughly 17 per cent of all "time-loss injuries" accepted by the nation’s workers’ compensation commissions or boards. Falls attributed to slipping and tripping can often be […]

New film highlights the dangers of sports-related concussions

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Wrongful Death on: Friday, December 11, 2015

Head injuries and concussions are a lot more common among young Canadian athletes than you might think. In fact, you might say that the problem is pandemic. Even worse, these young athletes often face pressure from their peers and coaches to "power through" the pain and keep playing in spite of a serious injury. This […]