What is a notice letter?

If you have sustained an injury that is the result of the negligence of another person – you could have an action for damages. Your entitlement to damages begins at the moment you suffer your loss. However, as anyone who has brought a lawsuit before knows – you will not get paid for a long time. Since you are entitled to your damages right away, …

Do You Have a Fire Safety Plan?

This week from October 8 to October 14, 2017, marks Fire Prevention week across Canada. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts : Plan 2 Ways Out!” Do you have a fire safety plan for your home? If you have a fire, how will you get out safely? How will you get your loved ones out? Where will you meet to make sure everyone is …

What is an Infant Settlement Motion and Why Does it Matter?

In personal injury lawsuits, it is common to have parties involved who are under the age of 18. In these situations the lawsuit will be started with a “litigation guardian” who makes the decisions on behalf of the infant.

Expert Witnesses: A Strange Legal Rule

The same biased expert witnesses are hired over and over again to give the same bad opinions, but their bias at trial can’t be cross-examined. The experts get to make a lot of money, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense from a fairness perspective.

The Economic Loss Expert

Calculating economic loss using a calculator and spreadsheet

When you have been injured in an accident, one of the objectives of financial compensation awarded by a judge or jury is to put you, the Plaintiff, in the same financial position you would have been in had your accident not occurred. In this regard, your lawyer may retain an accountant or economist, and sometimes an actuary, to help calculate these financial losses arising out of your accident.

Changes to ODSP Exemptions for Pain and Suffering Awards

The recent changes to the ODSP Regulations are a positive step forward in improving access to justice for some of the most vulnerable Ontarians. OTLA will continue to lobby on behalf of the rights of the injured and injusticed.