Personal Injury Category Archives

Changes to the Law since 2010

For most of us, driving is a necessity. All drivers in the province of Ontario must have car insurance. Paying these ever-increasing premiums is also a necessity. Despite the fact that premiums keep increasing, the car insurance policy is shrinking. Most injured people get only $3,500 in rehabilitation coverage. Even those with more serious injuries, including catastrophic injuries, have had their benefits cut in half. …

Saving Joint and Several Liability

What is Joint and Several Liability? Where more than one party is at fault and causes harm to someone, they are, in law, equally responsible to pay out the total amount of damages owing to the injured person. This happens frequently in car accident cases where an at-fault driver’s insurance policy limits are not adequate to cover the injured victim’s damages. If a municipality is …

Personal Injury Lawsuit: Self vs. Lawyer Representation

For a new personal injury client, a lawsuit can seem like a long and involved process. Clients often want a basic explanation of what needs to happen and when they will need to be present for their lawsuit. This article lays out the typical steps in personal injury litigation but of course there can be many twists and turns along the way. First of all …

Why you should hire an OTLA Lawyer

Trying to decide which lawyer to hire to help you and your family following a car accident or other personal injury claim? There are many excellent questions and considerations that should go into making this important decision. Experience, reputation, price and comfort will likely be part of that decision-making process. But another important question to ask is whether your prospective lawyer is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)?

What happens if my spouse or boss refuses to give evidence at trial?

A common issue in personal injury claims that clients raise is how their close relatives or co-workers will be involved in their lawsuit. A close relative can sometimes bring a claim pursuant to the Family Law Act which has its own set of risks and rewards that should be discussed with a lawyer. This article is going to focus on those who do not bring …

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, …