Personal Injury Category Archives

What is an Examination for Discovery?

If you have suffered a personal injury through a fall, car crash or otherwise due to the negligence of someone else, you can hire a personal injury lawyer to recover money. In Ontario, your lawyer will begin an action using a ‘Statement of Claim’. Once the person you are suing has retained a lawyer – one of the first things they will want to do is learn about your claim. The most common forum for learning about your claim is called examination for discovery…

Ho-Ho-Hosting: Be Wary of Social Host Liability this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and get-togethers with friends and family. Between the eggnog and mulled wine, all may seem merry and bright, but there are several factors to consider before you host a holiday get-together this season…

Participant vs Litigation Experts: Do You Know Who is in Your Corner?

Ontario personal injury lawyers are well-versed in the role of a “litigation expert”, however there exists another type of expert in Ontario: the “participant expert” previously known as the “fact witness”…

Suing a Municipality: What if I Didn’t Give Notice Within 10 days?

Section 44(10) of the Municipality Act mandates that for incidents that occur on municipal sidewalks or roadways, an injured party must provide notification of the incident to the municipality within ten business days, failing which they are disentitled from suing the municipality for their injuries. However, there is an exception to the 10-day notice period…

Availability of Insurance in Fatal Accident Compensation Involving Reckless and Impaired Drivers

While the lockdown has seen a significant reduction in accidents, there has been an increase in the number of serious and catastrophic accidents caused by excessive speeding (including stunt driving) and, at times, driving while impaired. Incidents of stunt driving have increased dramatically since the pandemic, with the OPP often reporting on social media young drivers clocking speeds of 150 to 250 km/h on highways and roadways…

Parental Liability: When Can a Parent be Found Negligent for their Child’s Injuries?

When children get injured and bring a lawsuit, their parent can often be named as a defendant on the basis that the parent failed to properly supervise the child. The parent can be sued by the injured child directly, or named as a defendant in a counterclaim or third party claim…