personal injury claims, how to make sure you're prepared for your first meeting with a lawyer

There’s a mountain of paperwork involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit. In this article, we explain what details you'll need to have prepared for your first meeting with a personal injury lawyer to give your case the best possible chance.

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Suing for Whiplash – A Pain in the Neck

Whiplash is perhaps the most common injury associated with auto collisions. But many insurance companies are suspicious of whiplash claims and will do anything to deny payment. Read the full article to learn more.

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Personal Injury Claims & Social Media

Don’t Self-Sabotage on Social Media - the defence is looking to discredit you, and you might be giving them everything they need. Use social media responsibly during your trial so that your posts can’t be used against you - read the full article to learn more.

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Slips, Trips & Falls – Business vs Private Residence

Where you had your accident can matter as much as why you got hurt. The Occupier’s Liability Act holds businesses and homes to different standards. Find out how this could affect your case, read the full article to learn more.

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Bicycle Accidents and Personal Injuries

Cyclists assume way more risk than drivers. And if the two ever collide, the cyclist’s injuries could be serious and permanent. If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving a car or truck read the full article to learn more.

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Loss of Limb – Potential Impacts to Lawsuit

The nature and severity of amputation make it unique among personal injury claims. Make sure you’re taking everything into consideration before submitting your claim - read the full article to learn more.

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Dangerous street racing driving in Ontario and personal injury law
Dangerous Street Racing & Stunt Driving – Personal Injury Lawsuits

We’re already sharing the road with self-driving cars. But who’s at fault when they get involved in accidents that cause injuries to other drivers? And can you sue? Read the full article to learn more..

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Will the CRA take part of my personal injury settlement?
Personal Injury and the Canada Revenue Agency

If you win a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario, how much will you lose in taxes? How do you hold onto it and keep it out of the hands of the taxman? Click here to learn about tax-free structured annuities.

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Autonomous Driving & Personal Injury Lawsuits
Autonomous Driving Accidents & Personal Injury

We’re already sharing the road with self-driving cars. But who’s at fault when they get involved in accidents that cause injuries to other drivers? And can you sue? Read the full article to learn more..

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personal injuries in a uber or lyft
Personal Injury Claims & Accidents Involving Uber or Lyft Drivers

When ridesharing becomes accident-sharing - who’s responsible for injuries when Lyft and Uber drivers are involved in a crash? For simple answers to this complex and complicated question, click here for our comprehensive guide to ridesharing injuries.

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