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Browse through a number of informative personal injury law related blog posts ranging from fatal car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and medical malpractice to premises accidents and slips & falls. Find a variety of resources on selecting a personal injury lawyer and steps to ensure maximum compensation for your case.

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Expectation Damages vs Consequential Damages

As has been previously covered in this blog, damages refer to the monetary compensation awarded to victims of an injury or loss caused by another person. Such damages are remedial in nature, in that they attempt to restore the injured party, in as much as possible, to the position they were in before the accident.

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General Law Related Understanding Tort Law
Understanding Tort Law

The word “Tort” has its origins in the Latin “tortus” which means “crooked” or “wrong”. In Canada’s legal system, Tort law has an important place. Tort laws have been created by judges over the years. The primary purpose is not to punish the accused, but to provide compensation for losses or damages.

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Anti-Rollover Technology – Commercial Trucking

When it comes to legislating safety standards on the road, perhaps no area is more important than for commercial semis and trucks. Considering that the average commercial truck can be 12 feet tall, 80 feet long, and almost 70 tons in weight, the impact of accidents involving trucks can be severe.

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Civil Suit vs Criminal Trial

When someone has been harmed, whether physically or psychologically, by another individual or group of individuals, the criminal justice system is often the first refuge for victims. However, due to the high burden of evidence required, as well as exploitation of loopholes in the law, criminal charges are not always pressed against your attacker.

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Ontario Human Rights Code Explained

Ontario Human Rights Codes - Provincial counterpart to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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Dishonesty during Discovery Examinations

A recent court decision out of Alberta has stressed the importance of adhering to the oath taken prior to commencing an examination for discovery and giving the inquiring party truthful answers.

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