Personal Injury

Browse through a number of informative personal injury law related blog posts ranging from fatal car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents 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.

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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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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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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Who can sue? Families of personal injury victims
Suing When a Family Member is Injured in an Accident

When someone gets hurt, family members drop everything to come to their aid, often at great expense. Thanks to the Family Law Act, there’s coverage for them in personal injury lawsuits as well. This article covers all you need to know about the FLA if you’re suing for personal injury and explains your rights.

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Ontario Statute Limitations Personal Injury Law
Statutes of Limitations & Personal Injuries in Ontario

In Ontario, the statutes of limitations vary, sometimes on a case by case basis. The general rule is two years, but in some cases, it can be as little as 10 days. We've put together a comprehensive guide the deadlines you should be aware of if you’ve been injured in an accident. Learn more by reading the full post.

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personal injury claims, how to make sure you're prepared for your first meeting with a lawyer
Preparing for Your First Meeting with a Personal Injury 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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Personal Injury Damages in Ontario
Understanding Damages in Personal Injury Cases

If you’re injured by a third party, what rights do you have? Can you sue for pain and suffering as you would in an auto accident? It’s different for both off-road vehicles and watercraft. In this article, we explain the differences and also give some great advice for staying safe off-road and on the water.

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assumed risk and personal injuries
How to Protect Yourself When Risk is Assumed

If you’re injured by a third party, what rights do you have? Can you sue for pain and suffering as you would in an auto accident? It’s different for both off-road vehicles and watercraft. In this article, we explain the differences and also give some great advice for staying safe off-road and on the water.

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