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The Court of Appeal releases favourable decision for those with motor vehicle accident claims.

August 26, 2021

Tomec v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, 2019 ONCA 882 The Court of Appeal clarified the applicable deadlines for disputing accident benefit claims. Tomec favours victims of motor vehicle accidents, particularly those who have found their condition deteriorate over time. In Tomec, the Court of Appeal held that the two year-limitation period to dispute an insurer’s refusal to pay benefits begins […]

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When Should I Call an Auto Accident Attorney?

August 24, 2021

If you have recently been involved in a car accident and are struggling to pay the bills, it may be time to call an auto accident attorney to discuss your case. The injuries and damages resulting from a car crash can be financially devastating without proper legal representation, even if you were not at fault […]

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Standard Form Contingency Fee Agreement (SFCFA) Ontario, Canada

July 28, 2021

As of July 1, 2021, the Law Society of Ontario (“LSO”) has mandated the use of a Standard Form Contingency Fee Agreement and has enacted new rules governing contingency fee agreements. You can read and download the Standard Form Contingency Fee Agreement developed by the LSO by visiting their website. The key features of the […]

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Amendments To Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedures in Ontario, Canada

July 4, 2021

Important Rule Changes to Speed Up Litigation Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure provides for actions of a lesser monetary value to proceed by way of a more streamlined process called the “simplified procedure.” The purpose of the Rule is to reduce the cost of litigating claims of modest amounts by reducing the amount of unnecessary, expensive and time-consuming procedure.  […]

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Determining the value of your case.

June 4, 2021

“What is my personal injury case worth?” This is perhaps the most common question asked to the accident attorney with at the onset of the client-lawyer relationship in personal injury litigation. The most common answer provided by lawyers to their clients will likely be “It depends…” followed by numerous contingencies in relation to the impact […]

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Navigating the complex world of medical malpractice claims

June 3, 2021

Ask any Canadian lawyer and they will tell you that medical malpractice claims are some of the most expensive and difficult to pursue.  The injuries can be extensive. Outside of what might be available through private benefits and the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), you must begin a civil lawsuit against the medical professional who […]

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Five medical questions to ask before hiring a medical malpractice lawyer

June 1, 2021

If you have suffered from negligent or failure to meet the medical standard of care that caused you harm, you may be a victim of medical malpractice and entitled to damages. Some examples of medical malpractice are misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis of cancer and other medical conditions, medical mistakes, surgical errors and prescribing incorrect medication. However, […]

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What is the deductible and how does it affect damage awards?

May 30, 2021

New accident claims article based on personal injury law in Canada. When a victim is injured in a car accident, they are entitled to damages for pain and suffering, otherwise known as general damages. General damages are intended to compensate victims for losses that are not pecuniary, such as income loss or medical treatment costs. […]

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The impact of COVID-19 on long term care homes

May 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted residents in long-term care homes. In Ontario (Canada), a total of 2,564 people has died from the novel coronavirus, 1,799 of which are residents in long-term care homes. It is no surprise that older age, complex chronic health conditions and underlying health problems are prevalent amongst residents in long-term care facilities thereby rendering […]

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Are Personal Injury Lawyers Worth It?

May 27, 2021

It can be easy to scoff at all the commercials and billboards for personal injury lawyers that one sees. These lawyers can be derisively called “ambulance chasers” by some. But a personal injury lawyer plays an important part in the legal system and can be a great benefit to their clients. Here is why hiring […]

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