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Will a lawyer visit my family member at their hospital bedside?

I have a family member in the hospital after a serious car crash, will the lawyer come to the hospital to meet with us or should we wait until my family member is discharged home?

Timelines for suing a municipality after an injury

I heard that there are special notice and time requirements if you want to sue a municipality for failing to salt and sand a roadway that caused a car accident and injuries, is that true? What is it?

 

What should I do if I am involved in a car accident?

What should I do if I am involved in a car accident?

I’ve been off work with a serious medical condition for nearly two years. My long-term disability insurer has just informed me that, although I have not recovered, they are ending my benefits after I

I’ve been off work with a serious medical condition for nearly two years.  My long-term disability insurer has just informed me that, although I have not recovered, they are ending my benefits after I have been off for two years.  Can they do this?
 

Contingency Fees should be simple and standard.

After making changes to referral fees and advertising, the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is turning its attention to contingency fees.

ODSP and settlement payments

I am receiving Ontario Disability Support payments (ODSP).  I was involved in a car accident that was not my fault and I have sued the at-fault driver.  Will a settlement of my lawsuit affect my receipt of ODSP benefits?
 
 

Auto Insurance Renewal

It is time to renew my automobile insurance.  Do I need to purchase optional insurance benefits?
 
 

My auto insurer has cut off my weekly income replacement benefit. I was receiving $400.00 per week and now I have no cheque coming in and I am unable to go back to work. Can I fight this?

Yes.

If your auto insurer has inappropriately cut off your weekly income replacement benefit (IRB), you have the right to dispute this termination.

My husband was driving when he lost control of his truck and slammed into a tree, causing me serious injuries as a passenger. Can I sue my husband for my injuries?

Yes.

In Ontario, you are able to make a claim against an at-fault party for injuries suffered in a car accident, even if that at-fault party is a spouse or other family member.

I slipped and fell on a sidewalk covered with ice and snow and I fractured my wrist. What should I do?

As the temperature drops, winter’s wet and icy conditions increase the number of slip and falls outside. Roads and sidewalks become layered with ice and slick snow making the simplest walk a hazard. If you find yourself injured due to a slip and fall accident, there are a number of steps you should take to protect your rights.

Honest, objective medical opinions needed for a strong case

Experts remain crucial to the court despite recent judicial comments pointing to potential bias, says Hamilton personal injury lawyer Andrew Spurgeon.

One of my holiday guests slipped on the icy front steps of my home. Am I liable for their injuries?

Whether you are a tenant or a homeowner, you owe duties to your guests.

I sustained serious injuries when I Iost control of my snowmobile on a public trail. Do I have a lawsuit?

Snowmobiling is a favourite wintertime activity for many Ontario residents.  However, the thrill of sliding through snow and ice can result in unfortunate accidents and very serious injuries.  Injuries to the brain, bones and spinal cord are just some of the potential results of a snowmobile crash.
 

I fell on an icy city sidewalk and hurt my knee, but I’m not sure how badly. Should I speak to a lawyer?

As we enter the winter season, our Emergency rooms become filled with people who suffer from weather related slip and fall events.  It’s important that people injured in these falls know that the law places strict limits on their ability to claim damages from a Municipality for a failure to maintain sidewalks.

I will be skiing this winter with friends at an Ontario ski resort. Who is responsible if I am injured while skiing?

Skiing can be an enjoyable winter activity, but it is also potentially dangerous with inherent risks. The most common incidents involve collisions with other skiers and objects, accidents due to equipment failure and injuries due to inadequate instruction.