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Distracted Driving Ontario: What you should know

Posted by Personal Injury Law Practice on Jul 17, 2017 1:30:39 PM

Put down the phone is a distracted driving movement in Ontario, that aims to reduce the amount of accidents caused by drivers using their cell phones while driving. Cell phone related accidents are the most common distracted driving charge and are the primary reason distracted driving collisions have doubled in the last decade, they are not the only illegal distraction.

Distracted driving can also happen when drivers are using their GPS, scrolling through playlists, eating or checking maps. If your distraction endangers other drivers or pedestrians you could face charges for careless driving.

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Your options if you’ve been denied long-term disability claims

Posted by Personal Injury Law Practice on Mar 16, 2017 8:55:28 AM

Disability insurance provides coverage if you are injured and suffer a loss of income as a result. The injury can be physical, such as a severe back pain, or psychological, such as depression. Disability benefits are typically based on your income. You can purchase coverage yourself, but some employers provide disability coverage to employees as part of a benefits package.

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Time restrictions for your right to sue for a motor vehicle accident

Posted by Personal Injury Law Practice on Dec 8, 2016 1:33:32 PM

In Ontario, there are rigid time limits set out for the right to pursue a claim. If you have not started a lawsuit within the Ontario mandated limits, you may be unable to pursue your claim. These restrictions apply to disputes involving motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, assault and accident insurance, amoung others.

This is why it is essential to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as you are able to when involved in a dispute. If you are an accident victim in Ontario, the following article outlines your time restrictions for pursuing a claim.

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Types of Personal Injury Claims

Posted by Personal Injury Law Practice on Nov 3, 2016 10:52:56 AM


If you’ve suffered an injury due to the wrong doing of another party, you may have grounds for a  claim for damages.  In Ontario courts, damages is usually a claim for money. Succumbing to a personal injury affects you both physically and financially and often emotionally.

If this has happened to you or you feel that the compensation offered through insurance is insufficient, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer to fight for the compensation that you deserve.

There are a wide variety of types of personal injury claims and it is important to be aware of the most common:

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How are damages assessed in a personal injury case?

Posted by Personal Injury Law Practice on Oct 6, 2016 10:55:10 AM

If you get injured due to the negligence of others, you may be entitled to personal injury damages.  Damages are meant to restore an injured person to the state at which they were prior to injury. Although it’s often difficult to assess damages in the early stages of a personal injury case, there’s a variety of factors and considerations you can take to understand your particular personal injury case.

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How to get the personal injury compensation you’re entitled to

Posted by Personal Injury Law Practice on Sep 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Personal injury claims can be made due to a car accident, professional malpractice, slip and fall accidents. Often the injuries resulting from these types of incidents can be both not immediately noticeable and long-term. The true cost of your injury may not be revealed until you’ve had medical treatment, therapy, rehabilitation and time to see the impact of the injury on your life.

Many personal injury cases are settled prior to the requirement of a trial through an agreed amount of damages that is determined through a negotiation known as a settlement. It is important to have a skilled personal injury lawyer represent you during settlement proceedings.

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Here’s what to do after a workplace injury

Posted by Personal Injury Law Practice on Aug 3, 2016 2:17:02 PM

Workplace injuries are often thought to occur on danger of specific occupations that require working with heavy machines or in hazardous situations. However, workplace injuries can occur to any employee. On average, one in 15 Canadian workers will be injured at work. No one is immune to suffering a injury and you should know what to do in case of injury BEFORE an incident.

If you are injured at work, no matter the severity, follow these steps. You may have a right to workers’ compensation, but it is important to fulfill your responsibilities with regards to the injury. [Note: if your injury requires immediate medical attention, call 911].

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When to hire a personal injury lawyer

Posted by Personal Injury Law Practice on Jul 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Sustaining injuries from a slip and fall or car accident can have devastating effects on your body, mental health, career and wallet. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’ve probably considered hiring a Niagara personal injury lawyer or filing a personal injury claim on your own.

Personal injury cases are intented to compensate for what was lost by the plantiff due to the injury. The following types of dames are common in personal injury cases: 

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How to prepare to meet with a St. Catharines personal injury lawyer

Posted by Personal Injury Law Practice on Jun 7, 2016 11:28:26 AM

Succumbing to a personal injury affects you both physically and financially and often emotionally. When the injury that you have sustained is the fault of a separate party and/or if you feel that the compensation offered through insurance is insufficient, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer to fight for the compensation that you deserve.

To prepare to meet with a personal injury lawyer, it is important to collect as much information as possible pertaining to your injury claim and those at fault. In your initial consultation, you will review this information with your lawyer to determine whether you require legal representation.

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