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An Overview of the Minor Injury Guideline

Ontario has had some form of “no fault” auto insurance since 1990, when the Ontario Motorist Protection Plan was passed. Since that time, Ontario motorists injured in auto accidents have been able to access various benefits under their own policy … Continue reading

How Much Is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

Whether you have been injured in a car accident, slip-and-fall, or some other kind of incident, it’s normal to wonder what to expect from your case, including its value. Although it is difficult to pinpoint exactly how much an individual … Continue reading

Changes to the Minor Injury Guideline

Effective February 1, 2014, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) released changes to the Ontario Minor Injury Guideline (MIG). Specifically, the changes require claimants to provide formal documentation from a health care provider predating an accident as proof of … Continue reading

Steps to Take after a Car Accident

Any type of motor vehicle accident can leave you shaken up and wondering what to do next. Obviously, if you are seriously injured, you should always seek medical treatment immediately. If your injuries are not life-threatening, however, there are several … Continue reading

Ontario Dog Bite Law

Dogs can be beloved companions and an important member of the family. They are still animals, however, with an animal’s instincts and ability to inflict serious injuries. In many cases, a dog bite victim knows the owner of the dog … Continue reading

Bicycling Safety for Kids

What Parents Need to Know As the weather warms up, it’s time for kids and adults alike to jump on bikes and enjoy cycling. Knowing the bicycling rules of the road can prevent serious injuries. In Ontario, there are specific … Continue reading

What Is Negligence?

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you have probably become quite familiar with the term “negligence.” You might have also heard it mentioned in lawyer television commercials. Most people have a vague understanding of … Continue reading

The Basics of Slip and Fall Lawsuits

When the weather turns cold and sidewalks become icy and slippery, slips and falls are an everyday risk. So what does the law say about liability for slips and falls? What are your options when you’ve been injured in a … Continue reading

What Are Your Options When You’re Turned Down for Long-Term Disability?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or any other type of accident in Ontario, you have several income replacement options – especially if you’ve sustained an injury that results in long-term disability. It’s important to know, … Continue reading

How Contingency Fees Work

In the aftermath of an injury or accident, a lot of people put off hiring a lawyer, even when they know they need some advice, simply due to concerns about the expense. Good legal advice comes with a price tag; … Continue reading