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March 2018 Archives

Legal counsel essential after slip-and-fall injuries

Did you slip and fall on the property of a private homeowner, a business or the premises of an Ontario municipal government? Negligence on the part of property owners could make them liable for the injuries you suffered in such accidents. However, accusing property owners of failing to keep their properties free of hazards and challenging them in the court might be intimidating.

Who can be sued for financial recovery after car accidents?

Following serious injuries or deaths in crashes on Ontario roads, financial relief may be sought through the civil justice system. Personal injury or wrongful death claims can be filed, regardless of the outcomes of any criminal proceedings. For civil lawsuits to be successful, negligence must be established on the part of the person or entity that is named as the defendant. Not all such claims following car accidents are filed against drivers.

What makes you eligible to file CPP disability claims?

When someone in Ontario contracts a debilitating illness or suffers injuries that prevents a return to work, the financial implications can be devastating. Fortunately, disability benefits under the Canada Pension Plan are available to most people. However, specific requirements must be met before CPP disability claims can be filed.

Hit-and-run car accidents: What if the driver remains at large?

Pedestrians in Ontario will always be at risk. While most drivers operate their vehicles responsibly, some are distracted or impaired, and they are frequently the causes of auto-pedestrian accidents. When pedestrians are struck in car accidents, their injuries are typically severe because they have no protection. Often, victims do not receive immediate care because some drivers choose not to remain at the crash scenes, leaving the injured victims for others to discover.

Slips and falls on Ontario sidewalks -- who is liable?

City bylaws in Ontario make clearing snow on the sidewalks adjacent to homes the responsibility of property owners. Does this responsibility also make homeowners liable for injuries suffered by victims of slips and falls on the sidewalks? An Ontario Court of Appeals says "No."

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