Better Understanding of A Tort Claim

A tort claim is described as an accident injury victim seeking compensation from the person that caused the accident. The person that caused the accident must be held legally responsible for having caused physical, emotional, psychological or financial injury to the victim in order for a tort claim to be filed. Tort is the legal reference that describes the injury causing event. The basics of a tort claim are listed below: Read More

Know About Ontario Standard of Care In Regards To Medical Malpractice Cases

Following an injury which was sustained while you were under the care of a medical healthcare professional, you may have a medical malpractice case on your hands. Such a case would require you to obtain evidence that your injuries were sustained as the result of negligent behavior on the part of your health care provider, other medical staff, the medical facility, or the pharmaceutical company which provided your medicine. Read More

Guide To Long Term Disability Claims

The purpose of long-term disability insurance is to ensure a steady income for members of society who have become incapable of work due to a severe, long term disability. A large number of big scale corporations have begun to add disability insurance to the benefit packages of their employees. If you are not employed at such a corporation, you will be able to purchase your own private disability insurance which provides the same coverage under the same circumstances. Special policies are also available for surgeons, athletes, or the like, if they wish to obtain certain benefits in the event of a disability sustained while they practice their profession. Read More

Deadlines For Ontario Personal Injury Claims

Brought into existence in 2002, the Ontario Limitations Act has set a deadline for everyone planning to file a personal injury claim. According to this act, claimants have two years to file their claim before they are no longer able to take action against the liable party. However, since then certain amendments have been put into place which may lead to confusion for today’s claimants. An experienced personal injury lawyer in Oakville can help you understand your deadlines and build a successful case. Read More

Disability Insurance Appeals Following A Letter of Denial

Just because your disability insurance claim was denied doesn’t mean that it’s all over. Regardless of whether you have filed a claim for employer disability, following a denial, they both allow for an appeal on your part. Even more than once if that is what it takes. However, when it comes to private disability insurance, things may be a little more complicated and may require that you seek legal counsel to take a closer look at your policy. Statistically, it has been found that not even a third of all claims meet immediate approval, so you should definitely not give up. Especially not right away. Read More

Can You Get Compensated For A Gym Injury In Ontario?

If you know of some gym in Ontario that never asks those that use that particular facility to sign a waiver, then there is a good chance that you might get compensated for a gym injury, one that you sustained while visiting that same facility. Of course, most of Ontario’s gyms do ask those that use them to sign a waiver. That signed document is supposed to remove the gym’s owner from any risk for being hit with a liability charge. Read More

Guide To Structured Settlements In The Case of A Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

Following a motor vehicle accident which left you injured, you may find yourself in a situation in which the only way to obtain compensation for the damages inflicted upon you and your property, is through the means of a lawsuit. However, there are also situation in which a pre-trial settlement is possible and sufficient. The only way to reach a settlement is by sitting down with all other involved parties and starting negotiations. For this to be successful, everyone involved will need to be open for negotiations, and willing to compromise around certain matters. The goal is to reach common ground and settle for a monetary amount that is fair and satisfying in the eyes of all involved parties. Having a lawyer at this junction can be helpful. Read More

Consequences of Your Vehicle Being Declared A “Total Loss” Following A Motor Vehicle Collision

Following a motor vehicle collision which you were involved in, you will most likely be finding yourself in a situation in which you need to file a claim with your insurance company in order to receive compensation for your losses. As a result of this claim, an investigation is conducted with the purpose of obtaining information surrounding the accident for your insurer. Read More