Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury Law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. Personal injury claims include such matters as catastrophic injuries and fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls; no fault/accident benefits; dog bites/attacks, as well as short and long term disability claims.

Accident Benefits

Accident Benefits

Your rights to accident benefits from your own insurance company keep changing. These benefits cover medical treatments and rehabilitation as well as indirect outlays such as compensations for helping relatives recover.

Serious Injuries and Fatalities

Serious Injuries and Fatalities

A serious injury can be categorized as a catastrophic injury. It usually occurs suddenly, without warning and can leave a person suffering from permanent disabilities. If this injury was caused by negligence of another, or by a dangerous or defective product, a personal injury claim by the victim, or in a fatality case, the victim's family, will be an integral factor in determining future quality of life.

Dog Bites

Dog Bites

The law for dog bites in Ontario is governed by the Dog Owners' Liability Act. The owner of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog on another person or domestic animal. Where there is more than one owner of a dog, they are jointly and severally liable.

Short/Long Term Disability

Short/Long Term Disability

Short and long term disability benefits are separate insurance products. Both STD and LTD insurance contracts contain threshold wording that an injured or ill policy holder needs to meet in order to be entitled to those benefits. The benefits available depend on the coverage purchased or offered by your employer.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Ontario, the issue of compensation, not only involves the injured, but also the insurance companies. The forms of compensation available are therefore split in two categories; law suits and accident benefits claims.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall, also known as a trip and fall, is a personal injury caused by something or someone outside of your control. This law is governed by the Homeowners Liability Act and The Negligence Act. The premise of a claim being that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition/s to exist that contributed to the injury.

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