Determining Liability In The Case of A Dog Attack

Since the Dog Owners’ Liability Act has been implemented in Ontario, it is wholly the dog’s owner who is held liable for the consequences of their dog’s attack on another person or another person’s domestic animal. Even if the dog has no history of violent behavior, and even if the owner has not expressed any negligent behavior, they will still be held liable under this Act.However, if the victim can be proven guilty of provocation or negligence themselves, then the damages they are owed can be significantly reduced. (more…)

Possible Arguments From Defendant In Personal Injury Case

No matter how negligent a responsible party might have been, when motivating the creation of a personal injury case, he or she does have the right to hire an injury lawyer in Leamington. That legal representative can work to point out the instances when the plaintiff helped to trigger the occurrence of a harmful situation (such as an accident). In other words, a defendant’s lawyer can underscore the weaknesses in the plaintiff’s argument. (more…)

How Do Injury Lawyers Handle Claims Related To Sporting Injuries?

As the name would suggest, sporting injuries are the result of an accident which occurred during an athletic event or other form of athletic activity. The majority of sporting injuries stem from practice sessions and not the actual event itself. In some cases, there is a party, or even multiple parties, which can be held accountable for the injury. The sports which have been found to result in the highest percentage of injuries are: (more…)

The Standard of The “Preponderance of The Evidence” Explained

Throughout the process of most civil trials, the burden of the preponderance of the evidence lies upon the plaintiff and their lawyer. What this means is that, it is upon the plaintiff and their lawyer to convince the jury to rule in their favor through the use of evidence. This evidence needs to be strong enough to proof with a likelihood of fifty percent or more, that the defendant is guilty of causing harm to the plaintiff through negligence. (more…)