Ontario used to have fair and generous no-fault benefits for accident victims. But we have seen these erode over the last 15 years. Today, as Cornwall accident lawyers, we have seen benefits for accident victims severely limited in the case of pain and suffering and also the victim’s rights to sue in a court of law. (more…)
Month: August 2018
Who Is Responsible When A Child Has Been Injured?
During the summer, many Leamington personal injury lawyers often deal with suits after injuries to children. During the summer, many children go to camps away from home or become active in municipal sports programs. It’s important for parents to understand their and their children’s rights under the law if they have become injured as the result of negligence in such programs. (more…)
Living With Spinal Cord Injuries After An Accident
When it comes to any injuries following an accident, recovery takes time and patience. But for victims who have suffered spinal cord injuries, it is often the case that living as they were pre-accident is no longer an option. (more…)
Driving While Drowsy: As Dangerous As Alcohol Impairment
While there has been much media attention on impaired and distracted driving in Ontario, and rightly so, there has been little attention to the dangers of driving while drowsy. The Ministry of Transportation says that drowsy driving has been a growing concern and has factored into a growing number of collisions resulting in injuries and fatalities. As Cornwall personal injury lawyers, we see the disastrous effects of drowsy driving often. (more…)
Are You Covered If You Are Injured In An Uber Or Lyft Accident?
In recent years, ridesharing has become a phenomenon throughout most of North America. Here in Ontario, Uber has been at the forefront of the ridesharing trend but recently, Lyft and other smaller companies have decided to throw their hat in the ring. But how does that impact someone who is involved in a motor vehicle accident with a rideshare vehicle? For Leamington personal injury lawyers, it is an industry we have watched carefully. (more…)
Who Is Liable When You Are Injured On Public Transportation?
In Ontario today, public transportation is the go-to resource for thousands of people as a convenient and affordable method of getting where they need to go. Most of us don’t even consider the implications of being injured when we step onto a train or bus. But there are the same risks for injury as traveling in personal vehicles and even more risks. (more…)
What You Should Know Before Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be considering hiring a personal injury lawyer. You may not have paid much attention prior to this but now you are seeing it everywhere: personal injury lawyer advertising. Billboards, bus stops, radio, TV, sporting events. If you have searched online, you are now inundated with a string of ads before you even get to your search results. So how do you make a good choice? After all, this is your future you are talking about. (more…)
What You Need To Know About Motorcycle Accidents
With summer here, motorcycle enthusiasts are taking advantage of warm weather and the open road. But the unfortunate reality on Ontario roadways is that motorcycle drivers are far more at risk for life-altering injuries if involved in an accident. Although most motorcycle riders are extremely safety-conscious, the very nature of a motorcycle puts them at greater risk even in a small accident. (more…)
What Are Your Legal Rights When You Are Dealing With Chronic Pain And Depression?
Many times after a catastrophic injury, the victim can be left with chronic pain. Research shows that as many as half of all chronic pain sufferers also suffer from anxiety and depression as a result. If you are suffering, do you have any legal recourse? (more…)
Don’t Let Social Media Derail Your Personal Injury Claim
Social media is a fact of life today. Even your grandmother posts on Facebook. But many people don’t consider the legal implications when posting to media after an accident. If you are pursuing a personal injury claim, you may think twice about posting. (more…)