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Slips & Falls

This blog post by Duncan Macgillivray originally featured on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog on November 2, 2018. There are a lot of cruel personal injury laws: caps on pain and suffering, secret deductibles, biased doctors, the list goes on. But, there is one that...

When we are assisting someone who has been hurt, one of the first things we have to do is write to the potential defendant (the at-fault person or company) and put them “on notice” of a potential lawsuit. One main purpose of sending out a notice...

Who Pays Personal Injury Damages People often wonder:  Who pays the injured person’s (the plaintiff’s) damages once their file resolves, either through settlement or after a successful personal injury trial? It may surprise you that in almost all personal injury cases the defendant has insurance and that...

OCCUPIERS’ LIABILITY Slip and falls, trip and falls and most incidents resulting in injury on commercial or residential property are captured by occupiers’ liability law. This law basically states that an occupier of a premise, like a house or business, must take reasonable care to ensure that...