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Are Long Term Disability Settlements Deductible From Other Awards?

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

May 5, 2017

In my experience working here in Ottawa many of my clients have  extensive medical benefits including long term disability benefit coverege. They may also have benefits from their accident benefits car insurance company (SABS) and they may also have a claim for lost income from a car accident law suit. Typically these kinds of court […] READ MORE>

Dog Walkers Beware! Important Dog Bite Decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

February 8, 2017

February 8th, 2017    So this is not a headline I ever thought I would write!  But a recent appeal court decision has dramatically changed the landscape for this kind of incident and created a whole new risk for dog walkers and kennel owners everywhere! In Ontario the Dog Owners Liability Act (DOLA) makes an […] READ MORE>

Civil Lawyers Raise the Alarm on Case Delays.

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

January 9, 2017

A recent experience at Girones Lawyers exemplifies the difficulties that civil plaintiffs are experiencing with our legal system. A longstanding trial date for a 6 week  medical malpractice trial commencing this February had to be cancelled due to a shortage of available Judges. In this case, a severely disabled child is left waiting for a new […] READ MORE>

A Teenage Birth Injury Victim Obtains Compensation After the Successful Resolution of Her Lawsuit.

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

October 21, 2016

September 2016 – Girones Lawyers has successfully resolved another case involving a birth brachial plexus injury. Young Melissa (name and certain details changed to protect confidentiality) was born 16 years ago in a large hospital in south-western Ontario. Melissa’s birth was complicated by the medical condition known as Shoulder Dystocia, meaning the shoulder of the […] READ MORE>

Having trouble locating and serving a defendant? You may want to consider substituted service upon their liability insurer.

This post was written by Nicholas Krakana:

October 5, 2016

Locating and serving a defendant with a statement of claim (or other originating process) can often be a tedious, onerous task, even for the best process servers and investigators. Service becomes even more complicated when a defendant is purposefully evasive. If you are having trouble locating and serving a defendant, you may need to bring […] READ MORE>

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