I’m hurt, unable to work and broke. How can I possible afford a lawyer?

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August 26, 2016

August 24th, 2016 – Depending on how you were hurt you may be able to hire a lawyer on a deferred fee basis. A contingency agreement with a law firm means that you will only pay the lawyer’s fees if, and when,  the case is resolved for a monetary amount. The law firm  essentially agrees to […] READ MORE>

Resolution of a Brachial Plexus/ Erb’s Palsy Law Suit

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July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015 This case proceeded to trial before a Judge and Jury. After two weeks of trial the case was resolved shortly before the Judge was to charge the jury. Below are the kind words from our client’s father. Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the injured child. Alex and I […] READ MORE>

Legal Update: Surveillance Videos in Personal Injury Cases

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April 15, 2015

April 16, 2015 Recently  in Iannarella v. Corbett 2015 ONCA 110,  the Ontario Court of Appeal released an important decision regarding the disclosure of surveillance evidence in a personal injury trial. Defence lawyers love to use surveillance videos at trial to show that accident victims are exaggerating, or even faking, their injuries. A good surveillance […] READ MORE>

Personal Injury Update: Lack of Objective Causes for Pain Does Not Mean You Don’t Have a Case & Defendants Cannot ‘Cherry-Pick’ Surveillance

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

April 10, 2015

There have been some very interesting decisions from the Ontario Superior Court dealing with motor vehicle accident cases in the past few months. They deal with issues we frequently help our clients solve: chronic pain and surveillance. The December 2014 case of Maxwell v. Luck is a great decision for individuals suffering from chronic pain. […] READ MORE>

Has the Court of Appeal eliminated the impact of Rule 49 offers?

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015 As a general rule in Ontario personal injury lawsuits, the loser pays the legal costs of the winning side. Rule 49 of the Rules of Civil Procedure deals with offers to settle which can reverse the standard “winner takes all” approach to costs. Typically if you offer to settle a case for $X […] READ MORE>

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