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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 Andrea Girones:

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>

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

This post was written by Andrea Girones:

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>

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