Posts Categorized: Lawsuits

“Giving notice” of your intention to sue a municipality

“Giving notice” of your intention to sue a municipality

In Ontario, a municipality is obligated to keep its roads and sidewalks safe for the public. If they neglect this duty and, as a result, somebody is injured on the unsafe road or sidewalk, the municipality may be held liable for the injured person’s damages.

What Role Does Your Doctor Play In Your Lawsuit?

By Laura Pearce If you are a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, your doctor is – and will be – one of the most influential people in your case. He or she is not allowed to advocate (fight) for you – that is your lawyer’s job. But your doctor’s objective medical opinion does affect… Read more »

What is an Examination for Discovery?

What is an Examination for Discovery

By Laura Pearce The Examination for Discovery (“discovery”) is an important early step in a personal injury lawsuit, typically occurring about six months after the Statement of Defence is filed. Discovery is a formal proceeding during which the plaintiff’s lawyer questions the defendant, and the defendant’s lawyer questions the plaintiff. Its purpose is to provide… Read more »

What is a Statement of Claim?

A plaintiff commences a lawsuit by preparing a document referred to as a “Statement of Claim”.

By Laura Pearce In a lawsuit started by a person who has suffered personal injury due to the negligence of another person or company, the injured person is called the “plaintiff”. The at-fault party is called the “defendant”. The lawsuit is called a “tort action”. A plaintiff commences a lawsuit by preparing a document referred… Read more »