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.
Posts Categorized: Lawsuits
You were injured in a car accident and you are now a plaintiff in a personal injury action. There was a time after your accident when you received Ontario Works benefits or Ontario Disability Support Program benefits. In fact, maybe you are still receiving benefits when your lawsuit ends.
By Laura Pearce The amount of third-party liability coverage on an automobile insurance policy is highly relevant to a personal injury lawsuit. The “third-party liability coverage” is what protects an automobile owner/driver when he or she is sued for causing an accident that resulted in injury or death to someone else (a third party).
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 »
By Laura Pearce In the context of a personal injury lawsuit, a “party under disability” refers to a minor (someone who is under the age of majority) or to a person incapable of managing their property and/or personal care. For his or her own legal protection, a plaintiff under disability cannot start or continue a… Read more »
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 »
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 »
By Laura Pearce If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision, a slip and fall, or other accident, we will meet with you, for free, to give you our legal opinion on whether or not you have a case. We will answer every question you have about lawsuits, no matter how many questions… Read more »