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Back To School Zones – 5 Things To Keep In Mind

August 29, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

Students across the country are gearing up and heading back to school. Kids are reuniting with friends they haven’t seen since June; others are distracted by showing off new clothes; and some of the youngest are navigating their way to...


Four Ways Social Media Can Harm Your Injury Claim

August 22, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

In the age of social media, where users post photos of everything from children’s dance recitals to morning breakfast sausages, accident victims frequently use these online forums to share photos and news about their collision. Lawyers for insurance companies are...


Five Common Complaints of Concussion Victims

August 15, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

A recent study of the brains of deceased professional football players shows that nearly all of them suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE”). This research on high-performance athletes also sheds some light on what accident victims go through when they...


Four Common Problems When Injured On Vacation

August 9, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

Summer holidays are a great time to travel. But when accidents happen on vacation, victims are often faced with challenges they never expected. In this post, we explain 4 common problems plaintiffs face when they are accidentally injured while travelling....


Want To Sue The City For Your Injuries? Four Things To Keep In Mind

August 1, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

The story of Adi Astl has captured national attention this summer, after the 73 year old Etobicoke handyman built a $550.00 set of steps down a steep embankment to his local park. He and his neighbors requested the city build...


Big Win for Injured Claimants

July 25, 2017 | Ashleigh T. Leon

The Supreme Court of Canada has found an injured claimant does not need to have a diagnosed psychological/psychiatric injury in order to recover for a mental injury sustained in an accident. In Saadati v. Moorhead, 2017 SCC 28, the claimant...


Four Liability Risks for Backyard Trampoline Owners

July 18, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

Two devastating news stories emerged this week regarding trampoline related pediatric injuries. In this post, we explore four common liability risks for property owners with trampolines on their premises. The Strong Lure This Equipment Poses to Young Children The simple...


Four Principles of Loss of Housekeeping Claims

July 11, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

When accidents happen, victims are often primarily concerned about the impact of their injuries on paid employment. However unpaid activities, such as housework and lawn care, often suffer as well. In this post, we explain four primary principles behind making...


Top Five Challenges In Motorcycle Accident Claims

July 4, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

Motorcycle season is in full swing, and thousands of avid bikers are enjoying the warm air and dry pavement. But when motorcyclists are injured in accidents, the consequences can be devastating. In this post, we explain 5 of the biggest...


Four Common Causes of Summer Time Accidents

June 27, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

Summer road trip season is upon us, and it is a great time to hit the highway with friends and family. In this post, we explain 4 common reasons motor vehicle accidents happen at this time of year, so you...


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