Monthly Archives: November 2014
Slip-and-fall accidents can result in serious injuries, and Ontario residents are at a much greater risk for being involved in these kinds of accidents during icy weather conditions. When walking on wet sidewalks or driveways on particularly cold days, it is a good idea to take each step with caution in case there is any ice on the ground.
Injuries sustained after an icy slip-and-fall accident can range from a minor muscle strain to permanent spinal cord damage. After suffering from a muscle strain or sprain, individuals can normally recover from their injuries with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, and heat and ice packs.… Continue Reading
Occupiers of property in Ontario are obligated by law to keep their premises safe for guests or residents who use them. If an occupier fails to keep their premises free of hazards, they could be held liable for injuries that are sustained as a result. In cases where there is a landlord and tenant, the property may have more than one liable occupier.
When there is a question of whether or not an occupier is liable for injuries sustained on his or her property, a court will look at various issues involved in the accident.… Continue Reading
Sadly, many people in Canada and in Ontario lose their lives each year in motor vehicle accidents. The law provides loved ones the ability to sue on behalf of the deceased person, in order to recover damages for the pecuniary losses they have suffered as a result of the death.
The Family Law Act provides that the spouse, children, parents, grandparents and siblings of the decedent may all recover damages by filing a civil lawsuit against the negligent driver. The Act also outlines specific categories of available damages through such a suit.… Continue Reading
Ontario residents may be intrigued to know that there are different types of skull fractures, each of them distinct. For example, two of the more common types are compound and depressed skull fractures. With compound fractures, there are cuts in the scalp and fractures in the skull. With depressed fractures, pieces of the skull break and move toward the brain.
Skull fractures constitute a penetrating brain injury acquired typically through some sort of traumatic event, such as a physical assault or an auto accident.… Continue Reading
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