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Holiday Season Brings More Car Accidents

Holiday Season Brings More Car Accidents A study done by All State Insurance shows that in the past 20 years, most car accidents have happened on three days: December 21, 22 and 23. The study counted insurance claims for car accidents in 50 separate communities in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and New Brunswick.  A separate Global …

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Personal Injury Awards in Canada

Personal Injury While we are used to seeing sky-high personal injury awards in the United States, Canadian courts occasionally award personal injury awards in the millions. In an article published by the CBC here, a number of large court awards were discussed. So what kinds of claims get these high personal injury awards? Keep reading…   Marcoccia …

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New Developments in Personal Injury Cases: Fitbit Now Being Used to Prove Personal Injury Losses

New Developments in Personal Injury Cases  Proving Damages in Personal Injury Matters Using “Fitbit”  In Calgary, new developments in personal injury law permit personal injury lawyers to prove their client’s claims with quantifiable data. Fitbit, a popular fitness tracker, is being used by a Calgary law firm to show a client’s diminished physical activity levels …

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Wicked Winter Ahead: Safety Tips for Preventing Car Accidents

Winter is coming and with it, an increased risk of car accidents Holiday season is fast approaching, and with it, winter weather and more car accidents. Car accidents are common sights on our roadways during the winter. In an effort to reduce car accidents, we’ve put together this list of tips to keep you safe this …

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Ins-and-outs of e-bikes

The Regulation of E-bikes in Ontario E-bikes (electric bicycles) are an increasingly common sight on Ontario roads and sidewalks. They can be the cause of significant personal injury. Many people wonder – are e-bikes regulated the same as motor vehicles? For all regulatory purposes, e-bikes are treated the same as non-motorized bicycles. Riders must be …

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When Poor Road Conditions Cause Car Accidents: What You Can Do

Poor road conditions, potholes and prevention Have you been in a car accident caused by poor road conditions? Poor road conditions cause up to 10% of car accidents. While 90% of car accidents are caused by driver error, the other 10% are caused by poor road conditions such as potholes, erosion, shoulder drop-offs, missing guardrails, …

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Taking on big companies in big ways!

Class actions vs. Mass Tort Litigation There are many reasons why class actions may commence. The basic reason is that a group of people have all been harmed in a similar way. This could be, but not necessarily,  as a result of product, company, or environmental issues. All of these may require a class action …

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The Dreaded Pothole Situation

Car Accidents and Potholes They seem to be everywhere. They cause bumps, delays and even car accidents. What are they? They are the dreaded potholes. After the winter we have just had, it seems that the pothole situation is at an all-time high. They are causing damage to vehicles and causing car accidents if someone …

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Beware: Social Media and the Courtroom

Social Media can be a Plaintiff’s Enemy Facebook has taken over the globe in unimaginable proportions. Many people use Facebook daily, especially for posting photographs of fun nights out with friends and family vacations. Privacy settings can be set quite high; however it is important to know there might always be a way around privacy …

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Watch out for that Tree: Personal Injury and Property Damage

Falling trees causing personal injury and property damage It has been an icy winter to say the least. Personal injury and property damage have been sustained due to icy trees falling on cars, houses and people. However, trees do not only fall in the winter and falling trees can cause personal injury and property damage …

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