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    Why Personal Injury Settlements Can Vary

    If you have just been in an accident, you may be wondering about the range of damages to which you are entitled. However, there is no “one size fits all” answer to this question since there are many reasons why a personal injury action may settle.

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    Reasons to Retain a Personal Injury Lawyer

    There are many different reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer. For starters, beginning the conversation with a lawyer will enable you to discuss what happened to find out if you have a personal injury claim. If serious harm occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you may be eligible for compensation.

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  • 05/12/2018
    Barrie Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss: Dog Bites and Personal Injury Liability

    If a dog attacks someone, then its owner may be responsible for any damage caused by the dog. However, the way in which you may be liable will depend on the circumstances. Under the Dog Owner’s Liability Act, you are liable for any damages caused by the dog if you are the dog’s “owner” as defined under the Act. However, even if you are not the dog’s “owner”, you may still be liable under the Occupier’s Liability Act for failing to ensure that your premises were reasonably safe for people coming onto your property. You may also still be liable at common law for negligence. We shall discuss each of these matters below.

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  • 04/10/2018
    Barrie Lawyers Discuss: The Effects of Bankruptcy on Tort and SAB Actions

    Declaring bankruptcy can have a profound effect on a person’s tort or statutory accident benefit (SAB) claims. Normally, a person would receive his damages or benefits at the end of an action. A declaration of bankruptcy, however, may result in some or all of those damages or benefits being paid to a trustee in bankruptcy. It is therefore necessary to understand the legislation and jurisprudence that govern the effects of declaring bankruptcy on tort and SAB claims. In this article, we will first provide a brief outline of the relevant legislation, and then analyze the case law that surrounds this issue.

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  • 30/07/2018
    Collingwood Lawyers Discuss: Confidential Allegations in Healthcare Disciplinary Proceedings

    One may imagine a scenario where a patient, healthcare provider, administrator, or third party initiates a disciplinary proceeding against a healthcare provider. However, legal practitioners may be surprised to discover that any documentation or records created for a proceeding in a healthcare regulation body cannot be used in a subsequent civil proceeding. 

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  • 20/07/2018
    Collingwood Lawyers Discuss: When A Landlord’s Negligence Prevents You From Paying Your Rent

    One can imagine scenarios where a landlord chooses not to repair the chain supporting a chandelier. The chandelier then falls and breaks the skull of an unsuspecting tenant. Because of the seriousness of these injuries, the tenant cannot work, and cannot therefore pay rent until the injury fully heals. After a few months of arrears, the landlord finally evicts the tenant. In other words, the landlord is responsible for the arrears, but evicts the tenant anyway.

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  • 09/07/2018
    Barrie Lawyers Discuss: The Importance of Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Claims and the “Threshold”

    Many victims of motor vehicle accidents may be surprised to hear that Ontario’s legislation requires them to show that their injuries meet certain requirements before the court can compensate them for their health care and rehabilitation expenses. These requirements are known in the legal community as “the threshold”. However, not all losses are subject to this threshold.

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  • 04/12/2017
    Barrie Lawyers Discuss: Termination Clauses and Consideration

    Summary Author: Littlejohn Barristers 

    Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Canada Inc., 2017 ONCA 873

    May 11, 2017

    Decision Released: November 16, 2017

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  • 09/11/2017
    Barrie Lawyers Discuss: Amendment to PJI Rates & SABS Calculations Applicable to 3rd Party Claims

    Summary Author: Littlejohn Barristers

    Cobb v. Long Estate, 2017 ONCA 717 & El-Khodr v. Lackie, 2017 ONCA 716

    Heard: April 3 and 4, 2017

    Decision Released: September 19, 2017

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  • 06/06/2017
    Barrie Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss: Wrongful Dismissal – Modification of Traditional Deductions

    Summary Author: Littlejohn Barristers 

    Brake v. PJ-M2R Restaurant Inc., 2017 ON CA 402

    Heard: February 1, 2017

    Decision Released: May 23, 2017

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  • 20/03/2017
    Lawyers in Barrie, Ontario Discuss: Costs & SABS Deductions

    Summary Author: Littlejohn Barristers 

    Dunk v. Kremer 2017 ONSC 1547

    Heard: January 20, 2017

    Decision Released: March 7, 2017

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  • 27/02/2017
    Barrie Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss: Exemption Waivers & Recreational Skiing

    Summary Author: Littlejohn Barristers 

    Woodhouse v. Snow Valley, 2015 ONSC 2802:

    Heard: February 20, 2015

    Decision Released: April 29, 2015


    Plaintiff: Marc Lemieux
    Defendant: Ted Chadderton

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  • 26/01/2017
    Choosing a Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case in Barrie

    If you have had a personal injury accident in Ontario, you will want the best legal representation possible in order to maximize your compensation claim. You will not only want to hire a lawyer to represent you legally, but obtain the most effective representation possible.

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  • 26/01/2017
    Lawyers Serving Collingwood Discuss the Stages of Personal Injury Lawsuit

    If you have suffered a personal injury accident in Barrie or Collingwood, Ontario, you will want to obtain financial compensation through a personal injury lawyer. There are several stages possible in a personal injury lawsuit, with the potential for a settlement at any time. Each of these stages of an Ontario personal injury lawsuit is outlined in more detail below. The steps begin with hiring a lawyer and sending a notice of intention to the defendant that you intend to file a lawsuit. Your lawyer will file the initial court documents. Next there is a fact-finding and discovery period. The majority of cases settle instead of going to trail, however Littlejohn Barristers will try to find the best resolution for your case.

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