Ontario Personal Injury Blog

Can I File a Lawsuit on Behalf of an Incapacitated Victim?

When a victim is severely injured in an accident, he or she may be physically or mentally incapable of pursuing compensation for his or her damages. If that victim is a loved one, you may be wondering if someone else may be able to take legal action on… Read More

What If My Injury Worsens After Reaching a Settlement?

Certain injuries can be unpredictable. You may not be responding to treatment well as your doctor had hoped. Even with treatment, your condition may continue to worsen. For instance, you may suffer from an infection that requires on-going medical care. It… Read More

Is an Independent Medical Examination Required by Ontario Insurers?

If injured in an accident in Ontario, you may be eligible to claim accident benefits to help cover your medical bills and other related expenses. The amount of available accident benefits coverage to you will depend on the severity of your injuries. To… Read More

What is Considered Reasonable and Necessary Treatment in an Insurance Claim?

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, your insurer is supposed to pay for any reasonable and necessary medical treatment not covered by Ontario’s health care plan or group insurance plan, up to the policy limits. But what is deemed reasonable… Read More

How Can a Delay in Treatment After an Accident Impact My Case?

If you have suffered an injury in an accident, seeking medical care is one of the most important things you can do. It may be tempting to delay treatment if you think your injuries are minor but doing so could hurt not only your health, but also your ability… Read More

What Does Solicitor-Client Privilege Mean for Injury Victims?

When a personal injury victim meets with a lawyer for the first time during a free initial consultation, everything that is said remains confidential. This confidentiality is necessary to help ensure that clients are comfortable providing candid information… Read More

Do I Qualify for Attendant Care Benefits After an Injury in Ontario?

If you have been seriously injured in an accident in Ontario, you may qualify for attendant care benefits, which are intended to assist you in improving your health and recovery. However, having expenses covered to hire someone to help care for you after… Read More

Are Parents Allowed To File a Lawsuit on Behalf of Their Child?

When a child suffers a serious injury due to the negligence of another, his or her parents may have the right to take legal action to pursue compensation for their child’s medical care and pain and suffering. While seeking a financial recovery on behalf… Read More

Building Future Care Expenses Into a Damages Lawsuit

In most cases, victims who have been severely injured in an accident will suffer the effects of their injuries into the future. They may require ongoing care in the form of future surgeries, treatments and medications even after reaching maximum medical… Read More

When Does a Plaintiff Meet the Injury Threshold in Ontario?

In Ontario, if you are injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, he or she is not automatically liable for pain and suffering or other non-pecuniary damages you sustained. However, if your injury meets the threshold as defined under… Read More