pain and suffering

Personal Injury Damages for Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering is just one of the categories of compensation that may be available to the victims of negligence, but it is often the first thing that people think about when they consider whether to sue for damages. In an earlier post, we briefly discussed how a personal injury claim is quantified, and explained […]

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Case Commentary: Cyberbullying Claims

Cyberbullying has been the subject of a growing number of criminal investigations, and is beginning to form the basis for civil claims as victims seek compensation for psychological injury and emotional distress. Unlike the high burdens of proof required the find someone guilty under criminal laws, a civil plaintiff has a slightly lower standard in […]

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airport wheelchair

Personal Injury Claims Question Safety of Using an Airport Wheelchair

In recent years, a number lawsuits have been initiated against the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) on behalf of individuals that claim they were seriously injured while being conveyed in an airport wheelchair, or suffered an injury because no airport wheelchair was available for them. Disabled passengers rely on their airline to ensure that their needs are […]

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Anaphylaxis and Restaurant Negligence

Anaphylaxis is a serious physical reaction, usually triggered by exposure to an allergen, that can lead to serious personal injury or even death. Those people with allergies are always very careful, but mistakes can happen. Last year, a Quebec restaurant patron suffered a severe allergic reaction after being mistakenly served salmon, ending up in hospital […]

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Injured at Airbnb?

Airbnb is a popular option for travelers, claiming to offer convenient and unique accommodation to visitors looking for a more “authentic” experience, often at a lower price than a nearby hotel or regulated bed and breakfast. There are very good reasons that Airbnb is less pricey than a hotel room, and travelers should be aware […]

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Medication errors

Medication Errors and Your Legal Rights

The consequences of prescription medication errors can be very serious, and in some cases result in permanent injury or death. Recently, there have been several well publicized news stories in Canada about the terrible consequences of errors by medical professionals when prescribing and dispensing prescription drugs. Canadian initiatives to combat prescription drug errors Since all medical services […]

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Uber Accident Insurance

Uber Accident Insurance – Are You Covered?

As rideshare programs like Uber becoming increasingly popular, accidents involving Uber vehicles are also becoming more common. If you have been involved in a car accident with a vehicle used for ride-sharing, you may have questions about what types of compensation are available for your injuries and other expenses. Insurance in Ontario for rideshare programs […]

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