What Happens When a Child Is Involved in a Personal Injury Claim?

Parents try their best to protect their children. Still, accidents and injuries happen, sometimes due to negligence. In such cases, parents can sue those at fault by filing a personal injury claim. In Canada, anyone under 18 is considered a minor, and minors cannot file personal injury claims; their parents or guardians, however, can. Whoever is filing the claim must be appointed as the litigation representative for the child and shouldn’t have any disability. They should also file an affidavit declaring that they consent to act for the child and have no adverse interest in...

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7 Important Tips to Protecting Your Money in a Divorce

Although divorce is emotionally demanding, you shouldn’t let your feelings win out over your financial security. When a marriage ends, you should maintain equal rights over the properties you acquired jointly, as well as money, assets and child custody. You also have the authority to ask for money from your spouse. However, there may be instances where you suspect your partner is hiding money or other assets which can lead to a conflict-riddled separation. In such circumstances, it’s best to take precautions prior to filing for divorce. By doing so, you not only safeguard your...

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What Legal Documents Do You Need to Buy a Home?

Because it’s the biggest financial investment most people will ever make, buying a property involves a lot of paperwork. That includes the seller, the bank and any authority from whom you’re planning to take a home loan. Thus, you should have all the paperwork in place under the guidance of a real estate lawyer to ensure you don’t miss out on any legal documents. In this way, you not only have written records of all vital information related to your purchase, but you can also fall back on these documents for future reference. Whenever you’re...

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What’s the Difference Between Uncontested and Contested Divorce?

Not all marriages are meant to last forever. This is especially true for unhappy couples. And that dissatisfied relationship could be due to any number of reasons such as domestic violence, adultery or simple incompatibility. Filing for divorce may not seem that hard, but, in reality, it’s emotionally demanding. That’s why couples looking to separate should be sure in their decision. Not all divorces are alike, but they do fall into two main types – uncontested and contested. Each is dealt with differently, and divorcing couples should be aware of those differences. In this way,...

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Why a Personal Injury Journal Is Important for Your Claim

Personal injuries caused by accidents where another person is at fault can be compensated only if you provide supporting evidence. Planning to communicate your pain and suffering verbally? You may want to rethink that decision. This is because none of us can recall every minute detail of an accident that may have happened months ago unless we document each and every discomfort related to our injuries. Even if you have a great memory, it is always wise to keep a personal injury journal to document your pain and suffering in the wake of the accident...

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Everything You Need to Know About Dog Bite Claims

Though dogs are generally friendly, they can bite based on the situation, such as when they are scared or have been startled. These incidents can incur severe physical injuries and mental trauma which may necessitate extensive medical attention. Some injuries take time to heal, requiring you to miss work. For these reasons, dog bites are a public safety concern and you have the right to seek compensation from the pet owner, as mentioned in the Dog Owner’s Liability Act (DOLA). But before we outline the different types of compensation you are eligible for and how...

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What Are the Hidden Costs of Buying a Home?

Buying a new home is exciting and expensive. If you are a first-time home buyer you might not be aware of the additional costs and find them shocking as they keep adding on to your estimate. We will outline all the extra costs incurred when you buy a new home so you can prepare yourself and plan your finances without compromising on the excitement of purchasing a new home. Plus, you can better negotiate with a real estate agent, broker or lender, and, with the help of a real estate lawyer, potentially get some fees waived....

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Boating Accidents in Canada: Causes and Preventive Measures

Did you know that every year about 100 Canadians die and many more suffer serious injuries due to boating accidents? That is why understanding the reasons behind these accidents and finding ways to prevent them is important. But before we outline the probable reasons, what do you think causes boat accidents? Is it the negligence of the operator or the occupants? Either way, lives end and it is an irreplaceable loss. You would naturally question the cause of the incident. For instance, if the death occurred due to the carelessness of the boater, you as...

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What to Expect in a Personal Injury Claim

Getting involved in an accident is nothing to take lightly. If you ignore it, your injuries can lead to bigger problems in the future and hamper your everyday life. That’s why it is important to know that the injured person is eligible to seek compensation for their injuries. However, not many people know what they have to deal with once they claim for accident benefits, especially if the injury or accident was a result of someone else’s fault. Here’s a guide to help you know what you should expect when dealing with a personal injury...

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How Social Media Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

Can you imagine your life without Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Social media platforms have become an intrinsic part of our lives to varying degrees, or at least the statistics say so. According to the 2019 Global Digital suite of reports from We Are Social and Hootsuite, there are 3.48 billion social media users around the world, i.e., 45% of the world uses social media. The average user spends one-seventh of their waking lives on these platforms. In the age of photos, videos, hashtags, tweets and status updates, social media platforms have become a new form...

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