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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6 Strong Reasons Why a Long-Term Disability Claim Might Be Denied

Long-Term Disability (LTD) coverage is given to people who became unemployed or are now unable to work because of a physical or mental injury. However, it is not as easy to get these benefits as it may seem. Many claims are denied because of reasons that could be avoided if applicants knew what went wrong or what was missing during the application process. That’s why our personal injury lawyers have compiled a list of common reasons why long-term disability claims are denied so you don’t make the same mistake when submitting your application. Why Is...

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What Happens When a Marriage Ends? Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Divorce is emotionally demanding. But it is important to think of what lies ahead instead of getting upset about the present, especially if you have children. ‘What will happen after the relationship ends?’ and ‘who will get what?’ are essential questions that need answers. Apart from the division of property, the rights and responsibilities of each partner is also divided by law to avoid future conflicts. Some couples deal with it quickly and easily, especially in case of uncontested divorce, whereas others find it messy and complicated. In Canada, laws regarding the division of marital...

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The Truth About WSIB’s New Policy on Medical Cannabis

The federal Cannabis Act came into effect October 17, 2018. It made Canada the second country in the world to formally legalize the cultivation, possession, acquisition and consumption of cannabis and its by-products for medical and recreational use. As a result, various organizations and government departments started making changes to their policies and implementing those changes accordingly. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) new policy on medical cannabis came into effect on March 1, 2019. This WSIB Policy No. 17-01-10, “Cannabis for Medical Purposes” identifies a list of requirements to assess eligibility for medical...

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4 Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Riding a motorcycle is both exciting and dangerous. According to new data released by B.C. Coroners Service, the number of motorcyclists who died on British Columbia roads spiked 50% in 2018. Most crashes, understandably, took place in summer when driving conditions are fair. But contrary to what you may believe, it is not always the rider’s fault. The injuries sustained in these accidents range from minor to severe. Some are beyond the rider’s control, while others could be prevented by taking a few simple safety measures. If you are planning to hop on your steel...

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