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October 16, 2017

Car accidents can be stressful events, and it's often difficult to think clearly immediately following the collision. However, the steps you take after a car accident can significantly impact your ability to recover compensation at a later date. Do you know what you need to do during these critical moments?

We've created the following quiz to test your knowledge of what needs to be done after you're involved in an accident. We encourage you to take the quiz to see how prepared you are in the unfortunate event that you get into a collision with another vehicle.

If you've been injured in a car accident, you may be...

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October 03, 2017

Technological innovations are changing the way we live our lives. Not only is technology impacting our daily tasks and routines, but it is changing the way most professions and industries conduct business. The legal field is no different. In recent years, lawyers, insurance companies and courts have leveraged the benefits of technology to do their jobs more effectively.

At Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers, we readily embrace the technological innovations available to us in order to provide our clients with the best possible results. This is just one of the ways we strive to provide you with the top notch legal service you deserve....

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September 27, 2017

In most instances, the driver who is at fault for a car accident is liable for any damages caused by the collision. However, determining liability often becomes more complicated when the car accident is caused by someone who is driving for work and/or operating a company vehicle. In these situations, the following questions may arise:

  • Who is responsible for damages caused by the accident?
  • Whose insurance company is responsible for paying out any settlements?
  • Are there any other special benefits, such as workers’ compensation, available?
  • What role does negligence play in determining liability?
  • ...
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September 20, 2017

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit in order to recover compensation for the damages you incurred as part of the accident. Often, these lawsuits are essential to ensuring that your compensation adequately covers the massive financial burdens associated with medical bills, property damage and lost wages following your car accident. Unfortunately, what many people don’t realize is that Ontario law prevents injured victims from recovering the full compensation to which they’re entitled in many instances.

Ontario’s Insurance Act allows the insurance company to keep a certain portion of your...

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August 31, 2017

Distracted driving has become a serious problem in recent years and is now one of the leading causes of car accidents. Driving involves tremendous focus and attention in order to ensure the safety of all others sharing the road. When a driver becomes distracted, the consequences can be catastrophic for the victims of an ensuing collision.

Cell phone usage while driving is by far the most common form of distracted driving. It’s become increasingly common for drivers to talk and text behind the wheel. Studies have found that texting while driving is six times more likely to cause a car accident than driving while intoxicated. Talking...

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August 30, 2017

Injuries designated as catastrophic are generally those that will impact the rest of your life, such as an amputation, brain damage, or spinal cord damage. Catastrophic injuries often require months of recovery time, rehabilitation, and potentially even a lifetime of at-home care. As such, the benefits you receive from a catastrophic injury claim in Ontario are much higher than those from a less severe injury.

Despite your trauma and the possibility of never leading a normal life again, insurance companies will often try to deny your catastrophic injury claim. You might think that because you pay for insurance you shouldn't have a...

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August 23, 2017

If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. We’ve prepared the following SlideShare presentation to help you learn about your legal rights and options.

 

The wrongful death lawyers at Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers have witnessed firsthand the devastation that occurs from these tragic events. We’ll fight aggressively to protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Please contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers using the form on this page or call 855-862-7258...

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August 14, 2017

If you've been injured on the job, you have certain rights provided by law. In Canada, you are entitled to recover benefits under the workers' compensation program. However, it's important to take the proper actions after your injury to safeguard your ability to recover the benefits to which you're entitled.

After a workplace injury, you should always take the following steps:

  • Report the injury to your supervisor - You should always inform your supervisor that you've been injured as soon as possible. Your supervisor should have you fill out a form in order to document the accident and the nature of your...
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July 31, 2017

Food poisoning is unfortunately a fairly common occurrence, whether it resulted from an improperly cooked meal at home, a restaurant, or a contaminated food item bought at the grocery store or a farmer's market. While food poisoning is never a pleasant experience, there are some things to keep in mind before deciding to sue.

How Severe Was Your Food Poisoning?

If you were in and out of the bathroom for a day with no real lasting damage done, it may not be worth the time and expense to sue. On the other hand, if you were hospitalized and had to miss a significant amount of work, then you may be able to...

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July 17, 2017

Summer is in full swing. It's a beautiful time of the year in the Hamilton area, and hopefully you're enjoying all of the great activities that summer has to offer. While spending a lot of time outdoors provides many benefits to your body, it can also create many hazards that can lead to serious injuries. In order to ensure that your summer endeavors are safe as well as fun, the attorneys at Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers have compiled some important safety tips to keep in mind.

The sun is extremely strong during the summer months. This can increase your risk of a serious sunburn and make exposure to harmful UV rays even more...

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