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July 18, 2016

If you or a family member has suffered a catastrophic injury, you may be wondering if you should pursue legal options. Please take this quiz to find out if we can help you with your injuries:

For a free consultation with our attorneys, please contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers at (855) 862-7258. We proudly serve clients in Niagara Falls, Ontario and the surrounding areas. 

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July 15, 2016

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in the Hamilton area, you may be wondering if you need to hire a lawyer, file a claim or even how it all works. The entire process can seem overwhelming and incredibley intimidating. Fortunately, a lawyer can help you with your case so you can focus on recovery.

At Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers, we can help you with your auto accident claim. If you've been injured in a car crash, and are in the Hamilton area, call our office at (855) 862-7258. We proudly serve clients in the Burlington, Stoney Creek and...

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July 07, 2016

When you or a loved one becomes ill, you put your trust in the medical professionals. However, medical professionals can and do make mistakes—including misdiagnosing patients. If you've been misdiagnosed in the Burlington area, you may be able to file a claim, and our experienced medical malpractice attorneys can help.

Medical malpractice is defined as a doctor, hospital or other health care staff acting negligently by causing harm or further injury to their patient. In order to prove that medical staff committed medical malpractice, you must be able to show that the medical professional did not provide the standards of care...

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June 20, 2016

Have you or a loved one recently been bitten or attacked by a dog? You are not alone. Millions of people each year suffer from dog bites and negligent dog owners. However, our experienced team is here for you. Together, we have gathered the numbers and statistics from both the U.S. and Canada regarding dog bites, and how you can help prevent them from happening to anyone else.

 

To schedule your consultation, give our office a call at (855) 862-7258. We proudly serve clients in the Hamilton, Brantford, Niagara Falls and surrounding Ontario areas.

September 04, 2015

Each year there’s an alarming amount of people seriously injured or killed on Canadian railway tracks. Safety precautions need to be taken.  

Approaching railroad tracks while driving you need to slow down, look both ways and turn your radio down so you can listen. 

If you are walking as you approach the designated railway crossing, you also need to stop look and listen and take off any head phones so that you can listen without distraction. Do not attempt to cross the tracks until you are sure it is safe to do so. 

 Trains are always closer than they appear and travel extremely fast. It takes a train approximately...

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April 01, 2015

When injured in a motor vehicle accident you do not have to sue the other driver, the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule (SABS) has a set guideline for covering health care expenses.

OHIP will usually cover the cost of nursing, diagnostic testing such as x-rays, ultrasounds, CT Scans, MRI’s etc. At times, such tests may be ordered as a “third party” test to expedite the process but the cost of doing this may come from your predetermined maximums set by your auto insurance company.

If you have a separate extended health plan through your employer, spouse’s employer, a parent or privately, it becomes you’re your primary...

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March 20, 2015

You can definitely retain a new lawyer for any reason you feel necessary, but before making that decision, consider discussing your concerns with your current lawyer. However, before letting go of your current lawyer, you should start searching for a new lawyer, making sure to confirm that they are an expert in personal injury law. Not all lawyers are experienced in personal injuries; you wouldn’t see a dermatologist for an ear problem so why would you retain a real estate lawyer for a personal injury?

Typically, personal injury lawyers only bill you once your claim is settled. However, if you seek out a new lawyer after your...

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February 26, 2015

Lending your car to a friend or family member is a risky thing to do, as you are also lending your insurance policy and any good driving record you may have established.  It is a common misconception that insurance follows the driver and not the vehicle, when this is not usually the case. 

If you lend your car to a friend and they are involved in a collision that is their fault, it will be your auto policy that responds to any claims for damages caused by their negligence, and it may end up costing you.  The cost could be a deductible payment for vehicle repair or an increase in your premiums, but there are also more serious...

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December 22, 2014

Technically, there’s the same two-year statute of limitations for lawsuits regardless of whether you fall on public or private property, but if you fall on municipally-owned property (such as a sidewalk) in Ontario there is a catch. You have to notify the municipality within 10 calendar days of the date of the accident or else you may not be permitted to sue. This alerts the municipality to the problem so it can be repaired if necessary and prevents others from injuring themselves.

 Failure to give the municipality notice within 10 days doesn’t mean you can’t sue if there’s a reasonable reason for the delay, but the municipalities...

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December 19, 2014

If you are involved in a car accident that was determined to be your fault, it is very likely that your monthly insurance premium will increase. But how can you determine the amount that your rate will be increased by?

This is a difficult question to answer since the rate of increase for insurance premiums varies from company to company. For this reason, it is a good idea to discuss the rate increase schedule with your insurance company before purchasing your policy. This will help you determine which company will provide you with the best value in the event that you cause a car accident.

Keep in mind that subsequent car...

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