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March 29, 2021

I Just Witnessed an Accident. What Do I Do?

I just witnessed an accident. What do I do? The first thing to do, if you think people might be seriously injured, would […]
March 19, 2021

How Much Is My Claim Worth? The Cap on Pain and Suffering

As personal injury lawyers we often get asked “How much is my claim worth”? It can be confusing to read that a car accident […]
February 12, 2021

Is It Time to Excuse Jurors From Civil Cases in Ontario?

The Ontario Government is considering eliminating juries from civil cases during the pandemic and going forward. Very few civil jury cases have been […]
January 4, 2021

Burn Tucker Lachaîne Partners Are Certified Specialists in Civil Litigation

Did you know that our three partners at Burn Tucker Lachaîne have been certified as specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society […]
March 5, 2020

The Secret Insurance Deductible

The Secret Insurance Deductible
December 3, 2018

Throwing a Party this Holiday Season? Know Your Obligations as a Social Host

Throwing a Party this Holiday Season? Know Your Obligations as a Social Host
January 31, 2018

Increased penalties for distracted and careless driving

Increased penalties for distracted and careless driving
March 31, 2017

When I sue, who pays?

In Ontario, drivers are required by law to have a valid policy of insurance on their vehicle when driving. This insurance policy provides various protections including for when you are responsible for a collision in which someone is injured. As such, if the person responsible for the accident is properly insured, the insurance company will respond to the lawsuit and essentially take the individual’s place.
October 31, 2016

How Changes In Marijuana Legislation May Affect Motorists

Earlier this year, the Federal government announced plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by 2017. Here we look at what that may mean for motorists and why driving while under the influence of marijuana continues to be a bad decision, whether or not the drug is legalized.
October 26, 2016

Legal Steps After Suffering Injury In A Taxi

Everyday, thousands of Canadians use taxicabs. Here we look at your legal options and steps you should take if you become hurt while a passenger in a taxicab or another vehicle.
February 22, 2016

More Lives Affected By Impaired Driving

Impaired driving continues to be the cause of numerous injuries and fatalities in Ontario. Stiffer fines and penalties seek to reduce the impact on accident victims and their families.
February 18, 2016

Joint Liability In Car Accidents

The 2016 ruling in a recent Ottawa trial, Gardiner v MacDonald, has received much media attention, particularly with respect to the alleged negligence of a City of Ottawa bus driver in a fatal crash. The case addresses the issue of multiple causal factors and several defendants in the determination of liability and damages resulting from a car accident.
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