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April 4, 2022

Are cities and municipalities immune from lawsuits because of snow?

In a Nutshell Cities and municipalities are not immune from liability for the decision of how to remove the snow and in how […]
December 6, 2021

‘Tis the Season for Icy Parking Lots

In the last year, our firm Burn Tucker Lachaîne published a few blogs on the important changes to the legislation for slip and […]
October 4, 2021

Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley Annual Fall Fundraiser: Virtual Art Therapy Workshop

In just over a week, Burn Tucker Lachaine PC and Modern OT are co-hosting a Fall Fundraiser in support of the Brain Injury […]
August 20, 2021

Ontario’s New High Mark for Wrongful Death Damages: $250,000.00 for a Parent

It is trite to say that no amount of money will ever compensate a parent for the loss of a child.  But when […]
July 26, 2021

The New Contingency Fee Agreements

Have you ever heard people talk about “contingency fees”? Contingency fees are an alternative to paying hourly rate for legal fees. This type […]
June 25, 2021

What Does “Damages” Entail?

Everyone hears about “claiming damages” at one point or another. But what is included in “damages”? What is included in damages will vary […]
May 25, 2021

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

Like in medicine, lawyers often focus their practice in a specific area of law. Litigation, Family Law, Estates, Real Estate, Corporate Law and […]
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 25, 2021

Should I Join a Class Action Lawsuit?

Class action lawsuits have a benefit in certain cases. For example, in 2013, four chocolate producers in Canada agreed to pay more than […]
January 14, 2021

Can My Family Be Compensated for My Injuries

Did you know that under the Family Law Act, members of your immediate family may be eligible for compensation for injuries you suffered in […]
January 11, 2021

60 Days Notice Required for Slip and Fall on Ice or Snow

In early December 2020, in anticipation of the winter weather season, the Ontario government passed Bill 118. This piece of legislation has a […]
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