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Husband awarded Damages in Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death claim is a civil action or lawsuit against a person whose negligent action caused the death of a loved one. Wrongful death claims may be brought by family members who experienced a financial and/or non-economic loss due to the death. Among the financial losses that may be sought in a wrongful death […]

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CLAIMING DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR A SPINAL DISORDER

Spinal disorders can make it difficult, and often impossible, to work and perform everyday functions because back and spine strength are fundamental to most of our basic activities, including sitting, standing, walking and lifting. This is why many Canadians suffering from a spinal disorder become permanently disabled. Spinal disorders may affect the neck or anywhere […]

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Toronto Cyclist suffers Spinal Injury when Driver fails to yield

In June 2016, Toronto Mayor John Tory announced the ‘Vision Zero’ plan to introduce infrastructure and policy changes in the City aimed at reducing the number of cycling and pedestrian deaths to zero by 2021.  And, although the City of Toronto implemented a number of initiatives – including designated bike lanes, more biking lines on […]

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Chronic Pain may entitle you to a higher level of Accident Benefits under your Vehicle Insurance

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, the amount of injury compensation you are entitled to receive under your ‘no fault’ accident coverage depends on your level of injury.  There are three categories of injury under statutory accident benefits (SABS): minor injury guidelines (MIG); non-catastrophic injuries; and catastrophic injuries. Persons who are deemed […]

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Compensation hinges on lost income in wrongful death claims

Bereaved family members should not expect blockbuster windfalls following the wrongful death of a loved one, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. “This isn’t like the U.S., where you see huge sums being paid for grief,” Kotak, principal of Kotak Personal Injury Law, tells AdvocateDaily.com. Instead, he explains that Ontario’s Family Law […]

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Private policies a good option to mitigate disability risk

Canadians would be wise to check out private insurance policies to help mitigate their risk should an illness leave them unable to work, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak tells Bloomberg News. “The reality is many Canadians are living day-to-day, and the workforce is changing,” says Kotak, principal of Kotak Personal Injury Law. […]

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Burden of proof in wrongful death claims

Ontario law provides an opportunity for compensation to some relatives following the wrongful death of a loved one, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Kotak, principal of Kotak Personal Injury Law, says wrongful death claims proceed in a similar way as negligence actions — the plaintiff must show not only that the […]

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Car Accident results in life-changing Brain Injury

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of personal injury lawsuits arising from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Traumatic brain injury refers to damage to the brain caused by a traumatic event such as a blow or jolt to the head.  In many cases of TBI, the injured person experiences only temporary symptoms that […]

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