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Insurance and injury law is constantly changing through changes in the law, new judicial decisions, and changes in the political landscape. We believe that it is important for us as injury lawyers stay informed of these changes, so that we can better serve our clients. We also believe that it is important to share this information with accident victims and the general public, so that they can be better informed of their rights in the event of an accident.

Parties Under Disability and Their Protection in Personal Injury Lawsuits.

Posted by Laura Pearce on 7 March 2017
Parties Under Disability and Their Protection in Personal Injury Lawsuits.
In the context of a personal injury lawsuit, a "party under disability" refers to a minor (someone who is under the age of majority) or to a person incapable of managing their property and/or personal care. For his or her own legal protection, a plaintiff under disability cannot star...
Posted in: Lawsuits  

What is an Examination for Discovery?

Posted by Laura Pearce on 1 March 2017
What is an Examination for Discovery?
The Examination for Discovery ("discovery") is an important early step in a personal injury lawsuit, typically occurring about six months after the Statement of Defence is filed. Discovery is a formal proceeding during which the plaintiff's lawyer questions the defendant, and th...
Posted in: Lawsuits  

What is a Statement of Claim?

Posted by Laura Pearce on 20 February 2017
What is a Statement of Claim?
In a lawsuit started by a person who has suffered personal injury due to the negligence of another person or company, the injured person is called the "plaintiff". The at-fault party is called the "defendant". The lawsuit is called a "tort action". A plaintiff...
Posted in: Lawsuits  

"Should I bring a lawsuit?" We will give you our opinion. For free.

Posted by Laura Pearce on 6 February 2017
"Should I bring a lawsuit?" We will give you our opinion. For free.
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision, a slip and fall, or other accident, we will meet with you, for free, to give you our legal opinion on whether or not you have a case. We will answer every question you have about lawsuits, no matter how many questions you ask. If we think we ...
Posted in: Lawsuits  

When - and how much - do you pay us for being your lawyer?

Posted by Laura Pearce on 31 January 2017
When - and how much - do you pay us for being your lawyer?
As a client of Velocity Injury Law you usually do not have to pay your lawyer any money for the legal services up-front or during your lawsuit. In most cases, you only pay us when your lawsuit is over and even then, only if we get you financial compensation for your injuries. What we charge y...
Posted in: Legal Fees  

What is a dog owner's civil responsibility?

Posted by Laura Pearce on 23 January 2017
What is a dog owner's civil responsibility?
If you own a dog you might be surprised to learn that you are automatically considered legally responsible if your dog injures another person whether or not the dog does so unexpectedly or because  it was provoked, and even if you did nothing wrong. The Ontario Dog Owners' Liabili...
Posted in: Liability  

Am I responsible to ensure the safety of others when they visit my home?

Posted by Laura Pearce on 18 January 2017
Am I responsible to ensure the safety of others when they visit my home?
If you have property, such as land, a home, a business, or even a rented apartment, you have certain legal responsibilities when it comes to visitors or other people on your property. The term "occupier" is used in Ontario to refer to a person who owns property, has physical possess...
Posted in: Liability  

Ten Things You Should Do After A Car Accident

Posted by Laura Pearce on 8 January 2017
Ten Things You Should Do After A Car Accident
It seems automatic to call 911 if you are in a car accident, especially if you have been injured. But besides the obvious, there are some important things you (or someone on your behalf) should do as soon as possible: At the scene 1. Take photos: Use the camera on your phone to take ph...
Posted in: Automobile Accident  

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