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At Stevenson Whelton LLP we aim to provide you with the knowledge and up-to-date information that may impact you in your everyday life. From local news pieces to actual court case reviews, our blog provides you with easily readable and relatable content.

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Appeal Court allows maximum Non-pecuniary Damages for Plaintiff suffering Chronic Pain and Depression Aug 22, 2019 The defendants in a personal injury lawsuit appealed the original trial judgement and argued that there should have been a mistrial. However, the Ontario Court of Appeal found that there was no legal basis for overturning the previous decision that allowed the plaintiff to be awarded the current maximum for non-pecuniary damages, $379,153
Crown is found liable for over $1 Million in Damages when man is injured in Jail Aug 16, 2019 A 19-year-old was seriously assaulted and suffered long-term injuries after corrections officers placed the young man in the same jail unit as a man who had previously assaulted and threatened him. An Ontario Court found the Crown vicariously liable for the man’s injuries, after finding that detention staff were negligent and failed to uphold standing orders which would have kept the two men in separate units.
Reducing the Risk of Falling for Seniors Aug 07, 2019 In Canada, about 20 to 30 cent of seniors fall every year and these falls often result in debilitating injuries and sometimes, death. Learn about current studies on how seniors can reduce their risk of falling and becoming seriously injured.
Medical Evidence necessary to Prove your Disability Claim Aug 01, 2019 Disability claims are frequently rejected because the applicant did not provide sufficient or proper medical evidence to substantiate that they cannot perform their job. Find out what you need to include to make a successful disability claim.
Key Differences Between Civil vs. Criminal Cases Jul 24, 2019 If you were injured by a drunk driver, you may choose to sue the driver for damages, and the driver may also face criminal charges. Learn about the key differences in the way a civil action and criminal prosecution are resolved.
Video Evidence can be used against you in a Personal Injury Lawsuit Jul 16, 2019 Insurance companies often hire investigators to videotape claimants when there is any doubt about the severity of injuries alleged in a personal injury claim. Read about two lawsuits involving video evidence that challenged a plaintiff’s credibility.