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Can I sue for Damages for my Chronic Pain? Dec 10, 2018 Chronic pain is a very real condition that can result from car accidents, falls and other traumatic events. Although more difficult to measure than objective injuries, chronic pain can have as great, or an even greater, impact on your life than the original injury, and you may be entitled to compensation against the party who caused your injury.
Are you liable for Damages if your Vehicle is taken without your permission? Aug 24, 2018 Vicarious liability means that a vehicle owner has liability for any damages resulting from negligence and caused by anyone driving their car. Further, an owner may be vicariously liable even when the driver did not have the owner’s consent to drive if the negligent driver was given access to, or possession of, the vehicle.
Catastrophic Injury Compensation for Car Accident Victims May 22, 2018 Persons who sustain a catastrophic injury in a motor vehicle accident are eligible for the greatest maximum accident benefits, in acknowledgement of the large financial burden for rehabilitation and future care in such cases.
‘At fault’ driver in Car Accident is liable for Damages when Injury later worsens May 01, 2018 Pain and physical limitations may worsen months or years after being injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, particularly if you have pre-existing injuries. In such a case, the at fault driver may be liable to pay damages for your worsening condition.
Judge finds Defendant in Spinal Injury Accident Claim is indemnified under his Homeowner's Insurance Policy Mar 14, 2018 A man sustained a catastrophic spinal injury in an ATV accident and claimed his passenger caused the injury by preventing him from safely exiting when the ATV flipped. An Ontario Court ruled that the Insurer for the defendant’s homeowner policy is obligated to defend and indemnify the defendant.
Statutory Deadlines for commencing your Personal Injury Claim Jan 02, 2018 Ontario law requires that motor accident victims must file their civil suit against a negligent driver within two years of having discovered they have grounds to make a claim. A defendant in a civil action may file a motion to have the claim against them dismissed when it is filed more than two years after the accident, if the plaintiff should have been aware earlier that they had a claim.