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Are there Limits on Damages for Pain and Suffering In Ontario?


If you have suffered a personal injury in Ottawa, or anywhere across Ontario, you are able to bring a negligence claim against the at-fault party or parties to recover damages you have suffered. The purpose of a damage award is to provide compensation to the plaintiff.  In a negligence claim, the court seeks to put…

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Family Law Act Claims – What are They and Who Can Claim Them?


What are Family Law Act Claims in Ontario? Many people are aware that if they have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another, they can bring a claim against the at-fault party for damages. However, what many may not realize is that their family members may also have a claim…

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Claims Against Municipalities for Ice and Snow Removal: City (Nelson) v. Marchi


On October 21, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada released the decision of City (Nelson) v. Marchi. In the decision, a unanimous court held that the City of Nelson’s snow removal activities did not fall under “core policy” government decisions and thus were not immune from claims of negligence. The ruling could have widespread implications…

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Third-Party Automobile Liability Coverage – Do You Have Enough?


Ontario law sets out serious consequences for motorists who drive without valid insurance, including hefty fines, license suspension, and vehicle impoundment. Ontario law also sets out the minimum amount of coverage that motorists are required to have under the standard automobile insurance policy. The following are the basic coverages included under the standard automobile insurance…

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What is Ontario’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund?


Following a motor vehicle collision in Ottawa, or anywhere across Ontario, there are typically two possible forms of compensation: 1) Accident Benefits; and 2) a tort claim (ie negligence lawsuit) against the at-fault driver. Typically, these forms of compensation are paid through automobile insurance. Generally, the Accident Benefits are paid by the injured party’s insurer…

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