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Êtes-vous résident de la province du Québec mais blessé en Ontario?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 31, 2019
Êtes-vous résident de la province du Québec mais blessé en Ontario?
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury

Can Car Accident Victims Be Reimbursed for the Cost of Cannabis?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 11, 2019
Can Car Accident Victims Be Reimbursed for the Cost of Cannabis?
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Long-Term Care Facilities in Ontario: A Resident’s Rights

By Janan Arafa of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 19, 2019
Long-Term Care Facilities in Ontario: A Resident’s Rights
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Tags: Negligence, Personal Injury

Who is Responsible if You Slip on an Icy Sidewalk?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 26, 2017
Who is Responsible if You Slip on an Icy Sidewalk?
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Tags: Community Involvement, Negligence, Pedestrian accidents

Are you up to date on Ontario's rules of the road?

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 10, 2017
Did you know that the Ontario Government recently made changes to the rules of the road? We provide a summary of the changes most likely to effect every day driving.
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Impaired Driving, Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

Court Action Against Your Landlord

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Aug 02, 2017
Court Action Against Your Landlord
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Tags: Free Consultation, Negligence, Personal Injury

Recreational waivers and your rights as a consumer

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Apr 30, 2017
Not every right can be waived. Two recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decisions make it clear that an occupier's right to waive liability does not trump a consumer's right to service of a reasonable quality under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002.
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Tags: Amusement Park Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Put temptation out of reach: how to avoid distracted driving

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Apr 18, 2017
The number of collisions caused by distracted driving has risen steeply. Learn more about what distracted driving is, what the consequences of distracted driving are, and what you can do to remain focussed on the road - not your cell phone.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Community Involvement, Negligence, Personal Injury

Can I Sue My Landlord If I Was Injured in My Apartment?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 07, 2017
Can I Sue My Landlord If I Was Injured in My Apartment?
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Tags: Free Consultation, Negligence

Freeze / thaw conditions can lead to treacherous conditions

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jan 20, 2017
Freeze / thaw conditions can lead to treacherous conditions
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Tags: Negligence, Pedestrian accidents

A winter hazard: Snow and ice breaking loose from vehicles

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Dec 30, 2016
Winter driving comes with difficult conditions. One risk that might not be so obvious is the risk of snow and ice breaking loose from a vehicle and causing a car accident.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Tips for Keeping Your Property Safe This Winter Season

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 24, 2016
Winter means freezing rain, snow, and ice, and also typically results in an increase in slip, trip and fall accidents on residential and commercial properties. Here are precautionary steps that you can take to prepare for winter weather and reduce the risk of someone being injured on your property.
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Tags: Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Accident Involving Stroller Raises Concerns About Pedestrian Accidents

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 18, 2016
There were many pedestrian-motorist accidents in Ottawa in the fall of 2016, the most recent of which involved a baby stroller clipped by a driver turning at an intersection.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

Helping Victims with Scars and Disfigurement

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 12, 2016
Scars and disfigurement arising from a motor vehicle accident, burn, or another serious incident, have a substantial long-term impact on the lives of accident victims, both in terms of physical suffering and psychological ramifications. Victims may be entitled to compensation if someone’s negligence caused their injury.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Negligence, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Third cyclist injured using recently opened bike lane on O'Connor Street

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 09, 2016
Third cyclist injured using recently opened bike lane on O'Connor Street
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Negligence, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

When Can I Seek Compensation for Pain & Suffering

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 07, 2016
Motor vehicle accident victims who were seriously and permanently injured can seek damages for their pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment in life.
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Tags: Negligence, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Cyclist's Death Results in Calls for Better Cycling Infrastructure in Ottawa

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 04, 2016
Cyclist's death results in calls for better cycling infrastructure in the City of Ottawa
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Safety

Claiming Compensation For An Injury Caused By Minor

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Aug 29, 2016
Accident victims are entitled to file an injury claim against the negligent party who caused their injury and losses. However, what happens when the negligent person is a minor? Here we look at one’s legal options when they have been hurt and/or injured in an accident caused by a minor.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

Government Crackdowns on Distracted Driving Accidents

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Aug 24, 2016
Government and police directives throughout North America are aimed at the increasing problem of car accidents and injury caused by distracted driving. Here we look at how the issue of distracted driving has affected Ontarians and the ways in which motorists can reduce incidents.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Filing An Injury Claim When You Have Contributed To Accident

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 19, 2016
Sometimes our actions inadvertently contribute to an accident in which we are injured. However, being guilty of a traffic violation or another act that may have contributed to an accident does not necessarily preclude an injured person from successfully claiming damages against a negligent party.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Municipalities Are Liable When Someone Is Injured If City Failed To Take Due Care

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 04, 2016
If someone is injured on an unsafe condition on a municipal property, the municipality may be liable for any losses that resulted from the accident.
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Tags: Negligence, Personal Injury

Hockey Injury Damages

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 03, 2016
A Montreal boy was awarded $8 Million in damages for a catastrophic hockey-related injury, when the judge determined that the injury exceeded the inherent risks of the game.
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Tags: Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety, Serious Injury

Is It Worthwhile To File A Claim?

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Apr 14, 2016
Filing a claim can be a discouraging process, particularly if you are doing so on your own. Consultation with a personal injury lawyer can help tremendously and also provide a realistic perspective of what you are up against and what your claim is truly worth.
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Tags: Free Consultation, Long Term Disability, Negligence, Personal Injury

What Qualifies As A Justifiable Personal Injury Claim?

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Mar 07, 2016
You have just been hurt in an accident and now what? Here we take a look at some of the most common types of personal injury cases in Ottawa and advise you on whether you have just grounds to receive financial compensation.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Dog Bite, Free Consultation, Negligence, Personal Injury

School Bus Safety

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 29, 2016
While students in Ontario are rarely hurt while riding inside school buses, the frequency of accidents involving students hit by cars while getting on or off a bus is fairly high. Driver inattention is the most common cause of pedestrian-vehicle accidents involving bus students, and this negligent action can have devastating consequences.
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Tags: Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety, School Bus Accidents

What to ask a lawyer at the first meeting

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 26, 2016
People are hurt every day and in most cases while they are participating in everyday activities. It’s easy to forget that risk of injury is present almost everywhere and with every decision that is made and even those that aren’t. Here we look at a recent accident and address common questions that are asked by clients.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

More Lives Affected By Impaired Driving

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 22, 2016
Impaired driving continues to be the cause of numerous injuries and fatalities in Ontario. Stiffer fines and penalties seek to reduce the impact on accident victims and their families.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Impaired Driving, Negligence, Personal Injury

Drunk Driving Accidents and Wrongful Death

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 18, 2016
Driving while impaired is a choice that takes a terrible toll on the victims and families of the victims. Whether car accidents result in wrongful death or severe injuries, accident victims and their loved ones commonly suffer a long term impact that can never be undone.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Impaired Driving, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Joint Liability In Car Accidents

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 18, 2016
The 2016 ruling in a recent Ottawa trial, Gardiner v MacDonald, has received much media attention, particularly with respect to the alleged negligence of a City of Ottawa bus driver in a fatal crash. The case addresses the issue of multiple causal factors and several defendants in the determination of liability and damages resulting from a car accident.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety, Serious Injury

Fires and Personal Injury

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 16, 2016
Fires occur more commonly than most of us realize, and often cause personal injury within the home or on the job. When injuries result from another person’s carelessness or intent, we have the right to seek damages from the negligent party.
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Tags: Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety