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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

Rowan's Law - Youth Concussions

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 07, 2016
Rowan’s Law brings much needed awareness to the seriousness of concussions in adolescent athletes. Learn how concussions may affect you and your family.
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Tags: Brain Injury, Head Injury, Personal Injury, Safety, Serious Injury

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

Soft-Tissue Injuries May Be Difficult To Prove In Personal Injury Cases

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 29, 2016
Soft-tissue injuries can be difficult to diagnose by medical professionals, which can make it more challenging to prove in a personal injury claim.
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Tags: Personal Injury

Pool Safety This Summer

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 21, 2016
Pool related injuries can be prevented if safety measures and precautions are taken by those indulging in swimming activities. Here we discuss steps you can take to keep yourself safe.
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Tags: Personal Injury, Safety

Eyewitness Testimony

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 06, 2016
An eyewitness’ testimony can either make or break your case. Here we take a look at just how important witnesses are in personal injury cases.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Free Consultation, 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

How Social Media Can Impact Your Case

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on May 20, 2016
In a society where technology makes everything accessible with the touch of a button, one should be very careful of how their actions may impact a personal injury claim. Read how sharing status updates and pictures can be detrimental to your case.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Dog Bite, Head Injury, Long Term Disability, Motorcycle Accident, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury

Almost 500 helmets distributed to school children

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on May 11, 2016
bike helmets distribution 2016
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Community Involvement, Head Injury, Personal Injury, Safety

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

Citizens for Safe Cycling

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Apr 13, 2016
Citizens for Safe Cycling
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Community Involvement, Free Consultation, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety, Serious Injury

Are Snowmobiles Safe For Children

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Apr 05, 2016
Snowmobiling causes more injuries than any other winter sport in Canada, and can be particularly dangerous for children. Find out how to make snowmobiling safer for everyone.
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Tags: Personal Injury, Safety

What To Do If Your Claim Is Denied

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Mar 15, 2016
What if your claim is denied - should you give up? Here we briefly discuss your immediate options.
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Tags: 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

Brain Injuries As A Result Of Car Accidents

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 29, 2016
Your road to recovery continues with us. Here we look at one of the most serious injuries that can result from a car accident and discuss how we can help.
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Tags: Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Head Injury, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

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

The Impact of Social Media and Surveillance on Your Claim

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 19, 2016
Sometimes simple status updates on social media and surveillance video of you engaged in innocent acts can have very negative impact on your personal injury case. Understand how you can help minimize these risks to your personal injury case.
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Tags: Free Consultation, Personal Injury, Serious 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

Know Your Rights After Being Injured In An Accident

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 18, 2016
After a car accident, slip and fall or any other kind of accident, you may not be sure of what you or your family should do. Being informed of your compensatory rights will help you navigate through the recovery period and help you start your life over after a tragedy.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Personal Injury, 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

Choosing the right car seat for your child and installing it correctly

By Dani Grandmaitre of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 02, 2016
Because of their small stature and lack of muscle strength, children are vulnerable to greater injury when involved in a car accident. One way to help reduce this risk is to choose the right car seat, install it correctly and buckle them in safely.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

Are You Discounting Your Injury Compensation?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 01, 2016
The steps you take after an accident can dictate the successful outcome of your claim. Read how you can unknowingly minimize your not so visible injuries and learn how to avoid doing so.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

What Are Your Rights As A Passenger?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Jan 26, 2016
Accidents unfortunately occur every day and while we often hear about the personal injury claims for drivers of the vehicles involved in the accident, what about the rights of the passengers who were injured? Here we look at the legal options available to passengers injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Impaired Driving, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Municipal Liability For Winter Driving Accidents

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Jan 19, 2016
Snow accumulation along the Highway 416 shoulder may have contributed to a January 6th crash that took the life of an Ottawa man. What are the Municipality’s obligations in terms of keeping road users safe during winter driving conditions?
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury

Accident and Injury Prevention in The New Year

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Jan 04, 2016
With the onset of winter, there is increased potential for accidents and personal injury while driving, shovelling snow and walking on icy surfaces. We can prevent most accidents to ourselves and family members by taking care and being proactive.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety