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Je suis blessé - Que demander à un avocat lors de la première rencontre?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Dec 14, 2015
Il est inquiétant d'être blessé, surtout quand on ne connaît ses droits, ni les indemnités auxquelles on a droit. Que demander à un avocet que l'on rencontre pour la première fois?
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Tags: Free Consultation, Personal Injury

Cycling Accidents and Waivers

By Dani Grandmaitre of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 27, 2015
Participating in a charity bike ride is not without its risks and consequences. Here, we discuss how the mandatory signing of a waiver can affect you or someone you know if they are hurt, injured or killed in a cycling accident
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Head Injury, Negligence, Personal Injury

Uber: Are you covered?

By Dani Grandmaitre of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 20, 2015
What happens when you get hurt while using the new Uber service that has taken the world by storm? Here we address a few concerns that the public and government has had about this service.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

Fitness Trackers: Can they affect your claim?

By Dani Grandmaitre of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 19, 2015
Fitbit is one of the more popular devices in the current fascination with fitness tracking. See how this can impact your case.
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Tags: Personal Injury

Wrongful Death Suits From Car Accidents

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 03, 2015
When the death of a loved one results from someone else’s negligence, the trauma of the sudden loss is compounded for the victim’s family. Dealing with a wrongful death is one of the most difficult challenges that a family may face. A personal injury lawyer can at least alleviate the stress of dealing with the legal issues arising from this tragic event.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury

Avoid A "Rainy Day" Accident

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 03, 2015
Don’t let rain be the cause of your accident and injury. Though it may not be at the forefront of our minds, the effects of rain on motorists, cyclists and pedestrians can be dangerous and even life threatening. All road users can be affected by wet or slippery conditions.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Hit And Run Accidents Involving Cyclists

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 02, 2015
Hit and run accidents happen every day in Ontario to unsuspecting victims, young and old. It is very common for cyclists to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident. If this happens to you, what should you do?
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Hit and Run, Personal Injury

Dangers of Slip and Fall Accidents

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 17, 2015
On the advent of Fall Prevention Month this November, we take a look at this common type of accident and some of the places and injuries associated with it.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Personal Injury

Psychological Injuries after Car Accidents

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 31, 2015
Although psychological injuries may not be as visible as physical injuries, they are just as impactful and can have a chronic and permanent effect on the life of a trauma victim. Mental health issues following a car accident vary in terms of kind and severity, but there are steps that accident victims can take to aid in their recovery.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Learn about Whiplash Injuries

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 15, 2015
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a car, bus, truck or motorcycle, Ontario's no-fault auto insurance enables you to receive compensation for lost wages and out of pocket medical expenses from your own automobile insurance company.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, School Bus Accidents

The Minor Injury Guideline

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 09, 2015
The Minor Injury Guideline (MIG) was formulated in 2010 and revised in 2011 and 2014. MIG was implemented within the context of Ontario's 'no fault' insurance reforms and came into effect for accidents that happened on September 1, 2010 or later.
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Tags: Personal Injury, Safety

Our Lawyers Can Represent Those Injured in Boating Accidents

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 03, 2015
Boating on Ontario lakes and rivers is one of the area's most popular outdoor summer activities. Thousands of people flock to the water to cool off and relax in a day or a weekend of boating fun, swimming and fishing.
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Tags: Boating Accidents, Personal Injury

Drinking-Driving and Personal Injury

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 18, 2015
Drunk driving is one of the most avoidable contributors to personal injury and death in Canada.
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Tags: Impaired Driving, Personal Injury

Motorcycle Safety during the Summer

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 03, 2015
Riding a motorcycle is seen as a fun and enjoyable experience to veteran riders as well as novices and first-timers.
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Tags: Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury

After a Car Accident

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on May 31, 2015
A car accident is one of the most common causes of injury to people across the world.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Skiing Waivers

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on May 12, 2015
Can a waiver prevent an individual from suing a ski resort if they are injured?
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Tags: Amusement Park Accidents, Personal Injury

Crush Injuries

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on May 06, 2015
In March 2015, an Ottawa man's legs were crushed by the elevator in a senior's co-op building.
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Tags: Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Personal Injury and You

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Apr 22, 2015
Life is unpredictable and there are many ways that we can get hurt.
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Tags: Personal Injury

Ice Skating: Protect Your Head!

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jan 12, 2015
The time for skating on Canada's longest outdoor skateway has finally arrived! People of all ages and from all around the world will put on ice skates and test their skating abilities in the following weeks on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.
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Tags: Brain Injury, Head Injury, Long Term Disability, Personal Injury, Safety

Ice flying from cars smashes other cars' windshields in Ottawa

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jan 09, 2015
As winter weather takes hold in Ontario, drivers are expected to adjust accordingly to avoid car accidents ...
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

What kinds of accident benefits are available in Ontario?

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jan 02, 2015
Many people who have been injured in car crashes are not aware of the full range of accident benefits that may be available.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

South Ottawa crash causes serious injury; impairment suspected

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Dec 17, 2014
Since the start of the holiday season, we've been discussing the dangers of impaired driving, as the rate of alcohol-related crashes tends to be higher in the midst of holiday festivities. Far too often, impaired driving has devastating consequences for Ontario residents.
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Tags: Bar and Tavern Liability, Brain Injury, Hit and Run, Impaired Driving, Personal Injury, Serious Injury, Social Host Liability

Avez-vous encouru des frais d'études inutiles en raison d'un accident-automobile?

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 28, 2014
Avez-vous encouru des frais d'études inutiles en raison d'un accident-automobile? Avez-vous été incapable de poursuivre vos études en raison de blessures subies dans un accident-automobile?
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

OPP launches Festive RIDE Campaign against impaired driving

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 27, 2014
The holiday season is a delightful time to gather with friends, family and co-workers to celebrate the old year and welcome the new one. In anticipation of the festivities, we recently put together a list of 10 tips for hosting a safe holiday party.
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Tags: Bar and Tavern Liability, Impaired Driving, Personal Injury, Serious Injury, Social Host Liability

Barrhaven car accident leaves 3 teens injured

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 20, 2014
Few teenagers, if any, get behind the wheel of a car for the first time and have a complete understanding of the responsibilities and risks of driving. In fact, a study published earlier this year revealed ...
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

SCI patient able to walk again after breakthrough procedure

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 08, 2014
According to Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, each week 11 people in the province suffer a new spinal cord injury, and 33,000 people in Ontario are currently living with SCI. Effective surgeries for treating of this kind of devastating injury have historically been elusive, but doctors and scientists con
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Tags: Long Term Disability, Personal Injury, SCI, Serious Injury

Minimizing liability while event hosting

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Oct 19, 2014
Some readers from Ontario may have an interest in event hosting. While such activities can indeed be fun for those involved, it may also be important to take a few precautions to protect oneself from liability in case of an incident.
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Tags: Bar and Tavern Liability, Impaired Driving, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety, Social Host Liability

1 injured in 2-vehicle collision

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Oct 16, 2014
Residents of Ontario may have heard about a two-car accident that transpired nearby in Michigan shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 13.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury

Highway 4 collision in Ontario seriously injures 2

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 24, 2014
A two-car accident in Wingham sent three people to hospital on Sept. 14. The crash occurred on Highway 4 around 7 p.m., causing the closure of the road overnight while officials investigated and cleared the debris that had spread across the road between the two vehicles.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

School Bus Safety - 2014-09-08

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 08, 2014
Children in Ontario headed back to school last week so we thought we would take this opportunity to highlight school bus safety issues.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety, School Bus Accidents, Serious Injury