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Helmets on Kids - 10 years in Ottawa

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on May 23, 2017
Helmets on Kids - 10 years in Ottawa
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Community Involvement

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

Grade six students hold successful mock trial!

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Apr 25, 2017
Students learn about the Canadian legal system as part of the Ontario Bar Association's Law Day programming.
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Tags: Community Involvement

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

When I sue

By Dani Grandmaitre of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Mar 31, 2017
In Ontario, drivers are required by law to have a valid policy of insurance on their vehicle when driving. This insurance policy provides various protections including for when you are responsible for a collision in which someone is injured. As such, if the person responsible for the accident is properly insured, the insurance company will respond to the lawsuit and essentially take the individual’s place.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Pourquoi choisir un avocat francophone?

By Dani Grandmaitre of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Mar 24, 2017
Même si le défendeur est unilingue anglophone, vous, en tant que personne francophone, avez le droit de demander à ce que l’instance soit bilingue. C’est pourquoi il est important de bien choisir son avocat et préférablement de choisir un avocat parlant votre langue.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Personal Injury

Ski Day with SCI Ontario a great success

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Mar 01, 2017
Ski Day with SCI Ontario a great success
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Tags: SCI, Safety

Who is Responsible for a Dog’s Actions?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 24, 2017
Who is Responsible for a Dog’s Actions?
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Tags: Dog Bite, Free Consultation

The Comfort of a Bowl of Soup

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 18, 2017
The Comfort of a Bowl of Soup
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Tags: Community Involvement

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

Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Dec 05, 2016
Hiring a personal injury lawyer
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Tags: Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Personal Injury

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

Ontario Court Orders Quebec Insurer To Pay Damages In Disputed Claim

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 03, 2016
In Ismail v Pafco Insurance Company, an Ontario Superior Court decided that a Quebec insurer, Desjardins, was liable to pay damages determined by an Ontario court and arising from a car accident in Ontario.
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Tags: Personal Injury

Brain Injury Among Women

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 11, 2016
There are differences in the way men and women recover from acquired brain injury (ABI), but research is somewhat lacking in the effects of ABI among women. Two upcoming events will provide valuable information for ABI survivors and their families: a Sept 29th symposium in Toronto on brain injury among women, and a Sept 22nd fundraising dinner in Ottawa hosted by the Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley.
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Tags: Brain Injury, Community Involvement, Head Injury, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Back To School Safety

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 07, 2016
Millions of students went back to school this week and many of these children travel on a school bus. Here we look at some important laws and safety tips for motorists as well as students, to ensure the safety of everyone.
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Tags: Safety, School Bus Accidents

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

Let's Run and Stay Safe

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 11, 2016
Ottawa is celebrated for its award-winning running events and its abundance of scenic trails. The newly created 5/15 Farm Run on July 15th is one of many events scheduled for 2016. Remember to practice safety while running to avoid the potential for physical injury.
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, 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

Ontario’s Automobile Insurance Coverage Is Changing Again

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 05, 2016
Ontario’s Automobile Insurance Coverage Is Changing Again
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Free Consultation

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