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Are you aware of the risks of drowsy driving?

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jan 16, 2015
Most Ottawa drivers are undoubtedly aware of the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, and in recent years more people have come to understand that distracted driving....
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Tags: Car Accidents, Safety, Serious 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

Denied Long-Term Disability Benefits: When Can You Start a Lawsuit?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Jan 05, 2015
Your long-term disability benefits application was denied? The Court of Appeal of Ontario recently released its decision in the Kassburg v. Sunlife Assurance Company of Canada case about denied long-term disability benefits.
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Tags: Long Term Disability

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

Celebration of People - Getting Involved In Our Community!

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Dec 17, 2014
On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, lawyers from Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP joined in celebrating the contributions and achievement of people who make Ottawa a more accessible and inclusive community by attending the Celebration of People! Celebration of People is an annual awards dinner, which was first
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Tags: Brain Injury, Community Involvement

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

What is involved in a free consultation?

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 16, 2014
Our office offers free consultations to those who have been injured or who have disability claims that have been denied or terminated.
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Tags: Free Consultation

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

Pedestrian struck and killed by an OC Transpo Bus in Ottawa

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 06, 2014
On November 3, 2014, Victoria Buchanan, a 25 year old Ottawa resident, was struck by an OC Transpo bus after falling as she ran to catch the bus. Although efforts were made by paramedics to revive Ms. Buchanan...
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Tags: OC Transpo, Pedestrian accidents

What are the consequences of over-serving a patron?

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Oct 24, 2014
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has strict rules about serving alcohol to intoxicated bar and restaurant patrons.
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Tags: Bar and Tavern Liability, Negligence, Serious Injury, Social Host Liability

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

Motorcyclist injured are being rear-ended by vehicle

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 08, 2014
An Ontario man suffered serious injuries after he was involved in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 22. Police said that the injuries suffered by the others ...
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Tags: Motorcycle Accident, Negligence, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Assault by bouncer

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 08, 2014
Unfortunately, all too often, there are incidents at bars and nightclubs which involve staff (typically bouncers, but not always) assaulting patrons. These establishments (taverns) are subject to very specific rules when it comes to the service of alcohol and the use of force.
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Tags: Bar and Tavern Liability, Social Host Liability

Accident involving truck injures 7

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Aug 06, 2014
Ontario Provincial Police say that charges are pending in a two-vehicle accident that sent seven people to hospitals.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

4 injured in roller coaster derailment

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 18, 2014
Ontario thrill-seekers might be surprised to read about an amusement park accident that injured four people on July 7 near Los Angeles, California.
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Tags: Amusement Park Accidents, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Cyclist suffers minor injury in hit-and-run

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 17, 2014
Ontario Provincial Police in Caledon were called to Orangeville on June 14 for a hit-and-run accident between a cyclist walking his bike and a motor vehicle.
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Hit and Run, Personal Injury, Safety

Bike Helmets

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 14, 2014
Riding a bicycle and other recreational activities are important for children's health. Unfortunately, these activities also carry a risk of injury.
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Community Involvement, Safety

Have you been injured at a water park?

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 10, 2014
At this time of the year, water parks in Ontario are opening. Water parks can be a great and fun way to spend your hot Summer days. Unfortunately, you can also get injured at a water park.
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Tags: Amusement Park Accidents, Serious Injury

4 injured in 6-car collision

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 09, 2014
According to the Ontario Provincial Police, a multiple-vehicle accident in Pickering left one person with life-threatening injuries and three others with serious injuries.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Ontario town teams up with the CAA to promote bicycle safety

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on May 30, 2014
Cyclists are extremely vulnerable when motorists do not remain vigilant. Collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles often lead to catastrophic brain injuries, even when a cyclist is wearing a helmet...
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents

Injuries from Dog Bites/Attacks

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on May 27, 2014
Dog owners in Ontario are responsible for the actions of their dogs. The Dog Owners' Liability Act governs and provides that an owner is responsible for a bite or attack by the dog on a person or animal.
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Tags: Dog Bite, Negligence, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Êtes-vous un résident du Québec blessé en Ontario?

On behalf of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Mar 13, 2014
Si vous êtes un résident de la province du Québec qui a été blessé dans la province de l'Ontario, il est important de mandater un avocat en Ontario afin de protéger vos droits et d'obtenir les indemnités et la compensation dont vous avez besoin et auxquels vous avez droit.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Personal Injury, Serious Injury

Ottawa Children's Gala for the Benefit of CHEO Foundation

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Mar 08, 2014
Burn Tucker Lachaîne proudly sponsored again this year the Ottawa Children's Gala. The gala took place on March 8, 2014 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.
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Tags: Community Involvement