Archive for the ‘Personal Injuries’ Category

Personal Injury Potential Settlement Values: Hip and Pelvis Injuries

By Roger Foisy on August 13th, 2019

Hip and pelvis injuries were once a common result of motor vehicle accidents. But with advanced safety features including lower console and lower door side airbags, these injuries have been greatly reduced. However they remain a prominent outcome of slip/trip and fall accidents, particularly for...

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Personal Injury Potential Settlement Values: Wrist and Hand Injuries

By Roger Foisy on July 10th, 2019

In our previous article, we discussed arm injuries and how they are often caused by defensive instincts just before impact from a motor vehicle accident. Similarly, wrist and hand injuries are often defensive, and particularly common in slip and fall accidents. In this article, we will take a look...

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Personal Injury Potential Settlement Values: Arm Injuries

By Roger Foisy on May 16th, 2019

Arm injuries are often caused by instinctively holding out ones arm as a defensive action just before accident impact and sometimes due to the impact from air bags deployed at explosive speeds. In this article, we will take a look at four arm injuries and historical examples of the personal injury...

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Understanding the Lasting Impacts of a Spine Injury

By Roger Foisy on March 6th, 2019

Whether the result of a slip and fall, a serious motor vehicle accident, or another accident, a spine injury can be serious and have profound impacts on a person’s life. Often, the effects extend far beyond the physical injury itself and may have lasting influences on someone’s physical and...

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Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion [Infographic]

By Roger Foisy on June 5th, 2018

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every year approximately 160,000 Canadians sustain brain injuries, the majority of which are concussions. Unfortunately, because people often think of a concussion as “just a concussion”, trauma to the brain can easily be overlooked. It is important that a...

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How to Avoid Being Denied Disability Benefits: Completing the Physician Statement [Video]

By Roger Foisy on March 29th, 2018

As an Ontario Long Term Disability lawyer, I am regularly asked how people can avoid being denied LTD benefits when they are applying. From a legal action perspective, I can only accept long term disability clients after their application has been denied or their benefits have been wrongfully...

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How to Avoid Being Denied Disability Benefits: Completing the Sponsor (Employer) Statement [Video]

By Roger Foisy on February 28th, 2018

As an Ontario Long Term Disability lawyer, I am regularly asked how people can avoid being denied LTD benefits when they are applying. From a legal action perspective, I can only accept long term disability clients after their application has been denied or their benefits have been wrongfully...

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How to Avoid Being Denied Disability Benefits: Completing the Member Statement [Video]

By Roger Foisy on February 5th, 2018

As an Ontario Long Term Disability lawyer, I am regularly asked how people can avoid being denied LTD benefits when they are applying. From a legal action perspective, I can only accept long term disability clients after their application has been denied or their benefits have been wrongfully...

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3 Reasons the Pain and Suffering Cap Should Be Abolished

By Roger Foisy on January 4th, 2018

What Is Pain and Suffering in Terms of Personal Injury Law? Pain and suffering is a type of damage that an injured party may claim during a lawsuit. It is considered a “non-pecuniary” damage, which is a loss that is not easily quantifiable in financial terms (as opposed to, for example, loss of...

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Personal Injury Potential Settlement Values: Scarring and Disfigurement of the Face and Neck

By Roger Foisy on October 17th, 2017

Catastrophic injuries can cause scarring and disfigurement that can have a lifelong impact, physically, psychologically, and emotionally. The high visibility of scarring and disfigurement on the side of the face and neck can also affect a person’s quality of life in numerous ways, such as lost...

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