Archive for the ‘Personal Injury Law’ Category

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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How Past Marijuana Use May Impact Personal injury Claims

By Roger Foisy on November 15th, 2018

Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in North America. Most marijuana users begin experimenting in adolescence, and according to the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, over 25% of Canadian youth aged 15-24 use marijuana.1 With the recent legalization of cannabis for recreational...

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Social Media and Personal Injury Law: Can Social Media Affect Your Case?

By Roger Foisy on October 11th, 2018

Social media plays a prominent and important role in our day-to-day lives—enabling us to share photos we like, post updates about experiences, and catch up with friends and family. But if you have sustained an injury and are involved in a personal injury case, these simple posts and pictures can...

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After the Event Insurance: The New Legal Safety Net

By Roger Foisy on August 20th, 2018

Personal Injury Client Costs and Fees In Ontario automobile and non-automobile personal injury cases, the costs and fees can be a heavy burden for a client. Generally, lawyers and clients establish a Contingent Fee Agreement (CFA) where a client agrees to pay the lawyer’s costs only if...

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Understanding Why OHIP Might Receive Part of Your Injury Claim Settlement

By Roger Foisy on April 10th, 2018

After receiving a personal injury claim settlement, you might discover that you are not the only beneficiary. Many clients are surprised to learn that a third party – such as the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) – might also be entitled to payment of its own claim. This is known as...

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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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Personal Injury Potential Settlement Values: Basal Skull Fracture

By Roger Foisy on October 5th, 2017

A basal skull fracture, most often caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and child abuse cases, is considered a severe head injury. It is a fracture at the base of the skull and is frequently accompanied by a brain injury, which can cause significant challenges for...

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Personal Injury Potential Settlement Values: Whiplash Injuries

By Roger Foisy on August 11th, 2017

Whiplash injuries are generally the result of the head snapping forward and then back again, especially in rear-end motor vehicle accidents. Other similar activities gone wrong can cause a whiplash, such as a roller coaster, skiing, or from a sports injury where you might be accidently hit, kicked,...

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Personal Injury Potential Settlement Values: Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Injury

By Roger Foisy on June 23rd, 2017

TMJ injuries involve pain and dysfunction of the muscles that move the jaw and the joints which connect the jawbone to the skull. Some causes include injury to the teeth, jaw, or arthritis. In this article, we will take a look at two TMJ injuries and historical examples of the personal injury...

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