What is Professional Negligence?
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by Written on Behalf of Tierney Stauffer LLP
2d ago
You’ll likely rely on professionals to help you with various tasks throughout your life. Whether it’s a doctor providing you with regular medical care or a lawyer helping you with a legal matter, these individuals offer essential specialized services for the general public. At the same time, these professionals hold significant responsibilities, and a medical or legal mistake can have life-altering impacts on an individual. So, what happens when professional negligence occurs – in other words, what happens when a professional fails to meet the expected standard of care? This is where the conce ..read more
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Self-Driving Car Liability in Ontario
Tierney Stauffer Blog » Personal Injury
by Written on Behalf of Tierney Stauffer LLP
1M ago
For many, advancements in self-driving car technology have opened up exciting possibilities surrounding the future of driving (like the prospect of simplifying your morning commute!). At the same time, however, these advancements raise questions about self-driving car liability. For example, who is responsible when a self-driving car is involved in an accident? And are self-driving cars allowed to operate in Ontario, anyway?  We’ll cover these topics—and more—in the following blog post, which breaks down the definition of “self-driving car,” discusses how Ontario is currently regulating s ..read more
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Disfigurement Damages in Personal Injury Claims
Tierney Stauffer Blog » Personal Injury
by Written on Behalf of Tierney Stauffer LLP
1M ago
When you think about personal injuries, what comes to mind? For most people, common motor vehicle accident injuries such as whiplash and concussions are likely. However, personal injury law acknowledges that victims of personal injury can suffer from a wide variety of injuries that might not look like “traditional” personal injuries, like disfigurement.  What is disfigurement, how does it happen in personal injury claims, and what are victims of disfigurement entitled to? We’ll cover all of these topics and more.  What is Disfigurement?  Disfigurement is an injury that alters or ..read more
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Structured Settlements: What Are They and How Do They Work?
Tierney Stauffer Blog » Personal Injury
by Written on Behalf of Tierney Stauffer LLP
2M ago
When you’re bringing a personal injury claim, there’s a lot to think about, but one thing that’s often not on a personal injury claimant’s radar is how they will receive their settlement. Should you accept a lump sum payment from the defendant, or do you want to negotiate a structured settlement? Ultimately, there are benefits and drawbacks to both structured settlements and lump sum payments, and with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you’ll be able to make the best decision for your unique situation. In this blog post, we’ll introduce the concept of structured settlements, h ..read more
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Homeowner Liability: What Happens if Someone is Injured on a Homeowner’s Property?
Tierney Stauffer Blog » Personal Injury
by Written on Behalf of Tierney Stauffer LLP
2M ago
Many Ontarians will likely spend time with family and friends as the weather warms up. Whether attending a backyard barbecue or meeting a friend on their porch for a coffee (or a cocktail), the changing seasons bring people together.  However, these activities—though rare—can come with risks. An individual might slip and fall on their friend’s front steps or injure themselves while participating in a backyard activity. Thus, the question arises: how does homeowner liability work if you are injured on an individual’s property?  In this blog post, we’ll introduce the concept of homeown ..read more
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In Trust Claims in Ontario Personal Injury Cases
Tierney Stauffer Blog » Personal Injury
by Written on Behalf of Tierney Stauffer LLP
2M ago
Victims of personal injury claims often struggle to perform many of their daily tasks in the wake of an accident. For example, depending on the victim’s condition, they may need a housekeeper to help with their daily tasks.  Still, others may rely on the help of friends and family members who step in to care for them during their recovery. But if a friend or family member is performing the work of a housekeeper, should they be compensated accordingly? That’s where “in trust” claims can come in.  Below, we’ll explain what personal injury claimants should know about in trust claims and ..read more
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Injury Claim Barred for Missed Personal Injury Limitation Date
Tierney Stauffer Blog » Personal Injury
by Written on Behalf of Tierney Stauffer LLP
3M ago
In a recent case, Sanei v. Devarros, 2024 ONCA 104, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a decision dismissing a personal injury case because it commenced after the two-year limitation period had ended.  Below, we’ll summarize this case and explain what it means for personal injury claimants.  Background on Personal Injury Limitation Law  Not every personal injury claimant knows whether they will bring a personal injury action immediately after an accident. At the same time, allowing claimants to commence a personal injury accident at any time in the future could create uncertaint ..read more
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Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Malpractice
Tierney Stauffer Blog » Personal Injury
by Written on Behalf of Tierney Stauffer LLP
3M ago
In Canada, cosmetic surgery is more popular than ever—from Botox injections to more invasive procedures like rhinoplasty, it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t dabbled in cosmetic surgery (or at least thought about it).  However, like any medical procedure, there’s always the possibility of something going wrong during cosmetic surgery—but how are cosmetic surgery claims handled in the context of medical malpractice?  Below, we’ll discuss cosmetic surgery medical malpractice in Canada and what victims should know about a potential claim.  What is Cosmetic Surgery?  Cosmetic ..read more
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Can Damages be Claimed for Injuries Suffered Getting On or Off a Bus?
Tierney Stauffer Blog » Personal Injury
by Written on Behalf of Tierney Stauffer LLP
3M ago
We all know that, whether as a pedestrian, cyclist, or fellow motorist if one suffers injuries due to a motor vehicle accident, damages can be recovered by suing the vehicle’s owner and driver. But what happens when someone suffers injury getting onto while riding on, or getting off of, a public vehicle such as a bus? Can you sue the bus driver? The owner of the bus company? How can one recover damages for injuries suffered in such an accident?  The recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in Bruni v Toronto Transit Commission et al. answers all those questions. A Woman Suffers I ..read more
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Ontario Place Personal Injury Claim Upheld by Court of Appeal
Tierney Stauffer Blog » Personal Injury
by Written on Behalf of Tierney Stauffer LLP
3M ago
In a recent case, Lyng v. Ontario Place Corporation, 2024 ONCA 23, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a $175,000 award for personal injury against Ontario Place. This award followed an incident where an individual at a concert who had consumed alcohol tore his anterior cruciate ligament after jumping and landing awkwardly.  In this blog post, we’ll explain the decision in Lyng and what it means for personal injury claimants.  The Facts in Lyng v. Ontario Place Corporation At the time of the accident, the plaintiff was a 21-year-old attending a concert at Ontario Place with his friend ..read more
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