How to Make a Claim After a Slip and Fall
Every year more than 42,000 Canadians are hurt due to a slip and fall, most of which are caused by unsafe conditions such as ice, debris, or a poorly maintained property. Injuries from these accidents can range from minor bumps and bruises to much more serious injuries that can take months or even years toRead More
What are your legal rights after a motor vehicle accident?
Motor vehicle accidents can often result in serious injuries and leave the victim physically and financially suffering due to medical expenses and time off work. If you or a loved one has been involved in such an accident, it is important to know your legal rights because your timeline to make a claim is limited.Read More
What are the steps in concussion recovery?
A concussion is an injury that can occur when there is a jolt or blow to the head. They can also occur when there is a blow to the body that causes the head to suddenly jerk back and forth. In many cases, doctors will describe concussions as ‘mild’ injuries because they are usually notRead More
How to Stay Safe After a Car Accident in the Winter
Winter weather can make roads dangerous, and accidents are more likely to happen, even if drivers are careful. Since the weather isn’t ideal, it can take more time for a tow truck, or help, to get to you following an accident in the winter. If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident, you want toRead More
Slip and Fall Injuries – What is the Occupiers Liability Act?
When someone is injured due to a slip and fall on someone else’s property, the question of who is responsible often comes into play. Is there someone else responsible for these injuries, or was it truly just an accident? There is legislation that has been put in place to help determine who has responsibility, andRead More
Long Term Disability: How to Make a Claim
Having a long-term disability that prevents you from working is frustrating not only because of the physical or mental limitations that it puts on you, but also because of the financial constraints that come along with not being able to earn a paycheck. Fortunately, if you have disability coverage, your insurance can offset the financialRead More
Safety Tips for Bicycles
According to the Canadian Automobile Association, approximately 7500 Canadians are seriously injured yearly in cycling accidents. While this statistic is alarming, it is even more alarming when you consider the fact that many, if not most, of these accidents could have been prevented or mitigated by following some simple safety tips. At Hoffman Law, weRead More
How do Accident Benefits Work in Ontario?
After a motor vehicle accident, it is likely that you’ll have a number of interactions with your insurance company to seek compensation. In Ontario, there are several types of insurance coverage that work together to provide a payout to the drivers. Statutory Accident Benefits are described in O.Reg. 34/10. Mandatory Automobile Insurance in Ontario TheRead More
Top 5 Causes of ATV Accidents in Canada
Driving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is a popular summer pastime in Canada. And it’s no wonder – ATV riding can be exhilarating and fun. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, there are 100 deaths a year related to ATV accidents. Even non-fatal accidents can be traumatic or even life-changing. WhatRead More
How to Navigate a Long-Term Disability Claim
If you are suffering from a long-term disability or serious illness and are unable to work as a result, it is important that you get the financial assistance you need to support yourself and your family. This support may either come from the Government of Ontario or it may come from the long-term disability insuranceRead More