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What is Decision-Making Capacity?

Decision making capacity refers to an individual’s ability to process the information surrounding important personal decisions.

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Should you apply for CPP-Disability if you are eligible for private long-term disability benefits?

The Canada Pension Plan disability pension (“CPP-D”) is a Government of Canada program designed to provide financial assistance to CPP contributors who are not able to work regularly because of...

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Understanding Pre-Existing Clauses in the Disability Insurance Context

People buy disability insurance, or are offered it through their employment, for protection from the financial insecurity and emotional stress that would be caused in the unfortunate happenstance of becoming unable...

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Vehicle Damage Claims After a Motor Vehicle Accident

If your vehicle has been substantially damaged or written-off following a motor vehicle accident, you likely have questions about compensation, and little information at your disposal.

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Loss of Housekeeping Capacity

An injury that impacts your ability to perform household tasks like cooking, cleaning, laundry, or yardwork can quickly put the value of your ability to do those things into perspective.

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Motor Vehicle Accident Claims: What is a Defence Medical Exam?

Previously on this blog we have written about the most common injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents (MVAs).

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Failure to Mitigate

Failure to mitigate is a common defence advanced by Defendants in personal injury lawsuits.

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Contributory Negligence in Slip and Fall Litigation

A common argument advanced by Defendants in slip and fall litigation is that the Plaintiff was partially responsible for his or her own misfortune.

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The Five Ws of Questioning

What is questioning? Questioning is an important part of the pre-trial process of gathering and disclosure of relevant and material information, which may eventually become evidence.

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Future Cost of Care

So far on this blog we have provided a brief overview of the heads of damage in a personal injury action and provided a more in-depth overview of loss of...

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