How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Just like many other locations throughout Canada and Ontario there is a basic limitation period for personal injury claims. That means you have a limited time after being injured to file a lawsuit for compensation. If you don’t file your claim within the allotted time limit, you may lose your right to have your case heard in court. So what is the limitations for personal injury claims in Toronto and Ontario? That can depend on the...

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Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed, an aggressive invasive species, is the cause of many legal battles in the UK right now. The invasive weed, often planted as an ornamental, can flourish in almost any type of soil and is quickly taking over backyards in the UK. It spreads with little effort and overwhelms other plants and damages ecosystems. Ecosystems are not the only victim of Japanese knotweed, it can also destroy roads, walls and foundations....

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Front Yard Municipal Laws

Another long and cold Canadian winter is finally over. Many of us are taking this opportunity to reset ourselves after an extra long hibernation, and what better way to reintroduce ourselves to the outdoors than planning our summer gardens? The most well planned gardeners will already have already started their seedlings by now, but most of us will wait until the last minute to plan this year’s gardens. If you live in the city...

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Flood Insurance Law

Everyone remembers the epic rainstorm of July 2013. A storm that shut the city down for hours and caused havoc on the roads, emergency recovery efforts on GO trains, and 1000s of flooded basements across southern Ontario. As climate change intensifies our weather systems, we can continue to expect more intense rainstorms that occur more frequently.  It could be more important than ever to carry flood insurance on your home or...

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Cyclist Injuries and Legal Help

As a cyclist in Toronto the potential for injury seems to be increasing on a daily basis. In 2011 we had 2 cyclists killed on Toronto roads, 2012 saw 3 deaths, and in 2013 4 cyclists were killed. These stats don’t include any cyclist injuries either. Clearly there is a growing trend that needs to be addressed. What can be done for cyclist safety in 2015? Share The Road is a cycling coalition in Toronto who has some great tips on...

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