Legal Answers

What is a Litigation Guardian?

A litigation guardian is usually, the person’s legal guardian or power of attorney. It can be a parent, family member, or spouse.

Can I initiate a lawsuit on behalf of a child?

Yes. Someone under the age of 18, cannot legally hire a lawyer or initiate a lawsuit. Children require someone to make legal decisions on their behalf.

Can I file a personal injury lawsuit for chronic pain? 

Yes. Chronic pain can be life-changing. Pain can affect your ability to stay focused, work, and do household chores. It also affects your mood and can leave you feeling agitated

What is the average Ontario personal injury settlement?

Personal injury settlement claims vary greatly from one case to the next. People have received anywhere from a couple of thousand dollars to millions of dollars in a lawsuit.

What is the threshold in car accident lawsuits?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact our lawyers at Equilibrium Law for a free initial consultation. We can advise whether your injuries will pass the threshold test and what legal action is best suited for your case.

Statute of limitations Canada: How long after an injury can I file a lawsuit? 

The general rule is 2 years. This is called the limitation period. It gets its name from the fact that it limits you to 2 years to initiate a legal claim.

What is a contingency fee?

A contingency fee is an agreed-upon percentage of your award that you owe to your lawyer if you win your lawsuit.

What losses can I be compensated for in a personal injury lawsuit? 

Find out the average personal injury settlement in Ontario and learn more about what to expect when filing a claim. Contact Equilibrium law for a free consultation.

Does OHIP cover cosmetic procedures?

If OHIP does not cover your medical procedure you can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover financial compensation for past and future medical expenses for your injuries. 

What is the voluntary assumption of risk in sports?

It can be hard to sue for a sports injury since you voluntarily assume the risk of injury when engaging in sports. Learn more about the legal term "voluntary assumption of risk" here.