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    Burlington, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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    Montréal, Quebec
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    Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Insurance Law
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    Edmonton, Alberta
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Personal Injury Litigation Aviation Law
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    Moncton, New Brunswick
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Legal Malpractice Law Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Medical Negligence Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Montréal, Quebec
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Moncton, New Brunswick
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    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Medical Negligence
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
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    Personal Injury Litigation Class Action Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Health Care Law Medical Negligence Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Personal Injury Litigation
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    Hamilton, Ontario
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    Legal Malpractice Law Product Liability Law Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
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  • Location:
    Waterloo, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
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    Class Action Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
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  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Medical Negligence Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Legal Malpractice Law Insurance Law Director and Officer Liability Practice Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
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    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Richmond Hill, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Legal Malpractice Law Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Franchise Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Product Liability Law Class Action Litigation Aviation Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    London, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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    Insurance Law Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Director and Officer Liability Practice
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Class Action Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
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    Construction Law Insurance Law Product Liability Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Personal Injury Litigation Sports Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Insurance Law Medical Negligence Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    London, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Class Action Litigation Product Liability Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
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    Personal Injury Litigation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
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    Personal Injury Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Insurance Law Construction Law Director and Officer Liability Practice Corporate and Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    London, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Medical Negligence Product Liability Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Windsor, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Health Care Law Administrative and Public Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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    Aboriginal Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Corporate and Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Insurance Law Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Law Director and Officer Liability Practice Construction Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Product Liability Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Health Care Law Class Action Litigation Medical Negligence Product Liability Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Aboriginal Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Barrie, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Negligence Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Oakville, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    London, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Corporate and Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Professional Malpractice Law Medical Negligence Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
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    Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Medical Negligence
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation

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Practice Area Definition

Personal Injury Litigation Definition

The primary goal of personal injury law is to put the injured party (the plaintiff) in the same position they were in prior to the injury occurring. Sometimes this is impossible, such as when the plaintiff sustains a permanent or irreversible brain injury or spinal cord injury. In such cases, the goal is to put the plaintiff in as “close a position” as possible to the position the plaintiff was in prior to the occurrence of the injury, including the same financial position had the accident not occurred. 

There are several categories of compensation that an injured party may be entitled to receive as part of a personal injury claim. If the injury effects the plaintiff’s employability the plaintiff may be entitled to a loss of income or loss of earning capacity claim. If the plaintiff is no longer able to perform their normal housekeeping chores as a result of their injuries, they may be entitled to recover the ongoing cost of hiring someone to perform these chores. If the injured party is likely to require treatment, medications, or equipment in the future, then a claim can be advanced for the cost of future care. The injured party is usually entitled to reimbursement for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses related to the claim. Another category of damages is compensation for pain and suffering. This award includes compensation for physical pain suffered as well as emotional and psychological injuries sustained by the injured party. 

An injured party will only have a claim against a party at fault (the defendant) if the injured party can establish that the defendant was liable or responsible for the injury occurring. In some cases, the injuries to the plaintiff may result from a combination of the defendant’s negligence and the plaintiff’s negligence. A common example is where a plaintiff (who was injured in a motor vehicle accident) had failed to wear a seat belt. The plaintiff’s compensation may be reduced if the defendant can show the plaintiff’s injuries were contributed to by the failure to wear a seat belt. This is commonly referred to as ‘contributory negligence’.

If a plaintiff is unable to resolve their claim with the defendant through the normal negotiating process, then ultimately the plaintiff has the right to have their matter decided by a judge (or judge and jury) at a trial. Only a small percentage of personal injury cases actually proceed to the trial stage as the vast majority of claims are resolved through the normal negotiating process. 

The primary goal of personal injury law is to put the injured party (the plaintiff) in the same position they were in prior to the injury occurring. Sometimes this is impossible, such as when the plaintiff sustains a permanent or irreversible brain injury or spinal cord injury. In such cases, the goal is to put the plaintiff in as “close a position” as possible to the position the plaintiff was in prior to the occurrence of the injury, including the same financial position had the accident not occurred. 

There are several categories of compensation that an injured party may be entitled to receive as part of a personal injury claim. If the injury effects the plaintiff’s employability the plaintiff may be entitled to a loss of income or loss of earning capacity claim. If the plaintiff is no longer able to perform their normal housekeeping chores as a result of their injuries, they may be entitled to recover the ongoing cost of hiring someone to perform these chores. If the injured party is likely to require treatment, medications, or equipment in the future, then a claim can be advanced for the cost of future care. The injured party is usually entitled to reimbursement for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses related to the claim. Another category of damages is compensation for pain and suffering. This award includes compensation for physical pain suffered as well as emotional and psychological injuries sustained by the injured party. 

An injured party will only have a claim against a party at fault (the defendant) if the injured party can establish that the defendant was liable or responsible for the injury occurring. In some cases, the injuries to the plaintiff may result from a combination of the defendant’s negligence and the plaintiff’s negligence. A common example is where a plaintiff (who was injured in a motor vehicle accident) had failed to wear a seat belt. The plaintiff’s compensation may be reduced if the defendant can show the plaintiff’s injuries were contributed to by the failure to wear a seat belt. This is commonly referred to as ‘contributory negligence’.

If a plaintiff is unable to resolve their claim with the defendant through the normal negotiating process, then ultimately the plaintiff has the right to have their matter decided by a judge (or judge and jury) at a trial. Only a small percentage of personal injury cases actually proceed to the trial stage as the vast majority of claims are resolved through the normal negotiating process.