Slip and Fall Injuries – Who’s Responsible?
Every year, thousands of Manitobans suffer accidental slip and fall injuries while going about their daily routines. Slip and fall injuries can create a significant burden in terms of pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and rehabilitation costs. Pollock & Company is a Winnipeg law firm with extensive experience in personal injury claims. We… Read More
How to Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for your Claim
Seeking compensation for a personal injury, no matter the severity, requires preparation of various kinds. A person claiming pain and suffering from a personal injury needs to not only gather the necessary evidence for their lawyer, but they will also need to prepare themselves mentally as well. It’s crucial a person finds an experienced, skilled… Read More
Slip and Fall Accidents – Legal Case Checklist
Slip and fall accidents can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally. After the initial shock of the fall goes away, it’s important to take the proper actions. These actions are important should there be legal proceedings. Slip and Fall Accidents – review the area To begin, you want to review the area. Determine if factors… Read More
What to expect during an Examination for Discovery in your legal case
If you are involved in a lawsuit – ie: medical malpractice or personal injury legal case, you may be subject to discovery. An examination for discovery is a question and answer session to gather evidence. The lawyer for one party will question the adverse individual and vice versa. The goal is to collect facts that… Read More
Five Facts to Know About Personal Injury Claims
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligent actions of another individual, your life may change completely. Because of the accident you could experience pain and possibly be unable to work. You may be facing months, and even years in recovery, enduring physical rehabilitation due to the injury. In a… Read More
Discussing Hospital Patient Harm
Statistics are maintained by hospitals and various agencies across Canada regarding incidents of patient care harm due to medical or hospital error. Not every event of unintended patient harm generates a medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuit, as the definition of a harmful event is arguably broader than those instances which would define medical malpractice. Last month, the… Read More
A Word on Pain and Suffering
You may hear a personal injury or medical malpractice lawyer at Pollock & Company talk to you about receiving money for “pain and suffering”. What does this phrase really mean, and how does the personal injury lawyer know how much money should be awarded to you in your lawsuit for pain and suffering? There are… Read More
Is Glass in the Tuna Worth a Million?
As a personal injury lawyer, I often receive inquiries about what I call the “glass in the tuna,” namely, an instance where a person opens a can of food and finds a piece of broken glass or an insect inside. Does finding a piece of glass in the canned tuna mean that the consumer is entitled… Read More
Compensation for Wrongful Death
Have you experienced the tragedy of losing a family member due to personal injury or medical malpractice? It is impossible to value the loss of a life, but in Manitoba, compensation is available in such circumstances.
How Much Is a Case Worth?
How much is a case worth? Like so many answers in law, it depends. Damages, or compensation, can be awarded in a settlement, or ordered by a judge if the case goes to trial. Factors in shaping damages vary from case to case. In most situations, it is not possible or realistic for a lawyer… Read More