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
Your Criminal Law Questions Answered
When it comes to legal troubles, it can be difficult to know who to turn to based on your situation. If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to access legal assistance from a lawyer experienced in criminal law. Speaking to a lawyer who focuses on the area of law in which you face… 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
What Qualities to Look for When Choosing a Lawyer?
Hiring a lawyer is essential when you face particular circumstances in your life, such as a personal injury or divorce. When hiring a lawyer for the first time, you may be unsure what to look for and exactly who to hire. Below are a few examples of qualities you should look for, to hire the… Read More
Planning for the Future: Why a Will is Important
Whether you have children or are single, it is important to have a legal will in place and plan for your estate. By planning carefully, you are helping your loved ones by deciding who gets what and how exactly your estate should be handled.
How Much is a Medical Malpractice Case Worth?
When considering the value of a medical malpractice case, there are many factors to consider. There is no special formula used that can provide a definite number of how much you will receive from a medical malpractice lawsuit if you win. Compensation for such a case will be determined based on your injury. If your… 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.