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Names have been adjusted to just the initials of our clients to protect their privacy.

OTTAWA-WESTBORO OC TRANSPO ACCIDENT

Published January 13, 2019

MG Law expresses the deepest sympathy to the victims of the Ottawa OC Transpo bus crash at the Westboro transit station that took the lives of 3 people and injured 23.

The cause of the crash is unclear at this time. The Ottawa Police have said that they are preparing for a “long, detailed and complex” investigation in how the OC Transpo double-decker slammed into a bus shelter late Friday afternoon. No clear theories are offered by the Ottawa Police at this time and MG Law will be following the investigation closely.

Lawsuits which flow from catastrophic bus accidents are very complex and require lawyers with expertise and resources. Multiple parties are usually involved including provincial and municipal authorities. These types of cases may require Road Safety, Human Factors and Accident Reconstruction engineers to assist the lawyers with difficult liability issues.

The standard for professional drivers was articulated in a recent case decided by an Ottawa judge. In Gardiner v. MacDonald the court found that professional drivers should be held to a higher standard of care than the general public. The court said that the professional “looks ahead, thinks ahead, acts early and drives defensively”. It remains to be seen whether the OC Transpo driver involved in this crash met that standard.

MG Law has experience handling catastrophic bus crashes. We continue to represent 25 victims of the Union Express Bus crash that occurred on highway 401 in Prescott, Ontario on June 4, 2018.

We stand ready to assist any of the innocent victim of the crash. Hospital visits and home visits can be arranged by contacting us at (613) 730-8460.

It’s a New Year and we’re pleased to announce that we’ve added someone to our MG Law family.

Published January 8, 2019

Kassandra Lawson is our newest recruit and licensed paralegal. She will be helping to facilitate the appeal process for accident benefits through the License Appeal Tribunal, as well as prepare court materials, request records, produce Affidavits of Documents and draft medical briefs.

Best of all, Kassandra is actually nominated for favourite paralegal of the year, courtesy of FACES Magazine. Don’t forget to vote for her as your favourite if you’ve had the pleasure of working with her.

We’re excited to have Kassandra on our team to start 2019, and wish her luck in the upcoming voting process.

 

Finding compensation for Quebec residents injured in Ontario

Published September 21, 2018

A Quebec resident who is the victim of an accident outside of Quebec also has the right to take direct legal action against the person liable for the accident under the laws of Ontario.

If the victim has received compensation from the SAAQ, this recourse will only be valid for the excess amount. SAAQ is legally subrogated to the victim’s rights only up to the amount of the indemnity paid. The tort law of Ontario will be applicable in this case.

The victim can receive compensation for additional medical and rehabilitation expenses not covered by SAAQ, pain and suffering, loss of income, loss of educational expenses and other expenses.

For additional information or review your claim for FREE, please contact MG Law Bilingual Legal Team.

Union Tour Express Update: Chunlin Huang of MG Law

Published August 7, 2018

MG Law is pleased to introduce Chunlin Huang who is assisting our clients involved in the Union Tour Express bus accident on June 4, 2018. Chunlin is originally from Shanghai and is fluent in both Mandarin and English. She also has a Law Clerk Diploma from Algonquin College.

Chunlin is in regular contact with the insurer of the bus as we are pursuing various Statutory Accident Benefits for our clients. She works tirelessly with our clients and health care professionals to ensure our clients obtain the best medical and rehabilitation benefits. Her designated “We Chat” account for MG LAW Union Bus Express Plaintiff’s Group has also helped her stay in communication with our clients.

Chunlin will be travelling to our Shanghai office, located at Shanghai Tower, 501 Yincheng Middle Rd, Luijazui, Pudong, Shanghai 200120, in the near future.

We will keep everyone informed of her arrival date and available appointments.

UNION EXPRESS BUS CRASH PRESS RELEASE

Published June 11, 2018

Ottawa lawyer Miryam Gorelashvili (MG Law), with counsel Craig Brown of Thomson, Rogers in Toronto, has been retained by many of the victims of the recent Union Express bus crash, now known as the Union Express Plaintiffs Group.

Notice of pending claims have been sent to potential defendants including the Ministry of Transportation for its role in failing to maintain Highway 401 in a safe condition for use by the travelling public.

Ms Gorelashvili continues to lead efforts on behalf of her clients to provide medical and rehabilitation benefits through the Union Express’s no-fault accident benefits insurance coverage.

Any victim wishing to join the Union Express Plaintiffs Group should contact MG Law at: 1-613-730-8460 and ask for Chunlin Huang for service in Mandarin and English.

声明

渥太华MG Law律师事务所律师Miryam Gorelashvili与多伦多Tomson Rogers律师事务所律师Craig Brown受Union Express旅游大巴事故中多名伤者的委托,现成为Union Express事件原告方 (the Union Express Plaintiffs Group)。

有关待决索赔的通知已经发送给包括交通部(the Ministry of Transportation)在内的潜在被告方。交通部在维护Hwy401道路安全以供旅行公众使用的问题上疏忽职守。

律师Miryam Gorelashvili继续代表她的所有委托人,通过Union Express无过失意外保险来为委托人争取在医疗和康复上的费用。

任何希望加入Union Express原告方(the Union Express Plaintiffs Group)的事故伤者,请联系MG Law律师事务所电话:1-613-730-8460,Chunlin Huang将会提供中文和英文的服务。

Bike To Work Ottawa

Published May 3, 2018

Are you taking part in Bike to Work Month? You should! It’s a great way to score some amazing prizes, and we should know, since we’re the main sponsor this year!

When we heard about EnviroCentre’s Bike to Work Month, we had to get involved. This initiative encourages everyone to get out there and take their bike to and from work. Not only is that good for the environment, it’s good for you too! Best of all, there are cool prizes to be won. If you’re looking to win though, you’ll have to register and log your cycling time. Winners will be chosen at random among those who registered.

There are GIANT cycling accessories to be given away in addition to a VIA rail gift card, a night out for up to 10 friends at Yuk Yuk’s, a David’s Tea package and much more. We even sponsored the grand prize of a new Escape 3 bicycle, which will be given away at the CycloFusion Event as part of NOKIA Sunday Bikedays.

CycloFusion (NOKIA Sunday Bikedays)

Published May 3, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018 is a day you’ll want to remember. Join us at CycloFusion as part of NOKIA Sunday Bikedays to promote Bike To Work Ottawa this May! You can drop in anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Champlain Parking Lot (Island Park Drive at the Parkway).

We’ll be there to show support for our fellow riders, hand out some free swag, and even give away a free bike to one lucky cyclist who has participated in Bike To Work Ottawa this month! If you have a bike, you should grab your helmet and come down to say hi. With plenty of others on hand to teach common repairs, hand out free swag, and other activities, you won’t want to miss this one!

Not Giving Up

Published December 18, 2017

We have a limitation act that does not allow any proceedings after 2 years, but that didn’t stop us from fighting for our client (TM). In this case, the claimant had an accident on December 19, 2012, and back in August of 2017, we won this motion and recently got a decision. We argued that TM believed that she would heal and the judge allowed her claim to proceed.

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Stay Tuned…

For more legal updates, news stories, and helpful information, be sure to check out our Blog page. Don’t forget that we’re only a phone call away if you ever need any help navigating a potential case and understanding all your options.

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