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MG Law is proudly a member of three influential brain organizations

Published June 2, 2019

MG Law is proudly a member of three influential brain organizations

Honoured to be the main sponsor of Vista Centre Brain Injury Services’ (VCBIS) Brain Injury Awareness Day this year, we can’t wait to attend St. Elias Centre on Wednesday June 12, 2019 for a special commemorative event.

We believe Brain Injury Awareness Day is a great way to inform and educate the general public about brain injuries and the needs of people suffering brain injuries and their families. That said, the fight to provide mindfulness about brain injuries is an everyday task for brain organizations.

That’s why MG Law is proudly a member of these three influential brain organizations:

International Brain Injury Association (IBIA)

Dedicated to developing and supporting multidisciplinary medical and clinical professionals, advocates, policy makers, consumers and others who work to improve outcomes and opportunities for victims of brain injury. Find out more.

North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS)

Established to address the needs to multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to brain injury providing education programs, scientific updates and a platform for communication and professional exchange. Find out more.

Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS)

Collaborates to disseminate brain injury knowledge by developing and sharing best practices, mentoring colleagues, advancing research and promoting prevention for the benefit of children, adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injury and their families. Find out more.

We encourage you to attend Vista Centre Brain Injury Services’ (VCBIS) Brain Injury Awareness Day event on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at:

St. Elias Centre,
750 Ridgewood Avenue,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 6N1

11th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day Now Sold Out

Published May 29, 2019

Only a matter of days away from Vista Centre Brain Injury Services’ (VCBIS) 11th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day, the hugely anticipated event is now sold out!

With MG Law proudly sponsoring this event where attendees will share, network and learn about brain injury, we’re thrilled at this tremendous public response.

Don’t forget, we will be exclusively giving away a FREE Apple iPad 128GB too so make sure to drop by the MG Law booth to say hello and discover how you could get your hands on this fantastic piece of tech!

All that’s left to say is that we look forward to welcoming you to St. Elias Centre in Ottawa on June 12 (8am to 3:30pm) and don’t forget, a free lunch will be served for all attendees too.

11th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day

Published May 2, 2019

Wednesday, June 12th is an important day as it marks the 11th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day established by Vista Centre Brain Injury Services’ (VCBIS). That day, join us for a special event marking the occasion at:

St. Elias Centre,
750 Ridgewood Avenue,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 6N1

On-the-day registration starts at 8am with the event running from 9am to 3:30pm. A free lunch will be served too. Entry admission is free for those who register so click here to sign up today.

We are more than honoured to be the main sponsor this year, and encourage you to attend. The event itself is a fantastic way of bringing the community together to share, network, and learn. In fact, a number of notable guest speakers are scheduled including: Jesse Winchester (former NHLer – Ottawa Senators), and Dr. Abraham Snaiderman (psychiatrist and director of the Neuropsychiatry Clinic in Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Neuro-rehabilitation program).

– Education and learning opportunities offered by incredible guest speakers (www.vistacentre.ca)

– Opportunity for networking and face-to-face conversations with professionals from many different sectors

– Service and brand awareness created for sponsors or exhibitors who have valuable services and expertise to offer

– Reminder that despite suffering a brain injury, the opportunity to lead a productive and meaningful life remains

– Inspiration by those willing to share their stories and experiences, whether as survivors or dedicated professionals

With space being limited, only those fast enough to register could attend for free. Click here to register today.

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.

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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