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Road safety campaign misses mark, blames victims

A new Toronto police campaign aimed at increasing road safety is “disproportionate, and can only be seen as victim-blaming," Toronto critical injury lawyer and road safety ... Read more

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Nurses risk liability for injuries when straying from hospital care policies

Hospital staff who stray from institutional care policies risk being found negligent in medical malpractice lawsuits, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Miles Obradovich ... Read more

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Decision erodes access to attendant care benefits

A recent arbitration decision could effectively deny accident victims access to attendant care, Ottawa personal injury lawyer  Najma Rashid  tells  ... Read more

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Nothing spooky about motorcycle crashes on a full moon

Motorcyclists should step up their nighttime riding safety precautions after a study linked full moons to an increased risk of fatal crashes, Kitchener litigation lawyer  ... Read more

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Civil suit gives sexual abuse victims more control

Civil lawsuits give sexual abuse survivors a degree of control and accountability that they cannot achieve in criminal cases, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace ... Read more

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Exploring cyberbullying through a legal lens

Cyberbullying has become increasingly prevalent in Canada in recent years, but for lawyers looking for guidance, case law is hard to come by, says Toronto personal injury lawyer ... Read more

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New regulations in response to large number of truck collisions

By John McLeish  and William Harding The federal government is implementing new safety regulations in an effort to address the high number of collisions involving ... Read more

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Mahabir encouraged by e-filing project expansion

The profession and the public will benefit from the extension of Ontario’s electronic court filing project, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Jessica B. Mahabir ... Read more

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Removing cycle lanes no solution to bike safety issues: Brown

City planners should respond to unsafe cycle lanes by improving, not removing them, Toronto critical injury lawyer and road safety activist  Patrick Brown ... Read more

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Concussion legislation a good ‘first step’

New legislation to protect athletes from concussions is a good first step, but more must be done to ensure parents and teachers understand the signs, symptoms and risks of ... Read more

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Driverless cars could be coming soon to Ontario roads

TORONTO — Ontario drivers could soon find themselves motoring along the highway next to a car with no one in the driver's seat. The province's Liberal government is ... Read more

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Personal injury cases and social media

Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill cautions clients about the use of social media when they are involved in litigation because any information they post can impact ... Read more

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LSO approves working group’s recommendations

Recommendations adopted by a recent Law Society of Ontario (LSO) convocation — and provided to the government —will make contingency fees and how they are ... Read more

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Decision empowers judges to challenge biased experts

Trial judges should feel empowered to act when an expert’s testimony raises concerns after a recent Court of Appeal decision, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Fabio ... Read more

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Province's election-friendly auto insurance plan falls short: Rastin

Barrie personal injury lawyer  Steve Rastin  tells The Lawyers Daily he fears a new provincial plan to cut auto insurance rates is more about electioneering than ... Read more

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Simple standard-form contingency fee agreements good for accident victims

Accident victims would be best served by a simple standard-form contingency fee agreement mandated by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), Barrie personal injury lawyer  ... Read more

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MPP proposes fines for distracted pedestrians

Fines for distracted walking may improve road safety, Ottawa personal injury lawyer  Howard Yegendorf tells  AdvocateDaily.com . A new private member's bill , ... Read more

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Rough ride for victims of coffee-spill burns unjustified

People suffering from hot beverage burns at fast-food establishments are sometimes unfairly maligned in the media, Kitchener litigation lawyer Graham ... Read more

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Changes to auto insurance need to ensure access to justice: Derfel

The Ontario government's newly released plan to make automobile insurance more affordable should also include better access to justice, Toronto personal injury ... Read more

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Decision on structured settlements raises more questions

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal  decision  that ruled structured settlement payments should be considered income rather than property in equalization discussions ... Read more

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