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Victim impact of the decline of accident benefits

In the first in a two-part series, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jennifer Hoffman explores how accident benefits in Ontario are being eroded. Injury victims are losing ... Read more

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Bill 37 designed to save lives of vulnerable road users

Re-tabled legislation aimed at strengthening existing road safety laws and adding new measures will provide important legal protection for vulnerable road users, Toronto critical ... Read more

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No downside to facility dogs in court: Daya

Accredited facility dogs should be approved for use in courtrooms to assist children and youth who must testify in criminal cases, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  ... Read more

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Bent to co-chair Accident Benefits Spring Symposium

On April 19, London personal injury lawyer  Maia Bent  will co-chair the full-day Accident Benefits Spring Symposium, presented by Canadian Defence Lawyers. Speakers ... Read more

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Five-year high for fatalities on OPP patrolled roads, waterways in 2017

ORILLIA, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police say they saw a five-year high for the number of fatalities from collisions on roads they patrol in 2017, including a 10-year ... Read more

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Ontario government tackles distracted driving

Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that target distracted driving are welcome and necessary, Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Claims for cosmetic procedures 'gone wrong' on the rise

Medical malpractice claims involving cosmetic procedures are unique and often challenging to pursue, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir tells ... Read more

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Keep social media posts private during litigation

Triple checking your social media privacy settings is of the “utmost importance” when involved in litigation, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco tells ... Read more

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Challenges of presenting chronic pain cases to juries

About two-thirds of the caseload of a personal injury practitioner is dealing with chronic pain cases so it’s important to address jury bias in litigation, says Bowmanville ... Read more

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Court of Appeal affirms occupier’s liability

By Michael Lesage In Ontario, the occupier of property is under a statutory duty to: “take reasonable care in the circumstances to make their premises safe. The ... Read more

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Damages likely to be inadequate for victims of flawed drug tests

No amount of money can compensate for the damage caused to families ripped apart by faulty drug and alcohol testing, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel tells ... Read more

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Government's power to order vehicle recalls long overdue

It’s “incredible” there was no system in place to allow the federal government to recall a dangerous vehicle until very recently, Barrie-area personal injury ... Read more

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Health-care providers billing 'impossible' hours treating car crash victims

TORONTO — Hundreds of health-care providers in Ontario are billing insurance companies for an improbable number of daily hours spent treating car crash victims, recent ... Read more

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Ontario sets national standard for concussion safety

Other provinces will likely follow Ontario’s lead in passing legislation aimed at protecting amateur athletes, Hamilton personal injury lawyer  Andrew Spurgeon tells ... Read more

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Claims for aggravated damages need evidentiary basis

Plaintiffs can’t expect to collect aggravated damages against insurers without leading evidence to support the claim, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Gary Will . ... Read more

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Plaintiffs can't sue for bad faith in accident benefits disputes

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision to bar an accident benefits claimant from suing her insurer in court for bad faith is unfortunate news for plaintiffs, Ottawa ... Read more

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Recent rulings provide guidance for CAT cases under new LAT rules

Although no cases have been decided under the new definition of catastrophic impairment (CAT) at the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT), a number of matters recently adjudicated under ... Read more

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'People person' Lee finds his calling in personal injury

Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew M. Lee  feels as though he was made for plaintiff-side personal injury work. “I’m a people person,” he tells ... Read more

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Uniform concussion law needed across Canada

Canada would benefit from a standard approach to concussion law across jurisdictions, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Jennifer Hoffman tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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The pros and cons of structured settlements

The structured settlement process is often unknown territory for accident victims, which is why Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf takes the time to explain ... Read more

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