Personal Injury

NEW Five safety tips for summer travel

By Alison Burrison Summer is here and it’s time for families, friends, and solo adventurers alike to explore. Whether it’s a road trip or a flight overseas, here are five things that you might not think of that can help make your trip safer and worry-free. Read more

Injury, damage claims expected following Raptors parade

There will likely be numerous insurance claims in the wake of the Toronto Raptors championship parade — mostly due to a lack of resources and poor crowd control, Oakville insurance lawyer Weston Pollard tells Canadian Underwriter. Read more

‘Unwanted pregnancy’ case raises interesting med-mal issues

Winning a medical malpractice claim can be a challenge even if it’s clear that a doctor has made a mistake, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir. Read more

LTD claimants should be mindful with social media posts

Long-term disability claimants are providing free surveillance for insurers by posting publicly on social media, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Read more

Section 24 of Charter increasingly used to seek civil damages

Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will says there’s a growing trend to use s. 24 of the Charter to seek remedies in civil cases. Read more

Auto insurance reform doesn’t offer much change: Paciocco

Sweeping changes to cut Ontario’s auto insurance rates “seem to offer reduced premiums at the cost of decreased coverage,” says Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco. Read more

Why you may need critical illness coverage

By Nainesh Kotak Many working Canadians are familiar with long-term disability insurance, the purpose of which is to provide income replacement when someone becomes ill or injured and is unable to work for a prolonged period. Read more

Extra protection in place for minors involved in a lawsuit

Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya is undaunted by the extra steps associated with a lawsuit launched on behalf of a minor plaintiff. Read more

Cahill ‘excited’ to chair OTLA’s medical malpractice section

Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill says he is confident his experience in the field will allow him to “make a meaningful contribution” as section chair of the medical malpractice section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). Read more

New B.C. accident rules make it vital to call a lawyer: Ford

Recent changes in British Columbia’s auto insurance industry makes it “more important than ever to get legal advice immediately after an accident,” says Kamloops personal injury lawyer Matthew Ford. Read more

Civil jury trial system needs update: Lee

Ontario’s civil jury system “reduces access to justice for many injured plaintiffs” and needs to be modernized, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew M. Lee. Read more

Fund provides financial help to uninsured accident victims

While insurance coverage is mandatory for both on- and off-road vehicles, there may be a way for the uninsured to get some financial help if they’re injured in an accident, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Read more

Delays could come at a cost in Licence Appeal Tribunal hearings

Unsuccessful parties may still be entitled to costs at Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) hearings if the other side acts unreasonably or unnecessarily delays the proceedings, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid. Read more

Municipalities need to make secondary roads safer for cyclists

Ontario municipalities are taking steps to improve and maintain road conditions for cyclists but more needs to be done as biking increases in popularity, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Weston Pollard. Read more