Personal Injury

Determination a hallmark of Grillo’s life and practice

Thirteen years after Toronto personal injury lawyer Salvatore Grillo arrived in Canada as a teen unable to speak a single word of English, he was enrolled at one of the country's most prestigious law schools, and well on the way to establishing himself as a respected member of Ontario's personal injury bar. Read more

Orlando: barring civil juries in Rule 76 claims ‘makes sense’

Recent changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure eliminating civil juries in actions under $200,000 will help streamline the litigation process and make it more affordable for plaintiffs, says Ontario personal injury lawyer Dale Orlando. Read more

Dependency claim can improve settlement in wrongful death

If someone dies in an auto accident due to the actions of another driver or the failure of the municipality to maintain the road, dependants can make a claim under the Family Law Act, for loss of care, guidance and companionship, but in the right case compensation should not be limited to those heads of damages, says Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin. Read more

Timeliness is important when filing a wrongful death claim

Family members can’t wait too long following the death of a loved one before launching a wrongful death lawsuit, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Joseph Doris. Read more

$80-million weed-killer award in U.S. boosts Canadian claims

A California man’s victory in his product liability action against the manufacturer of a weed killer provides a boost to Canadian plaintiffs with similar claims, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Meghan Walker. Read more

Passenger’s steering-wheel grab sparks insurer squabble

Accident victims will still be taken care of, even when insurers end up squabbling over who should pay, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will. Read more

Chronic pain may lead to higher level of accident benefits

By Nainesh Kotak If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, the amount of injury compensation you are entitled to receive under your ‘no fault’ accident coverage depends on your level of injury. Read more

Court rarely an option when injured on the job

A lawsuit is rarely an option for someone injured at work, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Weston Pollard, who often leads employees through the complicated legal world of workplace accidents. Read more

Constructive dismissal claims ‘high-risk’ for employees

Claiming constructive dismissal is a high-stakes game for employees and anyone considering it should seek legal advice to ensure they have solid grounds, says Toronto employment lawyer John Donkor. Read more

Shatz honoured to act in landmark medical malpractice trial

Toronto personal injury lawyer Samantha Shatz says she feels honoured to have played a role in delivering justice to the family of a woman left quadriplegic at birth. Read more

Coverage not premiums should be primary focus for drivers

Drivers should focus on the amount of coverage — not premiums — when choosing car insurance, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards. Read more

How you’re victimized twice when you’re in a car accident

By Steve Rastin Every day in Ontario, hundreds of drivers are injured in car accidents. In many cases, these unfortunate individuals suffer serious losses that impair their ability to live a normal life or earn a living to support themselves and their families. What many don’t realize, however, is that, in this province, you are actually victimized twice when you are in a car accident. Read more

Choose the right expert in a personal injury accident: Haté

People injured in an accident must quickly retain legal counsel to guide them through the proper steps and ensure they receive the compensation they are entitled to, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté. Read more

McLeish alerts public to danger of ethanol-fueled devices

Ontario personal injury lawyer John McLeish tells CBC’s The National that his firm is handling seven instances where people were either severely injured or killed due to dangerous ethanol-fueled firepots and portable fireplaces. Read more

Edible cannabis introduction comes with issues: Daya

The legalization of edible cannabis products brings with it a Pandora’s Box of concerns and complications, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya. Read more