Personal Injury

Haté: Injury awards should consider psychological impact of trauma

Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté says personal injury awards should consider the long-term mental health effects caused by trauma following the recent release of a study that shows people who suffer traumatic injuries have significantly higher incidents of suicide. Read more

Recklessness no barrier to accident benefits: Strike

Even when people are injured due to their own car-related recklessness, they are still entitled to benefits, Bowmanville personal injury lawyer Ron Strike tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

McLeish Orlando charity concert raises $21,000 for Holland Bloorview

As part of McLeish Orlando’s annual holiday giving, the firm recently hosted a charity benefit concert featuring pop singer Johnny Orlando, Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Courts moving toward test for social media production in PI cases

A recent decision shows that courts are moving toward articulating a test for social media production in personal injury matters, but there still isn’t much consistency when it comes to the factors being considered, London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent tells Law Times . Read more

Bill increases penalties for drivers who kill, injure vulnerable road users

Re-tabled legislation aimed at improving safety for Ontario’s most vulnerable road users is significant, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Get familiar with LTD policy before making a claim: Hoffman

It’s very important that employees familiarize themselves with their employer’s long-term disability (LTD) policy in the event they need to make a claim, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jennifer Hoffman tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Brain injury among the most catastrophic car accident injuries

By Nainesh Kotak . Acquired brain injury refers to a brain injury sustained after birth. More than 1.5 million Canadians currently live with acquired brain injury. Read more

Tips for social hosts as holiday season approaches

Holiday party hosts must take care to protect themselves and their guests from the consequences of accidents involving intoxication, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Vigilance key to keeping children safe

Toronto personal injury lawyer Alison Burrison says it's important for parents to be vigilant over their children's safety as the mad rush of the holidays approaches. Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 1: the application

In part one of a series, Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew M. Lee discusses the basics of LTD insurance and the importance of filing your application in a timely manner. Read more

Haté no stranger to zealous advocacy

Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté says the changing nature of the practice area in Ontario gives him an opportunity to differentiate himself using trial and litigation skills. Read more

Ruling on dangerous driving death speaks to a wider problem

A recent ruling that found an Ottawa man not guilty of dangerous driving causing death and leaving the scene of a fatal collision speaks to a much wider problem, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells CBC News . Read more

Cannabis, youth and driving in Ontario: law and consequences

By Alison Burrison . Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, young drivers need to know the law and consequences of driving with THC in their system. You can also watch my interview with WhatSheSaid at the bottom of this post for more info. Read more

Plaintiffs must deal with social media evidence early in litigation

Plaintiffs’ counsel must assess a client’s social media profiles at an early stage following a recent Superior Court judgment, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Cannabis impairment: how much is too much?

Recreational cannabis has been legal for more than a month, but there continues to be mass confusion around what constitutes impairment when it comes to driving a vehicle after consuming weed, Toronto personal injury lawyer Alison Burrison tells What She Said , a radio show that promotes women-positive news and views . Read more