Personal Injury

Contributory negligence related to cannabis use in slip and fall claims

Cannabis legalization will have a significant impact in slip and fall cases where it is argued that any award should be reduced due to contributory negligence, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya tells . Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 3: mental health conditions

In part three of a four-part series on long-term disability insurance, T oronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak discusses the obstacles faced by claimants with mental health disabilities. Read more

Disability claim against employer drawing interest: Rashid

An Ontario Superior Court decision that allowed a man to proceed with a long-term disability (LTD) claim after he waived his claim for benefits in a release should have employers and their insurance providers taking note, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid tells Read more

Brown calls on province to pass Vulnerable Road User Act

The province needs to pass the Vulnerable Road User Act to ensure the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells Beach Metro Community News . Read more

Client-focused Edwards cultivates Oakville roots

Clients are more than just 'files' to Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards. Read more

All-rounder Pollard has personal injury bases covered

When it comes to personal injury law, Oakville litigator Weston Pollard has covered all the bases. Read more

Talking to your doctor when you have a disability claim

By Nainesh Kotak . How you speak with your doctor is of utmost importance when you are applying for short-term disability and long-term disability benefits. Read more

Ontario court decisions have cut into accident settlements: Rastin

In the final instalment of a two-part series exploring the impact of the statutory deductible and threshold test, Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin examines Ontario court decisions that have further eroded compensation for accident victims. Read more

The sky is falling: the dangers of falling ice

By Dale Orlando and Nicole Fielding Traversing the city during the wintertime is no easy feat. Slush and ice on concrete sidewalks can make for a slippery walking surface that requires constant attention from pedestrians. There is also the risk of falling ice and snow from skyscrapers towering above. Read more

Asthma, other respiratory conditions can cause long-term disability

By Nainesh Kotak . Chronic respiratory disorders are diseases of the airways and lungs that continue over a prolonged period or throughout the lifetime of the affected person. Read more

Winter ice hazards and legal liability

Landlords are generally liable for injuries to people and damage to property caused by falling ice and icicles on their properties, Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth tells . Read more

Municipalities' deep pockets make them attractive defendants

The deep pockets of municipalities make them attractive targets for plaintiffs, Bowmanville personal injury lawyer Ron Strike tells Read more

‘Tis the season – winter road safety tips

By Patrick Brown and Nicole Fielding . Winter is known for treacherous weather and subpar driving conditions. The weather and resulting road conditions add an additional element of distraction for drivers, which can lead to dangerous conditions for our cyclists and pedestrians. Read more

Bent to co-chair personal injury elder law session at 2019 OBA Institute

London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent will co-chair a program on personal injury and elder law at the upcoming Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Institute in Toronto. Read more

Party host's duty to guests does not include policing them: Ford

The host of a party is not expected to police their guests when it comes to drinking or smoking marijuana, but they still have an obligation to keep them safe, Kamloops personal injury lawyer Matthew Ford tells Read more