Personal Injury

‘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

What to do when surgical mesh implants go wrong: Will

People suffering from pain or discomfort caused by a surgical mesh implant should seek medical attention and then meet with a lawyer as soon as possible, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will. Read more

Know your burden of responsibility in an accident: Paciocco

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco discusses the legal principle of contributory negligence. Read more

Safety concerns surrounding cannabis need more attention: Daya

Safety concerns risk being lost in the excitement over cannabis legalization, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya tells Read more

Drivers using a phone four times more likely to crash: Haté

The tough new penalties that recently came into effect for distracted driving are a positive development, Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté tells Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 2: denials

In part two of a four-part series on long-term disability insurance, T oronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak explores how to handle denial of claims by insurance companies. Read more

Public transit: bigger responsibility to keep the public safe

By John McLeish and Courtney Stewart . Public transit plays an essential role in our communities. Every day, public transit drivers navigate large vehicles throughout busy streets, carryings thousands of passengers to various destinations. Read more

Distracted driving penalties harsh but necessary: Orlando

Ontario’s new distracted driving penalties may be tough, but not in comparison with the cost to “injured innocents,” Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells Read more

What is implied consent?

By David Hollingsworth . Does no consent mean implied consent? What happens if someone uses your vehicle without your consent and causes an accident or injury? Is this implied consent? Read more

Brown: pro hockey concussion settlement 'not reasonable'

The tentative settlement offering $22,000 to more than 300 former professional hockey players who accused their league of failing to protect them from head injuries is unreasonable, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells France 24. Read more

Donation bin-related deaths prompt manufacturer to stop production

TORONTO — The manufacturer of clothing donation bins used by charities across Canada said Tuesday it has stopped producing the metal containers, which were involved in at least two recent deaths, while it works on coming up with safer designs. Read more

Balancing the risks and benefits: spectator sporting injuries

By Dale Orlando and Taraneh Etemadi The start of a new year is an exciting time for sports fans as the national sports teams up the ante with the NFL playoffs beginning and the NBA and NHL entering the second half of their respective seasons. Read more

Keep your children safe on the slopes

By Salvatore Shaw and Courtney Stewart . One of the best things about Canadian winters is all the winter activities we can enjoy once the snow starts falling – especially skiing and snowboarding. Read more