Personal Injury

Planting the 'seed of safety' in winter sports

With tobogganing season in full swing, it's imperative that parents teach their children about the inherent risks and the importance of safety , Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth tells AdvocateDaily. com . Read more

Was your disability claim denied because you applied too late?

By Nainesh Kotak . Most short-term disability and long-term disability insurance policies will contain clauses that set our when your claim for disability benefits must be submitted. Sometimes disability claims are denied by insurers on the basis that the application was filed too late. Read more

The duty of an insurance broker to offer additional coverage

By John McLeish and Courtney Stewart . Benefits available to injured Ontario drivers have been dramatically decreased in the past decade. Many Ontario drivers do not know that they can protect themselves and their families by purchasing additional coverage at very little cost. Read more

Occupational injuries and long-term disability

By David Hollingsworth . Many employers provide group benefits packages to their employees, including long-term disability (LTD) benefits. In addition, some employers also have an additional LTD policy to cover workplace injuries and illnesses caused at/by the workplace, called an occupational long-term disability policy. Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 1: the basics

In part one of a four-part series on long-term disability insurance, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak explains some of the lesser-known facts about applying and qualifying for benefits. Read more

Evolving liability for party hosts with intoxicated guests

Holiday party hosts may find themselves liable for the misdeeds of intoxicated guests as the law in the area continues to evolve, Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill tells Read more

Rastin: deductible, threshold cause further pain for accident victims

In the first instalment of a two-part series exploring access to justice for personal injury plaintiffs, Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin explains how the threshold test and statutory deductible further hurt accident victims. Read more

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 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 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 . 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 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