Personal Injury

Lawyer should do thorough review to evaluate your claim's strengths

In the second instalment of a two-part series, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco discusses litigation, settlements and compensation. Read more

Superior preparation is Ford's competitive advantage

Kamloops personal injury lawyer Matt Ford will leave no stone unturned in the search for better results for his clients. Read more

Back to safety: keeping kids safe on the way to school

By John McLeish and Nicole Fielding. Parents! It is the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school season has everyone thinking about new teachers, school supplies and homework. Read more

Review waivers before assuming consent will bar a lawsuit

A summary judgment decision last fall should cause lawyers and clients alike to look more closely at waivers before assuming a signed consent form automatically bars a party from filing a lawsuit, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya. Read more

Bike crash victims should gather as much evidence as possible

Cyclists injured on the road have a steep hill to climb when making a claim due to the systemic bias against those who ride bikes, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells . Read more

The danger of household fire products

By John McLeish . Household fire products are used in homes and backyards across Ontario for cooking or and for lighting, both indoors and out. This summer, many Ontarians will gather around a fire pit to cook, drink, and socialize. Read more

Self-driving cars will change how PI lawyers assist the public

While the number of collisions will be reduced when automated vehicles become the norm, personal injury lawyers will have to adapt to continue to assist the public, Toronto critical injury lawyer Salvatore Shaw tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Lawyers should provide planning options for settlement funds

When a personal injury matter settles or is successful at trial, plaintiff counsel should assist clients with their next steps, Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish tells Read more

Medical malpractice suits are complicated: Derfel

A review of how to expedite medical malpractice cases that currently take up to six years to settle is a step in the right direction, says Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfe l. Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 2: the dispute

With almost two decades of experience advising clients with long-term disability (LTD) claims, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid has answered just about every question you can think of when it comes to LTD insurance. Read more

Legal business: a precarious balancing act

While lawyers may excel at their core vocation, they’re often not the best business people, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Case law unsettled around new adverse costs insurance products

Adverse costs insurance was developed with the idea of levelling the playing field between plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases — but as London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent tells , counsel and the courts continue to grapple with questions around disclosure, standard of care and potential conflicts of interest in this new area. Read more

Rastin: allegation of undue influence has potential to undermine LAT

A recent Divisional Court of Ontario decision to set aside a ruling made by a provincial Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) adjudicator after the crash victim’s counsel received an anonymous letter is a serious matter, Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells . Read more

Heat waves and the importance of sun protection

By Salvatore Shaw and Leah Burlock. Summer is finally here, and that means that extreme heat events, often referred to as “heat waves,” will be more common. High temperatures may put your health at risk, causing illness such as heat stroke, or in severe cases, even death. It is important to be cognizant of the dangers surrounding heat waves and understand how to adequately protect yourself and your family. Read more

Cyclist allegedly distracted by cellphone charged after colliding with transport

SOUTH-WEST OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Ont. — Provincial police say a cyclist, allegedly distracted by his cellphone, is facing a charge after colliding with a transport truck in southwestern Ontario. Read more