Personal Injury

Wrongful death claims: a guide for families

Family members who have lost a loved one through the negligence of another person need to be aware that they can bring a wrongful death claim for damages under Ontario’s Family Law Act , says Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew M. Lee. Read more

Accident in the U.S.? Do you need more auto insurance?

By David Hollingsworth . The last thing you need is an accident in the U.S. For those who are lucky enough to have a springtime getaway planned, this means you may be embarking on a family road trip or possibly flying to your southern destination. Whether driving in your own vehicle or picking up a rental at your destination, unfamiliar roads and a vehicle full of distractions can sometimes be a hazard and vacations can be interrupted by accidents. Read More at Ottawa Injury Lawyer and Accidents Blog Read more

Victim impact of the decline of accident benefits

In the first in a two-part series, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jennifer Hoffman explores how accident benefits in Ontario are being eroded. Read more

Bill 37 designed to save lives of vulnerable road users

Re-tabled legislation aimed at strengthening existing road safety laws and adding new measures will provide important legal protection for vulnerable road users, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells Global News . Read more

No downside to facility dogs in court: Daya

Accredited facility dogs should be approved for use in courtrooms to assist children and youth who must testify in criminal cases, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya. Read more

Bent to co-chair Accident Benefits Spring Symposium

On April 19, London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent will co-chair the full-day Accident Benefits Spring Symposium, presented by Canadian Defence Lawyers. Read more

Five-year high for fatalities on OPP patrolled roads, waterways in 2017

ORILLIA, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police say they saw a five-year high for the number of fatalities from collisions on roads they patrol in 2017, including a 10-year high for the number of people killed in collisions involving a transport truck. Read more

Ontario government tackles distracted driving

Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that target distracted driving are welcome and necessary, Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells Read more

Keep social media posts private during litigation

Triple checking your social media privacy settings is of the “utmost importance” when involved in litigation, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco tells . Read more

Challenges of presenting chronic pain cases to juries

About two-thirds of the caseload of a personal injury practitioner is dealing with chronic pain cases so it’s important to address jury bias in litigation, says Bowmanville personal injury lawyer Ron Strike. Read more

Damages likely to be inadequate for victims of flawed drug tests

No amount of money can compensate for the damage caused to families ripped apart by faulty drug and alcohol testing, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel tells . Read more

Government's power to order vehicle recalls long overdue

It’s “incredible” there was no system in place to allow the federal government to recall a dangerous vehicle until very recently, Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Health-care providers billing 'impossible' hours treating car crash victims

TORONTO — Hundreds of health-care providers in Ontario are billing insurance companies for an improbable number of daily hours spent treating car crash victims, recent insider data suggest. Read more

Claims for aggravated damages need evidentiary basis

Plaintiffs can’t expect to collect aggravated damages against insurers without leading evidence to support the claim, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will. Read more

Plaintiffs can't sue for bad faith in accident benefits disputes

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision to bar an accident benefits claimant from suing her insurer in court for bad faith is unfortunate news for plaintiffs, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid tells Read more