Personal Injury

Recent rulings provide guidance for CAT cases under new LAT rules

Although no cases have been decided under the new definition of catastrophic impairment (CAT) at the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT), a number of matters recently adjudicated under the old definition do provide some guidance in a number of areas, London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent tells Read more

'People person' Lee finds his calling in personal injury

Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew M. Lee feels as though he was made for plaintiff-side personal injury work. Read more

Uniform concussion law needed across Canada

Canada would benefit from a standard approach to concussion law across jurisdictions, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jennifer Hoffman tells Read more

The pros and cons of structured settlements

The structured settlement process is often unknown territory for accident victims, which is why Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf takes the time to explain the positives and negatives to his clients. Read more

Bent to discuss sourcing reliable expert evidence at LSO summit

London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent will share her insights on sourcing reliable expert evidence at the upcoming Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit 2018, presented by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). Read more

Trends in occupiers' liability law

Occupiers’ liability claims offer a popular legal route for people injured on improperly maintained property, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill. Read more

Brown continues to fight for woman called 'walking miracle'

If a pedestrian is struck and injured in a motor vehicle crash, the onus is on the person behind the wheel to show they were driving safely, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells the Toronto Star . Read more

Decision in insurance case a big win for the ‘little guy’

A recent case in which an insurance company was ordered to pay more than $230,000 in legal costs to an elderly woman it dragged through the courts for nine years is not only a nice win for the little guy, but an example of what personal injury lawyers are up against, Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth tells Read more

Daya takes on new role as fiction, cookbook author

The stylish yet purposeful young woman on the front cover of Law Girl’s Bump in the Road could be an avatar of Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya , who recently self-published the novel under the pen name Leia London. Read more

McLeish launches $12M suit in cottager's tragic lamp fire fatality

The family of a 55-year-old mother of two who died after suffering burns to most of her body has launched a $12-million negligence lawsuit against the manufacturer of an ethanol-fuelled lamp, says their counsel, Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish. Read more

Ontario passes concussion safety law designed to protect players, educate coaches

TORONTO — Ontario has passed concussion safety legislation designed to protect amateur athletes and educate coaches about the dangers of head injuries, calling the law the first of its kind in the country. Read more

Costs decision a warning to insurers to treat plaintiffs better

A judge’s decision to award a plaintiff more than 10 times her net damage award in costs should serve as a warning to insurers to treat injury victims with respect, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel tells Read more

Clarifying what it means to be additional insured

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The importance of succession planning for law firms

The importance of succession planning hit home for the partners at Will Davidson LLP after four retirements and a death within eight years, Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will tells Law Times . Read more

Bent to speak at Osgoode Accident Benefits 2018 event

London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent will discuss the impact of the new catastrophic impairment (CAT) definition at the upcoming “Accident Benefits 2018: What’s New, What’s Important?” event, presented by Osgoode Professional Development. Read more