Personal Injury

Tougher distracted driving penalties on the horizon

In an attempt to rectify the growing issue of distracted driving, the province has pushed for stiffer fines for convicted drivers and will introduce an escalating penalty system which includes licence suspension, Toronto critical injury lawyer Salvatore Shaw tells . Read more

OCA rules in favour of waivers

The provincial government should step in to boost consumer protection legislation after Ontario’s Court of Appeal validated resort waivers signed by skiers, Toronto critical injury lawyer Rikin Morzaria tells Read more

WSIB claims and cancer?

By David Hollingsworth . What do WSIB claims and cancer have in common? Ontario has made it easier for firefighters to get the help and care they need by extending the presumption for entitlement to benefits to cervical, ovarian and penile cancers. Read more

Product liability: can having a garage sale make you liable?

By David Hollingsworth . What do product liability and garage sales have in common? Springtime brings new beginnings. When the warm weather finally comes, we are all anxious to open the doors and windows and begin the spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new. Read more

Seriously injured victims hurt by insurance legislation

In the first of a two-part series, Bowmanville personal injury lawyer Ron Strike explores the effect of rate cuts on the most seriously injured accident victims in the province. Read more

Slip and fall case heads to trial after motion dismissed

A recent case shows plaintiffs will not always have to pinpoint the cause of a slip and fall in order to successfully resist a defendant’s motion for summary judgment, Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill tells Read more

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

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