Personal Injury

Legal weed unlikely to boost impaired driving numbers

Legalizing marijuana for recreational use is unlikely to have a large long-term effect on impaired driving rates, Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells Read more

Golf cart not automobile for SABS purposes

An Ontario tribunal ruling that found golf carts are not automobiles for the purposes of obtaining accident benefits is principled in its analysis, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid tells . Read more

Treatment financing ensures rehab continuity

Treatment financing could be the answer for injured claimants who have exhausted their medical-rehabilitation benefits or been denied coverage, enabling them to continue funding vital services and avoid losing any progress they've made, says Dawn Simons, client relations manager at CaseMark Financial. Read more

Seeing is believing: civil litigation in the surveillance age

New technologies have made it easier than ever to capture a collision in real time, however, given the sheer volume of digital evidence new practices and laws are required, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Carefully read trampoline park rules, waivers

With winter break around the corner, parents should be aware of the high level of risk associated with trampoline parks, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco tells . Read more

Privacy interests of plaintiffs on social media 'still not settled law'

As a recent ruling suggests, allowing several 'friends' to access the private section of a Facebook account does not always mean a plaintiff is giving up privacy rights to that information, London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent tells Law Times . Read Canadian Lawyer Read more

Who’s liable in a slip and fall?

Snow and ice are nothing new in most parts of Canada during the winter, and yet property owners continue to neglect to clear their sidewalks, resulting in slip-and-fall accidents that can lead to serious injuries, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill. Read more

Daya keeps watch over firm’s financial health

Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya tells Law Times that when she made the leap from partner to principal, her top priority was getting a better handle on the firm’s financial health. Read more

Ron Strike helps accident victims feel empowered

Bowmanville personal injury lawyer Ron Strike cringes every time he sees a law firm advertisement on the back of a bus or overlooking the highway. Read more

Fire in the OR: a lesser known medical risk for patients

The surprising incidence of surgical fires is a reminder to patients of the complexity of risks associated with medical procedures, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel tells Read more

Pain and suffering cap will restrict rights of the injured

VICTORIA — Allowing people to sue for pain and suffering in car accidents has been viewed as a fundamental principle in British Columbia, but that changed Tuesday when the government joined Canada's other provinces in limiting payouts to some crash victims because of a financial crisis at the public insurance corporation. Read more

Time to stop gambling with civil jury impartiality

If civil juries are to continue in this age, there must be checks and balances surrounding bias and impartiality, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Significant jury awards likely to be appealed by insurers

Plaintiffs awarded punitive damages by a jury against their insurers should expect to face an appeal, Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will tells Read more

Cerebral palsy and a viable medical malpractice claim

For parents who are burdened with monumental care obligations and expenses associated with having a child with cerebral palsy, the question that must be asked is whether it could have been avoided, Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

What you need to know about a workplace injury

By David Hollingsworth . Workplace injury Read more