Personal Injury

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

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

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