Personal Injury

Exploring cyberbullying through a legal lens

Cyberbullying has become increasingly prevalent in Canada in recent years, but for lawyers looking for guidance, case law is hard to come by, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya. Read more

New regulations in response to large number of truck collisions

By John McLeish and William Harding. The federal government is implementing new safety regulations in an effort to address the high number of collisions involving commercial trucks. These new regulations come as a response to numerous studies that show trucks to be involved in a high number of motor vehicle collisions, many of which result in serious injuries and death. Some reports indicate that one in every five fatal collisions involves a transport truck. Read more

Removing cycle lanes no solution to bike safety issues: Brown

City planners should respond to unsafe cycle lanes by improving, not removing them, Toronto critical injury lawyer and road safety activist Patrick Brown tells . Read more

Driverless cars could be coming soon to Ontario roads

TORONTO — Ontario drivers could soon find themselves motoring along the highway next to a car with no one in the driver's seat. Read more

Personal injury cases and social media

Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill cautions clients about the use of social media when they are involved in litigation because any information they post can impact the outcome of their case. Read more

Province's election-friendly auto insurance plan falls short: Rastin

Barrie personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells The Lawyers Daily he fears a new provincial plan to cut auto insurance rates is more about electioneering than fundamental change to Ontario’s regime. Read more

Simple standard-form contingency fee agreements good for accident victims

Accident victims would be best served by a simple standard-form contingency fee agreement mandated by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), Barrie personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells Law Times . Read more

MPP proposes fines for distracted pedestrians

Fines for distracted walking may improve road safety, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells Read more

Changes to auto insurance need to ensure access to justice: Derfel

The Ontario government's newly released plan to make automobile insurance more affordable should also include better access to justice, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Decision on structured settlements raises more questions

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that ruled structured settlement payments should be considered income rather than property in equalization discussions during a separation or divorce raises more questions than answers, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Read more

McLeish hopeful Sittings Project can relieve civil trial delays

Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish says he’s cautiously optimistic a pilot scheduling project could improve crippling delays in the civil justice system. Read more

Choosing experts in a personal injury case

To ensure the best chance of litigation success, it’s important for plaintiff counsel to choose the most effective experts to provide evidence in the case, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill. Read more

Liberal MPPs put politics before pedestrians in road safety vote: Brown

Government MPPs put politics before road safety by voting down amendments to a bill at Queen’s Park, Toronto critical injury lawyer and safety advocate Patrick Brown tells . Read more

Barring drivers would revolutionize the civil jury pool

An attempt to bar drivers who pay insurance from serving on civil juries would revolutionize the system as we know it, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells Read more

Read the fine print before buying travel insurance

Travellers should take the time to know what health insurance coverage they're buying before embarking on that trip of a lifetime, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Rikin Morzaria. Read more