Personal Injury

Denied long-term disability: what now?

Once a claim for long-term disability benefits has been denied, it’s important to hire counsel as soon as possible to begin the legal process, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill. Read more

Charges unlikely following cyclist's close call

A driver who ran a cyclist off the road appears to be using his car as a weapon, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells CBC News. Read more

Local knowledge matters when choosing a personal injury lawyer

Accident victims should think local when deciding which counsel to retain, says Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin . Read more

Will and Cahill to attend brain injury conference

Toronto personal injury lawyers Gary Will and Paul Cahill will attend the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) 2017 provincial conference Nov. 1 to 3. Read more

Beware of special rules when suing a municipality

Accident victims should retain counsel as soon as possible after injuring themselves on city-owned property due to special rules that apply in those cases, says Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco . Read more

New jury questions a boost for medical malpractice plaintiffs

A new set of questions for juries in delayed diagnosis cases will make it harder for negligent professionals to sidestep liability in medical malpractice cases involving multiple defendants, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Rikin Morzaria. Read more

After the accident: an action plan for families

Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya says there are few events in life that evoke more fear than a call from a hospital advising that your loved one has been in a car accident and has sustained a catastrophic injury. Read more

How far-reaching is a school board’s duty to protect students?

If a child is injured at school, obligations may extend beyond the typical occupiers’ liability of the supervising teacher, but that only occurs under certain circumstances, Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth tells Read more

School community watching outcome of historical sex abuse cases

Parents and students will likely be carefully watching the outcome of two lawsuits that allege a private Ontario boarding school is liable for the sexual misconduct its chaplain committed against students of the school in the 1970s, as it will ultimately be up to them to judge the institution's commitment to confronting a dark chapter in its history, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells Macleans . Read more

Claims for affected family members important in sex assault cases

In many cases, the impact of sexual abuse and assault is not only felt by the survivor but also by those close to him or her, making it vital for personal injury lawyers to ensure that valid derivative claims of family members are not missed at the outset of a case, Toronto civil litigator Anna Matas writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Sex-assault settlement confidentiality a 'necessary evil:' Grace

Properly drafted confidentiality agreements can be beneficial for sex assault and harassment victims, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells CBC’s The Current . Read more

Mediation favoured for resolving personal injury claims

Without contingency fees, people would not otherwise be able to afford a lawyer, says Toronto mediator Victoria Romero . Read more

Scrap the failing no-fault insurance system

Ontario should abandon its two-and-a-half decade experiment with no-fault auto insurance, says Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin . Read more

Insurance rates continue to climb as benefits go down

Ontario drivers are paying more for auto insurance but getting fewer benefits, despite previous promises from the provincial government to reduce premiums by 15 per cent, says Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel. Read more

Informing complainants crucial part of sex assault investigations

A key element of ensuring sexual assault investigations are done properly is to ensure complainants are fully informed as to how the system works — including their option to consult counsel, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more