Personal Injury

New law would provide justice to vulnerable road users killed by drivers

A new provincial private member’s bill would result in more appropriate punishments for drivers who kill or injure pedestrians and cyclists, says Toronto critical injury lawyer and safety advocate Patrick Brown . Read more

How to help your own personal injury case

Seeing a doctor as soon as possible is the first step any potential claimant in a personal injury case should take, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill. Read more

Careless driving law has gaps, but still a 'step in the right direction'

Tougher careless driving laws will not necessarily translate to tougher penalties, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells Global News . Read more

Daya pours heart, soul into personal injury practice

When Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya was 12, she told her parents she wanted to be a lawyer. They were horrified. Read more

Back to school: tips for drivers

By Joseph Cescon and William Harding. A new school year is upon us, a very exciting time for both children and their parents. While this is a happy time of year, it is important that drivers are especially cautious, particularly in areas around schools. With the influx of children returning to school, there is an increased risk of vehicle-pedestrian collisions. This article will outline some of the risks drivers should be conscious of during the back to school season, as well as some of the steps that should be taken to lower the chance of an accident. Read more

Deference needs to be given to juries in personal injury cases

Although juries are understood to be the “great equalizers” and the community’s guide to what is just, to those peering in it appears that the appellate courts are acting as gatekeepers and have little difficulty reducing high awards in personal injury claims regardless of what the jury finds, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

School zone safety: education and awareness

By Salvatore Shaw and Joe Gaynor . As summer finally comes to an end, children are heading back to school. It is important that they are able to do so safely. School zones can be chaotic and very busy with parents dropping off and picking up their kids. In addition, young pedestrians are at an increased risk of being injured while commuting as they are unfamiliar with proper traffic safety. As such, parents and motorists may find it helpful to review pertinent school zone tips. Read more

Lack of costs at LAT hampering some claimants

The lack of costs awards at the Licence Appeals Tribunal (LAT) may scare some injured individuals from fully pursuing deserving claims, says Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish . Read more

'Textalyzer' would be a privacy invasion for drivers

Privacy concerns will hamper the development of a Canadian “textalyzer” that shows police if a driver’s cellphone was recently in use, says Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco . Read more

'No winners' in sexual assault defamation cases

In the rare exceptions in sexual assault cases where there is malice by the person claiming to have been a victim of assault, the alleged wrongdoer should have recourse by way of a defamation lawsuit. However, there are "no winners" in cases based on sexual abuse, and defamation suits by those who are alleged to have committed sexual abuse, whether well founded or not, always have the effect of deterring and intimidating legitimate victims, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells the Toronto Star . Read more

Drink-drive limit debate must put safety first

Safety must come first for lawmakers considering a cut to the legal blood-alcohol limit, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando. Read more

Will Davidson LLP to host Diversified Litigation Series Seminar

Some of the hottest topics in litigation will be discussed at an upcoming seminar hosted by Will Davidson LLP , says Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will. Read more

Considering a medical malpractice suit? Here’s what you need to know

By Patrick Brown and Joe Gaynor . Medical malpractice occurs through the negligence of a healthcare professional. These professionals include, but are not limited to, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, and nurses. These acts of negligence can have a significant impact on those individuals who received treatment, whether it is with your own treatment or the treatment of loved ones. Read more

Lawsuits not always possible when injured in a collision in B.C.

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle collision in British Columbia, you may not be able to sue the party responsible, says B.C. workplace occupational health and safety, and employment lawyer Melanie D. Booth. Read more

Civil and criminal proceedings overlap in sexual assault cases

Criminal lawyers need to know how parallel civil proceedings involving their sexual offence clients work, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace writes in For the Defence magazine. Read more