Personal Injury

ODSP exemptions benefit disabled accident victims

Disabled accident victims who are in receipt of ODSP benefits will no longer have to worry about income support clawbacks after changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid. Read more

Exemption limit boost helps injured Ontarians

The provincial government’s recent move to increase the exemption limits on compensation awards for loss or injury represents an important victory for injured Ontarians who receive social assistance, London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Legal marijuana set to impact personal injury law

Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco says he and his colleagues at the bar are preparing for a spike in drug-involved accidents after the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Read more

Liability and home construction

By David Hollingsworth . Liability and worker’s injury Read more

Flexibility key to successful mediation: Romero

While there are different types of mediation, Toronto mediator Victoria Romero says adaptability is key to ensuring clients get the best service. Read more

Sexual abuse victims benefit from income support changes

Abuse victims who receive government assistance will benefit from long-overdue reforms to income support programs, says Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace . Read more

Will Davidson LLP hosting seminar on diversified litigation

Toronto personal injury law firm Will Davidson LLP is hosting in September its Diversified Litigation Series Seminar, says partner Paul Cahill. Read more

Daya launching lawsuits against nightclub security

Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya says she's putting the final touches on two separate lawsuits involving nightclub security teams who allegedly used excessive force on her clients. Read more

Active supervision a must at summer pool parties

Pool parties are a fun summer activity, but those hosting need to keep a vigilant eye out and take precautions to ensure everyone is safe, personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Minimum wage hike could end up harming workers: Marshall

Legislation that will see minimum wage in Ontario jump to $15 per hour is a politically motivated initiative that will ultimately hurt the workers themselves, says Toronto personal injury and employment lawyer Kevin Marshall tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Get legal advice quickly in boating mishaps: Rastin

Busy Ontario waterways can be fraught with danger and if an accident occurs, victims should seek counsel as soon as possible, says Barrie area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin . Read more

Fines not acceptable penalties when cars used as weapons

In many cases, a car is the weapon of choice against a cyclist — and although the consequences for the victim are far greater than if they had been attacked by some other means, the penalties for the driver are often minimal, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown writes in Canadian Cycling Magazine . Read more

Courts may look more favourably on future surrogacy costs: Derfel

A British Columbia court’s award for future surrogacy costs may encourage Canadian courts to consider such claims more favourably in the future, says Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel. Read more

Know the risks before playing football

Young athletes and their parents should make fully informed decisions about participation in contact sports, says Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish . Read more

Don't cut lawyers out of accident benefits system

Removing lawyers from the accident benefits system would be bad for injured victims, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid. Read more