Personal Injury

Compensation for surrogacy award likely to persuade other courts

A British Columbia court’s decision to award an accident victim money to help cover the future cost of having children may lead Canadian courts to make further considerations in other cases, says Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco. Read more

Award for future surrogacy costs believed to be first in Canada

A British Columbia court’s award for future surrogacy costs may signal a shift in attitude toward surrogacy in Canada, says Vancouver personal injury, workplace occupational health and safety, and employment lawyer Melanie D. Booth. Read more

Civil litigators need to take risks on behalf of clients

Although lawyers are often considered to be more conservative by nature, Barrie personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells The Lawyer’s Daily that they need to take risks on behalf of clients or they shouldn’t be in the profession. Read more

Even minimally invasive surgeries can go tragically wrong: Derfel

People need to be aware that any surgery, even the most routine, comes with risks of injury or death, says Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel. Read more

Tool to block texts while driving 'fantastic,' should go further

A new feature that would block text message notifications on an iPhone while a person is driving is welcome, although this technology should be taken a step further, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells Metro News . Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: helmet safety

By John McLeish and Courtney Stewart , summer student Cycling, rollerblading, and skateboarding are all great ways to enjoy Ontario’s beautiful summer weather and are all activities for which you should always wear a helmet. Since summer is almost officially here and June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, this is a great time to remind everyone of the importance of bicycle helmets and how to properly fit and use them. Read more

B.C. court awards damages to accident victim for surrogacy costs

A British Columbia court’s decision to award damages to an accident victim to help cover the future cost of surrogacy could well mark a new direction for personal injury law in Canada, says Toronto lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

McLeish Orlando presenting Brain Injury Awareness Month Conference

Toronto critical injury law firm McLeish Orlando LLP is sponsoring the upcoming Annual Brain Injury Awareness Month Conference, presented by the Brain Injury Association of Durham (BIAD). Read more

Wave of wealth transfer has lawyers bracing for litigation

Estate lawyers are bracing for a wave of litigation as Canadians prepare to transfer close to a trillion dollars of net worth through inheritance — with wealth disparity between generations, challenges flowing from health conditions and rapidly rising medical costs combining to create the perfect storm, Barrie personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Lianna Yeung wins emerging leadership award

Toronto financial services lawyer Lianna Yeung has won the 2017 Elizabeth Grace Emerging Leaders Award. Read more

Managing risk for children's sporting activities is essential

Organizations offering athletic activities to children and teenagers should take reasonable steps to ensure policies are in place and staff are trained to mitigate the risk of injury, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando . Read more

$12M award upheld against Ontario municipality for weather-related car crash

TORONTO — A judge made no errors in ruling that a young woman's devastating car crash occurred only because a municipality negligently failed to ensure the road was snow-free, Ontario's top court ruled on Friday. Read more

Motorcycle safety series: riding in bad weather

By Joseph Cescon and Nicole Fielding, summer student. Part of the thrill of riding a motorcycle is being immersed in the elements. However, the impact bad weather can have on a motorcyclist is significant, even for the most experienced riders. Whether you use your motorcycle regularly or not, it is essential to always be prepared for the unexpected when you hit the road. Read more

PI lawyers play a vital role under current claims process

With any insurance claim, a protracted battle starts — and a personal injury lawyer’s role is to fight with your insurer to oblige them to honour the policy, Toronto-area personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more