Personal Injury

Hard cap on referral fees the right move

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) got it right by imposing a hard cap on referral fees, says Barrie personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin. Read more

Family 'shocked' by sentencing in daycare death: Brown

No sentence will ever erase the horror felt by the family of Eva Ravikovich after losing their two-year-old girl in a hot car outside her daycare, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown , who is representing the family in a civil lawsuit. Read more

Lawsuit possible after fatal motorcycle crash at dangerous corner

Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco says his firm is investigating circumstances around a fatal motorcycle collision at an intersection known for a history of crashes. Read more

Ethical considerations around referral fees

Toronto personal injury lawyers Paul Cahill and Gary Will are offering a free seminar to law firms on the ethical issues surrounding referral fees. Read more

McLeish to chair June 1 Practical Strategies webinar

Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish will chair an upcoming Practical Strategies webinar that will review the impact of Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) changes over the past year. Read more

Motorcycle safety series: riding gear – protect your skin

By Joseph Cescon and Bryan Sansom, articling student. Now that the warm weather has arrived, motorcyclists are hitting the road. While it’s a great time of year to ride your bike to work or cruise the countryside, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Spending time and money on proper safety gear isn’t an exciting part of riding a motorcycle, but it will help protect you and may even save your life. Motorcycle crash injuries are on the rise in Canada, with more than 1,600 injuries in British Columbia last year. Read more

Punitive damage awards in property loss cases could exceed $1M

While the appellate courts have taken the view that $1 million is the “rough upper limit” on punitive damage awards in Canada, that may soon change, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will . Read more

Family 'devastated' by court revelations of toddler's death in hot car

Knowing that two-year-old Eva Ravikovich died of heatstroke after being left in a hot SUV for more than seven hours is “devastating” for her family, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown. Read more

Cyclists and drivers collide in Ottawa

A spike in bike traffic has been accompanied by a rise in accidents involving cyclists, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf. Read more

Cities have duty to maintain streets to prevent serious injury

A recent court decision involving a crash that left a man quadriplegic serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining municipal infrastructure for the public’s safety, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill. Read more

How to stop an accident from wrecking your credit

Being injured in an accident can often lead to devastating financial consequences so it’s important to take appropriate steps early to avoid credit damage and even bankruptcy, says Easy Legal Finance Inc. president and CEO Larry Herscu . Read more

BICO Risk Management Inc. launches personal injury litigation product

Just weeks after BICO Risk Management Inc. , formerly BridgePoint Indemnity Company Inc., announced its new legal expense insurance product, BICO Legal Cost Protection ™ , the market has provided “overwhelming” support, says company chairman and CEO John Rossos . Read more

Build better agreements with 'consent to judgment'

One of the best ways to ensure mediation agreements are followed is to build in provisions that require performance by one party, Toronto-area personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells the Law Times . Read more

Challenges in personal injury law weeding out smaller firms

Challenges in the field of personal injury law are making it increasingly difficult for smaller firms to take on cases, leaving more injured people unrepresented, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

Tighter restrictions on referral fees welcome: Marshall

TORONTO — Lawyers in Ontario should have their fees for referring clients to another lawyer capped at a maximum of $25,000, a report released on Monday recommends. Read more