Personal Injury

Motorcycle safety series: post-winter safety

By Joseph Cescon and Bryan Sansom, articling student. Once spring hits, the weather warms up and many motorcyclists are eager to get their bikes out of storage and hit the road for that first ride of the season. However, early spring road conditions present some unique hazards for motorcyclists. In an effort to reduce injuries and deaths on city streets, Toronto Police are raising awareness and rolling out safety tips, which you can read more about here. Read more

Stem cell therapy shows promise for paralyzed victims

New stem cell research is “a step in the right direction” for those suffering from spinal cord injuries, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando . Read more

Safeguards needed in move to electronic insurance info

Recent recommendations that call for increased automation in the way insurers and clients exchange information are not concerning, as long as proper procedures are in place, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel tells Law Times . Read more

A year of the LAT: the upside

A year on from the launch of the Licence Appeals Tribunal (LAT) process for accident benefits matters, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid has mixed opinions on what she’s seen so far. Read more

I was at fault, but injured — do I have any remedies?

By Salvatore Shaw and Bryan Sansom, articling student. If you have suffered injuries or losses in a motor vehicle accident for which you may be at fault, you may still be entitled to compensation. Read more

Government solutions needed to fix civil trial delays

The delay in scheduling long trials is a significant problem affecting access to justice for seriously injured accident victims — but there are several solutions the government can implement in order to ensure that the civil justice system runs more smoothly, Toronto critical injury lawyers John McLeish and Stefanie Chimienti write in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

FLA claims an alternative to minimized accident benefits

With the recent reduction in motor vehicle accident benefits, many people are depending heavily on the Family Law Act (FLA) for compensation, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco tells Law Times . Read more

Civil lawsuit to proceed in Vaughan daycare death

A guilty plea in the 2013 death of a two-year-old girl at an illegal Vaughan daycare means a civil lawsuit against the facility operators and the Ministry of Education can now proceed, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Patrick Brown . READ Toronto Star , Canadian Press , Global News . Read more

Accident victims, families can look to FLA for redress

When a person is injured in a car accident, they are often not the only victim, and as Barrie personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells Law Times , the provisions of the Family Law Act (FLA) can be used to help relatives recover some funds related to the care of a loved one. Read more

'Put the phone away' — distracted driving is a deadly habit

A growing dependence on mobile devices and a proliferation of technology in vehicles is helping to make distracted driving the leading cause of death on Ontario highways, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth . Read more

Toronto personal injury lawyer enjoys helping the little guy

For Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel it's easy to relate to clients who find themselves in hard times after an accident. Read more

Decision clarifies law relating to loss transfers

A recent Ontario Superior Court ruling has provided some clarity on how the fault attribution rules ought to be applied to loss transfer disputes in the case of chain-reaction accidents, Barrie personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Gary Will to discuss punitive damages at Queen's Law

On March 28, Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will is set to share his insights on punitive damages with students at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Read more

Contingency fee cap would only benefit insurance industry: Brown

Few lawyers would take on cases if contingency fees are capped at 15 per cent, as suggested by a private member’s bill, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells The Lawyers Daily . Read more

Private member's bill seeks to cap contingency fees

An Ontario private member's bill seeking to cap contingency fees would force some lawyers to revert to an hourly rate, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells The Lawyers Daily . Read more