Personal Injury

What information do I need before meeting with a PI lawyer?

By Steve Rastin We understand even the thought of having to meet with a lawyer, in general, can cause feelings of anxiety. Read more

Rastin among guest speakers at OTLA conference

Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin will be a guest speaker at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2019 LTD Conference: Litigating the Long Term Disability Case. Read more

Choose a PI lawyer whose values match yours: Kotak

Good communication, mutual honesty and shared values are the secrets of success in any lawyer-client relationship involving personal injury or disability, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Read more

Case serves as a warning to commercial hosts: Brown

Commercial hosts should be held to a higher standard than someone holding a party in their home when it comes to their liability for intoxicated guests, says Ontario personal injury lawyer Patrick Brown. Read more

Structured settlements a good bet for most injury victims

Structured settlements are often in the best interest of seriously injured accident victims facing years of medical and attendant-care needs, says Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel. Read more

New rule may curb practice of paying HST out of benefits

Lawyers for injured plaintiffs are hopeful that a recent change to clarify the requirement for insurers to pay HST over and above accident benefit limits will increase compliance with the law and allow individuals to preserve room in their benefit entitlement, says London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent. Read more

Ruling shows unpredictability of court system: Paciocco

It is important to “be prepared for any outcome” when you are dealing with the judicial system, says Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco. Read more

Gosai tailors approach to clients’ specific requirements

Brampton personal injury lawyer Nital Gosai lives her childhood dream every day she goes to work. Read more

Be proactive when it comes to motorcycle safety: Cahill

Common sense can go a long way to help prevent a motorcycle accident, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill. Read more

Litigation funding provides help for cash-strapped clients

Litigation funding is a useful tool that helps tide injured clients over until their lawsuit has been settled, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté. Read more

OBA offering webcast replay of Institute personal injury elder law session

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is offering a webcast replay of its “Personal injury and elder law: practice, policy and procedure” program in August, originally co-chaired by London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent, partner with Lerners LLP, earlier this year at the OBA Institute. Read more

Limiting occupiers’ liability notice to impact accident victims

Proposed legislation that will require individuals to bring claims within 10 days for injuries sustained on private property as a result of negligent snow or ice removal has the potential to bar innocent accident victims from recovering for their losses, says London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent. Read more

How do CPP-D benefits impact LTD claimants?

For individuals who are unable to work due to a disability, there are several reasons to apply for Canada Pension Plan-Disability (CPP-D) benefits, even if it may impact the benefit they receive from a private insurer, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards. Read more

Determining income loss in personal injury cases a complex task

The rise of the gig economy is changing how courts determine awards for future earning capacity in injury cases, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Weston Pollard. Read more

Is your disability insurance company sending you to an IME?

By Nainesh Kotak Often, while adjudicating or managing a short-term or long-term disability claim, insurance companies send people to a so-called Independent Medical Examination (IME). Read more