Personal Injury

Auto insurance reform doesn’t offer much change: Paciocco

Sweeping changes to cut Ontario’s auto insurance rates “seem to offer reduced premiums at the cost of decreased coverage,” says Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco. Read more

Extra protection in place for minors involved in a lawsuit

Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya is undaunted by the extra steps associated with a lawsuit launched on behalf of a minor plaintiff. Read more

Why you may need critical illness coverage

By Nainesh Kotak Many working Canadians are familiar with long-term disability insurance, the purpose of which is to provide income replacement when someone becomes ill or injured and is unable to work for a prolonged period. Read more

Cahill ‘excited’ to chair OTLA’s medical malpractice section

Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill says he is confident his experience in the field will allow him to “make a meaningful contribution” as section chair of the medical malpractice section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). Read more

New B.C. accident rules make it vital to call a lawyer: Ford

Recent changes in British Columbia’s auto insurance industry makes it “more important than ever to get legal advice immediately after an accident,” says Kamloops personal injury lawyer Matthew Ford. Read more

Civil jury trial system needs update: Lee

Ontario’s civil jury system “reduces access to justice for many injured plaintiffs” and needs to be modernized, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew M. Lee. Read more

Fund provides financial help to uninsured accident victims

While insurance coverage is mandatory for both on- and off-road vehicles, there may be a way for the uninsured to get some financial help if they’re injured in an accident, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Read more

Delays could come at a cost in Licence Appeal Tribunal hearings

Unsuccessful parties may still be entitled to costs at Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) hearings if the other side acts unreasonably or unnecessarily delays the proceedings, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid. Read more

Municipalities need to make secondary roads safer for cyclists

Ontario municipalities are taking steps to improve and maintain road conditions for cyclists but more needs to be done as biking increases in popularity, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Weston Pollard. Read more

Ford not hitting on all cylinders but on the right road: Rastin

Ontario’s Conservative government deserves praise for many initiatives announced in its first year in power, though it's at the risk of making serious missteps in some areas, says Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin . Read more

When to choose a jury in a medical malpractice case: Cahill

In complicated medical malpractice cases, the plaintiff’s lawyer often struggles with the decision of whether to take the case to a jury, Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Raptors parade chaos causes injury

By Jasmine Daya Twenty-four years later and the Raptors managed to clinch the NBA championship title this year. Once the Raptors hit the playoffs, the excitement in Toronto soared and continued to spread across the country until the final game. Six in six! They did it. They made history. Read more

Scales tipped in insurer's favour with LTD claims

Insurance companies are ramping up their scrutiny of long-term disability claims and employing tactics to deny benefits, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak tells Benefits Canada . Read more

Summer camp accreditation gives parents peace of mind

Summer camp accreditation offers parents some comfort in the event their child is injured in an accident while attending, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya. Read more

Waivers don’t always limit legal action: Edwards

Just because someone signs a waiver doesn’t mean they can’t take legal action if they’re injured, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards. Read more