Personal Injury

More bad news than good in auto insurance reform plan

The bad outweighs the good in the provincial government’s new set of auto insurance reforms, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall. Read more

How long do long-term disability insurance benefits last?

By Nainesh Kotak . Once you have been approved for long-term disability benefits you may be wondering how long those disability benefits will continue to be paid by your disability insurer. Long-term disability policies are marketed as “peace of mind” insurance. However, termination of benefits happens quite frequently. Read more

Exclusion endorsements carry over to new vehicles, case confirms

Unless an insurance company removes the Excluded Driver Endorsement, excluded drivers should always assume they won’t be covered on an insurance policy — even if they purchase a new vehicle, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards. Read more

Catastrophic benefit increase favourable to accident victims

News that the province plans to restore the default benefit limit for catastrophic injuries to $2 million is a “step in the right direction,” but it is still not adequate in many cases, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando. Read more

Liability in slip and falls on private, public properties

Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth’s successful result in a recent case shows that property owners must provide effective signage in order to be found not liable in slip and falls that result in injuries. Read more

School boards need to address growing bullying issue: Singer

Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer says his growing file of lawsuits against school boards is proof that not enough is being done to address racism and bullying. Read more

Transvaginal mesh claims an ongoing concern

The lengthy passage of time since undergoing transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery doesn’t necessarily prevent a patient from suing over a faulty product, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Meghan Walker . Read more

Enforcement needed to keep pedestrians safe: Haté

Increased fines are not enough to prevent careless drivers from endangering pedestrians, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté. Read more

Customers deserve same compassion insurer shows employees

Disability insurers should show as much compassion for their customers as they do for their employees, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Read more

Third-party insurer ordered to provide coverage in pedestrian accident

By Nainesh Kotak . Pedestrians and cyclists are eligible to claim the same accident benefits as anyone who was injured while travelling in a motor vehicle, as long as the accident involved a motor vehicle. And, if you become injured by a motor vehicle, while walking or cycling, you may claim ‘no fault’ accident benefits from your own vehicle insurance policy, an insurance policy where you are considered a dependent, or against the insurance policy for a vehicle involved in the accident. Read more

False sex assault claims damaging to everyone: Daya

False sexual assault claims have a damaging effect on society because they cast suspicion towards legitimate complaints, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya. Read more

Client can make or break a lawsuit: Lee

A credible, likable client is one of the pillars of a successful lawsuit, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew M. Lee. Read more

Government’s proposed insurance changes a start: Derfel

The Ontario government’s plan to reinstate a $2-million default benefit limit for catastrophic injuries is welcome news, says Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel. Read more

Suing the city part 2

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Kamloops personal injury lawyer Matthew Ford discusses the steps to take when filing a negligence claim against a city or municipality. Read more

Vital for injured cyclists to quickly collect evidence

When a bike and a car collide, and the cyclist suffers head injuries, it is essential to start gathering evidence as soon as possible, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown . Read more