Personal Injury

Mixed news for accident victims in auto insurance reforms

Small savings on premiums can leave big deficits in care after an accident, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will. Read more

Reasons a disability claim may be denied and what can be done

By Nainesh Kotak . This a list of five reasons that a disability claim may be denied. Has your disability claim been denied? See if any of these reasons fit your situation. Reason #1: Your disability insurance company says that you have a pre-existing condition. Read more

Any-occupation test a common reason to lose disability benefits

Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak tells Global News that his client’s experience of being cut off disability benefits while undergoing chemotherapy treatment for intestinal cancer illustrates a persistent problem with workplace disability benefits. Read more

Plaintiff credibility is key in personal injury trials

The plaintiff’s credibility is pivotal when it comes to motor vehicle accident trials, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Meghan Walker . Read more

Rastin peddling bicycle safety message

It’s vital that children understand the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle, Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin tells Barrie Today at the kickoff of the Helmet On Kids program. Read more

Province's changes to auto insurance should go further: McLeish

Proposed changes to benefits for catastrophically injured patients is good news, but Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish tells Law Times he is cautiously hopeful that Premier Doug Ford's new government will return to the older definition of ‘catastrophically impaired.’ Read more

Longer recovery from head injuries for adolescent girls: study

A recent Canadian study that suggests adolescent girls are slower to recover from concussions than boys the same age is important for all concerned, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Weston Pollard . Read more

Suing the city after an accident part 1

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Kamloops personal injury lawyer Matthew Ford discusses how filing a negligence claim against a city or municipality can differ from taking action against a private citizen . Read more

Government disbands the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

By Anna Matas . Recently, the Conservative government of Ontario tabled a budget titled “Protecting What Matters Most.” Unfortunately for survivors of violent crimes, “what matters most” does not appear to include compensation for the harms they have suffered as the victims of crimes like sexual assault. Read more

Beware the legal implications of pot use in your home

People offering legal cannabis products to guests in their home should be aware of the potential consequences, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel tells Read more

Structured settlements often the wise choice: Hollingsworth

When a plaintiff agrees to resolve a personal injury claim by receiving a structured settlement from the insurance company, it offers several advantages, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Read more

Medical malpractice verdict 'momentous' for family

Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill 's recent medical malpractice win was a “momentous” day for a family whose daughter was left quadriplegic at birth. Read more

Court clarifies motor vehicle accident mediation rules

A court ruling which clarifies who pays for mediation in motor vehicle accident claims is a “small victory” for plaintiffs, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Joseph Doris tells Read more

LTD clients often need employment law advice

Long-term disability (LTD) lawyers need to boost their employment law knowledge to make sure their clients are protected, Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards tells Read more

Family members awarded substantial damages in car accident lawsuit

By Nainesh Kotak . A mother was driving her car through an intersection when another driver entered against the red light and violently crashed into the family vehicle. The car accident resulted in serious injuries to the mother and minor physical injuries to two of her sons and tragically, her third and youngest child sustained a fatal brain injury. He was only five months old when he died. Read more