Personal Injury

Traffic accident a case of the 'unusual and usual:' Paciocco

A “rare” case where a passenger suddenly grabbed the steering wheel of a car causing an accident presents different problems and challenges, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco tells Read more

Students should study up on rules concerning cannabis use: Daya

Cannabis use on campus is a tricky issue for college and university students to navigate, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya tells Read more

Karmic duty drives Kotak to give back to his community

Every year, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak hosts the Kotak Law Annual Appreciation Gala to show his appreciation to those around him and the wider community. Read more

What the heck is a bencher?

By Jasmine Daya . During my first few years practicing law, I heard about “benchers” and had no idea who they were. I learned a little by the ads in the OR’s (social media didn’t exist back then, yes, I know, shocker!) and figured that they were individuals who had something to do with the Law Society of Upper Canada, now known as the Law Society of Ontario. Read more

Bad optics for police, TTC to investigate crashes in tandem

It’s not appropriate for police to work in concert with transit authorities when investigating injuries or fatalities involving public transit vehicles, especially when the driver may be subject criminal or Highway Traffic Act charges, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells Read more

Implied or explicit consent needed for vicarious liability

Car owners must have given consent to another driver’s use of the vehicle before they can be held liable for that person’s negligence, Toronto personal injury lawyer Gary Will tells Read more

Bent to provide commentary at OBA 'Anatomy of a Trial' event

London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent will share her insights on examining and cross-examining a plaintiff during the ‘Anatomy of a Trial: A Deeper Dive Into Jury Trials’ event later this month, presented by the Ontario Bar Association Insurance Law section. Read more

Insurance defence lawyers struggling to keep costs down: Vaughan

Despite the lack of headline-grabbing landmark decisions in the last year, these are lively times for lawyers who practise insurance defence in personal injury cases, Toronto insurance defence lawyer Heather Vaughan tells Canadian Lawyer . Read more

OCA explores intersection of tort damages and accident benefits

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision involving two cases examines the issue of double recovery and how to avoid it in the calculation of tort damage awards and statutory accident benefits (SABs), says Toronto personal injury and insurance lawyer Rohan Haté. Read more

Cyberbullying ‘Momo Challenge’ a threat to parents — hoax or not

By Jasmine Daya . Spreading disinformation, hoaxes, and flat-out lies has proven to be the Achilles’ heel of the internet. It seems anyone can post anything to the internet. It’s “catch me if you can.” Once “out there” and “gone viral,” it cannot be time-stamped, recalled, or labelled for what it really is—a cyberbullying hoax. Read more

Jury consultants provide valuable insights in civil matters

Large law firms sometimes use jury consultants for criminal trials, but these specialists can also benefit plaintiffs in civil actions, Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards tells . Read more

Leaving keys around isn’t implied consent: decision

Leaving vehicle keys in a visible spot in a home does not imply that all family members have permission to drive that automobile, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel tells Read more

Inaction could cost school boards in bullying cases

School boards that fail to act on warning signs could find themselves liable for bullying and hazing incidents on site, Toronto civil and commercial litigator Darryl Singer tells Read more

Take action to protect yourself after an accident: Ford

The simple act of taking photos after a car accident can help avoid insurance squabbles down the road, Kamloops personal injury lawyer Matthew Ford tells Read more