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Toronto Cyclist suffers Spinal Injury when Driver fails to yield

In June 2016, Toronto Mayor John Tory announced the ‘Vision Zero’ plan to introduce infrastructure and policy changes in the City aimed at reducing the number of cycling and pedestrian deaths to zero by 2021.  And, although the City of Toronto implemented a number of initiatives – including designated bike lanes, more biking lines on […]

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Chronic Pain may entitle you to a higher level of Accident Benefits under your Vehicle Insurance

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, the amount of injury compensation you are entitled to receive under your ‘no fault’ accident coverage depends on your level of injury.  There are three categories of injury under statutory accident benefits (SABS): minor injury guidelines (MIG); non-catastrophic injuries; and catastrophic injuries. Persons who are deemed […]

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Compensation hinges on lost income in wrongful death claims

Bereaved family members should not expect blockbuster windfalls following the wrongful death of a loved one, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. “This isn’t like the U.S., where you see huge sums being paid for grief,” Kotak, principal of Kotak Personal Injury Law, tells AdvocateDaily.com. Instead, he explains that Ontario’s Family Law […]

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Private policies a good option to mitigate disability risk

Canadians would be wise to check out private insurance policies to help mitigate their risk should an illness leave them unable to work, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak tells Bloomberg News. “The reality is many Canadians are living day-to-day, and the workforce is changing,” says Kotak, principal of Kotak Personal Injury Law. […]

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Burden of proof in wrongful death claims

Ontario law provides an opportunity for compensation to some relatives following the wrongful death of a loved one, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Kotak, principal of Kotak Personal Injury Law, says wrongful death claims proceed in a similar way as negligence actions — the plaintiff must show not only that the […]

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Car Accident results in life-changing Brain Injury

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of personal injury lawsuits arising from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Traumatic brain injury refers to damage to the brain caused by a traumatic event such as a blow or jolt to the head.  In many cases of TBI, the injured person experiences only temporary symptoms that […]

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Choose a Personal Injury 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. “These cases last some time, and so the relationship needs to be based on some common values and understanding — that the client is being […]

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CAUSES DISABILITY FOR MANY CANADIANS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease affecting the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. Canada has among the highest rates of multiple sclerosis, with roughly one in every 385 Canadians suffering from MS. Multiple sclerosis is typically diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 49, and the average onset of […]

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