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Increased Marijuana Use raises Concerns about identifying Drug-impaired Drivers

Sep 28, 2016
As Canada moves towards likely legalization of marijuana, we are already seeing an increase in cannabis shops and drug-related accidents. Canada’s government promises that legislation will protect vulnerable Canadians and that devices will be available to detect drug use, but Canadians are still concerned that drug-related car accidents will become more common. … Read more

How does Contributory Negligence affect my Claim?

Sep 26, 2016
If a plaintiff did not take due care for their safety and their actions were not those of a reasonable and prudent person, they may be found contributory negligent in their own injuries. This means that there award of damages will be adjusted by the percent that they are held negligent … Read more

Ensure that your Claim is not barred by a Limitation Period

Aug 22, 2016
A person who discovers they have suffered a serious and permanent injury more than two years after an automobile accident may still claim for damages if they were reasonably diligent in determining whether they have grounds for a claim. … Read more

Chronic Pain Syndrome is an unexpected but often devastating Condition

Aug 09, 2016
Some accident victims who suffer soft-tissue damage, concussions, fractures and other injuries, develop chronic pain that substantially impacts their ability to function and enjoyment in life. … Read more

Pedestrian Accidents on the rise in greater Toronto

Aug 02, 2016
Pedestrian accidents in the Toronto area are on the rise. Yet, pedestrian fatalities are not inevitable; most are preventable and result from driver negligence or error. … Read more

Recent changes to Catastrophic Impairment may affect your Claim

Jul 20, 2016
Included in the changes effected by the Ontario government on June 1st, the maximum accident benefit for anyone who sustains a catastrophic impairment was cut in half. The amended statutory accident benefits also adds complexity to the process of classifying a catastrophic impairment. … Read more

Insurance Dispute resolved by ordering Insurer to defend Claimants in Negligence Suit

Jul 18, 2016
In Hill v Intact Insurance Company, the court decided that the insurer was obligated to defend the insureds in a liability suit arising from an injury that occurred on their property. … Read more

See how June 1st Changes to Statutory Accident Benefits may impact you

Jul 05, 2016
On June 1st, 2016, the Ontario government mandated changes to the statutory accident benefits for Ontario automobile insurance policyholders. … Read more

Filing a Cycling Injury Accident Claim

Jun 22, 2016
When cyclists are involved in accidents, they are more likely to incur serious injuries. Cyclists may file for injury compensation for accidents involving motor vehicles, or when the cycling accident resulted from an unsafe condition caused by a negligent property owner/operator. … Read more

Rules governing Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Claims

Jun 08, 2016
Expert witness testimony plays a huge role in providing evidence for the severity of injury and losses in a personal injury claim. … Read more

Liability for Drinking Establishments that over-serve Impaired Patrons

Jun 01, 2016
In 1972, The Supreme Court of Canada established that commercial hosts owe a duty of care to protect patrons from foreseeable harm, such as may result from intoxication. … Read more

Medical Errors are a Leading Cause of Injury and Death

May 25, 2016
Studies both in United States and Canada indicate that medical errors are a leading cause of injury and death in our countries, although generally unreported … Read more

Minor Accidents may result in Serious Injury

May 16, 2016
Even minor car accidents can cause serious injuries that may interfere with an accident victim's ability to work and may become a source of long-term pain and depression … Read more

Liability for Sports Accidents: a Study of two Hockey Injury Cases

May 12, 2016
Although participants should be aware that there are potential risks inherent in any sport, such as hockey, players can be held liable if they recklessly or maliciously injure other players. … Read more

Orthopaedic Injuries - Causes and Types

May 04, 2016
Serious orthopaedic injuries often result from car accidents and slip and fall accidents, and often with long-term impacts for the accident victim, such as chronic pain and physical limitations. … Read more

Whiplash Injury Symptoms

Apr 11, 2016
Although whiplash symptoms clear up within a few months for most accident victims, for some, symptoms such as chronic pain and depression can last for years or even, permanently. … Read more

Driver liability in a rear end collision

Mar 18, 2016
Rear end collisions commonly occur during slow moving traffic conditions as well as on Ontario highways, but either situation can result in severe injuries with permanent effect. The rear driver is almost always found negligent in causing injuries to the occupants of the car that was rear-ended. … Read more

Catastrophic Impairment refers to the highest threshold of injuries in a personal injury claim

Feb 26, 2016
Accident victims who sustain a 'catastrophic impairment' are potentially eligible for the maximum compensation available under the statutory accident benefits of their motor vehicle insurance policy. … Read more

Drivers are Liable for Car Accidents caused by Distraction

Feb 24, 2016
The use of electronic communication devices while driving is credited with an increase in car accidents caused by distracted driving. As a result, Ontario’s Bill 31 prohibited the use of electronic hand-held devices effective September 2015. However, even if drivers are momentarily distracted while involved in a legal activity such as talking to passengers while driving, they can be held liable if their inattention results in an accident and injuries. … Read more

Slip trip and fall accidents are often caused by an unsafe property

Feb 16, 2016
Thousands of Canadians are seriously injured every year in a slip, trip and fall accident. In many cases, these incidents result from an unsafe condition on a premises, and injured persons may claim injury compensation in such cases. … Read more

What is an 'Accident'? Part 2 of 2: Use or Operation

Feb 11, 2016
What is an 'Accident'? Part 2 of 2: Use or Operation … Read more

The Mario Muzzo crash is unfortunately one of several recent drunk driving accidents resulting in a wrongful death and devastating Ontario families

Feb 08, 2016
Drunk driving was the cause of several recent and tragic car accidents in Ontario which resulted in fatal injuries for innocent victims. In addition to a criminal trial to resolve drunk driving charges, a civil lawsuit for wrongful death damages against the ‘at fault’ person may be filed by the families of accident victims … Read more

Accident Part 1: Automobile

Jan 20, 2016
Accident Part 1: Automobile … Read more

Insurance Benefit Exclusions: Who's not Covered?

Sep 09, 2015
The Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule ('SABS') limits the entitlement of some 'insured persons' to accident benefits by creating a number of exclusions.... … Read more

Insured Persons. Who is Covered?

Jul 16, 2015
Insured Persons. Who is Covered? … Read more

Overview of Mandatory Statutory Accident Benefits

Jul 10, 2015
A brief explanation of the Mandatory Statutory Accident Benefits … Read more

You and the Statutory Accident Benefits

May 29, 2015
You and the SABS … Read more

Full Compensation.. almost: Limits to an automobile victim's right to sue in Tort

May 08, 2015
Your rights as an automobile accident victim. What and how much are you compensated? … Read more

Automobile Injury Compensation Systems... Explained

Apr 24, 2015
When an automobile accident happens, it may not be clear who is responsible for compensating the many possible injured victims. This post will attempt to explain in straightforward terms the general legal landscape for automobile accidents in Ontario. … Read more
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