|Injury Risks for Canadians
||The leading preventable causes of injury and death for Canadians include falling, motor vehicle accidents, suicide and accidental poisoning. The main cause of injury varies between age groups, and adolescents have the highest risk of injury, typically during sports.
||May 08, 2022
|Plaintiff awarded Damages for Chronic Pain following Rear-end Collision
||A driver began to suffer from chronic pain after being rear-ended in a seemingly minor car accident. An Ontario Court awarded her $100,000 in general damages for pain and suffering as well as over $143,500 in future health care costs.
||Apr 08, 2022
|Don’t give your Car Insurance Company a Reason to deny your Accident Claim
||Your car insurance policy needs to reflect accurate and current information. If it does not, your insurance company may have grounds to deny your accident compensation.
||Mar 04, 2022
|Covid-19 Long-haulers often Disabled by Serious Symptoms
||Some individuals who recover from Covid-19 experience long term symptoms that are debilitating and prevent them from working. The likelihood of long-hauler symptoms is significant for persons who were hospitalized for Covid-19: over 50 percent are found to experience symptoms for more than 6 months.
||Feb 02, 2022
|Determining Fault in a Left-turn Car Accident
||The onus is on drivers making a left turn, to ensure that they can complete the turn safely. Understand your obligations in a left-turn situation, as set out by Ontario traffic law.
||Jan 12, 2022
|What happens when Debris from another Vehicle causes Injury or Damage
||Debris or tires falling off another vehicle on Ontario highways and roads often results in near-accidents or serious injury to other motorists. Passengers on an Alberta school bus narrowly escaped serious injury when logs fell off a logging truck and crashed through the windows of the bus.
||Dec 01, 2021
|Can my Long-term Disability Benefits be Terminated if I’m Fired
||Employers are obligated to accommodate employees receiving disability benefits and benefits cannot be terminated because the employee was fired.
||Nov 02, 2021
|Long-term Disability Eligibility and Coverage under Employer Plans
||Understand whether your injury or illness qualifies you for long-term disability benefits under your employer-provided benefits plan.
||Oct 01, 2021
|A Back or Spinal Injury caused by a Car Accident can be Life-changing
||Car accidents commonly cause back and spinal injuries that can have serious, long-term consequences. Injury compensation is generally based on the severity of injury and degree of loss for the accident victim.
||Sep 02, 2021
|Tragic Boating Accident on Lake Rosseau reminds us of Boating Risks
||Tragic Boating Accident on Lake Rosseau reminds us of Boating Risks
||Aug 01, 2021
|Who can I sue in a Construction Zone Road Accident?
||Motor vehicle accidents in road construction zones are often caused by inattentive drivers or excessive speed, but sometimes accidents result when construction companies or municipalities fail in their obligation to keep road users safe.
||Jul 01, 2021
|Lyme Disease is on the Rise and can cause Debilitating Symptoms
||Due to shorter winters and milder temperatures, the incidence of Lyme Disease is steadily increasing in Canada and an infected person can suffer disabling symptoms if they don’t receive timely treatment.
||Jun 03, 2021
|Laws to protect Pedestrians and Cyclists from Careless Drivers
||Several Ontario laws were enacted to protect cyclists and pedestrians on our roads. If you were injured by a motor vehicle while cycling or walking, the onus is on the driver to disprove their guilt and negligence in causing your injury.
||May 02, 2021
|What you need to know about Rental Car Insurance and Liability
||You can save money and protect yourself from liability by understanding your best option for obtaining rental car insurance coverage, including the terms and limitations of non-owned vehicle insurance coverage.
||Apr 03, 2021
|Insurer is ordered to pay cost of Claimant's Catastrophic Impairment Assessment
||The Ontario Tribunal ruled that the claimant’s insurer is obligated to pay the $21,513.35 for a catastrophic impairment assessment, despite the fact that the claimant already received the maximum benefits available for her injuries, based on a non-catastrophic impairment.
||Mar 01, 2021
|Who’s at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Collision?
||Ontario’s Fault Determination Rules define who’s responsible in multi-vehicle accidents. Only in very rare cases is the first vehicle driver in a rear-end collision found at fault, but learn how these rules are applied to other cars involved.
||Feb 04, 2021
|Keeping Children Safe in your Home
||Along with car accidents, accidents within the home are the leading causes of pediatric injuries. Here are important tips for keeping your children safe at home.
||Jan 18, 2021
|Driving without Insurance is Risky and Why you may be Uninsured and not Know it
||There are serious penalties if a driver is convicted of driving without insurance, and sometimes drivers are unaware that they are uninsured.
||Jan 02, 2021
|City may be liable for Cyclist’s Injuries despite delay in Notifying City of Claim
||A man injured in a cycling collision sued both the at fault driver and the City of Barrie because malfunctioning lights at the scene of the accident made it difficult to see him. The City motioned to have the claim against them dismissed because notification of the claim wasn’t given within 10 days, as required by law. The motions judge ruled that the injured man had a reasonable excuse for the late notification because police didn’t release their accident report describing the poor lighting conditions until almost one year after the accident.
||Dec 03, 2020
|How Ontario’s Bill 218 impacts Covid-19 Lawsuits
||When it takes effect, Bill 218 will protect front-line workers, businesses and others from liability if their actions may have caused someone to be infected by COVID-19, unless the at fault party was guilty of gross negligence.
||Nov 05, 2020
|Personal Information that a Plaintiff must reveal in their Lawsuit
||Plaintiffs and defendants in a personal injury lawsuit are legally obligated to produce documents and personal information that are relevant to the issues being decided
||Oct 28, 2020
|Distracted Driving is the leading cause of Injury for Ontario motorists
||Distracted driving is a serious issue in Ontario and the majority of preventable car accident injuries and deaths involve some form of driver distraction.
||Sep 06, 2020
|What Seniors need to know when Renewing their Ontario Driver’s Licence
|| Learn about the steps for renewing your driver’s licence if you’re 80 or older, and what circumstances can result in losing your licence.
||Aug 18, 2020
|Passenger may be solely Liable for Car Accident Injuries when he grabbed the Steering Wheel
||After an injured woman sought damages arising from a car accident, an Ontario Court ruled that only the passenger in the ‘at fault’ vehicle, and not the driver, may be named as a defendant in the lawsuit. The Court found that the passenger effectively took control of the vehicle away from the driver when he grabbed the steering wheel during an argument and caused the crash.
||Aug 01, 2020
|Should Life Jackets be mandatory for Ontario Boaters?
||In the vast majority of recreational boating deaths in Canada, the accident victim was not wearing a life jacket. Many boating safety advocates assert that it’s not enough to require life jackets in boats and wearing life jackets should become mandatory.
||Jul 14, 2020
|Toronto Pedestrian sustains Catastrophic Injuries after being hit by a Car
||A Scarborough man who was struck by an impaired driver while crossing Danforth Rd. suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, internal injuries and multiple broken bones. Pedestrians are expecially vulnerable to these types of injuries, and their injuries often have a permanent and significant impact on their quality of life. And, disturbingly, pedestrian accidents are all-too-common on Toronto streets.
||Jul 01, 2020
|Ontario Laws and Safety Tips for Off-road Vehicles
||The operation of off-road vehicles (ORV’s) and ATV’s in Ontario are governed by some laws that are unique to ORV’s as well as laws that impact all motor vehicles. Learn about the rules and laws unique to ORV’s, and stay safe this summer.
||Jun 03, 2020
|Motorcyclist awarded $3.7 in Damages for Traumatic Brain Injury
||Although helmets help protect motorcyclists fromotorcycle accident lawyer m traumatic brain injury (TBI), riders are still at greater risk of TBI in serious motorcycle accidents. Brain injuries can be fatal, or may result in permanent and serious impairments for the accident victim, as occurred in a recent London Ontario motorcycle crash.
||May 01, 2020
|When Arthritis causes Disability
||Arthritis is the number one cause of workplace disability and chronic pain for Canadians. Talk to an experienced ILO disability lawyer if your insurer disputes your arthritis disability claim.
||Apr 01, 2020
|Drinking Establishment and Driver share liability when Passenger sustains Catastrophic Brain Injury
||After an evening of drinking at a Pelham bar, three young men were involved in a serious crash that caused a catastrophic brain injury to one of the passengers. In a lawsuit brought by the accident victim and his family, the judge found the drinking establishment negligent and liable for failing in their duty of care to customers.
||Mar 02, 2020
|How does ‘Joint and Several Liability’ protect Accident Victims?
||Joint and several liability holds each defendant (or 'at fault' party) in a personal injury claim liable for the entire amount of damages sought by the injured person. Accordingly, accident victims may seek additional damages from a defendant who has the means to pay if damages exceed the other defendant’s maximum coverage.
||Feb 02, 2020
|When Facebook Posts must be produced as Evidence in Personal Injury Lawsuits
||Plaintiffs claiming damages on the basis that their injuries caused a reduced enjoyment in life are often compelled to produce their private Facebook posts in personal injury litigation.
||Jan 03, 2020
|Compensating Family Members after a Wrongful Death
||Family members are entitled to sue a negligent party who caused the death of their loved one, to compensate them for economic and non-economic losses, such as the loss of care, guidance and companionship.
||Dec 02, 2019
|The Impact of Neurological disorders such as Brain and Spinal Injury
||Neurological disorders, such as brain injury, spinal cord injury and disorders of the nervous system, often have a broad effect on a person’s bodily functions and mental health. A recent Canadian study found that the physical and mental impairments associated with these disorders frequently results in a reduced quality of life for sufferers.
||Nov 01, 2019
|Judge orders Trial to determine Liability for Multi-Car Collision that causes Chronic Pain
||The drivers of three vehicles involved in a multi-car collision presented different versions of the accident during a summary judgement motion to decide fault, and one of the drivers who had reason to believe his actions did not contribute in any way to the crash was faced with contradicting testimony from another driver.
||Oct 02, 2019
|Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms may entitle you to Disability Benefits
||The widespread pain, headaches and other symptoms common to fibromyalgia can be disabling and can interfere with a person’s ability to perform their job. When this occurs, fibromyalgia sufferers may qualify for disability benefits.
||Sep 01, 2019
|Women 73% more likely to suffer Death or Serious Injury in a Car Crash
||A recent study of almost 23,000 crashes revealed that women have a much higher risk of fatal to serious injuries in a front-end collision. Automobile design and safety features are based on ‘male’ crash test dummies and this circumstance is credited with inequality in developments in vehicle safety.
||Aug 01, 2019
|Car Driver found fully liable in Chatham Motorcycle Accident
||After a car driver cut off a motorcycle and caused the motorcyclist to suffer serious physical and cognitive injuries, the rider commenced a lawsuit to find the car driver liable for his losses. And, the Court ruled that the car driver was entirely at fault in causing the accident and fully liable for the motorcyclist’s injuries.
||Jul 02, 2019
|Don’t overpay for Rental Car Insurance or assume too much Risk
||When renting a car in Canada or elsewhere, to ensure you don’t overpay for insurance but still have adequate protection in the event of an accident or vehicle damage, find out exactly what you’re covered for through your credit cards, own vehicle insurance company and the rental agency.
||Jun 01, 2019
|Liability for Slip and fall Accidents in Parking Lots
||Parking lots are one of the most common locations for slip and fall accidents, and property owners are liable if an improperly maintained parking lot led to serious injury.
||Apr 28, 2019
|Judge rules in favour of the Plaintiff in Chronic Pain Lawsuit
||After being awarded over $1.5 Million in accident benefits, a car accident victim suffering from chronic pain claimed damages in a civil suit. The trial judge rejected the defence's request to have the plaintiff examined by a doctor who wasn't a chronic pain expert.
||Mar 22, 2019
|How to avoid Tobogganing Injuries
||Tobogganing is one of the more dangerous non-motorized winter activities, but you can significantly reduce the risk of injury by following safe practices.
||Feb 19, 2019
|Distracted and Impaired Drivers now face tougher Laws in Ontario
||With the objective of preventing impaired driving and distracted driving accidents, tougher drunk driving laws were enacted on January 1st in Canada’s Criminal Code and on December 18th, Ontario enacted stiffer penalties for distracted driving.
||Jan 10, 2019
|Claiming Personal Injury Damages for Whiplash
||Whiplash is an injury to muscles or ligaments in the neck and results from violent back and forth movement, often caused by rear-end collisions. If you suffer whiplash and have symptoms such as chronic pain, you can claim damages against the at fault driver for lost income, pain and suffering and other losses arising from your injury.
||Jan 03, 2019
|Are Trampolines Safe?
||The surge in trampoline parks has been accompanied by a dramatic increase trampoline-related injuries and critics suggest that trampoline venues are not doing enough to make these parks safe for users.
||Dec 02, 2018
|Should Canadians be concerned that there will be more Drug Impaired Drivers on the Road?
||The legalization of marijuana on October 17th has led to concerns about increases in car accidents and injuries due to drug-impaired drivers. All drivers should be aware of changes to impaired-driving laws and understand whether it’s ever safe to drive after smoking pot.
||Nov 01, 2018
|Is there an Alternative to using Opioids to treat Chronic Pain?
||Many accident victims in Canada suffer long term disability due to chronic pain. Opioids have been commonly prescribed to help sufferers but increasingly high levels of addiction are challenging the wisdom of prescribing opioids. Is there another effective treatment for chronic pain?
||Oct 01, 2018
|What you should know if you’re Hit by a Careless Driver while Biking
||In Canada, cyclists are more than twice as likely to be seriously injured or killed than vehicle occupants. Cycling injuries often result from careless driving actions, as in a recent case where a man was found criminally negligent in causing the death of a Mississauga cyclist and injuries to two other cyclists. Find out about your rights to injury compensation if you are hit by a car while biking.
||Sep 01, 2018
|Arthritis a frequent cause of Long-term Disability for Canadians
||Arthritis is a leading cause of long-term disability in Canada, and arthritis symptoms can substantially interfere with the ability to effectively perform at work.
||Aug 02, 2018
|Plaintiff in Toronto ‘slip and fall’ Accident misses Deadline to add another Defendant to Claim
||An Ontario judge decided that counsel for the plaintiff did not take all reasonable actions to discover all defendants in the plaintiff’s claim before the expiry of the two-year limitation period. Therefore, the judge dismissed the plaintiff’s motion to add another defendant to her claim past the deadline.
||Jul 03, 2018