|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|Lumbar Spine Injuries
||Motor vehicle accidents, falls and sports injuries are the most common causes of lumber spine injuries, and severity and recovery can differ greatly between persons who are injury. When accidents worsen pre-existing back injuries, victims may still be eligible for compensation.
||Nov 27, 2017
|Court awards Pain and Suffering Damages for Myofascial Pain
||In a recent trial, the B.C. Supreme Court awarded a young woman $65,000 in pain and suffering damages after she suffered myofascial pain resulting from a car accident, which substantially interfered with her abilities as a serious athlete.
||Jul 11, 2017
|Avoid these dangerous Plants that grow in Ontario
||Although poison ivy is the most well-known noxious plant in Ontario, there are other potentially more dangerous plants that should be avoided, notably: wild parsnip, giant hogweed, water hemlock and pokeweed.
||Jun 13, 2017
|Prevent Poisoning Accidents for Children in your Home
|| Poisoning is a common cause of injury and death for children under five, in Canada. The most frequent cause of such accidents is poisoning from drugs, both over-the-counter and prescription medication, but hazardous products also cause many incidents of poisoning.
||May 25, 2017
|Why Homeowners need Property Liability Insurance
||Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act, homeowners can be held liable for injuries and be sued, if someone comes to foreseeable harm on their property, for example, resulting from a fall on an icy driveway, tripping on loose flooring or rugs, or another type of accident.
||Apr 02, 2017
|Organ Donation: Helping Canadians who are Injured or Dying
||Tragically, Canada places in the bottom third for organ donations in developed nations. Substantial advances in transplant technologies are greatly improving the outcomes for organ donation, but many more Canadians need to register their wish to donate in order to save lives.
||Mar 03, 2017
|Is our Vehicle Insurance System flawed? – The Adam Bari Story
||Adam Bari was severely injured in a serious motorcycle accident and found that his injuries, although substantial, no longer qualify as a ‘catastrophic impairment’ under new insurance rules effective June 1st. The $65,000 now available for non-catastrophic injuries under statutory accident benefits are woefully inadequate to pay for Mr. Bari’s losses and thus, place huge financial stress on his family.
||Jan 25, 2017
|Long Overdue, Canada announces Asbestos Ban for 2018
||Every year, thousands of Canadians die from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos. At long last, the Canadian government announced a plan to ban asbestos import, use and production by 2018.
||Jan 08, 2017
|Life-saving Tips if You're stranded in Winter Weather
||There are important steps we can take to prepare our vehicle and remain safe when our vehicle is stuck or stranded, to help prevent frostbite and keep ourselves and family members safe from injury during winter weather conditions.
||Jan 06, 2017
|Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
||Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) exhibits as persistent and unexplained fatigue, but sufferers also experience joint pain and various other symptoms that substantially impact enjoyment in life. CFS is not well understood but believed to result from several triggers, such as infections, immune system problems, hormonal changes and traumatic events such as car accidents.
||Dec 23, 2016
|Keeping your Home safe for Children over the Holidays
||The holiday season presents several additional dangers to children in the home, but as caregivers and parents, there is much we can do to keep our own children and any visitors to our home safe over the holidays.
||Dec 11, 2016
|Do we have a Dog Bite Problem in Ontario?
||The incidence of dog bites has increased in some parts of Ontario, such as in Toronto, despite the 2005 ban on pit-bull breeds. This circumstance calls for better education of dog owners and the public, as well as better enforcement.
||Dec 04, 2016
|The Challenges for Victims of Neurological Injuries such as Spinal and Brain Injury
||Accident victims who sustain neurological injuries such as spinal and brain injury face many substantial challenges in health care, recovery and functioning at home.
||Nov 28, 2016
|Female Walker assaulted in Toronto
||Although the highest risk for pedestrians is attributed to negligent drivers, every year pedestrians are assaulted while walking, jogging or running. The latest assault occurred on the evening of November 5th, but there were several earlier assaults on pedestrians in 2016. Walkers and runners can take a number of actions to reduce the risk of injury, but this doesn't in any way diminish the fault of the attacker in these incidents.
||Nov 08, 2016
|Canada lagging in affordable and accessible Mental Health Services
||Many Canadians suffer from mental illness, such as anxiety disorder and depression, but for most Canadians, it can be difficult if not impossible, to get access to affordable mental health professionals and treatments.
||Nov 03, 2016
|Women at risk due to a Failure to adequately test Drugs on Women
||The fact that women and even, female mice are greatly underrepresented in drug and medical trials means that marketed medications may be ineffective or dangerous when used by women.
||Oct 28, 2016
|The pioneering of Stem Cell Therapy to treat Spinal Injuries
||Clinical researchers in Ontario are currently investigating and pioneering stem cell treatments to regenerate spinal cord injuries.
||Sep 18, 2016
|Concussion Symptoms arising out of a Sports Injury
||Concussions suffered in sports must be taken seriously and immediately assessed to reduce risk of worsening symptoms. Learn about the possible signs of sport-related concussion.
||Sep 07, 2016
|How Traumatic Brain Injury can affect your Life
||Traumatic brain injury can have significant long term effects on an accident victim's life, with symptoms such as headaches, diminished cognitive abilities, personality changes or disability.
||Jul 19, 2016
|Playing it Safe while Motorcycle Riding
||Motorcycle riding is often described as exhilarating, but riders should understand the risks and dangers and how to avoid being a victim of a personal injury from a motorcycle accident.
||Jun 20, 2016
|Chronic Pain Syndrome is a debilitating Condition that affects many Canadians
||Many Canadians suffer from chronic pain syndrome, a condition which often has a devastating impact on their lives, and for which it can be difficult to get effective treatment.
||Jun 17, 2016
|Making an Injury Claim for Scars and Disfigurement
||Catastrophic injuries such as scarring and disfigurement have a lasting impact on an accident victim's life. Accordingly, accident victims are entitled to compensation for injury that was caused by a negligent party.
||May 27, 2016
|Liability if Pushing or Physical Contact causes Injury
||Physical altercations are more likely to occur during or after events involving drinking, but even a seemingly harmless push can lead to injury for which the ?at fault? person can be held liabl
||May 23, 2016
|Social Host Liability for alcohol-related Accidents
||Social hosts and homeowners who host events that include the serving of alcohol need to be aware that they may be liable for injuries caused by intoxicated guests.
||May 20, 2016
|The Challenge of Claiming Long-Term Disability Benefits for Mental Illness
||There are challenges associated with making a long-term disability claim for mental illness as insurers sometimes dispute the severity of symptoms and impact on a person's ability to work.
||Apr 29, 2016
|Recovering from Acquired Brain Injury
||Acquired brain injury occurs far more often than most Canadians realize. The recovery process can be long and is often challenging for the victim and their loved ones.
||Apr 25, 2016
|Diagnosing Fibromyalgia after an Accident
||The symptoms of fibromyalgia, often experienced after a car accident, can have a serious long-term effect on the life of an injured person.
||Apr 06, 2016
|Whiplash: a Complicated Injury
||Whiplash injuries most often result from rear-end collisions, but can also be caused by sports accidents, physical assaults and other types of trauma. For some accident victims, whiplash injury symptoms such as neck pain and headaches can persist for many years.
||Mar 25, 2016
|Edgar Latulip Loses Memory for 30 Years after Falling
||Formally from Kitchener, Edgar Latulip recently regained his memory after he fell 30 years ago and suffered amnesia as a result. Slips/trips and falls are a leading cause of brain injury in Canada, but rarely result in such a dramatic memory loss and later recovery.
||Feb 16, 2016
|Calculating Future Care Costs in Personal Injury Claims
||Accident victims who suffer disabling injuries in an accident caused by a negligent party can claim damages for the projected cost of their future care. Persons with catastrophic injuries generally required more substantial care and the amount of damages to which they are entitled is on par with the magnitude of their injuries and needs
||Feb 10, 2016
|Soft Tissue Injuries often result from Automobile Accidents
||Soft tissue injuries often result from a car accident and often cause long-term pain. Accident victims should seek medical treatment as soon as the symptoms of soft-tissue injury present themselves.
||Jan 26, 2016