|When may a Vehicle Owner not be held Liable for a Car Accident?
||Under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act, the owner of a vehicle is held liable for injuries except for unusual cases, such as in Thorne v. Prets, where the vehicle was taken without permission. Under such circumstances, the negligent driver can be held liable for damages and if uninsured, Ontario’s payor of last resort, MVACF, is responsible for payment.
||Nov 23, 2016
|Ontario Court decides that an Illegal Immigrant not entitled to claim Damages from MVACF
||In a 2016 trial, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided that a man who had been living illegally in Toronto for about a decade was not entitled to receive compensation from public funds for injuries sustained in a pedestrian hit-and-run accident.
||Nov 19, 2016
|Claiming Injuries from a Public Transit or Bus Accident.
||As a victim of a public transit or bus accident, whether as a passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for your losses.
||Nov 17, 2016
|Why Back up Cameras will soon become Mandatory for New Vehicles
||Transport Canada recently announced that rear cameras will be mandatory for new vehicles in May 2018. Backup cameras provide almost full visibility behind a vehicle, which is particularly effective in allowing a driver to see young children and others who may otherwise have been in the vehicle’s blind zone.
||Nov 15, 2016
|Learn about the New App to track Distracted Drivers
||A new app has been introduced and is available for anyone to record Distracted Drivers. The app will better help researchers to understand the circumstances under which distracted driving takes place.
||Nov 13, 2016
|Chronic Pain and Depression meet Threshold for Non-pecuniary Damages
||After damages have been awarded to a plaintiff, the defence may file a threshold motion to dismiss non-pecuniary damages because the plaintiff’s injury is not a permanent or serious impairment of an important function. In Cobb v Long Estate, the court agreed that the plaintiff’s chronic pain and psychological injuries met the threshold and as a result, dismissed the defendant’s threshold motion.
||Nov 10, 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
|Preventing Playground Accidents
||Safe playground design and construction, and proper supervision of children can often prevent playground injuries to children.
||Nov 06, 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
|Am I liable for my Injuries if I’m not wearing a Seatbelt?
||The Ontario Traffic Act requires everyone to wear a seat belt, and if you are injured by an ‘at fault’ driver, you may be found contributorily liable if not wearing a seat belt at the time of your accident.
||Nov 01, 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 Brain Project Exhibit comes to Yorkdale Mall
||"The Brain Project" is exhibiting brain art at Yorkdale Mall in the coming week, with the objective of raising awareness and research funding for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Dementia or age-related brain disease affects 750,000 Canadians, and about one million more are living with acquired brain injury due to accidents.
||Oct 24, 2016
|Recent Research warns Cigarette Smoking distracts Drivers
||A Government of Quebec study reveals that smoking while driving constitutes as a serious distraction.
||Oct 22, 2016
|Accident Victims who suffer from Depression
||Increasingly recognized is the fact that car accidents can result in psychological injuries such as depression that often has significant and long-term effects on accident victims. Even persons allegedly negligent in causing an accident may experience psychological symptoms as a result of the traumatic event.
||Oct 20, 2016
|Terrible Mississauga Car Accident results in fatal Injuries for Two Young People
|| In a recent Mississauga collision, a car crashed into a tractor trailer truck, resulting in the deaths of two young adults, 20 and 22 years old. It is yet to be determined whether speed was a factor in this tragic accident.
||Oct 15, 2016
|Tesla Accident raises Questions about Product Liability
||The recent Tesla accident which resulted in the death of a 40 year old driver, raises questions about who is at fault in an accident involving self driving technology.
||Oct 13, 2016
|Family Member Claims under the Family Law Act
||A family member may claim for losses under Ontario's Family Law Act when a loved one suffers a catastrophic injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
||Oct 11, 2016
|Post-traumatic Stress Disorder caused by Car Accidents
||Many studies of post-traumatic stress disorder have been conducted to determine causes and effects of this disabling condition. In many cases, PTSD is suffered by victims of motor vehicle accidents .
||Oct 09, 2016
|Pedestrian Collisions claim the Lives of Two London Residents
||Two recent and tragic pedestrian deaths in London Ontario highlight a concern that drivers need to always monitor for pedestrians and follow driving regulations aimed at keeping all road users safe.
||Oct 07, 2016
|Assessing Pediatric Catastrophic Impairment under Ontario's Statutory Accident Benefits
||When a child's injuries include brain trauma or muscular-skeletal impairment they may qualify for a higher level of benefits by being classified as having a "Pediatric Catastrophic Impairment" under Ontario's statutory accident benefits (SABS).
||Oct 05, 2016
|Reasons for Denial of Long-term Disability Claims
||There are several reasons why your insurance company may have denied your disability claim. In many cases, you were denied a legitimate claim for benefits and a revision to your application and disability lawyer can help get owed benefits.
||Oct 03, 2016
|Canada’s Parliament debates Bill S-201 to prohibit and prevent Genetic Discrimination
||Bill S-201 seeks to prevent discrimination against Canadians due to their genetic status. Currently, insurance companies and employers can use genetic information to deny insurance coverage or refuse hiring, and Canada is the only G-7 country that doesn’t protect genetic status.
||Oct 01, 2016
|Husband and Wife Motorcyclists injured in Amherstburg Hit-and-run
||On Sept 16, a couple were run off the road in a hit-and-run accident while they were riding a motorcycle on a local road in Amherstburg, Ontario, resulting in serious and critical injuries, respectively, to the husband and wife.
||Sep 27, 2016
|The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario reports on the Outcomes for Brain Injury Victims
||Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of acquired brain injury and the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario is studying the life activities and outcome of accident victims suffering from brain injury.
||Sep 24, 2016
|Your Rights under the Consumer Protection Act
||In Ontario, the Consumer Protection Act details the rights of consumers and the responsibility of businesses.
||Sep 21, 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
|Vehicle safety Innovations to reduce Personal Injury
||Read about the most important vehicle safety innovations in the past 50 years. These features have substantially reduced the risk of injury in an accident, however, driver negligence continues to be the primary cause of personal injury in Ontario.
||Sep 16, 2016
|How may Threshold Law affect my eligibility to make a Claim?
||Threshold Law states that an accident victim’s injuries must be a serious and permanent impairment of an important function in order to be eligible for non-pecuniary damages in a civil suit.
||Sep 14, 2016
|2016 Annual Brain Injury Conference: Sept 27-29
||On Sept 27 to 29, Brain Injury Canada invites acquired brain injury survivors and their families to an opportunity to listen to informative and expert speakers and share their experiences.
||Sep 12, 2016
|Who is liable for rear-ending of a vehicle parked in a live lane on a Busy Street?
||Although the driver who rear-ends another vehicle is usually found liable, in the 2014 case, Aston Gon (by his Litigation Guardian) v. Daniele Bianco, there were extenuating circumstances that effected a determination of liability.
||Sep 09, 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
|Keeping our Children safe as they commute to School
||Sept 6 2016 is the first day of school for most Ontario children and a good time to be reminded of safe driving practices.
||Sep 05, 2016
|Texting while Driving continues despite the well-documented Dangers
||Although 90% of young adults surveyed are aware of driving laws against cell phone use while driving, a large number admit to texting or talking while driving.
||Sep 03, 2016
|Homeowner found liable for a Visitor's Injury from a Fall
||In a 2016 case, Irvine v. Seipt, the homeowner was found liable for injuries resulting from a visitor's fall from a porch.
||Sep 01, 2016
|Do Traffic Regulations apply on Private Property?
||Ontario traffic laws don't apply in private parking lots and on private roads, but this is not an invitation for reckless or negligent driving.
||Aug 29, 2016
|Ontario Wakeboarding Accident results in severe Injury
||Wakeboarding is a relatively new water sport and recently resulted in the loss of a limb for a 23 year old Ontario man.
||Aug 27, 2016
|Toronto Cycling Accidents caused by Streetcar Tracks
||A recent university study reveals streetcar tracks are a factor in about one third of cycling accidents in Toronto, when a cyclist's wheel gets stuck in the tracks.
||Aug 24, 2016
|Micro cameras contributing to Vehicle Safety
||Micro cameras can contribute to safer driving in several ways and can also provide accurate evidence of negligent drivers.
||Aug 22, 2016
|Self-driving Vehicles: Many Issues yet to be resolved
||Self-driving cars may revolutionize driving and significantly reduce accidents, but in the event of injury, who is liable?
||Aug 19, 2016
|Is your Pool safe?
||A property or home owner may be held responsible if someone drowns in their pool and they did not take reasonable measures to keep people safe or failed to adhere to applicable bylaws.
||Aug 15, 2016
|The Hazards of Highway Construction Zones
||Accidents around highway construction zones sometimes result from careless drivers, but can also be caused by negligent design of the construction project, on the part of a municipality or construction company.
||Aug 11, 2016
|Did unsafe Condition cause Trail Biking Accident?
||Owners or managers of recreational facilities, such as biking and hiking trails, can be held liable for injuries that result from a hazard or unsafe condition at the facility or park.
||Aug 09, 2016
|Questions you likely want to ask your Personal Injury Lawyer
||Learn the answers to common questions asked by accident victims who are injured and are considering making a claim for injury compensation.
||Aug 07, 2016
|Upcoming Events to support Spinal Cord Injury Victims
||Spinal Cord Injury Ontario supports victims of spinal cord injuries. Upcoming events include the 2016 Wheelchair Challenge and discussion groups.
||Aug 05, 2016
|Finding Negligence in Boating Accidents
||Understand the risks from unsafe boating practices, such as failing to wear a life preserver or drinking alcohol, both in terms of an increased likelihood of serious injury or death, as well as your liability if you are the boat owner or operator
||Aug 03, 2016
|Personal Injury Lawyers and Medical Practitioners working together
||Increasingly complex insurance regulations and legal proceedings require higher standards of knowledge and a closer relationship between personal injury lawyers and rehabilitation practitioners.
||Aug 01, 2016
|Uninsured and Under-insured Motorist Coverage
||Under-insured motorist coverage is statutorily available to cover Ontario residents who were involved in an accident caused by an identified or hit-and-run driver. Under-insured motorist coverage can be purchased on your policy to protect you when your claim exceeds the coverage for an at fault driver.
||Jul 30, 2016
|Long-term Disability Benefits are needed by increasingly more Canadians
||Many Ontario residents with disabilities rely on long-term disability benefits for their survival, and increasingly, people are seeking disability benefits for psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.
||Jul 28, 2016
|Will Road Safety be affected by the Legalization of Marijuana?
||The Federal government proposes legalizing marijuana use in 2017, but an important unanswered question is whether this act will increase the incidence of car accidents due to driving while under the influence of marijuana.
||Jul 26, 2016
|Keeping our Children safe from Injury in Car Accidents
||Practicing and teaching safe practices while driving and walking can effectively reduce the likelihood of injury to our children, although the negligence of other drivers continues to be a risk that often results in serious or fatal injuries to children and adults.
||Jul 21, 2016