|Pedestrians sometimes Contributorily Liable in Pedestrian-Motorist Collisions
||Because pedestrians are at high risk of injury in pedestrian-vehicle accidents, there is an onus on drivers to exercise caution, but pedestrians also have a responsibility to proceed with caution. Drivers may not be negligent for pedestrian injuries when the pedestrian's unanticipated behaviour was a factor in the accident.
||Jul 04, 2016
|Does your Child's Day Care meet Ontario Safety Requirements?
||Following a report of numerous violations in safe care practices, particularly among unlicensed day care providers, the Government of Ontario implemented stricter guidelines for day care providers under the Child Care and Early Years Act.
||Jul 01, 2016
|Understanding Product Liability in Canada
||The Canadian government and Health Canada have guidelines and regulations in place to protect Canadians from unsafe product. Despite these protections, people are sometimes injured by a dangerous product, and are entitled to claim compensation for their losses.
||Jun 26, 2016
|Making a Wrongful Death Claim
||Insurance companies sometimes dispute legitimate wrongful death claims adding even more stress to the lives of devastated families.
||Jun 22, 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
|Taking steps to have a safe Boating Experience
||Boating is an enjoyable experience that many Canadians look forward to in the summer. Avoid boating accidents and injury through safe boating practices.
||Jun 15, 2016
|Shared Liability between Government Authority and 'At fault' Driver
||In cases where both a negligent driver and unsafe road condition were responsible for causing an accident victim's injuries, the 'at fault' driver and government authority may be deemed contributory negligent for damages.
||Jun 12, 2016
|Young Drivers: Age can be a Factor in Personal Injury Cases
||Young adult drivers have a statistically higher risk of car accidents. Here we look at some of the common factors that contribute to this high incidence of accidents, as well as how an individual's age may affect their personal injury claims.
||Jun 10, 2016
|Passenger Injury Claims
||Drivers who cause injury to their passengers through careless or negligent driving can be found liable for damages, as in the case of a passenger who was awarded over $18 million in 2009 after being catastrophically injured
||Jun 07, 2016
|Property Owners can be found Negligent in Drowning Accidents
||Homeowners, recreational facilities and other property owners have a duty of care to keep people safe on their property. This responsibility extends to pools and other bodies of water on or adjacent to a property.
||Jun 04, 2016
|Train accidents: potential for significant Injury
||Although train accidents are far less common than other collisions, they can cause catastrophic and devastating injuries due to the large number of people that are potentially impacted and the often hazardous materials being transported.
||Jun 03, 2016
|Changes to Statutory Accident Benefits effective June 1st 2016
||Effective on June 1st, 2016, there will be changes to the maximum statutory accident benefits allowable for injured accident victims in Ontario
||Jun 01, 2016
|School Bus Safety and Seat Belts
||If children are required to wear a seat belt in a car, then why are they not required to be belted on Ontario school buses?
||May 29, 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
|What is a Tort Claim?
|| If you are injured due to someone else's negligence, you can file a tort claim to seek compensation for damages.
||May 25, 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
|Cycling Accidents caused by Driver/Cyclist Error or Unsafe Conditions
||Most cycling accidents occur 'on-road' and are often caused by careless or negligent driver actions. The increasing popularity of off-road cycling means that the risk and number of these cycling accidents is also increasing, and sometimes unsafe conditions on private or public properties is the cause.
||May 15, 2016
|Soft-tissue Injury from Fender Bender results in Chronic Pain
||Minor accidents or fender benders sometimes result in serious neck and back injuries which may cause chronic pain and psychological symptoms for many years.
||May 13, 2016
|What is a Summary Judgement?
||A plaintiff or defendant may bring a motion to have their case decided by Summary Judgement, which if successful, can avoid a more costly and lengthy trial.
||May 11, 2016
|Food Poisoning and Consumer Rights
||Manufacturers,distributors and restaurants can be held liable if unsafe food handling or processing resulted in food poisoning and serious symptoms for a consumer.
||May 09, 2016
|Minimize risk of Personal Injury while Jet-skiing and Boating
|| Water related activities like boating and riding jet skis are a lot of fun and safe when boaters are careful. However, there are potential risks if safe boating is not practiced. Learn about your legal right to compensation when negligent actions result in personal injury.
||May 07, 2016
|Proving a Motor Vehicle Injury Claim
||In a civil claim for compensation for injuries arising from a car accident, a plaintiff may need to prove the other driver was negligent in causing their injuries, and must also provide evidence of their financial and other losses resulting from their injuries.
||May 03, 2016
|Public Safety and Liability for Dog Bites
||Dog owners are strictly liable for the injuries that their dogs cause to others, according to the Dog Owners' Liability Act.
||May 01, 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
|Changes to the Process for Resolving Accident Benefit Claim Disputes
||Effective April 1, 2016, the process available to claimants whose accident claim is disputed by their insurer is changing in Ontario.
||Apr 27, 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
|How Multiple Car Accidents may complicate the Claims Process
||Personal injury claims involving multiple injuries from different events separated in time can make it more difficult to apportion fault and award compensation.
||Apr 20, 2016
|Uninsured Drivers cost Ontario Millions
||Ontario insured drivers and car owners pay the cost of uninsured drivers, and can make claims against their own insurance policy when hit by an uninsured driver.
||Apr 18, 2016
|Three-Wheeled Vehicles coming to Ontario Roads
||Three-wheeled vehicles are coming to Ontario roads via a 10 year pilot program beginning March 2016 that is focusing on safe integration of these new vehicles for all road users.
||Apr 16, 2016
|Injured man awarded almost $1 Million in Undefended Trial
||An injured man was awarded almost $1 Million in an undefended case as a result of the defendants failure to file a Statement of Defence
||Apr 13, 2016
|Proving Damages for an Unsafe Product
||Manufacturers and retailers can be found liable for injuries sustained by consumers after purchasing damaged products
||Apr 11, 2016
|Ontario's Electric Vehicle Incentive Program: EVIP
||Ontario is introducing an Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP) to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
||Apr 09, 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
|Four Way Stops often a source of Accidents and Pedestrian Injuries
||Drivers who are inattentive, aggressive or unaware of the traffic rules are more likely to cause accidents and injury to pedestrians at four way stops.
||Apr 03, 2016
|Resolving an Insurance Claim Dispute
|| In Tut vs. RBC General Insurance Company, the courts ruled that RBC could not deny coverage to the plaintiff despite the fact that the accident involved a family member who was a novice driver with a concentration of alcohol in his system.
||Apr 01, 2016
|How Social Media affects Personal Injury Claims
||Insurance companies are using social media as an investigative tool to obtain evidence against plaintiffs in court.
||Mar 31, 2016
|Rollover Accidents and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV's)
||Rollover accidents usually result when a driver loses control, but SUVâ€™s are more prone to rollovers due to their higher center of gravity.
||Mar 28, 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
|Snowmobile Accidents are a Frequent Cause of Serious Injury
||Snowmobile collisions resulting in serious injury are on the rise in Ontario, which raises a concern as to what measures can be taken to reduce these largely preventable accidents.
||Mar 22, 2016
|Driver Dash Cameras expose Reckless Ontario Drivers
||An increase in the use of driver dashboard cameras sometimes unintentionally exposes reckless Ontario drivers.
||Mar 19, 2016
|Pedestrian Hit By Snowplow raises Concerns about Pedestrian Accidents
||An incident involving a Toronto pedestrian hit by a snow plow draws attention to the issue of pedestrian-vehicle accidents, and what can be done to reduce the occurrence of these often fatal incidents.
||Mar 16, 2016
|How do you measure Pain and Suffering: the History of Non-Pecuniary Damages
||Non-pecuniary damages are awarded to seriously injured accident victims, for their pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment in life. This form of compensation has evolved in Canada in terms of the amount that may be awarded and what makes a victim eligible for non-pecuniary damages.
||Mar 11, 2016
|Skiing Accidents and Waivers: What You Need To Know
||Skiing is an active sport that involves some inherent risks. Due to these risks and the common occurrences of skiing accidents, ski resorts take protective measures in order to avoid liability for an accident involving injuries.
||Mar 10, 2016
|Holding Drunk Drivers Responsible for their Negligence
||There are two systems in Ontario for holding drunk drivers accountable for the injuries they cause: the criminal courts and civil law proceedings. Accident victims and their families may provide testimony in criminal proceedings against a drunk driver, but ultimately the Criminal Court determines fault and sentencing. In a separate action, accident victims may sue the negligent driver for any losses resulting from the accident.
||Mar 08, 2016
|Adequacy in Attendant Care Benefits
||Attendant care benefit compensates for the cost of hiring an aide or staying in a medical facility. Attendant care benefit is available under all Ontario vehicle insurance policies but is limited to a maximum and subject to several qualifiers. Attendant care expenses may be claimed in a civil suit and these awards are more generous for catastrophically injured accident victims.
||Mar 03, 2016
|Your Liability when Someone Borrows your Car
||The owner of a vehicle is liable for any property damage or injuries that may result from an accident that is caused by someone who borrows their vehicle.
||Mar 01, 2016
|Denial of Travel Insurance Benefits
||Insurance companies often deny travel health insurance claims if the claimant made a mistake on their application or failed to reveal an preexisting condition.
||Feb 26, 2016
|Understanding Special and General Damages awarded in a Personal Injury Suit
||Special and general damages are common types of compensatory damages awarded to an accident victim in a personal injury claim. The purpose of these damages are to compensate the injured person for losses that they experienced due to their injury.
||Feb 23, 2016