|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
|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
|Changes to Used Vehicle Safety Requirements effective July 1st!
||More rigorous standards for used vehicle inspections in Ontario became effective on July 1st, 2016, and will impact the cost of inspecting and selling your used vehicle.
||Jul 17, 2016
|Roundabouts "Part 2": Traffic Rules confusing for Pedestrians
||The Ontario Ministry of Transportation gives motorists the right of way in roundabouts, but a driver may still be found liable in a pedestrian-vehicle collision.
||Jul 14, 2016
|Roundabout Fender Benders are common while Drivers get used to these Intersections
||Many Ontario drivers are confused about the guidelines for driving in roundabouts newly constructed in many communities, and this uncertainty and inexperience increases the risk of fender benders.
||Jul 11, 2016
|Commercial Truck Accidents result in High Fatality Rate for other Motorists
||Accidents involving heavy trucks result in a disproportionately high rate of severe or fatal injuries for smaller vehicle occupants. Understand the negligent actions that can cause these types of accidents.
||Jul 09, 2016
|Does your Auto Insurance offer adequate Protection?
||As an Ontario driver or vehicle owner, this is a good time to review your insurance coverage to determine whether you have adequate protection against injury and damage, particularly in lieu of recent changes to Ontario automobile accident insurance.
||Jul 06, 2016
|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