My Uber was involved in a collision and I was injured …

May 31st, 2019

Over the years, ride-hailing services have become increasingly popular and the demand appears to be increasing. In densely populated cities like Toronto and in the GTA, owning a car can be prohibitively expensive, making the ride-sharing concept a great convenience.  Toronto’s licensing department has issued almost 70,000 private transportation company licenses to drivers for ride-hailing […]

 

I Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident at My Local Superma …

April 25th, 2019

The vast majority of us are familiar with the term ‘personal injury’, a phrase usually associated with a claim based on the negligence or misconduct of a person or organisation, which has caused injury to another person (the claimant). The injury can be physical, emotional and psychological and compensation may be recovered for economic and […]

 

Can I Claim Compensation from a Distracted Driver and H …

December 27th, 2018

In a recent blog post, we discussed the legalities surrounding the operation of motor vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs, under the Criminal Code of Canada.  Accompanying the fairly new Cannabis legislation, are further stringencies concerning Ontario drivers, which are expected to come into effect on January 1st, 2019. Any driver convicted of distracted […]

 

I Have Been Assaulted, Can I Claim Compensation for Per …

December 13th, 2018

In Canada, reasonable expectation of personal safety is enforced criminally and civilly and in a previous post we already described the implications associated with dishonest sexual assault accusations, defamation of character and the damages in which one might be able to claim should they become such a victim. Perhaps slightly more complicated is understanding the […]

 

Fair Insurance Act

December 19th, 2017

The Ontario Liberal government, just prior to an election, claims it has again decided to address high automobile insurance premiums (but ignores the negative affect of these changes on victims of car accidents). In the 2017 Ontario Ministry of Finance Report “Fair Benefits Fairly Delivered: A Review of the Auto Insurance System of Ontario” the […]

 

Third Party Litigation Funding: Where is it in Canada?

November 29th, 2017

Third party litigation financing presently plays a role in class actions and personal injury cases in Canada. After the event (ATE) insurance is increasingly common for plaintiffs to obtain in pursuing a personal injury case. Such insurance covers the expense that unsuccessful party has to pay towards the successful party’s legal fees. This is invaluable […]

 

Proving Damages: Mental Injury is no different from Phy …

November 21st, 2017

In a decision released this summer, the Supreme Court of Canada has clarified that a psychiatric diagnosis is not required to find damages for mental illness. Recognition of mental injury and awards of damages have had a dismal history in Canada. For most of our court history, damages for such injuries have not been easy […]

 

Winter Driving Warning! From Personal Injury Lawyer Mar …

November 2nd, 2017

Winter is around the corner. Make sure your vehicle is prepared for possible winter driving disasters. Winter brings low visibility and treacherous roads. Combine that with young and inexperienced drivers, “road ragers” and careless drivers and you have a Canadian recipe for disaster! As a personal injury lawyer, I can tell you that the number […]

 

If My Guests Drive Drunk/Stoned, Am I Responsible?

October 6th, 2017

October is here, and over the next few months, there will be a number of family gatherings and work events that may involve the consumption of alcohol/drugs. When your guest leaves your house and drives while impaired, can you be held responsible if they injure themselves or others? Being a host, you should always be […]

 
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