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Drivers are distracted more today, than ever before. Like any activity such as driving, practice helps to improve one’s ability to drive safely. Unfortunately, teenagers are among the riskiest drivers because of a myriad of factors, such as lack of experiences, substance abuse, and recklessness. The law in Ontario is, that unless the motor vehicle…

Far too often, people get injured in a car accident, and are left to pay for their own medical treatment, cover their own expenses, and bare the costs of getting injured. If the injuries are minor, this may be the only sensical option. However, if an individual suffers serious injuries, it is in their best…

If you were not aware already, Canada has new impaired driving laws that came into effect at the end of the year in 2018. As an effort to crack down on impaired driving, new law has come into effect that gives law enforcement more power when interacting with drivers. As of December 18, 2018, the…

Examination for Discovery, or what we refer to as “discoveries”, are a critical part of the claims process in Ontario and much of the developed world. This process, often times glorified in the movies or on television shows, takes place in a boardroom with a court reporter, and is an opportunity for each party of…

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be thinking whether or not to hire a personal injury lawyer. Often times you may find yourself faced with a difficult decision of which law firm to hire. It’s not uncommon to be bombarded with advertisements with large firms, some of…

Our law office strongly believes that more often then not, it is in an injured victim’s best interest to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer if they have been hurt in a car accident. Personal Injury claims are diverse, and range in the types of negligence, and degrees of injury. In soft tissue cases, you…

If you have been injured in a car accident, your injuries are of a serious nature, and someone else is clearly at fault for the collision, then you will likely want to consult with an experienced car accident lawyer. How much will it cost you to retain a personal injury lawyer? The Contingency Fee Most…

In most cases when you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, you have the right to a personal injury claim to recover compensation. However, while you may have the right to sue, that does not necessarily translate to needing a personal injury lawyer. With that said, it’s always our advice that…

Car accidents cause serious injuries or death to an alarming number of Canadians every year. With approximately 160,000 car accidents per year in Canada, and about 2,800 of those resulting in death, personal injury law has become a very important area of law. In today’s society, it is not uncommon to at some point in…

As society evolves, and our core values change, along with technology, the law tends to develop as well. Section 162.1 of the Canadian Criminal Code reads as follows: 162.1(1) Everyone who knowingly publishes, distributes, transmits, sells, makes available or advertises an intimate image of a person knowing that the person depicted in the image did…

The government and the Crown Attorney take impaired driving charges very seriously, and based on public interest and opinion, are often reluctant to drop these charges even for first time offenders. Being charged with impaired driving can carry significant consequences, and are one of the most common offences Ontarians face. Having an impaired driving charge…

Our criminal law system in Canada is complex. With the intricacies of the criminal code and the various precedent setting cases, it is not an easy system to navigate on one’s own. There is an old saying that “The man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client”. There may be defences…

In Ontario, the law allows you to sue for the wrongdoing or negligence of some other party in most instances. The injuries come in a myriad of forms; physical, psychological, emotional or even economic such as property damage. Compensation is commonly referred to as “damages” in personal injury law. These are monies intended to help…

Signing a release of liability waiver is not a rare occasion. Businesses are increasingly anxious about being sued, and insurance companies attempt to equip businesses with some form of safeguard. Waivers happen on school trips and at the local sports center. They are generally on the back of your ski ticket, and certainly are presented…

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may have heard by now what is referred to as the “threshold”. The “threshold” is constantly changing as new court decisions are made and new legislation is put in place. In general, for motor vehicle accidents only, to sue for pain and suffering, which is…

Cannabis users often believe it is safe to driver while under the influence. On the other hand, police officers, road safety specialists, or medical specialists opine that using marijuana puts you at increase risk of getting into an accident. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, about 15% of users have driven at least once within…

Using public transportation is not without its risks. In this day and age, public transit is everywhere, and ordinary people use it everyday. People also commute more than ever, making the trip into Toronto, five days a week. The emergence of passengers using public transit creates a number of safety concerns and exposure to risks….

If you have been injured in a car accident, you are entitled to accident benefits, and need to notify your accident benefits insurer to provide certain information in reference to your claim. It is likely that your insurance company will send an insurance adjuster to meet with you to discuss your injuries. It is always…