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  • Ontario Changes Impaired Driving Laws
16 Mar, 2018

Ontario to Potentially Change Impaired Driving Laws?

March 16th, 2018|

Do you know Ontario’s impaired driving laws? Did you know that they could be changing soon? That’s right. Ontario may consider making significant changes to impaired driving legislation that could affect you — but not as you might expect.
Decriminalize Drunk Driving?
Ontarians might be surprised to learn that drunk driving has already been (partially) decriminalized in […]

  • Affidavit of Documents Video Surveillance in Ontario
18 Feb, 2018

Civil Procedure Rules & Video Surveillance in Ontario

February 18th, 2018|

Understanding the basic rules and procedures of civil litigation in Ontario ensures you are aware of civil laws and comprehend legal proceedings. However, keep in mind that the rules and procedures that guide civil litigation are constantly evolving.
One central concept to court cases is the process of discovery. Discovery occurs during the pre-trial phase. As […]

  • Ontario Disability Support Program
7 Feb, 2018

Changes To The Ontario Disability Support Program

February 7th, 2018|

Many Canadians are still unaware of the significant changes made to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works late last year. These changes could potentially have a major impact on you or your loved ones, especially if you have been wrongfully injured.
What is the ODSP
The Ontario Disability Support Program provides financial assistance to […]

  • chronic pain and depression from personal injury.
21 Jan, 2018

Personal Injury Law: Dealing With Chronic Pain & Depression

January 21st, 2018|

Chronic pain often results from serious injuries caused by negligence. Unfortunately, chronic pain can also lead to further issues such as depression. In fact, people with chronic pain are three times more likely to suffer from depression than the general population, and as many as 50% of people with chronic pain suffer from anxiety and depression.
A […]

  • Slip and fall injuries on ice.
10 Jan, 2018

Slip & Fall Injuries on Ice: What You Need to Know

January 10th, 2018|

Winter is here and so is the cold, snow, and icy conditions. The freezing temperatures and unpredictable weather mean sidewalks, roads, porches, and walkways are constantly coated in slippery ice, snow, and slush.

Slip and falls on ice are just the beginning. Without proper maintenance during winter conditions, including during constant freezing and thawing cycles […]

  • slippery road
22 Dec, 2017

Safe Winter Driving Tips

December 22nd, 2017|

Winter is here, that means sleigh bells jingling and winter tires and slippery driving conditions. How can you avoid an accident during the most festive time of the year? Follow these simple winter driving safety tips:

Prepare your vehicle for the season

“Winter is coming,” and when the cold weather arrives don’t neglect to prepare […]

  • pedestrians walking
22 Dec, 2017

Pedestrian Safety: The Vision Zero Safety Plan

December 22nd, 2017|

Last year, approximately 46 pedestrians were killed in Toronto as a result of automobile collisions. Even a single avoidable death is too many, which is why the City of Toronto has moved into action with the Vision Zero Safety Plan. But is it enough?
What is Vision Zero?
Vision Zero started in Sweden in 1997. The plan […]

  • Brown shoe slipping on banana
27 Nov, 2017

Understanding Premises Liability in Personal Injury Law

November 27th, 2017|

We’ve all heard the horror stories about a friend or relative getting hurt on someone’s property and not knowing if they should call a personal injury lawyer. A bad fall or injury can be extremely traumatic and financially devastating, and you should not be held accountable for another party’s negligence. Here’s what to do in […]

  • Courthouse on sunny day with trees.
10 Nov, 2017

What is the Burden of Proof in a Personal Injury Case

November 10th, 2017|

Throughout the course of an average day, you may interact with a variety of people at many different locations. Each time you enter someone’s private property, whether it is a house, park, apartment, or store, an assumption is implied that conditions are safe. It is the responsibility of a property owner to ensure measures have […]

  • Long-term disability insurance eligibility.
25 Oct, 2017

The Difference Between Long & Short-Term Disability

October 25th, 2017|

Many workplaces or private insurance plans provide their employees with short and long-term disability benefits if you are unable to work due to an illness or other medical condition. If you are unsure about your plan, contact your insurance provider for more information. If possible, use any leftover sick days you have accumulated with your […]