Accident Benefits and the Challenge of Chronic Pain

Disputes often arise when insurance companies subject claimants to assessments by medical practitioners hired by the insurers to determine if a claimant meets the legal test to be eligible for benefits.

Renovations Beware and Take Extra Care!

From weekend projects to monumental ventures, summertime renovations are common amongst homeowners. Unfortunately, not all renovations go as planned and they can get sidetracked quite easily.

Liability Waivers: Are they Enforceable?

Nearly every recreational activity offered today requires the participant to sign a waiver of liability. Skiing, spin classes, kid’s field trips- waivers have become so common place that people don’t think twice about signing them. But what effect do these waivers really have?

What makes a dangerous step?

Stairs and steps in Ontario are regulated by law under the Occupiers’ Liability Act. According to section 3(1) an occupier owes a duty to take reasonable care to ensure persons on their property are reasonably safe.

Ontario Government’s $1 million course correction!

Contained in the 2019 Ontario Budget, Protecting What Matters Most, the government announced that it will be restoring the ‘missing million’ in auto insurance coverage for the most seriously injured, or “catastrophically impaired”, that was slashed in 2016.

Updated: What is the Threshold and who Meets it?