Personal Injury Category Archives

The Connection Between Statutory Accident Benefits and Tort

Ontario motor vehicle accident legislation is a confusing area of personal injury law for many victims of a car accident. It is important for people to understand their available options for compensation through accident benefits and tort, and how these particular options interplay with each other.

What happens if you’re in a snowmobile accident?

When the winter season commences, so do the snow sports. For some, this means pulling out their snowmobile and enjoying rides around their property or through the trails.

What is a litigation guardian? Who needs one? Should I be one?

Unfortunately, serious injuries can happen to anyone, including individuals who would legally be considered to be “parties under a disability”. A “party under a disability” is a person who does not have the legal capacity to instruct legal counsel.

WSIB Opt-Out – When It Applies

Persons who have been injured in the workplace are eligible to make a claim for compensation through the Workers Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”), provided their employer has coverage.

Slipping, Falling, Tripping…. Was I in a Car Accident?

It’s that time of year again. The landscape looks so pretty – marshmallow-covered roads, glistening sidewalks, diamond-crusted fir trees, right? The reality is quite different. As personal injury lawyers, at this time of year we are inundated with calls by injured people who have sustained fractures, sprains, concussions and other injuries due to weather-related incidents.

Sexual Abuse Damages In Ontario Not Subject To General Damages Cap

In the recent Ontario Superior Court decision of D.S. v. Quesnelle, Justice Smith made it abundantly clear that in Ontario, general damages caps do not apply in civil sexual abuse claims. This decision should be commended as the policy rationale for general damages caps in most other areas of personal injury are drastically different than in the context of sexual abuse cases.