Personal Injury Category Archives

Liability Waivers: Can You Still Sue?

Many companies require their patrons to sign a liability waiver before they can partake in the proffered activity. By signing a liability waiver, you are agreeing to give up your right to sue should you be injured during the activity. If you are injured during the activity, there are certain circumstances in which the courts have found waivers unenforceable…

What Are the Important Documents in My Long-Term Disability Claim?

Persons who seek legal advice in their claim for short or long-term disability often find themselves sorting through hundreds or thousands of pages to make sense of their claim. This blog will help you understand what the key documents are and why they will matter in your case.

A Look Into How an Adjudicator is Trained at the LAT

Guest Author: Laura Dickson, Lamont Law In 2018, the independence of the adjudicators and decision-making process was called into question by the Divisional Court. The Divisional Court in Shuttleworth found that, although some outside influence on reason writing was considered permissible, the Court held that there ought to be an institutional consultation procedure in place to safeguard the independence of the decision-maker. The Ontario Court …

Time to Eliminate Most Civil Juries

Recently, Ontario’s Attorney General, the Honourable Doug Downey, notified Ontario lawyers that his office is considering eliminating juries for most civil matters. This notice to the profession has been hotly debated in the legal community, but this issue should be important to every citizen in Ontario who one day may rely on our justice system.

Driving Without a License: Can I Still Sue?

Imagine you are on an afternoon drive. You are obeying the rules of the road and driving in a safe and prudent manner. Suddenly, another vehicle comes along, blows through a clearly-marked stop sign and smashes into your vehicle. You are now injured and faced with a lifetime of pain through no fault of your own. Your first thought is to sue the at-fault driver. However, there is just one problem: you didn’t have a valid driver’s license at the time of the crash.

COVID-19 pandemic fears, deliberate spitting in public, and civil remedies

As Ontario begins to re-open additional services and begins to implement stage two and eventually stage three protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic, A serious issue is deliberate spitting and coughing incidents being reported.