Personal Injury Category Archives

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.

E-Scooters: Road Hazard or Planet Saver?

Electric scooters are the most recent mode of transportation to enter our network of sidewalks and roadways. Much like bike rental companies, (e.g. Bike Share Toronto) and ride sharing companies (e.g. Uber and Lift), commuters are seeking out faster, cheaper and energy efficient modes of transportation.

Distracted driving

There are many forms of distracted driving that can come up in motor vehicle accident litigation. During the examination for discovery process there will be questions posed by lawyers on both sides about whose fault the accident was.

What is the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund?

The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund (“MVACF”) is a fund established by the Ontario government to provide compensation to people injured in motor vehicle accidents.

Doored? Cyclists Injured by Cars can access Benefits and Compensation

Cycling in the city can be great. It’s often faster than public transit or driving, environmentally friendly, and it can do wonders for your fitness. Unfortunately, when it comes to navigating traffic and parked cars, it can also be very dangerous.

Injured at an AirBnB? Liability implications for AirBnB and its millions of hosts

It is unclear how many of these 500 million confirmed guest arrivals have resulted in significant personal injury or property damage. However, chances are quite high that at this rate, it is only a matter of time before AirBnB personal injury litigation makes its way through our court system.