Safety Category Archives

Ho-Ho-Hosting: Be Wary of Social Host Liability this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and get-togethers with friends and family. Between the eggnog and mulled wine, all may seem merry and bright, but there are several factors to consider before you host a holiday get-together this season…

Occupiers Liability for COVID-19 Exposure: A Difficult Claim to Make

September 2021 marks the 1.5-year mark since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The impact that COVID-19 has had around the world has been nothing short of unprecedented. The world has pivoted in ways we never imagined possible in such a short time…

Availability of Insurance in Fatal Accident Compensation Involving Reckless and Impaired Drivers

While the lockdown has seen a significant reduction in accidents, there has been an increase in the number of serious and catastrophic accidents caused by excessive speeding (including stunt driving) and, at times, driving while impaired. Incidents of stunt driving have increased dramatically since the pandemic, with the OPP often reporting on social media young drivers clocking speeds of 150 to 250 km/h on highways and roadways…

Parental Liability: When Can a Parent be Found Negligent for their Child’s Injuries?

When children get injured and bring a lawsuit, their parent can often be named as a defendant on the basis that the parent failed to properly supervise the child. The parent can be sued by the injured child directly, or named as a defendant in a counterclaim or third party claim…

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…

Increase of Highway Speed Limits to 110 km/hour: Important Facts to Know

As part of a recent pilot project, the speed limit on certain Ontario highways have been increased to 110 km/hour in an attempt to improve traffic flow. As novel as many commuters will find this, there are several things people must keep in mind…