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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.

Tomec v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, 2019 ONCA 882

In Tomec v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, a decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, the issue was whether or not discoverability applies to the two year limitation period under s. 281.1(1) of the Insurance Act and s. 51(1) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS).

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.

Michael Beaudin v. Travelers Insurance Company of Canada

The Licence Appeal Tribunal has determined that an injury at a privately-organized motocross competition is an “accident” and that the injured party is, therefore, entitled to accident benefits from his insurer.

Rodrigues v. Purtill, 2019 ONCA 739

The Appellant, Mr. Purtill is the Defendant in this matter who drove his motor vehicle while impaired and struck the Plaintiff vehicle, causing the death of a young child and serious injuries to other family members.