Personal injury law


  • Chronic pain is not a minor injury, tribunal says

    Chronic pain is not a minor injury, tribunal says

    Mar 4, 2019

    The Licence Appeal Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that chronic pain should not be considered a minor injury under the Minor Injury Guidelines.

  • Joint and several liability review announced

    Joint and several liability review announced

    Mar 4, 2019

    Some personal injury lawyers are concerned after Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced recently that the government is considering reviewing joint and several liability.

  • Inadmissible evidence could lead to new trial

    Inadmissible evidence could lead to new trial

    Mar 4, 2019

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in a sexual assault case, after ruling a participant expert’s testimony at the trial was inadmissible.

  • Tougher legislation needed to stop distracted driving

    Tougher legislation needed to stop distracted driving

    Mar 4, 2019

    Increased penalties aren’t enough to stop people from using their cellphones when driving, say personal injury lawyers. New penalties for distracted driving came into force in Ontario on Jan. 1.

  • PI lawyers support bill on auto insurance rate-setting

    PI lawyers support bill on auto insurance rate-setting

    Jan 7, 2019

    A group of personal injury lawyers with connections to Brampton, Ont. have indicated their support for legislative efforts to end “postal code discrimination” in auto insurance rate-setting.

  • Make the simplified rules meaningful

    Dec 10, 2018

    Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure was introduced to impose a mandatory simplified process for actions of comparatively modest monetary value, which exceed the jurisdiction of Small Claims Court.

  • Dancer ordered to turn over social media photos

    Dancer ordered to turn over social media photos

    Nov 26, 2018

    Plaintiffs should loosen their privacy expectations as courts fumble their way toward a test for social media production in personal injury litigation, according to a London, Ont. personal injury lawyer.

  • Lawyer tries to overhaul civil jury process

    Lawyer tries to overhaul civil jury process

    Nov 26, 2018

    A Toronto personal injury lawyer is not giving up his fight to reform the province’s civil jury process, despite a setback in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

  • Hamilton crash cases lead to different results

    Hamilton crash cases lead to different results

    Nov 26, 2018

    The Supreme Court of Canada should step in to clear up the confusion created by two recent Ontario Court of Appeal judgments that arrived at opposite conclusions on a municipality’s liability for roadway non-repair, according to lawyers.

  • Lawyers say benefits of statutory deductible waning

    Lawyers say benefits of statutory deductible waning

    Nov 26, 2018

    The statutory deductible for pain and suffering is ripe for reform, according to personal injury lawyers.

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