Has the legalization of marijuana in Canada led to an increase in motor-vehicle accidents?
When cannabis was legalized in Canada in 2018, there was a great debate on whether easier access to the drug would lead to a multitude of problems such as increased usage among youth, addiction issues and how to prevent drivers from gettingread more
How do contingency fees improve access to justice?
There are many words which can be used to describe a lawsuit – stressful, lengthy, time-consuming, and of course expensive. In fact, the average cost in Canada to hire a lawyer to conduct a case through a 7-day trial can be moreread more
Going to trial vs pursuing a settlement – Which is the better option?
If you are involved in a lawsuit, it is likely to be a lengthy and stressful process. However, it is important to know that the majority of cases are settled out of court rather than proceed to trial. In fact, according toread more
Is it better to take a case to trial or settle out of court?
Pursuing a personal injury or insurance claim can be a long, strenuous and confusing process. It often requires the help of an experienced trial lawyer to get you the results you deserve.read more
Why are long-term disability claims related to mental health so often denied?
When your insurance company denies your long-term disability claim citing insufficient medical evidence, mental health challenges for suffering from an “invisible illness” are increased.read more
Tips for safe driving this Halloween
After nearly two years of being cooped up inside, we deserve a happy (spooky) and fun Halloween! But just as we are doing our best to ensure a safe return-to-school and safe return-to-work, so too must a return-to-Halloween be as safe asread more
Ensure the focus is on recovery after a motor vehicle accident
Accident benefits can make the difference between a recovery that is focused on regaining health and one that is compounded by the pressures of lost income and growing expenses. The accident benefits coverage in insurance policies provides compensation when an individual isread more
Cyclists injured in motor vehicle accidents are often entitled to compensation
While most cyclists have a basic understanding of safety guidelines, more than half of Canadians who ride bikes say they have either been in an accident while cycling or know someone who has. Cyclists are vulnerable users of our roads. While thereread more
Witness Tips for a Virtual Trial
This blog was first published on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog. Giving evidence in Court can be intimidating and nerve-racking. Most people have never been into a Courtroom let alone been forced to answer questions in front of a Judge. Withread more
They are only three per cent of vehicles on the road, yet motorcycles account for 14 per cent of all motor vehicle accidents Motorcycles represent different things to their owners: Freedom, exhilaration, and status; they love the joy of being on theread more