PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER WITH OFFICES IN WHITBY, OSHAWA, AJAX, PICKERING, DURHAM & TORONTO

If you or a family member have experienced an injury, finding the right personal injury lawyer is key to getting your life back on track. We know the process and the options can be intimidating, that's why our legal representation helps you through every step. “Being an injury and disability lawyer is an emotional job because of all the heartache and tragedy that you see.  You often see people who are on th ...

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ODSP and OW exemptions: Major Changes to interplay with car accident and personal injury awards

Recently released legislation appears to have made major changes to the law regarding ODSP and OW exemption limits for car accident and personal injury cases.  These changes appear to have been made very quietly without any significant announcements. ODSP appears to have completely eliminated the exemption cap on pain and suffering awards in injury cases (the cap had been $100,000).  See the excerpt below a ...

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Risk on Roads: Car Accidents and Personal Injury in Oshawa

If you’ve been the victim of a car accident and suffered a personal injury in Oshawa, you could be in for a difficult few months in the aftermath. There are more accidents statistically on the 401 in Oshawa.  That’s according to a report produced by the Ontario Provincial Police. Heavy-traffic times raise that probability even more. There’s nothing you can do to prevent an accident that has already occurred ...

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Woman who spills hot coffee on herself at McDonalds drive-through entitled to accident benefits

On July 24, 2017, Ontario’s Court of Appeal decided the case of Dittman v. Aviva.  The issue was whether a woman who was burned while buying hot coffee from a drive-through at McDonald’s, was entitled to accident benefits.  The question was whether her injury was as a result of the use or operation of her vehicle.  The link to the decision is here: http://www.ontariocourts.ca/decisions/2017/2017ONCA0617.htm ...

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Facing Personal Injury in Pickering? Calling is best to ask your questions

Coping with a personal injury of any kind can be traumatizing, exhausting, and overly stressful. There’s no “right” way to deal with a situation that suddenly drops like a bomb into the midst of your routine, but working with a qualified lawyer who specializes in various areas of personal injury can help. Personal injury lawyers focus on vehicular incidents, slip and fall accidents, medical issues, and work ...

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Help! I’ve Been in a Car Accident in Scarborough: What Do I Do?

While being in a car accident is one of the most stressful experiences of modern times, it's far from uncommon. In fact, for those in need of a car accident lawyer, Scarborough is often where they call home. Studies have shown that Scarborough has one of the highest frequencies of accidents in all of Canada with a rate of 6.85% per 100 cars having accidents. While most accidents happen close to home, becaus ...

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Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer in Markham

No doubt you've seen the ads on TV for personal injury lawyers. Markham has its fair share of incidences causing personal injury, most especially due to car accidents. It's easy to dismiss those ads for a lawyer until you need one. If you're specifically in search of car accident lawyers, Markham has more than one to choose from. How do you know you're making the right choice? Here's a guide of what to look ...

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Purchasing Disability Insurance: What You Need to Know

If you’re a business owner or a salaried person without benefits there are certain liabilities from which you may need to be protected. One of them may be any losses that can result from a disability. If you become sick and unable to work for a long period of time, disability insurance can replace a portion of any income that has been lost during that time if it goes beyond a certain period (usually 90 days ...

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5 Ways to Evaluate a Personal Injury Lawyer

A qualified lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of a personal injury case, so it’s important to make the right decision. Most personal injury lawyers will specialize in one side of a particular case. They’ll be better on the plaintiff’s side (the person who was injured) or on the defendant’s side (the person who allegedly caused the injury). If you want to start a personal injury lawsuit, then ...

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I’ve Been in an Auto Accident: What’s Next?

You’ve just been in a car accident. Your first instinct is to panic. Then, the reality sets in to check for injuries to yourself and other passengers. It can be extremely overwhelming. Once the initial moments have passed, there are a few things that you must do in order to move forward. Make Notes with Details of the Incident Where did the accident take place? What time did it happen? What damage occurred ...

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Disability Insurance Denial – Fees and Strategy

It comes as a shock to most people: you are unable to work, you have been paying the disability insurance company regularly and on time (otherwise they would have cut off your coverage), then you get a letter from them saying that they have simply denied the claim.  Sometimes a doctor that they hand-selected and hired said you weren't entitled anymore and other times you are completely in the dark about the ...

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