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

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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Sprawl and Personal Injury: How Durham’s Growth Increases the Need for Legal Services

Some might argue that population growth is a good thing but as housing prices skyrocket in Toronto proper, Durham has become a place of rapid low density growth. Leading the way are Oshawa, Ajax and, of course, Clarington which had 92,013 residents in 2016 and a growth rate of 8.8. The fact that most of the new housing is single family homes on large lots means that most people in Clarington are reliant on ...

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Live in Ajax? Find Out Why You Might Need a Local Personal Injury Lawyer

Ajax grew 9.2 percent between 2011 and 2016 and that means challenges for those who live there. To make it worse, most of the growth is low density, with single-family homes on separate lots. The most obvious symptom of this rapid growth is an increase in traffic congestion and accidents. In fact, Ajax ties with Halifax for the worst score in Canada in terms of the ratio of accidents per cars on the road, a ...

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Canadian Lawyer Magazine rankings for 2017: top ten Ontario regional Firms

On September 5, 2017 Canadian Lawyer Magazine released their annual lawyer ranking of the top ten regional Ontario Law firms see: http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/author/mallory-hendry/evolving-with-the-times-top-10-ontario-regional-firms-13605/ Canadian Lawyer Magazine provided the following commentary with respect to Lerners LLP, which was ranked as the #6 best Ontario law firm: 6) Lerners LLP lerners.ca ...

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A Guide to Rising Auto Insurance Prices in Ontario

Anywhere people drive cars, accidents occur. However, the rate of accidents in Ontario is the lowest in Canada. Nonetheless, insurance rates keep rising, and in 2017 we've seen another major increase. What does this mean for you and how can you keep your auto insurance rates from spiraling out of control? What's Happening With Ontario's Insurance Rates? Life's not always fair - that's one of the ways to vie ...

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Personal Injury Lawyer Required? Stouffville’s Most Common Accidents

The crime rates here in York have been in a steady decline, and one of the best things about living in Stouffville, is how safe our community feels. But accidents do happen, and when they occur, there can be serious consequences, both from physical injury as well as financial damage. It's best to be prepared for accidents as much as possible and to know your options if you’re already facing trouble, not lea ...

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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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Risky Roads: Car Accidents and Personal Injury in Oshawa

It can be tricky out there on the road, especially if you happen to travel through the Oshawa area on Highway 401. Is it easy? No. Manageable? Eh. Do you usually arrive at your destination unscathed? Yes, until the one time that you don’t. 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. It’s an unfortunate fac ...

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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? Call the Best

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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