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CBC Radio show with guest lawyer Steven Polak (Underage drinking permitted by parents) June  20, 2018

CBC Radio show with guest lawyer Steven Polak (Underage drinking permitted by parents) June 20, 2018

A CBC Radio Show (Ontario Today) exploring issues surrounding parents who permit underage drinking in their homes and at parties. Click here for link: CBC Radio (Ontario Today) sho ...

Long Term Disability Denial?  A Lawyer’s perspective

Long Term Disability Denial? A Lawyer’s perspective

By their very nature, corporations are soul-less, heart-less entities (they exist only as legally created entities). Decisions often appear to be dictated by targets, time-lines an ...

Discussing plaintiff car accident injury law defeats and what it can teach us

Discussing plaintiff car accident injury law defeats and what it can teach us

This article discusses a recent Court decision and the dangers that injured plaintiffs must consider and be aware of when seeking compensation for their injuries and damages. Too o ...

Brain Injury Decision-Glasgow Outcome Scale (car accident/catastrophic injury/benefits)

Brain Injury Decision-Glasgow Outcome Scale (car accident/catastrophic injury/benefits)

On January 12, 2018 the License Appeal Tribunal released its decision in A.K. and State Farm Insurance Company. The decision can be found here: CLICK HERE FOR DECISION In that case ...

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

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-he ...

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

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 ...

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

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 McDo ...

November: The Deadliest Month for Pedestrians

The days and weeks following Daylight Savings Time ends are historically the most dangerous for pedestrians. Drivers suddenly have to adjust to less hours of sunlight and darker morning commutes to and from work. Research shows that the one hour time change affects the body, mind, health and overall driving habits of commuters. An average of 6 pedestrians are hit by cars each day in Toronto. According to Po ...

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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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Distracted Driving is Dangerous Driving

Multitasking is a skill that’s best left for when you’re not behind the wheel of an automobile.  While that may seem like an unnecessary statement, statistics and recent law changes indicate that, at least for the time being, drivers are in need of that reminder. Distracted driving incidents have more than doubled across the province of Ontario in the last 15 years. It’s even been estimated that every 30 mi ...

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