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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 ...

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) show on parents permitting underage drinking Ontario Today with Rita Celli Wonder what your neighbour thinks about the hot issues of the day? Smart, tough and friendly, journalist Rita Celli dares to ask. Open line radio that is down ...

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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 often in lawyer advertising in Pickering, Whitby and Oshawa Ontario you see taglines like "maximum compensation" and other similar expressions of strength and an uncomplicated rosy future. Too often people call me and say that anot ...

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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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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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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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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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