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Car Accident Injury Claims

Overview: There are two parts to the motor vehicle accident claim system. (1) The first is called accident benefits, which are provided immediately and regardless of fault. The int ...

Slip and fall Injury Lawsuits

Slip and fall Injury Lawsuits

Winter weather slip and falls: Slip and fall accidents frequently occur on ice in Ontario Canada. The Eastern region (Oshawa, Whitby, Bowmanville, Ajax) are often hit harder by win ...

Long Term Disability Denial

Long Term Disability Denial

Below, please find a brief discussion about some of the topics that people often call me about when considering whether to sue for a long-term disability benefits denial. Below, I ...

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 ...

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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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, AK, a minor, was injured in a motor vehicle accident on October 2, 2014 when he was struck as a pedestrian. He applied for accident benefits (no fault benefits) through State Farm, a car insurance company. A series of disputes 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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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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Do I Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim?

There is no doubt that you have sustained an injury. What remains to be determined is whether another party is responsible for that injury. Your best bet is to secure a personal injury lawyer who can help you determine if there are grounds for filing a suit, and what form that suit will take. Evaluating the Sequence of Events Lawyers who handle injury cases understand the need to understand the specifics of ...

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I’ve Been Diagnosed With PTSD: What’s Next?

In the days, weeks and months since you sustained an injury in a car accident, boating mishap, or worse a case of abuse, something has changed. It’s not just the physical recovery that is at play. You notice a change in temperament, unreasonable fear of being in certain places or situations, and a sense of isolation from others. You also find that you keep reliving the events surrounding the injury over and ...

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Surviving the Worst Season For Personal Injuries

It’s true that personal injuries can take place any time of the year. Even so, winter offers a wide range of opportunities to sustain some type of injury at work, or even while out doing a little shopping. While merchants and employers need to do their part to keep patrons and employees safe, there are also things that individuals can do to prevent injury. Here are two key areas that need particular attenti ...

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