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Can I Sue For A Sports Injury?

Can I Sue For A Sports Injury?

I am often consulted about sporting injuries and whether there is the potential for recovery. There are two type of claims that arise in my experience.  The one I will focus on is one where someone is injured by another player during a game or practice.

Can I Sue For A Sports Injury?

Can I Sue For A Sports Injury?

I am often consulted about sporting injuries and whether there is the potential for recovery. There are two type of claims that arise in my experience.  The one I will focus on is one where someone is injured by another player during a game or practice.

Real-Life Slip-And-Fall Story: What do you do?

Real-Life Slip-And-Fall Story: What do you do?

I recently received a telephone call from a former client who called me about her recent accident.  She had been in a slip and fall accident earlier and suffered personal injuries.  Nothing seemed broken when she called, but she was in excruciating pain.  She was unable to move her arm and her shoulder was throbbing.  She wasn’t sure what to do.  The following were some simple steps I advised her to take to assist her.

How To Maximize Your Compensation

How To Maximize Your Compensation

You have been in an accident.  Now what?  The following are some simple tips that will help you maximize your compensation when pursuing a personal injury claim. 

Can Lawyers Work Remotely?

Can Lawyers Work Remotely?

One of the first questions I am always asked when a personal injury client consults me is if they need to come to my office. My office is based in downtown Toronto and this often is a concern to people living outside of the GTA. The inconvenience of travelling to Toronto and paying for parking to meet a lawyer is not something that people like to do.

LAT Decision

LAT Decision

I would like to congratulate Maka Metreveli, a paralegal that works with my office, on her success at the LAT on behalf of our client who had his treatment plans denied by his automobile insurer.  Please see the attached decision.  Ms. Metreveli successfully argued that Aviva Insurance failed to comply with s. 38(8) of the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule as the insurer failed to provide the medical and other reasons why it considered the goods and services submitted not to be reasonable and necessary. 

Can delay now become the basis for striking a jury notice?

Can delay now become the basis for striking a jury notice?

In the recent Court of Appeal of Ontario decision in Louis v. Poitras, 2021 ONCA 49 (ontariocourts.ca), the Court overturned the Divisional Court’s decision and restored the motion judge’s order striking the jury.  The decision in important not only for the Court of Appeal’s somewhat blunt comments vis a vis intermediate courts of appeals court and their role in case management but also for comments on whether delay in obtaining a trial date is an appropriate basis to strike a jury notice.

2021 Automobile Deductibles Effective 2021

2021 Automobile Deductibles Effective 2021

As the statutory deductibles in Ontario are indexed for inflation in motor vehicle accidents, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has provided the indexation amounts for the statutory deductibles in relation to automobile accidents for 2021. 

Who Will Pay For My Medications?

Who Will Pay For My Medications?

Many people in Ontario do not have the benefit of an insurance policy to pay for medical expenses when injured in an automobile accident. When an injured person meets me, the first question I am asked is how they will pay for their medications related to the accident.  Medications can be expensive and this cost can adversely impact someone’s ability to pay for day-to-day expenses. 

Gone in 60 Days – Why the Countdown is on for Slip and Falls

Gone in 60 Days – Why the Countdown is on for Slip and Falls

The Occupiers’ Liability Amendment Act now mandates that notice of a claim be provided within 60 days of the accident if it involves an injury due to ice and snow.  

Why the change?  Well, it appears that rates are too high for contractors, insurers are simply not providing coverage or the number of insurers providing coverage has declined.  So how will the 60 days reduce rates and lead to more insurers re-entering the market? 

What To Do After Suffering A Brain Injury In An Accident

What To Do After Suffering A Brain Injury In An Accident

Brain damage occurs when a person’s brain is injured due to traumatic injury, such as a fall or car accident. Unfortunately, the brain does not fully mend or recover the way other injuries do in the body. Recovery and return to function can depend on the cause of the injury and the person’s symptoms.

What To Do After A Serious Bone Fracture

What To Do After A Serious Bone Fracture

You have sustained serious fractures in an accident. What do you do now? Who do you speak to? Who do you hire to represent you?

When you have an accident, there is no shortage of people who will tell you what you should do or who should hire to help you. Serious orthopaedic injuries will have a long-lasting effect on your ability to perform normal activities of daily living and to earn an income. Do you really want someone making the decision on your legal representation? 

What To Do After A Spinal Cord Injury

What To Do After A Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. There are physical and emotional impacts, which will affect you for the rest of your life. As well, the impact your family can be significant.

Many times, you or your family do not know what to do. There are so many steps that need to be coordinated following the injury that it can become overwhelming and lead to frustration.