BEWARE OF BILL 118: Proposed limits to the Occupiers’ Liability Act Those injured in accidents are often faced with significant statutory and policy hurdles, which must be overcome to recover compensation.  It appears that further limits on the rights of injured Ontarians is rearing its head.  This time it’s  Bill 118, which is a private…

OPINION: COMMON SENSE  NEEDED IN THE ONTARIO AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE REGIME There essentially two automobile insurance regimes in Canada. One regime is a pure no-fault system where there is no right to initiate legal proceedings and compensation is provided through a government agency.  Fault is not a consideration with respect to compensation. The other type of…

Changes to the Simplified Procedure   On January 1, 2020  there will be changes to Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure and s. 108 of the Courts of Justice Act.  I believe that the coming changes will lead to improved administration of justice, reduce the use of judicial resources in civil matters and…

Don’t worry. A jury will believe me. As a personal injury lawyer in the City of Toronto, I have heard injured people say this to me over the years. The most adamant about the merits of their claim are those who have usually suffered soft-tissue injuries. As I have written in a previous article on…