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…

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you must apply to your automobile insurer for what are called accident benefits.  These benefits provide you, at a minimum, with medical and rehabilitation benefits and/or a weekly benefit.  In order to recover benefits under your policy of insurance, you must be in an incident in…

Wait!? I had an a car accident and you’re telling me I am not entitled to recover for my pain and suffering? I have heard this from injured people on numerous occasions during my career.  There is a belief that if someone has an accident then they are entitled to compensation.  It is a shock…