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Top 5 Boating Safety Tips

Summer relaxation in Ontario often involves getting out on the water for fun. The last thing anyone wants to think about in this situation is a catastrophic injury. But studies in Canada show that boating fatalities number about 100 across the country each year. A [...]

LEGAL FEES — CONTINGENCY FEE AGREEMENTS

Effective July 1, 2021, for cases that are resolved prior to a trial or hearing, legal fees will be charged on a Contingency Fee basis where the maximum fee will not exceed 30% of the damages and cost portion of the settlement or award. In [...]

New Contingency Fee Reforms in Ontario Promote Transparency

Contingency Fees are a saving grace for many personal injury clients in Ontario, as they allow the victim to receive access to justice without having to pay legal fees until a settlement (or trial) determines the amount of damages awarded. The problem with contingency fees [...]

What Cyclists Need To Know in Ontario

Spring is now upon us in Southern Ontario, and that means many more vehicles of the two-wheeled variety will be hitting the streets. But there are a number of questions that cyclists need to know the answers to before they lift the kick-stand and pedal [...]

Are Motorcycles Worth The Risk?

Spring is here, and that means certain two-wheeled motor vehicles will be back on the roads in full force. Motorcycle accident deaths skyrocketed in Ontario in 2020, up 60% in the spring/summer season from the year before.  Most of those crashes involved men — many [...]

5 STEPS TO FOLLOW IF YOU HAVE A CONCUSSION

Whether it be from a car crash, a sports injury, a slip and fall or some other event, a concussion is the most common form of traumatic brain injury. It can lead to tragic circumstances if not handled properly. We already know that concussion rates [...]

THE JUSTICE SYSTEM’S SILVER LINING FROM PANDEMIC DISRUPTIONS

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on justice systems worldwide: Court closures, trial delays, case backlogs, and generally diminished access to justice for all. The Global Access to Justice Project found that only 8% of justice systems around the world have continued to operate normally. [...]

CAN YOU CLAIM FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

You’ve been suffering from mental distress… It might have been as a result of a serious accident —  a motor vehicle crash, a boating accident, a severe slip and fall — or it may have been a non-physical intentional infliction of mental suffering. Serious physical [...]

How To Avoid Head Injuries in High-Speed Winter Sports

As Canadians, winter sports are part of our heritage. Skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey, snowmobiling... One thing these activities have in common is that they are done at high speeds. And when high-speed is involved, a high risk for head injuries is inevitable. In the latest [...]

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