Personal injury

Lawyer's negligence case sheds light on rules for expert witnesses

Lawyer's negligence case sheds light on rules for expert witnesses

How much do defendants need to disclose before trial?

Driver excluded from insurance plan sues for damages, loses

Driver excluded from insurance plan sues for damages, loses

The Ontario Superior Court has dismissed a motor vehicle accident claim brought by a plaintiff who was uninsured for his injuries after signing an excluded driver endorsement in the family insurance policy.

Province restores $2 million benefit limit for catastrophically injured

Province restores $2 million benefit limit for catastrophically injured

Ontario’s new provincial budget calls for changes in benefits for catastrophically injured patients and a review of contingency fee arrangements.

Tougher legislation needed to stop distracted driving

Tougher legislation needed to stop distracted driving

Increased penalties aren’t enough to stop people from using their cellphones when driving, say personal injury lawyers. New penalties for distracted driving came into force in Ontario on Jan. 1.

Chronic pain is not a minor injury, tribunal says

Chronic pain is not a minor injury, tribunal says

The Licence Appeal Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that chronic pain should not be considered a minor injury under the Minor Injury Guidelines.

Joint and several liability review announced

Joint and several liability review announced

Some personal injury lawyers are concerned after Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced recently that the government is considering reviewing joint and several liability.