Whatever Happended to Vision Zero?

cyclist riding alongside Toronto streetcar Seventeen pedestrians were injured in separate incidents in the Toronto area on a rainy night in early November of 2018. After two years of press conferences, millions in infrastructure improvements, and repeated promises by the city of Toronto, pedestrian safety still goes out the window every time mother nature has a bad day. Vision Zero … Continued

Hosting a party? Read this first!

social host liability With the holiday party season in full swing, the Ontario Court of Appeal has released a decision which revisits social host liability. A “social host” could be an employer hosting a holiday party for staff or individual planning an event for family and friends. Either way, as a host, you have a responsibility to ensure … Continued

The Case for Winter Tires

car with winter tires Nearly one-quarter of Canadian motorists do not use winter tires and continue to use the all-season tires that came with their vehicle throughout the year. As lawyers who specialize in helping people recover from the aftermath of catastrophic collisions, we wish all drivers would understand the life-saving benefits of winter tires. Why Do Some Canadian … Continued

Preparing to Give Evidence at Trial

Presented by Robert Ben at the Toronto ABI Network Conference | November 15, 2018

giving evidence at trial A civil trial for damages arising out of personal injury is nothing more than an examination of evidence, before a judge or jury, in order to decide the existence, cause, responsibility for, and losses flowing from, the injury. A trial is a test taken by the plaintiff (who bears the burden of proof) and each … Continued

To Lend or Not To Lend Your Car

Accident Benefit Reporter | Volume 20, Issue 2 | Fall 2018

How often have you lent your car to a family member, friend or colleague without giving it a second thought? Perhaps it’s time you did. Recently, I was consulted by “Lisa”; a very distraught woman who had lent her car to her daughter, Susan, so she could take her friends to the movies. Unfortunately, what … Continued