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

“Reasonable and Necessary”: A Refresher

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

doctor giving patient treatment plan If you are a health care professional who works with injured motor vehicle accident victims under Ontario’s statutory accident benefits system, you will no doubt have experienced an insurer’s denial of funding for a proposed treatment plan. Learn what “reasonable and necessary” treatment can mean for medical and rehabilitation benefits. See other articles by Robert … Continued

Cyclist Killed. Cyclist Killed. Cyclist Injured. Cyclist Killed.

It seems like these could be the headlines of any Toronto newspaper on any given day this summer. According to this article in the Toronto Star, there have already been more cyclist/pedestrian deaths this year in Toronto than in any other year in the past decade. And, there is a lot of cycling season left … Continued