And the Award Goes to…

The Oscars Statue While the courtroom scenes in movies are much different from what takes place in reality, there’s no denying the fictional dynamic and drama is gripping to watch. It may not surprise you to know that courtroom dramas are popular within the law community regardless of their accuracy, and everyone has a favourite. With the Oscars … Continued

‘Ghostwriting’ Prohibited in Court | by Darcy Merkur | February 18, 2017

Toronto Sun thumbnail Does Donald Trump author all of his own tweets? Is it wrong if he doesn’t write them all himself? While the U.S. president and other politicians and celebrities can have representatives speak on their behalf, an expert witness in the courtroom does not have that right. Rather, a court expert must be the sole author … Continued

The Motorcycle Show Toronto 2017

The Motorcycle Show Toronto Logo It might be winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your first Sunday ride with friends. Whether you’re a casual rider or could cruise for days on end, you’ll love The Toronto Motorcycle Show. From February 17th to 19th you can find the personal injury lawyers from Thomson, Rogers among the show’s exhibitors … Continued

Event: NepalAbility’s 8th Annual Night For Nepal

Event Date: February 22, 2017
Nepal 8th Annual Night For Nepal As Family Day is approaching, many of us will be celebrating with a day off work and lots of time to have family fun. This year, let’s think about families in another part of the world, Nepal. On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, join us for NepalAbility’s 8th Annual Night For Nepal. The purpose of this event … Continued

Event: 2017 BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle

Event Date: June 14, 2017
BIST OBIA 2017 Mix and Mingle thumbnail 150x84 Please join us at the 2017 BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle networking event, “Celebrating Partnerships”. This event is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto. In addition to being a networking event, the 2017 BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle helps raise awareness of brain injury and … Continued

Share The Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day 2017

Valentine's Day Valentine’s Day is here and whether you’re a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, life partner or other you’ve likely got something big or small planned to celebrate. We feel that today can be a day celebrated for selfless acts and caring gestures, so why not do something a little different this year by sharing the love with … Continued

Icewave 2017 in Support of SickKids Foundation

On Saturday, February 10th, 2017 at Beachblast Toronto the Thomson, Rogers’ team, lead by personal injury lawyer Carr Hatch, participated in the 2017 Icewave Volleyball Tournament in support of Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids Foundation. The tournament is over, however, there are more than 800 children in treatment for cancer alone at SickKids Hospital that need help. Many … Continued

PIA Law 2017 Platinum Sponsor of Brain Injury Society of Toronto

As a founding member of PIA Law, Thomson, Rogers is proud to announce that we are a 2017 Platinum Sponsor of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST). The Brain Injury Society of Toronto depends on funds from donations, sponsorship fees and fundraising events in order to provide a variety of programs and services to its … Continued

Slip and Fall Accidents: Negligence and Claims

Slip and Fall Accidents: Negligence and Claims

Toronto Slippery Conditions This winter, the weather in Toronto, and Ontario in general has been incredibly unpredictable. There have been cold snaps where temperatures drop to unbearable levels only to be met with comfortable spring-like conditions a few days later. Freezing rain plays havoc with the roads and sidewalks creating unpassable ice and slippery surfaces. Overall, icy sidewalks … Continued

Event: Capes for Kids 2017

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitaion Hospital's Capes for Kids

Event Date: March 6, 2017
Capes for Kids It’s been said that not all heroes wear capes, but in this case, hundreds of heroes will be wearing them. Capes For Kids is an initiative of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to raise funds for the hospital and raise awareness of its programs. From March 6th – 12th, Holland Bloorview is encouraging participants to wear capes … Continued

Event: SCIO Ski & Snowboard Day 2017

SCIO Ski & Snowboard Day 2017

Event Date: February 16, 2017
SCIO Ski and Snowboard Day 2017 thumbnail Whether you’re a Gaper (new to skiing) or a Freerider (experienced backcountry skier), this is an event you won’t want to miss. Join us at the 17th Annual Spinal Cord Injury Ontario Ski & Snowboard Day. The fun takes place Thursday, February 16th at Craigleith Ski Club in The Blue Mountains, ON. Come and hit … Continued

CAREER OPPORTUNITY with Family Law Group

Posted February 3, 2017

Associate for Family Law Group ad We are seeking a highly motivated Associate to join our active and growing Family Law group. A strong work ethic and excellent academic credentials will be essential to the successful candidate. If you are interested in practising family law in a dynamic law firm specializing in advocacy, your letter of application, resume and references should … Continued

Clarity on prejudgment interest but not deductible

The Lawyers Weekly | by Darcy Merkur | February 2017

Clarity on prejudgment interest but not deductible by personal injury lawyer Darcy Merkur The debate over whether ongoing Ontario personal injury automobile claims are impacted by recent legislative amendments received some clarity recently, at least when it comes to the issue of prejudgment interest. However, the dispute over the application of annually increasing statutory deductibles to ongoing personal injury automobile claims remains. Ontario motor vehicle accident victims involved … Continued

Event: Getting to CAT: Best Practices for Dealing with Adult Traumatic Brain Injury

Hamilton Health Sciences Centre | January 27, 2017

Event Date: January 27, 2017
TR Speaks - Stacey Stevens presents at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre Stacey Stevens, a personal injury lawyer and a partner with Thomson, Rogers, will be presenting, “Getting to CAT: Best Practices for Dealing with Adult TBI in the New SABS Regime”, to health care workers at the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre on Friday, January 27, 2017. The Lunch and Learn is designed to help health care professionals … Continued

Latitude exists on two-year limitation period

Law Times | by Marg. Bruineman, Stephen Birman quoted | January 16, 2017

Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer A recent decision serves as a reminder that judges have some latitude in the two-year limitation period in motor vehicle accidents where there is serious and permanent injury. But even in circumstances when discoverability of the extent of the injury is delayed, lawyers may open themselves up to liability. In Schaefer v Ayeneababa, the defendant … Continued

Riding Toronto’s Streetcars Can Be Dangerous

Posted January 13, 2017

Image by Tony Bock - Dangers of streetcars “Young girl struck by a car after stepping off TTC streetcar”. Headlines like these spatter Toronto news outlets far too often. Any Torontonian that rides a streetcar knows that getting on and off streetcars can be dangerous. With streetcars stopping so frequently along major downtown arteries, adjacent vehicles (including bicyclists) don’t always stop to allow passengers … Continued

The Trouble with Bad Faith Claims in the Context of Statutory Accident Benefits

Posted December 20, 2016

ABR Updater Issue 35 by personal injury lawyer Benjamin Brookwell Insurance companies have a duty to deal fairly with the claims of the people they insure. If you are in a car accident, however, you cannot sue your insurance company for bad faith in connection with their decision to deny your statutory accident benefits. In 702535 Ontario Inc. v. Non-Marine Underwriters, Lloyd’s of London, the … Continued

Telephone Scam

telephone scam alert thumbnail We have recently been made aware of a telephone scam involving someone portraying himself as representing Thomson Rogers. These calls are completely unauthorized. Thomson Rogers, our lawyers, staff and representatives do not randomly call people for any purpose, nor have we ever engaged any third party to do so on our behalf. At Thomson Rogers, … Continued

Pedestrian Accidents in Toronto Statistics

Posted December 14, 2016

Cyclist in Toronto For most, Tuesday, December 5th was just another day, but for 22 pedestrians in Toronto, it was the day they were struck by a vehicle. Sadly, of those 22 there was one reported fatality. According to Toronto Police, the daily average for pedestrians being hit in Toronto is 5.2. More than quadrupling the daily average … Continued

BIAPH Holiday Party & Recognition Gala 2016

Posted December 12, 2016

Brain Injury Association of Peel Halton and Region Gala 2016thumbnail As you may know, Thomson, Rogers is a proud diamond sponsor of the Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton Regions (BIAPH), and recently attended their annual Snow Globe Holiday Party & Recognition Gala. This year the gala was held on November 25th and was another astounding success. We’re pleased to announce that our own … Continued