Tort Defendants Responsible for Accident Benefit Arbitration Costs

The Lawyer's Daily | by Darcy Merkur | May 15, 2017

Darcy Merkur, best personal injury lawyer Toronto Access to justice is being denied for injured Ontario motorists as a result of the mandated use of the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) as the exclusive means to resolve all accident benefit disputes given that the LAT does not allow a claimant to recover any dispute costs. But, thankfully, the courts have found a back-door … Continued

Event: 5th Annual MADD Canada PIA Law Strides For Change

Event Date: June 4, 2017
Strides for Change Join Thomson, Rogers, a member firm of PIA Law, at the 5th Annual MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change Event! Walk or run in support of MADD Canada at 9:00 am on Sunday, June 4th at the beautiful J.C. Saddington Park in Mississauga, Port Credit area. The fight against drunk driving isn’t something to … Continued

Lawyers Applaud New Referral Fees, Ad Rules

The Lawyers Weekly | by Kim Arnott, Wendy Moore Mandel quoted | March 24, 2017

The Lawyer Weekly is now The Lawyers Daily logo Ontario’s personal injury lawyers are hopeful that new rules around referral fees and advertising will improve their image in the eyes of the public. But enforcement will be crucial, some warn. “I think the changes were necessary to address the diminishing public confidence in the profession, which has apparently had an impact on the way … Continued

Cap on legal referral fees must be enforced

Toronto Sun | by Darcy Merkur | May 4, 2017

Toronto Sun thumbnail The long awaited end to excessive lawyer referral fees might finally be here. This in the wake of the decision last week by the Law Society of Upper Canada to cap referral fees paid to referring lawyers and paralegals for referral arrangements entered into on or after Thursday, April 27, 2017. The proposed cap on … Continued

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month!

Posted May 9, 2017

Motorcycle Training Course We post lots of articles and information about motorcycle safety and attend many events with the motorcycle community. This is because many of our clients have been injured in motorcycle accidents. While we do our best to help each victim and get them the compensation they deserve, we proactively advocate for safety in the hopes … Continued

Accident Benefit Reporter: Volume 18, Issue 1

Posted May 5, 2017

Accident Benefit Reporter | Volume 18, Issue 1 | Spring 2017 The Spring issue of Thomson, Rogers’ Accident Benefit Reporter (Volume 18, Issue 1) is out. In this issue: Judge Condemns Practice of Ghostwriting Expert Reports by Stephen Birman Why it is Crucial to Complete and Submit a Disability Certificate (OCF-3) ASAP – An Important Message for Hospital Providers by Darcy Merkur Can an Insured be … Continued

Attendant Care Benefits: The Importance of Documenting Economic Loss

Posted May 4, 2017

Deanna Gilbert, personal injury lawyer Toronto In April of 2017, the appeal decision of Delegate Rogers in MVACF v. Barnes was released. The decision will be troublesome for many families who provide attendant care to their injured love ones in a non-professional capacity. To understand the importance of the decision, the February 1, 2014 amendment to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule … Continued

Thomson, Rogers named as one of Canada’s Top Personal Injury Law Firms

Posted May 1st, 2017

Top 10 Boutique Seal Our Clients’ Success Is Our Biggest Award Thomson, Rogers has been named one of the Top Personal Injury Law Firms by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. It is a great honour to be recognized by our peers, but also to know that they have acknowledged our passion for helping people. Throughout our 80+ years of legal service, … Continued

Enforcement the Key to the New Lawyer Referral Fee Cap

The Lawyer's Daily | by Darcy Merkur | April 25, 2017

The Lawyers' Daily logo The long awaited end to excessive lawyer referral fees might finally be here following the decision this week by the Law Society of Upper Canada to cap referral fees paid to all referring lawyers/paralegals for referral arrangements entered into on or after April 27, 2017. The proposed cap would be a cap of 15% of … Continued

Event: NRIO Breakfast Seminars – Spring Series 2017

Posted April 20, 2017

Event Date: May 29, 2017
NRIO Breakfast Seminars The Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario proudly presents the NRIO Spring Series of Breakfast Seminars 2017. These FREE seminars are designed to be forums where knowledge and information are shared, so individuals with acquired brain injuries can obtain the best care possible. Join Us: Date: Monday, May 29, 2017 Time: 9:15a.m. – 10:45a.m. Location: NRIO | Etobicoke … Continued

Meet Craig Brown – Personal Injury Lawyer

Watch this short biography video and get to know personal injury lawyer Craig Brown, a partner with the Toronto law firm of Thomson, Rogers. Learn about the person behind the lawyer – why he chose law and what he is passionate about. Craig has helped hundreds of clients achieve lucrative awards for brain and spinal … Continued

Event: Birdies for Brain Injury Golf Tournament 2017

Event Date: June 23, 2017
Birdies for brain Injury With spring here and good weather on the horizon, it’s tough not to start polishing the golf clubs or buy a few new balls. Thomson Rogers will be participating in the 3rd annual Birdies for Brain Injury Golf Tournament, June 23rd at Lionhead Golf and Country Club, Masters Course. In support of the Brain Injury Society of … Continued

Social Host Liability Case Must Go To Trial

Law Times | by Alex Robinson, commentary by Leonard Kunka | March 20, 2017

Law Times logo 150x46 Lawyers say a recent Ontario Superior Court decision leaves the door open for a possible finding of social host liability in certain circumstances. In Wardak v. Froom, the defendants, Stephen and Carol Froom, held a party for their son, Graeme, celebrating his 19th birthday in 2011. The plaintiff, Dean Wardak, who was 18 at the time, … Continued

A Cyclist’s Worst Nightmare: ‘Dooring’ up 58% between 2014 and 2016

Posted March 22, 2017

Adam Tanel, best personal injury lawyer Toronto Growing up, you may remember being taught to look both ways before you walk across the street. Now drivers and passengers need this same advice before opening their car doors when parking on the street. Cyclists in Toronto have always had a tough time getting around the city and their rocky relationship with drivers is … Continued

Event: 27th Annual Toronto Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW 2017

March 25th - 26th, 2017 | International Centre, Toronto

Event Date: March 25, 2017
2017 Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW Hey there motorcycle enthusiasts! The Toronto Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW is right around the corner. For most of us motorcycle enthusiasts, this show marks the beginning of spring and depending on the weather, the perfect weekend to get the bike out for the first time, fingers crossed. Join us on Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th … Continued

Judge Condemns Practice of Ghostwriting Expert Reports

by Stephen M. Birman | March 10th 2017

Doctor Writing Report Defence medical assessments are a fact of life for Plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. Most injured accident victims dislike the idea of attending these assessments with medical experts retained by the defendant’s insurance companies. As lawyers, we frequently hear from clients who call us in frustration with complaints that the medical expert had pre-determined his/her … Continued

What To Do If You Suffer A Personal Injury Abroad

Posted March 7, 2017

Family driving to beach With March Break in full swing, some may choose this time to travel abroad. But what happens if you are in an accident and suffer a personal injury while you’re away? As an Ontario resident there are things you need to consider. OHIP goes wherever you go. The nice thing about our health system is … Continued

Crucial to Submit Disability Certificates (OCF-3) Early

Disability Certificate (OCF-3) image Why it is NOW crucial to complete and submit a Disability Certificate (OCF-3) ASAP – An important message for hospital providers. Traditionally, we have explained to hospital providers that while it was best for patients to submit their Accident Benefit documents (i.e. Application and Disability Certificate) to their accident benefit insurer ASAP, there was no serious … Continued

When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted February 28, 2017

hiring a personal injury lawyer If you’ve been in a car accident you will likely find yourself hearing from various insurance companies soon after the incident. The easiest way to respond to them is to tell them to speak with your lawyer, and if you’ve already retained a lawyer that is always the right answer. Once a lawyer is retained, … Continued