Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana/Cannabis

Deanna Gilbert The use of marijuana and cannabis for medical purposes has become a “hot topic” as of late, particularly as the Canadian government sets to legalize recreational marijuana in July 2018.  As a personal injury lawyer, I have noticed more and more clients turning away from “conventional” opioid, anti-inflammatory, and anti-depressant prescription medication for the treatment … Continued

Your Advantage – Loss of Competitive Advantage

Presented at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2017 Spring Conference | April 2017

Wendy Moore Mandel, personal injury lawyer in Toronto Income loss claims can represent a significant portion of damage awards in personal injury claims.  If the Plaintiff had a settled line of work over time and is no longer able to continue working due to a personal injury, the resultant income loss is a relatively easy calculation that is simply presented.  However, many Plaintiffs … Continued

Attendant Care Benefits: The Importance of Documenting Economic Loss

Deanna Gilbert 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

Preparing for the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Hearing: Considerations of the Applicant

The Advocates' Society | Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Advocacy | April 7, 2017

Wendy Moore Mandel, personal injury lawyer in Toronto Prior to commencing a LAT hearing, Applicants should consider the following: Know the Law The LAT is not bound by any of the precedent established by FSCO. This is especially troubling because it has taken years to interpret some of the language of the SABS and that history has provided some amount of certainty to … Continued

When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

February 28, 2017

hiring a personal injury lawyer If you have been in a car accident, when is the best time to hire a personal injury lawyer? Following a car accident, you will likely find yourself very quickly hearing from various insurance companies. The easiest way to respond to them is to tell them to speak with your lawyer and if you have … Continued