Damages Under the Family Law Act: An Updater

Posted October 30, 2017

Deanna Gilbert In 2014, my Partner, Sloan H. Mandel, and I co-authored a paper entitled “Advancing Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Claims under the Family Law Act” (the “original paper”). The purpose of this paper is to provide personal injury lawyers with an update on some statutory changes and case law affecting Family Law Act [1] claims. A BRIEF REFRESHER … Continued

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

Birth Trauma Litigation: Proving the Cause of Newborn Neurologic Injury

May 30, 2017

Richard Halpern, best personal injury lawyer Toronto Proving the cause of newborn neurologic injury in birth trauma litigation, an essential step to a successful lawsuit, is both complex and challenging. Determining causation begins with the newborn’s brain. The areas of the brain affected, the pattern of brain injury and the evolution of injury all provide vital information about the mechanism of injury and the timing of … 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

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