Personal injury lawsuit FAQs

  • May 8, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be considering a personal injury lawsuit. This is a reasonable decision: with the help of a personal injury lawyer, a civil claim can deliver compensation that will help fund your recovery. However, personal injury lawsuits require significant time, energy, and resources
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Personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill answers questions about sepsis

  • April 24, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • medical malpractice, medical malpractice lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, sepsis, Toronto medical malpractice lawyer, Toronto personal injury lawyer,
According to a 2011 report from Statistics Canada, sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, accounting for one in every 18 deaths. While most sepsis cases are unavoidable, a few are caused by medical errors such as delayed diagnosis or treatment. In the following Q&A, Will Davidson LLP personal injury lawyer
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High number of pedestrian fatalities in Toronto prompt calls for action

  • April 17, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, pedestrian accident, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Toronto, Will Davidson LLP,
An unusually high number of pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles in Toronto over the first three months of 2018, raising concerns among safety advocates, city planners, and personal injury lawyers. As of March 19, 11 fatalities and numerous serious injuries had been recorded. The spike in fatalities caught the attention of some of
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Pedestrian fatality is roadblock for autonomous vehicles

  • April 10, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • autonomous vehicle, car accident, car accident lawyers, driverless car, pedestrian injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety,
For years, road safety advocates and car accident lawyers have championed the development and gradual introduction of self-driving vehicles, which they say will drastically reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic accidents. However, it has recently become clear that the technology requires further testing. This March, the first reported fatal collision involving an autonomous
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Ontario passes Rowan’s Law concussion prevention legislation

  • March 27, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • brain injury, brain injury lawyer, brain injury lawyers, concussion, Personal Injury Lawyer, Rowan's Law,
On March 6, coaches, parents, safety advocates and brain injury lawyers celebrated as Ontario passed Rowan’s Law, a piece of legislation designed to protect young athletes from the dangers of concussion. The bill was named in memory of Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old Ottawa girl who passed away in May 2013 after suffering multiple head injuries
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Across Canada, brain injuries usher in a new reality for survivors

  • March 20, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • brain injury, brain injury lawyer, concussion, head injury, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Brain injuries can change lives. When a person suffers a serious brain injury in a motor vehicle collision, slip and fall accident, sporting event, or any other scenario, they and their family will be forced to confront a new reality. Unfortunately, despite the fact that brain injuries are quite common across Canada, many survivors are
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Toronto Police Launch Safety Campaign in Response to Pedestrian Fatalities

  • February 27, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, pedestrian safety, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety, Toronto, Will Davidson LLP,
The City of Toronto is enjoying a period of success and global prominence: its arts, culture, and business scenes are all thriving; tourists are arriving from around the world; and its population is booming. However, as new arrivals flood in, the city has had difficulty ensuring the safety of its tens of thousands of road
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Cannabis Survey Reveals Misconceptions among Canadian Users

  • February 13, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • cannabis, car accident, car accident lawyer, impaired driving, marijuana, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
The Canadian Cannabis Survey, conducted by Health Canada between March and May, 2017, and released in December, revealed some troubling misconceptions held by Canada’s marijuana users. In particular, it found that ‘only half of respondents who had consumed cannabis in the last year felt that marijuana use affects driving,’ the National Post reported.  The findings
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Legislative changes decriminalizing impaired driving are a possibility in Ontario

  • February 6, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, drunk driving, impaired driving, Ontario car accident lawyers, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
In 2010, the British Columbia government enacted legislation that partially decriminalized drunk driving. Police officers were given power under the new rules to decide whether to file criminal charges or levy administrative sanctions against individuals who blew over the limit. Most first-time offenders were not charged, but had their licenses suspended for 90 days. After
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Ontario Superior Court Improves Protections for Brain Injury Victims

  • January 30, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • brain injury, brain injury lawyer, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
As any experienced brain injury lawyer can attest, each traumatic brain injury (TBI) is unique, and the symptoms of TBIs vary widely from case to case. Brain injuries can cause severe physical effects, such as comas, loss of consciousness, loss of sensation in the body’s extremities, increased risk of stroke and seizure, loss of balance,
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Can Cities and the Province do more to Protect Cyclists?

  • January 23, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • bicycle accident, cycling accident, cycling injury lawyer, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Every Ontario personal injury lawyer is familiar with the frequency of car accidents and the grave injuries they cause. In particular, accidents involving vulnerable road users – cyclists and pedestrians – can result in serious, enduring injuries. Cycling has become a favourite mode of transportation in many of Canada’s largest cities. As more cyclists have
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What you need to know about hernia mesh

  • December 19, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • hernia mesh, medical product liability, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, product liability lawyer, surgical mesh, transvaginal mesh, Will Davidson LLP,
Last week, we looked at the risks associated with transvaginal mesh and discussed how a product liability or personal injury lawyer can help. Today, we’ll look at a similar but distinct subject: hernia mesh. What is hernia mesh, and how is it used? Hernia mesh is a medical device that is surgically implanted with the
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What you need to know about transvaginal mesh

  • December 12, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • hernia mesh, medical malpractice, medical product liability, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, product liability, product liability lawyer, surgical mesh, transvaginal mesh, Will Davidson LLP,
In November, we published a blog about the potential complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh in surgeries and how a product liability lawyer can help injury victims. Today, we’ll look more closely at this subject to understand what transvaginal mesh is, the complications it can cause, and how Will Davidson LLP may be
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Liberal MPP proposes ban on walking and texting

  • December 5, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, news, Ontario personal injury lawyers, pedestrian safety, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety, vulnerable road user, Will Davidson LLP,
A new law proposed by Ontario Liberal MPP Yvon Baker has elicited competing responses from law enforcement officials, fellow politicians, road safety advocates, and Ontario personal injury lawyers. The “Phones Down, Heads Up Act” was tabled in response to rising pedestrian fatalities in Toronto. It aims to improve road safety by imposing fines on pedestrians
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Ontario personal injury lawyers worry Law Society policy is step towards non-lawyer ownership

  • November 28, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • Alternative business structures, Law Society of Upper Canada, LSUC, Ontario personal injury lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
In September 2012, the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) formed its Alternative Business Structures (ABS) Working Group to explore alternative options to permitted law and paralegal firm structures. In general, ABS’s – which are legal in England, Wales and Australia, but not Canada – allow individuals without legal licenses to own organizations that provide
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Should your kids play hockey?

  • November 21, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • brain injury, brain injury lawyers, concussion, CTE, hockey, Ken Dryden, personal injury, personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
With the NHL and youth hockey seasons now underway, parents across Ontario are grappling with an important question: is hockey safe enough for my child to play? A growing body of evidence suggests that Canada’s national obsession puts kids at risk of various injuries, especially concussions. As a result, a diverse group of stakeholders including
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