After decisive public debate, Toronto City Council approves Bloor Street bike lanes

  • November 14, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • bicycle accident, bicycle accident lawyer, bicycle lanes, Bike Lanes on Bloor, car accident, car accident lawyer, infrastructure, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Toronto, Toronto bicycle accident lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
On the morning of October 18, 39-year-old David Delos Santos, a recent immigrant to Canada from the Philippines, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle in Toronto’s downtown Parkdale neighbourhood. This type of event is all too familiar to bicycle accident lawyers in Toronto, and to Parkdale residents: two pedestrians were killed in separate
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The product liability lawyers at Will Davidson LLP are currently retaining clients who have suffered injuries from the use of transvaginal or hernia meshes, common surgical tools used in tens of thousands of operations across Canada each year. Surgical mesh is a synthetic material commonly made from plastic-type substances like polypropylene. It is used in
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On September 22, Will Davidson LLP hosted members of the Ontario legal community for our Diversified Litigation Series Seminar, part of our Continued Legal Education program. The seminar featured more than a dozen speakers covering a range of subjects and was an excellent opportunity for lawyers to network and make connections. We hope to see
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Calculating future lost income: the basics

  • October 24, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • future lost income, lost income, Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
One of the purposes of financial compensation in personal injury lawsuits is to ensure the injury victim retains the same financial standing as if the injury had not occurred. As such, personal injury lawyers must ensure that the trial judge and jury understand the scope of their client’s existing financial position and potential lost future
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Ontario introduces new impaired driving laws ahead of marijuana legalization

  • October 17, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, drug impaired driving, impaired driving, marijuana legalization, Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
The Province of Ontario is preparing for the legalization of recreational marijuana in July 2018. In early September, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government announced plans to restrict province-wide marijuana sales to 150 LCBO-style dispensaries, prompting exhaustive debate. Then, on September 18, Queen’s Park unveiled “even tougher” impaired driving laws that have generally been applauded by
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Court of Appeal case reinforces protections against biased expert testimony

  • October 10, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • expert testimony, expert witness, Ontario personal injury lawyers, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
Expert witness testimony can have a huge impact on personal injury trials. Members of a jury, after all, are unlikely to be proficient in the expert’s field, and as such must accept the witness’s testimony as accurate. Unfortunately, many Ontario personal injury lawyers have encountered biased or unfair expert witnesses at some point in their
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Ontario updates ODSP compensation limits

  • October 3, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
Living with a disability requires overcoming countless hurdles, which is why public support plans, like the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), are so important. Until recently, however, the ODSP contained stipulations that many Ontario personal injury lawyers disagreed with, including strict eligibility standards and limits on compensation. This August, Queen’s Park took action to amend
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Understanding medical malpractice

  • September 26, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • medical malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawyer, medical malpractice lawyers, Ontario personal injury lawyers, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
In the coming weeks, we’ll ask lawyers at Will Davidson LLP to discuss some of the firm’s focal practice areas, such as personal injury, slip-and-fall, and disability claims. Today, we’re discussing medical malpractice claims, a challenging variety of personal injury law that Will Davidson lawyers have been prosecuting for more than 90 years. Q: What
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Get your kids to and from school safely this fall

  • September 13, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, cycling injury, pedestrian injury, personal injury, road safety, Toronto personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
For Ontario’s families, September is a flurry of activity: the days are cooler, vacations are over, and, most importantly, the kids are back in the classroom, meeting new friends and learning new things. As our frantic schedules get back under way, of course, safety risks tend to emerge. According to Allstate Insurance Canada, the first
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Ontario has made progress on regulating home inspectors

  • August 29, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • home inspection, property law, property lawyer, real estate, Toronto property lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions a person can make. It takes time, careful consideration, and a significant financial investment. That’s why prospective homebuyers in the GTA hire experienced Toronto property lawyers to help them through the complex purchasing process, including home inspections. Most homebuyers don’t have the unique expertise required
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Purdue Pharma agrees to OxyContin settlement, but is it fair?

  • August 22, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • medical malpractice, medication error, opioid, oxycontin, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, product liability lawyer, Purdue Pharma, Will Davidson LLP,
Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, a powerful, highly addictive, and widely-prescribed painkiller, agreed to settle a national class-action lawsuit earlier this year. The settlement, which is the result of a ten-year legal battle waged by product liability lawyers, will pay $20-million to plaintiffs across Canada, including $2-million to provincial healthcare providers. OxyContin, along with
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Health Canada receives hundreds of sunscreen complaints

  • August 8, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • banana boat, burn injury, chemical burn, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, product liability, product liability lawyer, sunscreen, Will Davidson LLP,
This May, Health Canada began receiving unusual complaints about sunscreen causing burns rather than preventing them. The victims ranged from three months to 30-years-old and were located across Canada, but each complained about Banana Boat sunscreen and the painful, sometimes quite extensive burns it caused. The case has caught the interest of product liability lawyers
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Can lower speed limits reduce traffic fatalities in Toronto?

  • August 1, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, pedestrian injury, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, speed limit, Toronto, Toronto personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
In Toronto’s downtown east end, in the area surrounding the intersection of Queen St East and Carlaw Ave, parents are concerned about road safety. The neighbourhood’s population has swelled in recent years, resulting in more traffic and, according to residents, more instances of speeding and reckless driving. “Crossing the street you feel like you’re taking
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Does Ontario’s motorcycle licensing process put riders at risk?

  • July 25, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, motorcycle, motorcycle accident, motorcycle accident lawyer, motorcycle accident lawyers, motorcycle licensing, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
Motorcyclists – and motorcycle accident lawyers – understand that there is an inherent risk to sharing Ontario’s streets with larger vehicles. When collisions between motorcycles and cars or trucks occur, motorcyclists are at a significantly higher risk of serious injury. Indeed, a recent spate of motorcycle fatalities across the province – including four deaths in
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In late June, a young patient of Guelph Dental Associates, which also operates under the name Growing Smiles, became ill with a bacterial infection after a visit to the dentist. The child’s parents alerted Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, which investigated and found that the clinic’s employees were not properly sterilizing their instruments. The clinic is shut
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Is driving while tired as dangerous as driving while drunk?

  • July 18, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, car accident lawyers, injury lawyers, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
Most Canadians would never consider driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Since elementary school, we’ve been taught that doing so puts yourself and others at significant risk of catastrophic injury or death. Recently, road safety advocates, law enforcement officials, and car accident lawyers have worked to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving
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