Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits

  • July 11, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, personal injury lawsuit, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, statute of limitations, Will Davidson LLP,
Personal injury lawsuits in Ontario are subject to time limitations under the province’s Limitations Act, 2002, which dictates that civil action, in most cases, must be filed within two years of the date of loss or injury. Why does this rule exist? Are there exceptions? And what advice do personal injury lawyers provide regarding the
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Cyclist safety remains a concern in Toronto

  • July 4, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • cycling, cycling accident, cycling injury, cycling injury lawyer, cycling injury lawyers, cycling Toronto, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Cycling safety is a perennial topic of debate in the City of Toronto, particularly in the wake of serious accidents. In late May the issue once again came into focus after a five-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car while biking on a downtown pathway. Cyclists are inherently at risk in large cities
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Supreme Court makes major decision on mental injury

  • June 27, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • court ruling, mental injury, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
A unanimous Supreme Court of Canada decision has offered hope to victims of mental injury, and the personal injury lawyers that represent them. In Saadati v. Moorhead, Justice Russell Brown “broke with 600 years of common law and held that both forms of personal injury – physical and mental – must enjoy equal protection,” wrote
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University of Alberta research brings hope for spinal cord injury victims

  • June 13, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • catastrophic injury lawyer, disability, Ontario personal injury lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, spinal cord injury, spinal cord injury lawyer, spinal injury lawyer, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Neuroscientists at the University of Alberta recently made significant discoveries about spinal injuries which could lead to new treatment options. Specifically, the research focused on the role blood flow and oxygen play in motor function post-injury. Healthcare workers and spinal cord injury lawyers are understandably excited about the potential of this new information. “The biggest
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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • June 1, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
Each June, Canadian brain injury advocacy groups, healthcare professionals, and brain injury lawyers recognize Brain Injury Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness of the prevalence and severity of this common affliction. “Brain injuries can range from mild to catastrophic, but all brain injuries can have lasting effects,” said Ruth Wilcock, Executive Director of the
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Road safety remains an issue in Toronto

  • May 30, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, cycling accident, cyclist, pedestrian safety, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Toronto, vulnerable road user, Will Davidson LLP,
Canada’s largest city, Toronto, is home to more than 2.7-million people, making it the fourth most populous city in North America. Every day, City Hall must ensure each of those people can get from point-A to point-B, a monumental undertaking. As the city’s population surges, the dangers of traveling in Toronto have become apparent to
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What to do after an automobile accident

  • May 23, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
You’ve just been in a car accident: your head is spinning; you’re scrambling to assess the damage to your car and checking to ensure no passengers are seriously injured. In all likelihood, carefully collecting evidence from the scene of the crash won’t be your first priority, but doing so can greatly improve your chances of
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Summer boat safety primer

  • May 16, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • boating accident, boating accident lawyer, boating accident lawyers, impaired boating, personal injury, personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
The arrival of summer is reason to celebrate in Ontario, and what better way to honour the return of warm weather than by enjoying the province’s abundant rivers and lakes? Boating is one of the country’s most universally enjoyed pastimes, with about a half of all Canadians participating in the activity each year. Most do
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Social media and personal injury lawsuits

  • May 9, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • Facebook, Instagram, Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, social media, Twitter, Will Davidson LLP,
The Pew Research Centre reports that nearly 70 per cent of Americans – and 86 per cent of 18- to 29-year-olds – use social media in some form, up from just 5 per cent in 2005 and 50 per cent in 2011. The numbers look similar in Canada, where personal injury lawyers are increasingly warning
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Failed libel claim puts ‘consensus reports’ in accident benefits lawsuits in peril

  • May 4, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • accident benefits, accident benefits claims, accident benefits lawyer, auto insurance, car accident, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
In personal injury lawsuits, ‘consensus reporting’ refers to when a single expert witness summarizes the opinions of other experts and delivers the findings to the court in the form of an executive summary. This practice is most often employed in accident benefits claims where injury victims and their insurers are engaged in a dispute over
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Injured during a flight? You have options…

  • April 18, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • commercial flight, flight injury, flight injury lawyer, Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Air travel is one of the safest ways to get from point A to point B, safer by far than driving or taking the train. Injuries do occur on commercial flights, however: individuals fall while entering or exiting their aircraft; they are struck by luggage from overhead compartments; or they are hurt during periods of
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What to do if you’re hurt in a hit-and-run

  • April 11, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
Most people will experience some form of car accident during their driving careers, and in most cases the accident will be minor and the ensuing moments will pass un-dramatically: you’ll emerge from your vehicle uninjured, exchange insurance information with the other parties involved, and resolve your dispute in a civil manner. In some cases, car
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Spring is here, and cyclists are back on the roads

  • April 4, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • bicycle accident, bicycle accident lawyer, car accident lawyer, ontario, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety, Toronto, vulnerable road user, Will Davidson LLP,
In February and March, the City of Toronto and Toronto Police released two closely related sets of data: the first showed a 36 per cent increase in cyclist traffic on Bloor St following the installation of bike lanes last August; the second found that “dooring” incidents – when a driver opens their car door and
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Accident benefits decisions under Ontario’s Licence Appeal Tribunal

  • March 28, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • accident benefits, auto insurance, automobile accident, car accident, car accident lawyer, LAT, motor vehicle accident, Ontario car accident lawyers, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
The Province of Ontario’s 2015 budget announcement included several items of critical concern to Ontario car accident lawyers, accident victims, and victims’ rights advocates. Chief among those were modifications to the definition of “catastrophic impairment,” and severe proposed cuts to benefits for catastrophically and non-catastrophically injured accident victims. Additionally, the provincial budget proposed significant procedural
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Will Davidson LLP Client Testimonial: Szacon Family

  • March 27, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • insurance dispute, insurance lawyer, life insurance, Ontario insurance lawyer, Toronto insurance lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Life insurance is an extremely consequential legal matter, especially in situations where a family’s breadwinner has passed away. Such was the case for the Szacon family, whose father died of internal bleeding caused by food poisoning during a business trip to the United States. Their insurance company refused to acknowledge the death as an accident,
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Train accidents, and how a personal injury lawyer can help

  • March 7, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, rail accident, Toronto personal injury lawyers, train accident, Will Davidson LLP,
Car accidents are by far the most common cause of injury that an average Toronto personal injury lawyer will encounter. They occur on a devastating scale across Ontario, and account for a staggering number of deaths and serious injuries. But cars are not, of course, the only mode of transportation that put people in harm’s
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