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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Injured in a crash caused by faulty infrastructure? Here are your options.

  • February 28, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, faulty infrastructure, infrastructure accident, ontario car accident lawyer, Ontario personal injury lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Every day, around 200 car accidents occur in the City of Toronto and Greater Toronto Area (GTA). When these cases result in injuries, the victims sometimes require the services of an Ontario car accident lawyer to help them access compensation for their damages. In some cases, the accident survivor’s auto insurance coverage will not deliver
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WD Lawyers support Sick Kids

  • February 15, 2017
  • by WILL DAVIDSON LLP
On Saturday, February 11th, the lawyers and staff at Will Davidson LLP came out to support Sick Kids Hospital at the annual Heat Wave corporate challenge volleyball tournament. Today, Sick Kids provides treatment for more than 800 children with cancer, a number which will grow with the diagnosis of 320 new cases each year. The personal
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Five things to remember when you get in a car accident

  • March 21, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • auto insurance, car accident, car accident lawyer, car accident lawyers, Ontario personal injury lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
The immediate aftermath of a car accident is a confusing blur of activity. In this frantic environment, it can be difficult to gather your thoughts and devise a cohesive, step-by-step plan. Your mind will likely be racing: Is everyone alright? How bad is the damage? Am I at fault? What should I do next? To
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Debris from vehicles puts drivers at risk

  • February 7, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
Winter in Ontario is always a busy time for personal injury lawyers who work with car accident victims. Shorter days and inclement weather reduce visibility, road surfaces become slippery, and motorists’ minor mistakes are compounded by poor driving conditions. Even drivers who exercise due caution and comply with the rules of the road can be
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More research is needed to understand concussions in women

  • January 31, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • accident, brain injury, brain injury lawyer, concussion, head injury, head injury lawyer, injury lawyer, Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, personal injury law, Personal Injury Lawyer, slip and fall, slip and fall lawyer, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Concussions are a deeply misunderstood injury. Their symptoms can be vague, they are notoriously difficult to diagnose, and they are burdened with the stigma of not being particularly ‘serious.’ In the world of professional sports, concussions were until recently viewed as minor injuries, annoyances that tougher athletes would happily play through. While savvy researchers, brain
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Complete Streets: can redesigned roads improve safety in Toronto?

  • January 24, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, complete streets, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety, Toronto, Toronto personal injury lawyer,
Over the past two years, staffers at the City of Toronto have developed “Complete Streets Guidelines” to serve as a roadmap for the redesign and redevelopment of several of the city’s roads. According to the city’s website, Complete Streets “are streets that are designed to be safe for all users, such as people who walk,
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Winter Driving Safety Tips

  • January 17, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, ontario car accident lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety, Will Davidson LLP, winter driving,
Happy New Year from Will Davidson LLP! With the holidays over and the New Year here, vacationers hit the roads to return to work and school. Slippery road conditions and reflective surfaces make for a particularly dangerous time of year on the road. To help keep you and your loved ones safe, we’ve come up
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