Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Sporting Venue Safety (and a Blue Jays Hat Trick)

    It is undeniable: the Jays are good.   So good that this past Saturday fans threw their hats on the field to celebrate Encarnacion’s hat trick. This is Canada, and Edwin Encarnacion did launch his third home run of the game — a grand slam — in the

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Carnival Eats: Delicious or Dangerous?

  Nothing ends the summer better than an annual visit to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). The merchandise, the rides, and the crowds of people have that fleeting fragrance of summer (sunscreen mixed with fried foods and salty sand?) all wrapped in a bundle of fun.   And then of

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Back-to-School Safety on the Roads

  As a child, I can vividly remember my stomach churning as I saw commercials for back-to-school retailers. Suddenly, images of beaches and sun were replaced with overeager children sporting the latest funky backpacks with stern teachers standing overhead. Even today, I still get some discomfort watching these commercials, even

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Operation Winter Storm

During Operation Winter Storm, the basketball and men’s lifestyle publication gave fans the opportunity to bid on basketball gear signed by the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas, as well as Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins. The players personally donated several exciting items toward the cause, from Nike Kobe 9 and Adidas ZX Pro sneakers, to jerseys and T-shirts from the Toronto Raptors.

Super Bowl XLIX: Make the Right Call

If yesterday’s Super Bowl taught us anything it is that in life sometimes people make some really bad calls. The best way to avoid mishaps and lost Super Bowls is to study the basics. In our realm that does not mean studying up on pass blocks or handoffs, it means

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Vulnerability on the Road – Motorcycle Accidents

This past summer, motorcycle accidents that led to fatalities in Ontario were at a 7 year high. Most often these accidents are due to the negligence of other drivers. Still, motorcyclists assume particular risks when riding, even with the right safety gear or riding experience, and unfortunately often these types

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Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Injuries

In our last blog, we introduced spinal cord injuries in general. This week we discuss spinal cord injuries that result in quadriplegia and paraplegia.  As defined by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario: Quadriplegia is paralysis of all four limbs (from the neck down) resulting from injury to the neck.  Fractures or

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Too often we see clients who have unfortunately experienced spinal cord injuries due to a bad fall or a motor vehicle accident. With a spinal cord injury, there are two major factors that will affect a person’s mobility: the place of the injury along the spinal cord and the severity of injury to the spinal cord.

More Than Just a Home(Owner’s Insurance)

Home is where the heart is. But sometimes it is where the injury is. Some of you may already realize that if a third party sustains an injury on your property, your homeowner’s insurance will defend the claim (to the extent of the policy limit). Even more of you may

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Bicyclists and Motor Vehicle Accidents:

Unfortunately, all too often we hear of tragic collisions involving cyclists. Although cyclists do not require any sort of license, registration, plates, or motor vehicle insurance, and of course cyclists can be of any age, under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act, a bicycle (unicycle, bicycle, or tricycle, with steering handlebars, pedals,

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