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Springtime Means Fresh Safety Concerns for Vulnerable Road Users, Car Accident Lawyers

Winter is the most dangerous time of the year on Ontario’s roads, but spring brings with it certain unique safety risks. This is especially true for vulnerable road users, defined as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and anyone else who uses our streets without the protection provided by a standard motor vehicle. Every spring, car accident lawyers …

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Injury and Liability Risks with Virtual Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic forced professionals in many industries to adopt new ways of doing business. At Will Davidson LLP, our team of personal injury, insurance defence, and medical malpractice lawyers moved out of the office and into online spaces. The wider Ontario justice system adopted new virtual alternatives to in-person proceedings, some of them long …

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Success Rate in Medical Malpractice Claims at All-Time Low

A sad reality of Canadian civil law is that the rate of plaintiff success in medical malpractice claims is incredibly low. It wasn’t always this way: according to a CBC News analysis of the Canadian Medical Protective Association’s (CMPA) annual reports dating back to 1901, roughly one in three lawsuits were decided in the plaintiff’s …

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How Has COVID-19 Affected Road Safety?

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, road safety experts, including personal injury lawyers, attempted to predict how shelter-at-home measures would impact motor vehicle accident rates and driver behaviour. It was assumed, for example, that wide lockdowns would limit the use of personal automobiles, and that that would in turn reduce the number of serious …

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People with Disabilities, Including Spinal and Brain Injury Victims, are at Elevated Risk from COVID-19

Everyone has been affected by the spread of COVID-19, but the most serious impacts have been felt by marginalized and at-risk populations: the elderly, homeless people, people with pre-existing medical conditions, people with addictions, racial and social minorities, and survivors of serious injuries. Among personal injury lawyers, there is significant concern that current and former …

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When are Hosts Responsible for Guests’ Injuries?

A personal injury lawsuit in British Columbia’s Supreme Court could inform Canada’s evolving social host liability rules. The case, in which Calder McCormick is seeking damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident following a 2012 house party, went to trial in mid-February. Personal injury lawyers are eagerly anticipating the decision. What is Social …

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Quick Road Safety Fixes for Ontario Cities

Many of the road safety concerns that worried Ontario’s car accident lawyers in 2010 remain relevant at the dawn of the new decade. Speeding, dangerous driving, and impaired driving continue to contribute to serious injuries and fatalities across the province, while new concerns such as legalized marijuana and widespread distracted driving are causing additional challenges. …

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How Do Trial Delays Hurt Personal Injury Victims?

In October 2019, Waldock v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, which was initially a dispute between plaintiff Thomas Waldock and his insurance provider over the severity of his injuries, was resolved by an Ontario divisional court panel. Through appeals and reviews, the case was heard by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), the …

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Court Decision Puts Ontario Accident Victims in a Tough Spot

When the Government of Ontario enacted sweeping changes to the province’s auto insurance system in 2016, it did so with the aim of reducing premiums by streamlining and simplifying the claims and pushing through broad benefits cuts. According to most Ontario car accident lawyers, the changes to benefits and shifting injury definitions in Bill 15, …

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