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Published on: 7 Feb 2013 By

Liability Of Municipalities For Injuries As A Result Of Icy Or Snowy Road Conditions

In this article Rasha El-Tawil examines the liability of a municipality under section 44 of the Municipal Act, 2001 in the case of accidents that occur on a poorly or unmaintained road in extreme winter conditions, as well as the steps you should take if you are involved in an accident you f…

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Published on: 20 Sep 2012 By ,

Suing an Employer for Work Injuries: Lawsuits Vs. Workers’ Compensation

Ontario’s workers’ compensation legislation exists to provide workers with benefits if they are hurt during the course of their employment.  The scheme is meant to efficiently and quickly replace the remedy a worker could receive from a lawsuit.  Workers are entitled to workers’ compensation…

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Published on: 16 Aug 2012 By

Social Media in Personal Injury Litigation: Will defence lawyers and insurance companies search my Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages?

Introduction Hiring private investigators to monitor plaintiffs in their daily lives is a common practice for defence lawyers and insurance companies, in order to find out if the plaintiff has lied about or exaggerated his or her injuries. In recent years, they have begun to regularly search…

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Published on: 6 Jul 2012 By

Recovering Compensation in Injury Claims Against Bars, Taverns and Social Hosts

Maciej Pieoksz looks at the issue of personal injuries that are a result of alcohol in bars, tavers and other establishments.  Maciej also gives tips to consumers and hosts on how to protect themselves. You are at a party with friends.  You are drinking casually but are being encouraged to d…

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Published on: 22 Jun 2012 By

Ready to Roll – Trailer Insurance Basics for the Open Road

Introduction With the arrival of vacation, cottage and horse show season in Southwestern Ontario, this may be a good time for you to review your insurance policies with your broker. This guide will provide you with a primer on what you need to consider when purchasing an insurance policy for…

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Published on: 18 Jun 2012 By

Recovering Compensation for Attendant Care After a Motor Vehicle Collision

Individuals who are injured in a motor vehicle accident may have the right to receive funding for attendant care services required as a result of their injuries. Attendant care services include assistance provided for things such as personal care (grooming, dressing, bathing, toileting, pers…

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Published on: 31 May 2012 By

Looking for Car Insurance in Ontario? Topics for Speaking with Your Insurance Broker

We all drive with the hope and misplaced expectation that we will not be involved in a car crash. Unfortunately, a lack of foresight and proper planning can lead to devastating consequences in the event of a motor vehicle accident and you do not have the proper amounts of auto insurance to w…

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Published on: 29 May 2012 By ,

10 Tips for Individuals Injured in a Motor Vehicle Collision

A motor vehicle collision is a frightening and confusing time for those involved. Siskinds Personal Injury Partner Emily Foreman knows just how crucial the gathering of information can be when an accident has occurred, and has provided these 10 tips for anyone involved in an unfortunate acci…

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Published on: 1 May 2012 By

Are Family Members Entitled to Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When asked, “are family members entitled to damages in a personal injury lawsuit?” the answer is generally, yes. Family members can be burdened with extraordinary challenges when a loved one is seriously injured or killed. The law in Ontario recognizes this, and grants certain rights to fami…

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