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Expanding the Historical Scope of the “Remedial Measures” Doctrine

In this guest blog, lawyer Aron Zaltz discusses the admissibility of evidence regarding contemporary institutional policies and practices in cases involving historical wrongdoing, and explores whether such evidence can be considered relevant and compelling in negligence claims against institutions. Evidence of subsequent remedial measures is generally admissible as it can provide insights into the existence of problems in the past. To read more, click here.

Slip and Fall Accidents and Wet Floor Signs: Details Matter

Slip and fall accidents often occur because of wet or recently mopped floors. Frequently, they happen when a responsible custodian or property manager failed to display a “wet floor” sign. But accidents can still occur even if a warning sign was displayed. Even in these circumstances, our Ontario slip and fall accident lawyers may be able to help the victims of slip and fall accidents hold the negligent occupiers liable for their damages. To learn more, click here.

Can a Child Be Contributorily Negligent?

If the wrongful actions of a pedestrian contribute to an accident in which they are struck by a motor vehicle, the injured party may be considered to be contributorily negligent. In these scenarios, the injured pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle may still be able to recover damages, but the amount to which they will be entitled should be adjusted based on the degree to which their actions were at-fault for the accident. But what happens if the victim of the pedestrian accident is a child? To learn more, click here.

The Future of Self-Driving Cars and Accident Claims

Although self-driving cars are not yet available to the public, more and more drivers are purchasing motor vehicles with some level of automation. As technology progresses and the use of automated vehicles becomes more universally accepted, what was once a sci-fi fantasy may soon become a reality. However, before the widespread proliferation of fully-automated vehicles can take hold, some crucial considerations must be taken into account.

What Are Soft Tissue Injuries?

Sustaining soft tissue injuries in an accident can be painful, uncomfortable, and disruptive to your daily routine. On top of that, being sidelined by a soft tissue injury can have economic impacts, especially if your injury prevents you from carrying out the duties of your job and earning your regular salary. However, based on the manner in which these injuries were sustained, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about soft tissue injuries and how our Ontario personal injury lawyers may be able to help you, click here.

Occupiers’ Liability Amendment Act, 2020: Injured Ontarians Who Hesitate Are Lost

Since its enactment in 2021, the Occupiers’ Liability Amendment Act has made it more difficult for people injured by ice or snow on someone else’s property to pursue the compensation they should be owed. By significantly shortening the amount of time accident victims have to provide at-fault property occupiers with notice about their intentions to pursue legal action, this new piece of legislation bars numerous claimants from accessing the justice they deserve. Click here to learn more.

Loss of Interdependency in Sexual Abuse Claims

The ability to form new relationships and maintain close partnerships can be adversely affected by exposure to sexual abuse. Many survivors of sexual abuse are faced with this unfortunate repercussion which can have both emotional and financial implications in their futures. To learn how our Ontario sexual abuse lawyers may be able to help survivors of sexual abuse recover damages for their loss of interdepency, click here.

Shwaluk v Royal & Sun Alliance, 2023 ONLAT 20-000137/AABS

Our client was injured in a car accident in 1994 and received accident benefits at the time. However, years later, the impairments caused by her accident had worsened, significantly affecting her overall quality of life. Despite that fact, her insurance company disputed her entitlement to a supervisory care level of attendant care and denied her treatment plan. With help from David Preszler, our client was able to recover the compensation she rightfully deserved. To learn more, click here.

 
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