acquired brain injury

Brain injury survivor shares story to promote understanding

For some doctors, non-profit employees, personal injury lawyers, and the family and caregivers of survivors, brain injury is a daily fact of life. Yet despite it being the leading cause of death and impairment in Canadians under the age of 44, and even though roughly 1.5-million people currently live with acquired brain injuries nationwide, many …

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Ontario researchers close in on groundbreaking concussion test

Concussions are perhaps the most common form of brain injury: they can occur at any time and to anyone, from high-level athletes to retirees walking from their car to their front door. While a single concussion is unlikely to cause lasting damage, these injuries become more dangerous as they reoccur. Unfortunately, because concussions are notoriously …

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Ins-and-outs of e-bikes

The Regulation of E-bikes in Ontario E-bikes (electric bicycles) are an increasingly common sight on Ontario roads and sidewalks. They can be the cause of significant personal injury. Many people wonder – are e-bikes regulated the same as motor vehicles? For all regulatory purposes, e-bikes are treated the same as non-motorized bicycles. Riders must be …

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Accident Benefits Denials 101

Accident benefits being denied? You can do something about it! If you have been in a car accident you may apply for and receive accident benefits. Accident benefits can be in the form of income replacement benefits or a caregiver benefit, but accident benefits also can help with medical costs, treatments and attendant care costs. …

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Halloween horrors-slip and falls and accidents that lead to frightening injuries

Halloween accidents causing injury On Halloween, children and adults alike will be wandering about in frightening costumes looking to receive delicious treats and provide a few “scares”. You may expect to jump from an actor causing horror and to see lots of fake blood, but it is important to ensure that you stick to the …

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Distracted Driving Accident taken to New Heights

Texting while Driving interferes with driver multitasking The statistics on distracted driving car accidents throughout North America are quite horrendous.  In the United States it’s estimated that approximately 5,400 people lost their lives in distracted driving car accidents in 2009. It’s further estimated that nearly half a million others suffered injuries in car accidents involving …

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High tech fishing expedition?

Insurance Companies & Plaintiff Facebook Photos – an Argument that Never Ends. Car accident victims often face an uphill battle when seeking compensation for their injuries. As specialists representing car accident victims we try our best to place our clients injuries within a realistic range of compensation – and then advocate to get our clients …

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I am injured and I keep hearing the term “general damages.” What the heck is this?

Pain and Suffering Compensation Simply Defined by Oakville Lawyers Heard your lawyer throw around this term? Read it online? General Damages sounds pretty boring – or general but it’s actually the money paid to you as compensation. Damages by definition is essentially the same as compensation. A leading legal dictionary defines “damages” as “every person …

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