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Brain Injury

Are You Aware?

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ontario.  BRAIN INJURY CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE.  Just as no two people are alike, no two acquired brain injuries are alike. Survivors will […]

Ewing (Litigation guardian of) v. Conte

This is an important decision involving an injured person’s ability to access justice without delay. It involves a woman who suffered a catastrophic brain injury when she was hit by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian. The case was commenced in Barrie, where trial dates are readily available. The defence brought a motion to transfer the trial to Toronto. The Toronto system is backlogged and a transfer to Toronto would have meant that the trial would be delayed for three years.

Motorcycle Safety Gear

Even though motorcycles are inherently more dangerous to operate than passenger cars, we are seeing an increase in the popularity of this mode of transportation. In an effort to reduce the risks of riding a motorcycle, enthusiasts are taking considerable steps to protect themselves through the use of sophisticated safety gear. Some examples include protective gloves, plated or padded jackets, reinforced boots and protective pants.

Demonstrative Evidence

This article reviews the law relating to the use of demonstrative evidence at trial. Demonstrative evidence includes illustrations, charts, anatomical models and even computer simulated animations.

It’s Just a Concussion

Last year, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a concussion and there was speculation that he might miss the next game as a result. Some of his teammates weighed in. […]

When is a Brain Injury “Catastrophic”?

Last week, we wrote about catastrophic impairment. In simple terms, this is a legal term that determines what benefits a person may be entitled to if they are injured in […]