Occupiers Liability

Occupiers Liability An occupiers’ liability claim in Ontario is filed against a property owner or occupier who was somehow negligent in preventing injuries on his or her property. Such claims commonly arise from incidents such as a slip-and-fall on icy stairs, or a trip-and-fall on uneven ground or pot hole. A successful claim may result …

Child Custody in Ontario

Child Custody in Ontario   The breakdown of a relationship can be very difficult for the adults involved, but if that relationship has produced kids, it can be even more difficult for the children of that relationship to adjust to the significant life changes they are facing.  When the law talks about child custody, it  …

So, you had a slip-and-fall…Now what?!

So, you had a slip-and-fall…Now what?! Slip-and-fall injuries happen on Toronto city property every day. Many of these incidents are as a result of roads and sidewalks being left in a state of non-repair. In cases not involving snow or ice, the Municipal Act states that a municipality is liable if it leaves a road …

The ABCs of LTDs: Breaking down the Basics about Long-Term Disability

The ABCs of LTDs: Breaking down the Basics about Long-Term Disability   In the event of an injury or illness where you are not able to return to work, long-term disability insurance offers some protection by providing you with a portion of your income that can go towards keeping things financially afloat. It is there …

What happens If I’m Hit by an Uninsured Driver?

What happens If I’m Hit by an Uninsured Driver? An uninsured driver is a driver who is operating a motor vehicle without having motor vehicle insurance When these drivers get involved in motor vehicle accidents, they place a great burden on all Ontario residents.  Approximately 2,100 uninsured motor vehicle accidents occur annually in Ontario. And, …

Motor vehicle insurance companies lowering insurance rates

Motor vehicle insurance companies lowering insurance rates: It’s not a surprise that we Ontarians pay a lot for our motor vehicle insurance. Insurers have a well-established reputation of overcharging Ontario drivers. As many people are practicing social distancing and self-isolating, there are fewer and fewer drivers on the road. As such, some insurance companies are …

Managing Your Mental Health during COVID-19

Managing Your Mental Health during COVID-19: We’re living in unprecedented times and it feels like the world has changed. It may seem like every day we are bombarded with more and more bad news about the new world we’re living in. We are social creatures by nature and are not used to being quarantined and …

Virtual Witnessing and Executing a Will or Power of Attorney (COVID-19)

Virtual Witnessing and Executing a Will or Power of Attorney (COVID-19): In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government issued an Emergency Order in Council (the “Emergency Order”) allowing Wills and Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care to be virtually executed and witnessed. A valid Will or Power of Attorney in Ontario …

Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

We wanted to let you know that the Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order under s. 7.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspending limitation periods and procedural time periods. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020. Please find a copy of the order attached here. The Order in Council will …