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Independent Bicycle Couriers – can they be liable?

Deliveries made by bicycle couriers are common and are a common part of downtown streets...



Himelfarb Proszanski’s Top 10 Safety List for Recreational Swimming

Throughout the summer swimming is a popular recreational activity of choice...



Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

When you talk about bad weather in the Province of Ontario, people instantly start to think about the winter...



Make All Of Your Parties Safe Events

Whether you are planning a party in your home or a corporate event, there are a lot of safety measures you must take before you get the party started...



Pedestrian Accidents – Contributory Negligence

A pedestrian who sustains injuries as a result of a slip and fall, trip and fall or motor vehicle accident and commences litigation must first contend with the issue of liability, or why the accident happened and whose fault it was...



Personal Safety In Areas That Are New To You

It happens every day that someone winds up in a new place for work, or has to adjust to living in a new town...



Safe Winter Driving Tips

When the winter arrives, there are several things that change when it comes to driving on the public roads...



Safe Bicycling In A City Not So Friendly To Bicycles

While we would all like to believe that every big city in the province of Ontario has explicit laws about bicycling and every citizen is mindful of a bicyclist, that is not always the case...



Protecting Yourself In The Big City

Just about every personal injury lawyer has cases from clients who have fallen victim to some kind of obstacle in a big city...



What Travel Challenges Do Rural Areas Pose?

You don’t have to be a personal injury lawyer to understand the importance of being safe no matter where you are...



Making Your Pets Safe At Home

Pets have their own tendencies and their own personalities that can make them a little difficult to keep track of...



Driving In Unfamiliar Places

When you are driving a vehicle, safety should always be your top concern at all times. This is true when you are driving in your own neighborhood and it is especially true when driving in someplace that is unfamiliar.



Am I Still Covered If I Get Into An Accident With An Uninsured Motorist

The thought of getting into an accident with an uninsured motorist is every Ontario resident’s nightmare...



The Importance of Wearing Safety Equipment

When you talk to a personal injury lawyer, you start to get an understanding of just how important safety equipment is in the prevention of personal injury accidents.



Know the Drunk Driving Laws in Ontario for Your Own Protection

Drunk driving laws are created to protect innocent people from drunk drivers and to protect drunk drivers from themselves...



Assessing Liability in an Auto Accident Case

A Toronto personal injury lawyer really earns his money when it comes time for the insurance company to assess liability in a car accident case...



Pedestrians Have To Remain Safe When Using Public Walkways

A personal injury lawyer will tell any pedestrian that even people walking on the public sidewalks have responsibilities for their own safety...



Safety Tips For Driving In An Unfamiliar Area

Driving your car to and from work every day becomes a habit that you could almost do blindfolded after a while...



Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer For A Sports-Related Injury?

Toronto personal injury lawyers have noticed a rise in sports-related injuries in Ontario over the past few years...



Some Tips for Safe Driving at Night

The nighttime can make driving hazardous for drivers, even if the weather is perfectly clear...



Walking Safely In Bad Weather

One of the things that a personal injury lawyer will always try to emphasize to his clients is the need for safety at all times...



Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer For A Sports-Related Injury?

Toronto personal injury lawyers have noticed a rise in sports-related injuries in Ontario over the past few years...



What Should I Do If I Slip On Ice?

Any personal injury lawyer would prefer that people take precautions to be careful during inclement weather, but sometimes things happen...



Off-Roading and Personal Injuries

If you ask a personal injury lawyer in the Province of Ontario if there are any rules to off-roading, he or she will tell you that there most definitely are...



Make Sure You Watch For Bad Road Conditions

One of the more difficult tasks a personal injury lawyer has to face is determining how to handle a personal injury case that involves bad road conditions...



Safe Driving in the City

The City of Toronto is one of the largest in North America. It is home to millions of people and it is one of the more active cities in the world...



Some Tips for Safe Driving at Night

The nighttime can make driving hazardous for drivers, even if the weather is perfectly clear...



What To Know About Youngsters Involved In Personal Injury Accidents

Toronto lawyers will represent anyone who has been involved in a personal injury accident, even people under the age of 21...



Understanding the Laws Regarding Public Transportation Accidents

With the price of gas continually going higher, more and more people are finding refuge on public transportation...



Limit the Damage from Off-Road Accidents

Any good personal injury lawyer will tell you that many of the accidents that cause personal injuries don’t happen on the roads or highways...



Drivers Under the Age of 21 in Ontario Better Think Twice About Drinking and Driving

There is nothing worse than to be a young person with your whole life ahead of you, and then to make bad decisions that haunt you well into your later years...



Sources of Insurance Coverage for Injured Pedestrians

Pedestrians who are struck while crossing the road or walking on a sidewalk have access to many sources of compensation, with one notable exception...



Helping You Maximize Income Replacement After a Serious Car Accident

When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and cannot return to work for a prolonged period, you may have access to multiple sources of replacement income...



FALLING IN A STORE

When you fall in a store such as a supermarket or coffee shop and sustain injuries, there are a number of factors which could impact your right to recover fair compensation...



Tips for Handling a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents can create some of the most serious personal injuries that anyone will ever experience...



Seatbelts and The Law

We all know the axiom “seatbelts save lives.” Indeed, over the last 10-15 years, the use of seatbelts is certainly prevalent...



Pedestrian Accidents

Warmer weather means that more people are taking to the streets...



Passengers under 16 and Seatbelts

The proper wearing of seatbelts is paramount in reducing injury in an automobile accident...



WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN CASE YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT WHEN YOU BELIEVE THERE ARE NO POLICIES OF INSURANCE

In Ontario, did you know that if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and there are no apparent drivers/owners of motor vehicles with insurance, you may still be covered under the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund?



Avoid Serious Injuries Due To Bicycle Accidents

Any personal injury lawyer will remind people that bicyclists are far from immune to personal injury accidents. Some of the ways that bicyclists can be injured include...



Am I Covered if I am Struck by an Uninsured Motorist?

The people of Ontario have a lot of motor vehicle laws that they have to keep track of. One of the most basic laws is that every motorist must be insured in order to register and drive a motor vehicle...



CHANGES TO THE CANADA PENSION PLAN

The Harper Government has implemented a number of changes to the Canada Pension Plan since 2011. You ought to know the changes that are being phased in...



Sanderson and Bullock Orders

In normal circumstances, the Plaintiff is entitled to costs against the unsuccessful Defendant and the successful Defendant is entitled to costs against the Plaintiff...



Reverse Onus in Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Section 193 of the Highway Traffic Act, RSO 1990, c H.8 reverses the onus of proof between a pedestrian and the owner, driver, lessee or operator of a motor vehicle that is involved in a motor vehicle collision with him/her...



Watch For Drunk Drivers When You Are On the Road

It only takes one drunk driver to ruin the lives of many people...



Stay Prepared For Dangerous Roadways

While the Ontario municipalities do their best to maintain the roadways, the best Toronto injury lawyer knows that there will always be situations that present driving challenges...



The Rights of a Drunk Driver Victim

As any personal injury lawyer will tell you, being the victim of a drunk driver can be a life-changing experience...



Dismissal of an Action/Striking of a Defence on an Interlocutory Motion

While the dismissal of an action/striking of a defence is within the permissible range of the Court’s discretion...



Definition of “owner” pursuant to the Dog Owners’ Liability Act, RSO 1990, c D. 16

Under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act, the owner of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog on another person or domestic animal...



Be Aware of the Many Different Kinds of Driving Accidents

When people get into a car accident, one of their first thoughts is to call a Toronto personal injury lawyer to have their rights protected...



Boating Accidents Can Be Much More Dangerous Than People Think

When you are out on the open waters, the last thing on your mind is a personal injury accident...



Tips for Reducing the Dangers of Snowmobile Accidents

When people head out to the white, snowy trails to enjoy their snowmobiles, they are taking serious risks that can be minimized...



Teaching Your Kids About Helmet Safety

Wearing a protective helmet when you are engaging in activities such as bike riding, skateboarding and roller blading is not only smart, it is the law...



At What Point Do I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury accident is no laughing matter. One of the biggest mistakes people make is that they refuse to seek medical treatment or contact a lawyer after an accident because they say that they feel fine...



What Can Cause a Truck Accident?

When you start talking about truck accidents versus car accidents, there are several different things to consider...



How a Car Accident Can Change Your Life

The aftermath of a car accident can arise just as quickly as the accident itself...



What to Do Immediately After a Motorcycle Accident

Unfortunately, there are a lot of motorcycle accidents that occur which could be prevented...



What to Do Immediately After an Auto Accident

Being in an auto accident is a terrifying experience...



Why Do You Need a Lawyer after a Personal Injury Accident?

A personal injury accident is something that could change your entire life...



Overcoming Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Stress seems to be an accepted part of the workplace in this modern day and age. The expectations of companies have risen, but the resources afforded to employees seem to be dwindling...



Am I Entitled to Compensation from an Accident if I Was Not Driving?

Too many people think that they are not entitled to compensation from a personal injury accident for a variety of reasons...



Some of the Common Personal Injury Misconceptions and Myths

When people get involved in a personal injury accident, they will sometimes avoid calling an attorney because of the commonly held misconceptions people have about the legal process...



What Goes Into Determining the Fees of a Personal Injury Attorney?

There is always a lot of speculation and rumor that circulates about how attorneys are compensated in each case....



Story Minor Injury Guideline’s

In 2010 the Ontario government passed legislation that changed the way car insurance categorized injuries suffered in a car accident....



The Other Party Will Not Give Me Their Vehicle Information

One of the things that people need to keep in mind after an accident, even a minor fender bender, is that everything happens fast and people can get upset...



ONTARIO HEALTH AND SAFETY: REPORTABLE ACCIDENTS EXPANDED DUTY TO REPORT AND PRESERVE

In 2011 the Ontario Courts agreed with a decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board that if a person including a customer or patron, is injured while at the workplace of someone else that the workplace must notify the Ministry of Labour and preserve the scene...



How Can I Sue in a Personal Injury Case if I Cannot Afford a Lawyer?

Not every person who gets involved in a personal injury accident can afford to bring in legal help...



Information on Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

If you watch enough television shows, then you will hear the phrase “statute of limitations” mentioned over and over again...



Be Smart When Driving an ATV in Ontario

In the province of Ontario, there are a lot of laws that govern how people can drive ATVs...



Do I Really Need A Lawyer for My Personal Injury Accident?

If you have ever been involved in a car accident or any kind of personal injury situation, then you have probably walked away from it thinking that you would never forget the details of an experience like that...



Can Someone Sue Me After a Car Accident Even if I have No Money?

One of the most common reassurances people try to give themselves after a car accident is that they will never get sued because they have no money...



New Legislation Makes it More Difficult to Sue Public Transportation

The "Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act" is a set of laws designed to help make the Province of Ontario safer...



The Injuries Covered by a Standard Auto Policy in Ontario

When a motorist is in an accident and has injuries, it becomes important to understand who is responsible for covering the medical expenses...



What To Do If You Are Injured On Vacation

When you are living your life in Ontario, you are conscious of protecting yourself and your family...



Detecting the Symptoms of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

When you hear people talking about a concussion, they are actually discussing a mild traumatic brain injury....



What To Do After A Car Accident

A car accident can be a traumatic experience for everyone involved ....



Dog Owners Need to Understand the Seriousness of a Dog that Attacks or Bites

In the province of Ontario, there are a lot of dogs and a lot of opportunities for dogs to cause problems" ....



The Statute of Limitations in a Fatal Car Accident

There are plenty of scenarios that can occur when two or more people get into a car accident" ....



Tips On Getting Through the Discovery Phase of a Personal Injury Claim

In the province of Ontario, any personal injury claim that winds up going to court first has to go through a process called a "discovery" ....



What are Some Common Disability Questions?

Each and every year there are thousands of disability claims made by Ontario residents who have been involved in accidents or have received some form of injury....



Why Your Auto Accident Case May Never Make it to Trial

It is estimated that only one out of every 100 personal injury cases resulting from automobile accidents gets to be heard in a court of law...



All the Parties Involved in an Auto Accident Could Wind Up Sharing the Blame

One of the misconceptions that accident victims have about being involved in a car accident is that there is always a clear-cut determination as to who was responsible, and who was not....



Honesty About Your Injuries Will Make Your Personal Injury Case Easier for Your Lawyer

In the province of Ontario, a person suing an insurance company for compensation due to limited mobility as the result of a personal injury needs to make sure their injuries qualify for a pain and suffering award....



Changes to Ontario Law Make the Roads Safer from Drunk Drivers

The province of Ontario has always taken drunk driving seriously....



Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Ontario

Some examples of common wrongful death lawsuits that occur in Ontario include....



Himelfarb Proszanski Supports Toronto Rehab Event

The Himelfarb Proszanski team attended the inaugural Will Davidson LLP Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, in support of the Toronto Rehab Foundation....



Understanding Ontario Time Limitations for Personal Injury Accidents

One of the areas of personal injury law that most people are unfamiliar with is the time limitations regarding when a claim can be filed. The first thing that you have to remember is that...



Class Action Lawsuits Can Be Powerful Legal Tools

In Canada, groups of people who have been injured by the negligence of a single person or a single entity can bring a class action lawsuit against that negligent party to try and get financial compensation...



Talking to the Other Driver's Insurance Carrier after An Auto Accident

The period after an auto accident can seem confusing and stressful. If you have been in a small fender bender, then there are some quick procedures you should follow that include:



What are the Symptoms of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

For sports fans and people who are familiar with the term, a mild traumatic brain injury (or mild TBI) is often referred to as a concussion...



Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Toronto Rehab Foundation

On June 7th, 2012, the Toronto Rehab Foundation celebrated the official opening of the Himelfarb Proszanski Patient and Family Lounge with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the University Centre location...



What are the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits?

Anyone who is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ontario is entitled to statutory accident benefits regardless of their role in the accident, whether or not they have insurance, and whether or not they are employed. This applies to any motor vehicle driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist or pedestrian...



Defining Catastrophic Impairment

When you are in an accident, your injuries are classified in different ways by your insurance company. The reason for this is so that the insurance company knows what kind of claim you will be making and how that claim will be treated...



Understanding Paraplegia and Quadriplegia

Spinal cord injuries can sometimes result in conditions known as paraplegia or quadriplegia. While these terms may be familiar to most people, the details surrounding these conditions are not widely understood. If you are involved in a personal injury accident and suffer damage to your spinal cord, then you need to understand...



People with Unseen Conditions Need to Know Their Legal Rights

It can be difficult for people who do not have objective physical symptoms to get any kind of sympathy from employers, insurance companies or even the legal system. If you are not wearing a cast on your leg, then it seems as though no one believes that your leg is in severe pain...



What Are My Options If The Insurance Company Declares Both Drivers at Fault in an Accident?

One of the ways in which accident victims are denied their full rights towards financial compensation is when they accept the fault ruling of the insurance company as the final word. When an insurance company determines fault in an accident, it uses a standardized scale that points...



Burn Injuries – Most Difficult Personal Traumas to Overcome

Burn injuries can be one of the most difficult personal traumas to overcome. They are extremely painful and have the potential to become fatal. Burns can also result in lifelong scars, suffering, and comprehensive physical and emotional rehabilitation. Regardless of the severity of a burn, you should not....



Minors and Incapable Adults Are Also Entitled to Settlements

In some legal cases, there may be a minor child involved or an adult who has been determined to be incapable of making his own decisions due to a disability or impairment. The government has taken extra steps to ensure that these two groups of people have the proper protection in place to guard their best interests...



How Much Can I Expect from My Personal Injury Case?

Your financial settlement is one of the most important parts of a personal injury case. This is money that may be awarded to you in compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and any expenses you may have incurred due to your injury. It is important to have realistic expectations about any financial settlement in your case. There are limits in Canada as to how much money...



What Happens If I Get Sued After a Car Accident and I Have No Money?

There are several reasons why every motorist should make sure that they keep their car insurance premiums paid up. One of the reasons is because car insurance is required before you can legally have a car on the road. The other reason for maintaining your car insurance payments is so that the insurance can work for you if you ever run into legal troubles as the result of an accident...



Proposed Changes to the Definition of Catastrophic Impairment in SABS

We are pleased to attach a condensed breakdown of the proposed changes to the CAT definition. Currently, the government is pretty close to making the recommendations law. The Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association has been lobbying the government to try to either stop the amendments or at the very least have more consultation...



Amputation: Information and Facts

Amputation is defined as a procedure which results in the surgical removal of a body part for medical reasons. Amputations often occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents or other traumatic injuries. According to the Range of Motion Project, trauma is one of the leading causes of amputation throughout the world. However, a number of other conditions can........



Dealing with the Long Term Disability “Occupation Transition”

When a worker gets injured on the job and needs to take significant time from work, then that is when Long Term Disability comes into the picture. The medical costs associated with treatment and recovery are covered while the worker is in the hospital........



Short Term and Long Term Disabilities from Mental Health

There is a growing number of Canadians who are suffering from mental illnesses which include depression, anxiety and other health-related conditions. Unfortunately, mental health is a hidden issue in our society despite the growing number of sufferers........



Brain Injury Checklist - Protecting Your Rights After a Head Injury

Brain injuries can become progressively more dangerous if they are not treated immediately. The situations that led up to a brain injury can be important in determining the cause of the injury and any liability on the part of the people involved. If you or someone you know has experienced a brain injury of any kind, there is a checklist of procedures you should follow to help you get treatment and be certain that your rights are protected.......



The Sources of Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be broken down into two categories; traumatic and acquired. A traumatic brain injury is the result of some sort of direct impact to the brain, while an acquired brain injury can be the result of a medical condition or indirect trauma to the head. There are initial and immediate consequences to a brain injury and then there are the long-term effects that can linger for days, weeks, months or even years.......



Himelfarb Proszanski Supports Toronto Rehab Stroke Program

The Toronto Rehab Foundation paid tribute to litigator, former patient and stroke survivor, Mr. Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. The event raised over $315,000 for Toronto Rehab bring the legal community together to toast Harvey and raise funds and awareness for Toronto Rehab Stroke Program. Click here for more on this a spectacular evening in support of a great cause.......



Stay Safe on Your Snowmobile this Winter

According to the latest count by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, there are 43,000 kilometres of registered snowmobile paths in the province of Ontario. Even though the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs points out that......



Learn How to Protect Yourself While Driving in Bad Weather

One of the factors that you cannot control when it comes to driving is the weather. The odds that you will be involved in a serious accident go up incrementally as the weather gets worse.....



What Should I Do If the Other Driver Refuses to Give Their Information Following a Car Accident?

Motor vehicle accidents can range from unplanned inconveniences to major hardships and a significant disruption in your life. Although no one plans to get into a car accident, knowing the important steps to take in the event of one can keep you protected....



Injured While on Public Transit - Understand Your RIghts

Unbeknownst to many riders of public transit, Bill 173 which came into effect on May 12, 2011, now restricts rider’s abilities to receive accident benefits if they’ve suffered an injury while on public transit. For the millions of riders of public transit each day, there was minimal public coverage of this change in laws. Because Bill 173 affects so many people...



Personal Injury While Involved in Minor Motor Vehicle Collision

There have been recent legislative changes that will impact people who have suffered a personal injury as a result of being in a car accident. Legislation implemented as of September 1, 2010 by the Ontario government has reduced the amount of medical and rehabilitative benefits sufferers are entitled to when involved in a minor vehicle collision...



Dog Attacks - What to Do If You Are Seriously Injured by a Dog Bite

Although most dogs we meet and interact with are friendly and have responsible owners, there always remains the possibility of you or a loved one suffering a bite. While the majority of owners are responsible and take steps to ensure their dog does not cause undue harm to an innocent person...



Paying Attention While on the Road - Pedestrian and Driver Injuries

In this age of constant communication, the necessity of cell phones for many people has become increasingly common. It comes as no surprise that the number of injuries and fatalities on the road have increased as technological advancements have developed...



Brain Injury Due to Prescribed Medication

In the last twenty years, medical studies have shown that people can suffer serious and irreversible brain injuries as a result of certain prescribed medications. These types of brain injuries are also referred to as tardive dyskinesia. The disorder can affect any muscle...



Whiplash Injury - How Serious Is Your Neck Injury

In Canada, Whiplash injury affects 83% of all individuals in a traffic collision. Whiplash frequently occurs when a motor vehicle is struck from the rear or side, causing sharp and sudden movement to the neck of the driver or occupants. Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues...



Workplace Injury - What to Do If Injured at Work

In 2007, one in every 53 employed workers in Canada was injured or harmed on the job and received workers’ compensation as a result. In Ontario alone, more than 10,000 workers under the age of 25 will file a claim this year with the Workplace Safety...



First Annual 5K Run, Walk & Roll for the Brian Injury Society of Toronto

The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) helps acquired brain injury survivors and families in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of acquired brain injury through education, awareness, support and advocacy. Membership is open to anyone...



Bicycle Accidents - How to Avoid Injury While Cycling

For some of us, riding a bicycle is a fun and relaxing way of getting exercise. For many others, it is an important or even the primary mode of travel that helps them get from one location to the next. For many Canadians in major cities like Toronto...



Dental Malpractice - Important Questions to Ask a New Dentist

Seeing a dentist regularly is an important part of maintaining your overall oral health. The vast majority of us see a dentist on a regular basis for cleanings as well as general care including fillings and other minor work. Furthermore, cosmetic dentistry is an increasingly popular...



Himelfarb Proszanski Supports 16th Annual Toronto Wheelchair Race

The Toronto Wheelchair Relay Challenge is a public awareness and fundraising event bringing together able-bodied and disabled individuals for a fun-filled family day to support the services of the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario in Toronto and surrounding areas. In addition to raising funds...



Economic Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability throughout the world. Every year, between 30,000 and 45,000 Canadians sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and these numbers are rising. Moreover, the majority of Canadians who sustain these injuries are under the age of 30...



Back Injury - When Do You Have a Case

Many of us have experienced back pain at some point, ranging from minor strains and pulls to more serious injuries that can be debilitating. Most back injuries can be traced to muscle problems – often times this is due to weak or tense muscles that haven’t been properly stretched, or muscle imbalances...



Brain Injuries in Sports - What Parents Should Know

A brain injury can be one of the most traumatic and life-changing injuries to endure. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, are some of the most common injuries to occur – especially in sports. In recent years, much attention in the press has been given to...



Pedestrian Accidents - Essential Information to Avoid a Serious Injury

Virtually all of us spend some time during our days as a pedestrian – moving from one location to another either by foot or by a mobility aid is an act so routine that most of us take it for granted entirely. Suffering an injury as a pedestrian, however, can be a devastating and life-changing experience...



Black Boxes: an Untapped Source of Evidence for MVA Litigation

Unbeknown to many drivers, a significant proportion of today’s vehicles are equipped with “black boxes” or event data recorders (EDRs), similar to those found in airplanes. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is considering making black boxes a requirement for all vehicles in the United States...



Diving Accidents - Learn How to Keep Summer Fun

Among the many water sports people engage in during the summer months, diving into lakes and pools from structures such as trees, rocks, cliffs, balconies, and boats is a particularly dangerous recreation which can lead to serious personal injury or death. These accidents generally occur as a result...



Boating Accident - Understanding Your Rights if Injured

For many Ontarians, the warm summer months correspond to heading out to the cottage, undocking the boat, and spending some time on the lake either fishing, simply relaxing on the boat, or participating in exhilarating water sports such as waterskiing or bodyboarding. On any given day, you are likely to find...



Discovery of Documents and the Social Network

Canadians are increasingly embracing online social networking. One of the more popular networking sites, Facebook, has over 600 million active users with at least 15.5 million of those members being Canadian. Users create personal profiles, exchange messages, post pictures and videos, join interest groups...



Changes to the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule Effective September 1, 2010

Major changes were made to the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule, a regulation pursuant to the Insurance Act on September 1, 2010. These changes are now in effect. These changes to the SABS are extensive both with respect to the quantum and entitlement to benefits as well as how these benefits...



Identifying Proper Parties Prior to Commencing Your Claim

When commencing a legal action, it is imperative that the proper parties are named. A recent trip to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reiterates the obligation to identify proper parties and underscores the consequences for failing to do so. In the unfortunate event that you are involved in a motor vehicle accident...



Relevant, Probative, and Persuasive - Guidelines for Documentary Discovery

In the interest of fairness, parties involved in the civil litigation process in Ontario have a continuing obligation to disclose relevant documents to opposing parties. The obligation exists independently of production requests arising out of an oral examination for discovery. Depending on the nature of the action and the issues at play...



What You Should Do After a Personal Injury

If you've been injured in an accident or by other means, there are certain steps which you must take to protect your rights. Doing so will assist you in reaching the best possible recovery. We've compiled a checklist of items that we hope will help in the unfortunate event you are injured. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us...



How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you have been injured in an accident of any kind, finding the right personal injury lawyer is vital to the success of the settlement you will soon be seeking. Despite what many will have you believe, all lawyers are not the same and therefore, searching for a lawyer that specializes in your type of accident is incredibly important...



The Litigation Process in Ontario

To recover damages from the party who caused your injury, a law suit will be commenced. This is known as the tort action. Also known as civil litigation, lawsuits happen on a regular basis, however that is not to say that pursuing a lawsuit is a simple task, far from it. The lawyers at Himelfarb Proszanski can make the process much simpler...

What Our Clients Say

I’d like to express my gratitude for you taking care of my car accident injury case. Your strong knowledge and experience solved this case smoothly. I don’t know what I would have done without your effort. Thank You, Best Wishes.

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