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GETTING LEGAL: Ontario bill seeks to increase penalties for drivers who injure cyclists

A new bill is seeking to toughen penalties for drivers who injure or kill cyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users in Ontario. Bill 158, Protecting Vulnerable Road Users Act, 2017, is a private member’s bill which was introduced by former MPP Cheri DiNovo. It is intended to penalize drivers who violate Highway Traffic Act rules around driving while using a cell phone, driving while unlicensed, driving while intoxicated, speeding, careless driving, disobeying signs or lights at intersections or pedestrian crossings, proper signalling, sharing the road with other users, safety near emergency vehicles, [...]

By | 2018-05-29T13:37:07+00:00 May 29th, 2018|General|0 Comments

GETTING LEGAL: Municipality Found Responsible for Bike Park Injuries

A recent Ontario court case found a municipality liable for an accident that happened at a public mountain bike park. In Campbell v. Bruce (County), the Court dealt with an accident that happened in Bruce County, when a 43-year-old man broke his neck while trying to cross a wooden teeter-totter obstacle called the "Free Fall". The man, who had extensive mountain trail experience, had gone to the park with his wife and two children. He completed an easy obstacle before attempting the "Free Fall", which required bikers to not travel [...]

Cycling Safety for Kids

As summer vacation approaches, it is important to ensure your kids are safe while riding their bikes in the city. Children who are learning to ride their bikes are not always aware of and able to respond to dangers on the road. Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has published a number of tips to help your kids bike safely this summer. These include to: Always have your child wear a helmet. A properly fitted helmet can reduce the risk of sustaining a head injury while riding. Helmets are also mandatory for [...]

Popularity of UberX Raises Questions: All You Need to Know About UberX Auto Insurance Coverage

The recent popularity of UberX and other ride-sharing apps has raised a number of questions about insurance coverage for Ontario drivers and passengers. UberX is a smartphone app which matches potential passengers to drivers in their area. UberX collects a percentage of the fare charged to a passenger’s credit card through the app and the driver keeps the remainder. Drivers who sign up with UberX are required to have a drivers’ license, a car, and proof of insurance. After signing a contract with the company, they access the app which [...]

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – September 4, 2015

Singer Kwinter’s Veronica Marson highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Click here to read more about these important cases. Case Summaries  Case summaries originally distributed in OTLA September 4, 2015 newsletter.  Arunasalam v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, 2015 ONSC 5235 Released August 20, 2015 | CanLII This Superior Court decision involved a motion brought by a defendant for an order requiring the plaintiff to attend defence orthopaedic and psychiatric examinations. The plaintiff was involved in two motor vehicle accidents in 2006 and 2009. The pleadings and [...]

By | 2015-09-04T21:07:08+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Blog, Groundbreaking Law, Singer Kwinter news|0 Comments

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – June 29, 2015

Singer Kwinter’s Veronica Marson highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Click here to read more about these important cases. Case Summaries  Case summaries originally distributed in OTLA June 29th, 2015 newsletter.    Charlebois v. SSQ, Life Insurance Company  2015 ONSC 2568 Released May 29, 2015 This was an appeal of an order dismissing SSQ's motion to remove plaintiff's counsel in a disability claim against SSQ. The motion was brought by SSQ after it learned that plaintiff's counsel had retained two medical experts who had been consulted by [...]

GETTING LEGAL: Ontario Cyclists Affected by Changes to the Highway Traffic Act

Ontario recently passed a number of changes to the Highway Traffic Act through Bill 31, Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act (Making Ontario’s Roads Safer), 2015. Cyclists will be affected by these changes including the provisions which: Require drivers to maintain a minimum distance of one-metre when passing cyclists Increase fines for “dooring” cyclists Allow cyclists to use the paved shoulders of non-400 series highways Allow the use of flashing red lights on the rear of bicycles Allow bike lanes on one-way streets to run in the opposite direction from regular [...]

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – April 20, 2015

Singer Kwinter’s Veronica Marson highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Click here to read more about these important cases.   Case Summaries  Case summaries originally distributed in OTLA April 20th, 2015 newsletter.  Lingard v. Milne-McIsaac, 2015 ONCA 213 Released March 31, 2015 This case from the Court of Appeal involved a plaintiff who was rear-ended by an uninsured vehicle on October 28, 2008. The motor vehicle accident report listed the owner and driver of the defendant motor vehicle as well as the name of the insurer for same. [...]

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – Week of February 9th, 2015

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – Week of February 9th, 2015 Summaries provided by Veronica Marson, OTLA Member and personal injury lawyer practising with Singer Kwinter. Veronica highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. These summaries were originally posted to the OTLA website on February 9th, 2015.   MDM Plastics Limited v. Vincor International Inc., 2015 ONCA 28 Released January 21, 2015 This was an appeal of a Divisional Court decision regarding the setting aside of a second dismissal order by the Court registrar. The plaintiff had commenced [...]

Concerning new statistics on medical malpractice in Canada…

A recent National Post article entitled Inside Canada’s Secret World of Medical Error: ‘There is a lot of lying, there’s a lot of cover-up’ highlights the issue of medical error and the dangerous trend of non-reporting in the Canadian healthcare system. The article estimates that approximately 70,000 Canadian patients a year experience serious but preventable injury as a result of medical treatment. It points out research from a decade ago which found that as many as 23,000 Canadian adults die annually as a result of prevent adverse events in acute-care [...]