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From Combat to Courtroom – Part 3: Acceptance of My Brain Injury, and the Road to Recovery
Michael Blois shares his story as a brain injured soldier who went on to law school.
From Combat to Courtroom – Part 2: Denial of My Brain Injury
"...I felt that with time, all of my symptoms would go away and that I would be back to my old self again. However, the more I ran and the more I worked out, the worse my symptoms were..."
Brain Injury Case Too Complicated for Jury
The Ontario Superior Court recently struck a Jury Notice in a brain injury case on the basis that the calculation of damages would require counsel to educate the Jury with respect to...
From Combat to Courtroom - Part 1: How I Sustained my Brain Injury
This is Part 1 of Michael Blois' four-part series of articles about how he was injured fighting in Afghanistan, how he responded to his injuries, how he learned to seek out help from others, and how he used that help to achieve new goals for his life, while living with the effects of a brain injury.
The Hidden Cost of Childhood Head Injuries
New research from Brigham Young University is shining a light on the hidden long-term impact of childhood head injuries.
May 12-18, 2014 is Nursing Week
In 2014 Nursing Week falls May 12 - 18th, set aside to recognize the dedication and achievements of the nursing profession.
Family Protection Endorsement Limitation Clarified
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Schmitz v. Lombard deals with the issue of when the limitation period begins under the OPCF 44R endorsement (Family Protection Endorsement).
Maximizing Your Accident Benefits Claim
It may seem trite but the most important thing you can do to make sure that you maximize the value of an accident benefits claim is to get to know your client. Make sure that your client is getting all appropriate treatment for his or her injuries. Find out if the client had any optional benefits purchased on their accident benefits policy and make sure that they are accessing those benefits. Talk to the client about potential collateral sources of benefits such as extended health benefits.
Accident Benefits Dispute Resolution System – Big Changes Ahead?
The Ministry of Finance recently released its final recommendations for changes to the Dispute Resolution System.
Delay Deemed Reasonable
HSH lawyer, Meghan Hull Jacquin was successful in a preliminary issue Hearing before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
Deductibility of Collateral Benefits from Accident Benefits
One area in which counsel, and their clients, can get into trouble is in dealing with collateral benefits to which the client may be entitled from sources other than an auto insurer, following a motor vehicle accident. Understanding when and how an insurer is entitled to deduct collateral benefits plays a key role in ensuring maximum recovery for your clients.
Director Delegate Ensures No Double Standard
Ms. Klimitz submitted an application for Mediation on July 20, 2006, more than two years after having received an OCF9 denying her non-earner benefits on May 31, 2004.
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Since 2011, our peers have consistently voted for us as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s annual rankings of the top personal injury boutiques in Canada.
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