06Oct 2016

Reasons for judgment were released yesterday in the case of McKenzie v. Lloyd.  This case involved the claim for damages following injury in four motor vehicle accidents.  A few days after one of the accidents the plaintiff was discovered to have suffered from a stroke.  It is the cause of the stroke which was the […]

03Oct 2016

Legislation came into effect yesterday in Ontario that imposes the same sort of consequences for those driving under the influence of drugs as those driving under the influence of alcohol.   The penalties are similar to what you may know as Roadside Suspensions and include a three day license suspension for a first occurrence of failing a […]

27Sep 2016

This video by the Ontario Government depicts the devastating consequences of distracted driving.  The statistics don’t lie, distracted driving causes crashes.  The Insurance Bureau of Canada today reported that 8 out of 10 collisions, or 80% involve distracted driving. The Bureau also reports that drivers text messaging are 23 times more likely to be involved in a collision.  […]

22Sep 2016

Reasons for judgment were released today in the case of Chappell v. Loyie.  This case involved an assessment of damages for a plaintiff after he was injured when his motorcycle was struck by a left turning vehicle.  The plaintiff did not suffer a serious head injury or any broken bones but the injuries he did […]

21Sep 2016

Global news and Young Drivers of Canada teamed up to see how easy it is to text while you drive.  You can see the results in this video.  The video demonstrates the impact that trying to test while you are driving has on your ability see and respond to obstacles.  Distracted driving is one of […]

19Sep 2016

As noted in previous posts, ICBC is currently applying for a rate increase.  Part of the rationale for that increase has been stated to be the cost of litigation.  I have previously highlighted that much of those costs are controlled by ICBC themselves.  They are an institutional litigant, with deep pockets.  While most of my […]