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Liability Provision Ensures Victims Compensated by At-Fault Parties

The Advocate Files: Liability Provision Ensures Victims Compensated by At-Fault Parties   Liability Provision Ensures Victims Compensated by At-Fault Parties With comment from Ottawa Accident Lawyer – David Hollingsworth In cases where joint and several liability apply, a person injured by multiple parties may be awarded compensation from one, several or all responsible — which […]

Backlogs Expected as Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Starts Hearing Cases

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury Law | Licence Appeal Tribunal Starts Hearing Cases   Backlogs Expected as Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Starts Hearing Cases With comment from Ottawa Accident Lawyer – David Hollingsworth Major changes underway in Ontario’s handling of accident benefits claims will have a significant negative impact on injured victims navigating the auto […]

Broad Exposure to Legal Tasks Key for Articling Students

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury | Broad Exposure to Legal Tasks Key for Articling Students   Broad Exposure to Legal Tasks Key for Articling Students With comment from Ottawa Accident Lawyer – David Hollingsworth Articling students should be exposed to as many ‘real-world tasks’ as possible during their time with a law firm — including […]

Nixing Time Limits a ‘Small Victory’ for Sex Assault Survivors

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury | Pursuing Compensation for Sex Assault Survivors   Nixing Time Limits a ‘Small Victory’ for Sex Assault Survivors With comment from Ottawa Accident Lawyer – David Hollingsworth Ontario’s decision to eliminate time limits for launching sexual assault lawsuits is overdue and marks “a small victory for survivors,” says Ottawa personal […]

Backyard BBQ / Party Liability Suits Not a Perfect Pairing

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury Law | Backyard BBQ Party Liability   Backyard BBQ Party Liability Suits Not a Perfect Pairing With comment from Ottawa Accident Lawyer – David Hollingsworth Backyard barbecues and pool parties are the perfect way to cap off the summer, but hosts need to be mindful of the legal obligations when […]

Civil Courts can Compensate for Pain, Suffering of Sex Assault Victims

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury Law | Compensation for Sex Assault Victims   Civil Courts can Compensate for Pain, Suffering of Sex Assault Victims With comment from Ottawa Accident Lawyer – David Hollingsworth The recent settlement of an Ontario woman’s lawsuit against convicted sex killer Russell Williams and his wife is an example of how […]

Attaching Liability to Road Authorities Challenging for Plaintiffs

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury Law | Attaching Liability to Road Authorities   Attaching Liability to Road Authorities Challenging for MVA Plaintiffs With comment from Ottawa Accident Lawyer – David Hollingsworth Although in cases where joint and several liability apply, a person who is injured by multiple parties may be awarded compensation from one, several […]

Vehicle Defects Leave Drivers, Passengers Vulnerable

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury Law | Vehicle Defects   Vehicle Defects Leave Drivers, Passengers Vulnerable With comment from Ottawa Accident Lawyer – David Hollingsworth Global economic pressure to continuously compete and produce new vehicles has led to more auto defects and recalls, raising questions about whether drivers are adequately protected, says Ottawa personal injury […]

‘Put the Phone Away’ – Distracted Driving is a Deadly Habit

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury Law | Distracted Driving   ‘Put the Phone Away’ – Distracted Driving is a Deadly Habit By David Hollingsworth Distracted Driving – A growing dependence on mobile devices and a proliferation of technology in vehicles is helping to make distracted driving the leading cause of death on Ontario highways, says […]

Municipal Liability: Cities Responsible for Sufficient Lighting in Busy Intersections

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury Law | Municipal Liability   Municipal Liability: Cities Responsible for Sufficient Lighting in Busy Intersections By David Hollingsworth Municipal Liability in pedestrian and auto accidents – Municipalities are required to maintain adequate lighting in high-traffic areas and could be liable for accidents resulting from poor illumination, says Ottawa personal injury […]

Liability and Home Construction

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury Law | Liability and Home Reno / Construction   Liability and Home Construction By David Hollingsworth Liability and worker’s injury Planning to hire a contractor to do some work on your house this year? You better make sure that they are well qualified. Take time to check references and look […]

How Far-Reaching is a School Board’s Duty to Protect Students from Injury?

The Advocate Files: Personal Injury Law | School Accidents and Injury   How Far-Reaching is a School Board’s Duty to Protect Students from Injury? By David Hollingsworth If a child is seriously injured at school, obligations may extend beyond the typical occupiers’ liability of the supervising teacher, but that only occurs under certain circumstances, Ottawa […]

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