Ontario Law Firm Blog

Cyclist Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Hit-and-Run Crash

Police are seeking help from the public after a cyclist was struck and severely injured in a hit-and-run crash on Saturday morning. Patrol officers responded to the crash in the early hours of August 6 after receiving a report of a cyclist being hit by a vehicle. The crash occurred at approximately 5:15 a.m. in... Read More

How Insurers Get Away with Underpaying Car Accident Claims

Car accident victims are often surprised to learn that insurance companies and their insurance adjusters do not necessarily have their best interests in mind. Many insurers will devalue or deny a claim even if it is legitimate. You may be wondering, “Why do they do that? How can they get away with underpaying? To understand... Read More

Monforton Partner Appointed to Technical Advisory Committee

Partner Jennifer Bezaire has been appointed by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for Auto Insurance Products. The Financial Services Regulatory Authority exists to help protect consumer rights within regulated financial sectors. The FSRA works to achieve this by setting and promoting higher standards of business and increasing... Read More

OPP Says Dramatic Increase in Ontario Motorcycle Deaths

In advance of the long holiday weekend, police issued a strong message to motorcyclists about making safety a priority. The Ontario Provincial Police West Region stated that the number of motorcycle-related deaths in 2022 has nearly doubled compared to last year. On average, the OPP reports seven deaths from motorcycle crashes each year. However, according... Read More

Liability for a Rear-End Motorcycle Crash in Ontario

Rear-end crashes can result in serious injuries and significant damages. Many victims of these crashes often suffer back and neck injuries, internal injuries and traumatic brain injuries requiring ongoing medical care. These injuries can be catastrophic if a motorcyclist gets hit from behind by a vehicle. If you have been involved in a rear-end motorcycle... Read More

Can Waivers of Liability Be Enforced in Ontario?

Many recreational activities, from skiing to attending organized events, require participants to sign a waiver of liability. Most participants who sign a waiver may not fully understand the legal implications involved if they suffer a personal injury and whether the waiver is even valid and enforceable. Below, our legal team explains liability waivers in greater... Read More

Pedestrian Struck and Injured Near Downtown Windsor

A pedestrian suffered unknown injuries after being struck by a vehicle near downtown Windsor. According to police, the incident occurred on Wyandotte Street west, and traffic was shut down between Caron and Janette Avenues. There are no further details known at this time. However, an investigation into the crash is underway. Witnesses to the incident... Read More

What Medical Records Do You Need to Disclose for an Auto Accident Claim?

Insurance companies frequently request medical records when evaluating auto accident claims. They will need to corroborate your records with the medical bills you submitted for compensation. The insurance company has no inherent right to view any of your medical records unless you sign a release form giving them permission. You need to make sure you... Read More

What Jaw and Ear Pain Means After a Vehicle Accident

During a car accident, the force of impact can affect many parts of your body. Even in minor accidents at a slow speed, the body can still be subject to a significant amount of force. This can lead to immediate pain and discomfort or cause some symptoms to appear over time. Head and neck injuries,... Read More

What Car Insurance Companies Decide Not to Tell You During a Claim

In a perfect world, an insurance company would simply pay a victim what he or she is owed after a serious car accident. However, insurance adjusters routinely dispute valid claims and use several tactics to avoid liability. There are also things they decide not to tell you during a claim that you should know. If... Read More