Ontario Law Firm Blog

Alarming Rise in Motorcycle Fatalities Sparks Concern in Windsor, ON

Windsor Essex in southwestern Ontario has seen a disturbing increase in motorcycle-related deaths in 2024, with five deadly crashes claiming six lives in just the past month. This tragic trend has made 2024 one of the deadliest years for motorcyclists in recent memory. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reports that 22 people have died in... Read More

Two Injured in Personal Watercraft Explosion on Lake Erie on Sunday

Roads were not the only dangerous place over the weekend, as two people suffered injuries in a personal watercraft explosion. This happened Sunday afternoon on Catfish Creek channel. The watercraft lit up after floating away from the dock and the occupants were thrown off. The victims are a 48-year-old from Cambridge and a 32-year-old from... Read More

Three People Fatally Injured in Crashes Over the Weekend

There were multiple deadly crashes in the London area over the weekend. The first crash happened Friday night around 7 p.m. This was a single-vehicle accident in Elgin County close to Centennial Road. The 23-year-old victim was fatally injured after his vehicle crashed into a tree. The second accident happened on Saturday afternoon. It was... Read More

Elder Financial Abuse in Windsor: A Growing Legal Crisis

Elder financial abuse in estate planning is an ongoing concern. Unfortunately, some caregivers or even relatives may take advantage of an aging person when they are most vulnerable. Below, we outline critical details about elder financial abuse in Windsor, including what it is, the many forms it takes and what you can do to protect... Read More

Greg Monforton Welcomes Newest Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice

Bencher Greg Monforton and the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor recently celebrated the appointment of Michael Frank as its newest judge. The swearing-in ceremony marked an important milestone both for Justice Frank and our local judicial system. Greg Monforton, in his role as Regional Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario, was honoured to... Read More

Can I File a Lawsuit Over My Child’s Bicycle Crash in Windsor?

Injury claims are stressful enough. The confusion and anxiety are even worse when the victim is your child. Below, Greg Monforton and Partners discuss bicycle crashes where the victim is a child, including the common causes of these incidents, injuries and steps parents can take to seek compensation. We also discuss what to do if... Read More

One Taken to Hospital Following Four-Vehicle Crash on Walker Road on Tuesday

Four vehicles were involved in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Walker Road. The collision involved a dump truck, SUV and a couple minivans and happened at approximately 1:25 p.m. One person involved in the accident was moved to the Ouellette Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital, but this person’s condition is not currently known. Four other... Read More

Why Following Too Closely is Dangerous and Illegal in Windsor

Following vehicles too closely is a dangerous and illegal habit in Windsor, Ontario. Your vehicle needs a certain amount of time to stop. Other drivers around you also need time to react if you suddenly have to slam on the brakes. More importantly, failing to maintain a safe following distance can lead to a devastating... Read More

Lakeshore Crash Involving Minivan and Bicyclist Sends 8-Year-Old to Hospital

There was a dangerous collision between a minivan and bicyclist in Lakeshore Thursday morning. The victim, an 8-year-old, suffered critical injuries and required hospitalization. The accident happened at about 9 a.m. yesterday on Rosewood Drive. Emergency medical services in Essex-Windsor responded to the collision and took the boy to a Windsor hospital for medical care.... Read More

Advocates’ Society Appoints Irina Rosca to Personal Injury and Insurance Practice Group

Our firm is proud to announce that our associate lawyer Irina Rosca has been officially appointed as a Member-at-Large of the Advocates’ Society Personal Injury and Insurance Practice Group for 2024-2025. The Advocates’ Society is a network of lawyers across the nation who are committed to learning, teaching and connecting to better serve their clients.... Read More