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What Are the Leading Causes of Motorcycle Crashes in Ontario Canada?

With warmer weather coming, more motorcycles will be on city streets, roads and highways. This can leave motorcyclists more susceptible to serious injuries in an accident with other motor vehicles. Motorcycle safety is a top priority for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). While May is the start of peak riding season, it is also Motorcycle... Read More

Study Reveals Increase of Poor Driving Behaviours Amid Pandemic

A recent study from the University of Windsor revealed that driving behaviours deteriorated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only was there an increase in dangerous driving habits, but drivers also distanced themselves from acknowledging their own bad practices. The study is co-authored by University of Windsor Francesco Biondi, associate professor of kinesiology, and graduate student... Read More

Nine Traffic Fatalities Reported in Essex County This Year

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) released statistics today on the number of vehicle fatalities in the region. So far this year, Essex County OPP has responded to a total of six fatal collisions in 2022. These collisions have resulted in nine deaths. These numbers are only slightly less compared to the same time in 2021, when... Read More

Senior Associate Joanna Sweet and Partner Jennifer Bezaire at OTLA Panel Discussion

Our senior associate Joanna Sweet is co chair of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Spring Conference and the moderator of a panel discussion regarding the civil trial backlog and moving forward since the pandemic. Our partner Jennifer Bezaire is a panelist. Here are Joanna and Jen in action at the conference. Joanna is seated at... Read More

How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Court Case in Ontario?

It is difficult to estimate the average time it takes to resolve a case because there are various factors involved. Most personal injury cases are settled before they reach the court, and this often happens after anywhere from a few to several months. If a settlement is not reached, it may be necessary to go... Read More

Fatal Multi-Car Crash Closes Queens Line in Tilbury

Chatham-Kent police say one person suffered fatal injuries and another was badly injured in a crash that happened early Monday morning on Queens Line in Tilbury. According to a report in Windsor News, emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle crash at about 6:56 a.m. Monday morning near Davidson Road. As a result of the crash,... Read More

Partner Jennifer Bezaire on OTLA Panel to Discuss LAT Updates

Jennifer Bezaire will be one of three other lawyers speaking in an upcoming panel discussion sponsored by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). This event is scheduled to take place online, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The purpose of this roundtable discussion is to help to provide ongoing updates and insight regarding the... Read More

Ontario Police Report More Than 340 Motorcycle Deaths in Past Decade

Following the start of Motorcycle Awareness month 2022, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released a new report examining motorcycle crash data between 2012 and 2021. During that decade, the OPP responded to 326 fatal motorcycle crashes. Those crashes resulted in the deaths of 342 motorcyclists. By taking a closer look at this data, the... Read More

Senior Associate Lawyer Joanna Sweet To Co-Chair OTLA Spring Conference

We are excited to announce senior associate lawyer Joanna Sweet will be co-chairing an upcoming Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) Spring Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. She will also be moderating a panel discussion and one of the panelists in that discussion will be partner Jennifer Bezaire. The panel discussion begins on Friday,... Read More

Is It Ever Too Late or Too Soon to Call a Lawyer for Help?

Many times, car crash victims are unsure if they need a lawyer to help them pursue compensation for their medical bills and other damages. That is often the reason some victims wait to contact a lawyer or try to manage the legal process on their own. However, if you wait too long to call a... Read More