Ontario Law Firm Blog

Chatham-Kent OPP Urge Safety After Six Highway 401 Collisions

Ontario Provincial Police issued safety reminders to motorists after responding to six separate crashes along Highway 401 since the beginning of April. As reported by the Windsor CTV News, police say motorists driving in the area should take caution when travelling through the area. Construction zones, in place since early April, are causing traffic slowdowns in... Read More

How Refusing Medical Treatment May Affect Your Injury Claim

Some accident victims refuse medical treatment after an accident. They may feel fine or think that their injuries are minor. However, if you refuse medical treatment after an accident, you may be giving the insurance company a reason to devalue or deny your injury claim. Let an experienced lawyer at our firm represent you. We... Read More

The OPP Reveals Those Least Likely to Buckle Up

In Ontario, mandatory seat belt use is not new. In fact this law, which went into effect in 1976, has been around for 46 years. Yet far too many people today still ignore it. Since the start of 2022, the OPP has already laid approximately 1,000 seat belt charges on offenders. Unfortunately, people who choose... Read More

Liability for Truck Crashes Caused by Mechanical Issues/Poor Maintenance

All drivers owe a duty of care to others sharing the road to ensure the vehicle they are operating is in good working order. Failure to conduct proper and regular maintenance can increase the risk of causing mechanical damage to a vehicle, which can lead to serious accidents and injuries. This also applies especially to... Read More

Traffic Backed Up on E.C. Row Expressway Following Monday Morning Crash

Police say there was a crash on E.C. Row Expressway before Howard Avenue at about 11:23 a.m. Monday. It happened in the westbound side of the road and left only one lane open. There were two ambulances at the scene. Three vehicles were taken off the road and two vehicles suffered significant back end damage.... Read More

Senior Associate Lawyer Joanna Sweet Appointed to OTLA Board of Directors

Our senior associate lawyer Joanna Sweet has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). This is a 3-year appointment and begins in May of this year. Over the past few years Joanna has worked tirelessly as an OTLA volunteer, actively contributing to the Practice Direction Committee (where she... Read More

One Dead Following Late-Night Crash in the Lakeshore Area

The driver of an SUV was killed in a collision that happened late Wednesday night at the intersection of County Road 25 and County Road 46 in the Lakeshore area. The SUV was involved in a crash with a pickup truck just before 11:45 p.m. The SUV was going south on County Road 25 and... Read More

Seeking Compensation for Car Crash Wrist Injuries

Car crashes often cause injuries to the hands and wrists. These injuries typically occur when a driver’s or passenger’s hands or wrists hit objects in the interior of the vehicle, such as the steering wheel, airbags, dashboard, window or windshield. The most common car crash wrist injuries are discussed below. If you have been injured... Read More

Five Victims Hospitalized After a Two-Vehicle Crash in Leamington

According to the Ontario Provincial Police in Leamington, five people were injured in a serious two-vehicle crash on Essex Road 14 at approximately 8:47 a.m. Monday morning. The driver of a minivan heading south on Essex Road 14 failed to observe a stop sign and subsequently struck an SUV carrying four other occupants. All five... Read More

Firm Sponsors Emerald Ball-Windsor for the Third-Straight Year

For the third-straight year, Greg Monforton and Partners proudly sponsored the Emerald Ball-Windsor. The event took place on Friday, March 25th and our firm was a 2022 Emerald Sponsor. The Emerald-Ball Windsor is an annual celebration of dancers from the Emerald Isle Dance Society (EIDS) who will compete in the World Irish Dance Championships. The... Read More