Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
Posted Sun, Feb 28, 2021
SAD is a common disorder with several treatment options.
Posted Mon, Feb 22, 2021
Is it time to review the rules of the road for cyclists?
Posted Sat, Feb 13, 2021
Head-on car crashes can seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants.
Posted Sun, Feb 07, 2021
Long Term Disability Insurance is supposed to help you and give you peace of mind when you can't work because you've been injured. What happens when your claim is denied?
Posted Mon, Feb 01, 2021
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common reasons for emergency room visits in Canada. They can be particularly dangerous in the winter.
Posted Mon, Jan 18, 2021
Head on car accidents are often sever and life altering.
Posted Mon, Jan 11, 2021
If you are making a personal injury claim then remember that social media may not be a good friend to you!
Posted Mon, Jan 04, 2021
What you need to know if you are in a car accident and need a tow truck.
Posted Mon, Dec 28, 2020
Birth trauma injury is devastating news in a time that should be filled with joy.
Posted Mon, Dec 14, 2020
Care giving for someone with TBI can be emotionally, physically and mentally draining.
Posted Mon, Dec 07, 2020
Perseverance along with medical and emotional support are keys to recovery from TBI.
Posted Mon, Nov 30, 2020
The time to review snowmobile safety and riding regulations is here! Make sure to ride safely and have fun.
Posted Sun, Nov 22, 2020
Winter is here and with the first snow of the season reviewing winter driving tips is always a good idea.
Posted Sun, Nov 15, 2020
COVID fatigue is real, so is the increase in associated mental health problems.
Posted Mon, Nov 09, 2020
Podcasts are a wonderful way to listen to interviews, books, and news stories. My podcast features interviews with local political leaders and if you are a fan of local politics or history then I know you'll enjoy them.
Posted Sun, Nov 01, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 Court backlog the Province of Ontario has directed Crown Prosecutors not to pursue criminal charges against impaired drivers without aggravating factors. Police are reluctantly supporting the directive.
Posted Sun, Oct 25, 2020
The tragic death of a Fergus man on highway 7/8 this last week is a reminder of what to do in the event of an accident.
Posted Mon, Oct 19, 2020
Dooring is a serious injury in which a cyclist rides into a car door that is being opened.
Posted Mon, Oct 12, 2020
Distracted driving remains a huge problem across Canada. Wearing Earbuds is considered distracted driving even if they aren't playing music.
Posted Mon, Oct 05, 2020
Autumn is considered a dangerous time on the country roads and highways in Ontario due to the movement of large mammals, and the onset of snow and ice on roads.
Posted Sun, Sep 27, 2020
Experts and long term care homes are not prepared for the second wave of COVI-19
Posted Mon, Sep 21, 2020
Spinal cord injury will alter life forever. You'll need to have resources to address your needs.
Posted Sun, Sep 13, 2020
When we move a loved one or ourselves to long term care we hope that it is safer than continuing to live alone.
Posted Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Blowouts while driving can be extremely dangerous. Changing a tire at the side of the road can be deadly.
Posted Sun, Aug 30, 2020
Ontario released the preliminary report on roadway deaths and injuries for 2019.
Posted Mon, Aug 24, 2020
drug and alcohol impaired driving are illegal and the rates of impaired driving are increasing.
Posted Sun, Aug 16, 2020
Post-concussion syndrome can change your life.
Posted Mon, Aug 10, 2020
Mask use in public spaces looks like it is going to be mandatory for the foreseeable future. Here are tips on how to use them safely.
Posted Mon, Aug 03, 2020
Many people with the money will travel for healthcare that is risky.
Posted Sun, Jul 26, 2020
A new blood test can indicate presence of TBI and predict duration of symptoms.
Posted Mon, Jul 20, 2020
Migraine sufferers have longer and more severe concussion symptoms in one study.
Posted Mon, Jul 13, 2020
Many Ontario municipalities are moving to making facial masks mandatory in public spaces.
Posted Tue, Jul 07, 2020
Cycling is a great way to get exercise and to get around.
Posted Mon, Jun 29, 2020
Face shields and face masks and frequent hand washing are now an integral part of protecting ourselves from contracting COVID-19.
Posted Sun, Jun 21, 2020
Justice may be denied to the families of those lost to COVID as a result of negligent care and inadequate training.
Posted Mon, Jun 15, 2020
Tow truck driving seems to be riddled with illegal activity in the GTA.
Posted Mon, Jun 08, 2020
A new study is casting doubt on autonomous cars' ability to eliminate car crashes.
Posted Mon, Jun 01, 2020
Rates of concussion and TBI increase as people begin their summer outdoor sports.
Posted Mon, May 25, 2020
By some estimates 9/10 Canadians went to work when they were feeling ill before the pandemic.
Posted Mon, May 18, 2020
Ontario has announced that more stores can now open their doors to the public.
Posted Tue, May 12, 2020
We place our loved ones into long-term care to be taken care of, not to be placed in harms way.
Posted Mon, May 04, 2020
Police report speeding in the Region has become a disappointing problem.
Posted Mon, Apr 27, 2020
The reports of chaos at care homes continue.
Posted Mon, Apr 20, 2020
News of the situation in Ontario's long term care homes continues to point to the ongoing flaws in the system.
Posted Mon, Apr 13, 2020
There is hope that a simple blood test for concussion will be available soon.
Posted Mon, Apr 06, 2020
The way we live our day to day lives has changed significantly in the last few weeks. So have crime patterns.
Posted Mon, Mar 30, 2020
The technology to move again is now available to those who can afford it.
Posted Mon, Mar 23, 2020
Auto insurance rates are taking a jump again.
Posted Mon, Mar 16, 2020
Did you know that what you drive predicts your car insurance rate and to some extent how likely you are to have an accident?
Posted Sun, Mar 08, 2020
Moving the clocks forward and back twice a year seems to accomplish little but annoy people, and increase the number car accident deaths.
Posted Mon, Feb 24, 2020
Blue light exposure can help reset your brain clock and may aid in recovery.
Posted Sun, Feb 16, 2020
The OPP have released their 10-year analysis of snowmobile accidents and the results are concerning.
Posted Sun, Feb 09, 2020
Canadian roads see more cyclists killed each year. What are we doing to make the roads safer?
Posted Mon, Feb 03, 2020
In a study of 162 adolescent and young adult athletes those who started treatment within 7 days fared better
Posted Mon, Jan 20, 2020
If you search the internet it does not take long to find videos that people have recorded live while driving. Are they legal?
Posted Sun, Jan 12, 2020
Holiday RIDEs catch impaired drivers, criminal drivers, and one driver who missed the stop because he was watching a YouTube video.
Posted Mon, Dec 16, 2019
Backlogs in hearings are growing yet the courtrooms are not utilized fully for a big part of the business day.
Posted Mon, Dec 09, 2019
The Survey on Ontario Auto Insurance shows drivers are becoming slightly more aware of optional coverage, but continue to be insufficiently protected when it comes to medical benefits and income replacement benefits.
Posted Sun, Dec 01, 2019
Snow clearing of sidewalks and parking lots is a serious concern in the winter. Slip and fall accidents are especially common in the winter and are the cause of many serious injuries and hospital admissions.
Posted Fri, Nov 29, 2019
Winter is on its way and with it we have to re-learn our winter driving skills.
Posted Mon, Nov 25, 2019
Personal injury due to slip and fall are one of the leading causes of hospitalization.
Posted Mon, Nov 25, 2019
Crossing Guards have been struck twice in two years in Waterloo Region and Suffered Serious Injuries
Posted Mon, Nov 11, 2019
E-scooters are coming to Ontario. We'll need to consider the insurance implications of accidents involving them - who will be responsible for injuries when there is an accident with pedestrians?
Posted Tue, Nov 05, 2019
Overall car accident rates fall when we move to Standard Time, but collision rates increase significantly during afternoon commute.
Posted Tue, Oct 29, 2019
Prosthetic limbs have always been limited by the lack of feeling in them. That is beginning to change.
Posted Wed, Oct 23, 2019
How do you find a personal injury lawyer?
Posted Tue, Oct 15, 2019
Brain injury in amateur athletes is a serious danger and any concussion or brain injury sustained during amateur sport now needs to follow the guidelines set out in Rowan's Law.
Posted Mon, Oct 07, 2019
We look at the road when we are driving so why don't we see what's there?
Posted Mon, Sep 30, 2019
Mental illness is often kept hidden from co-workers. What do you do when someone's struggles become evident at work?
Posted Mon, Sep 23, 2019
Addiction is a disability and if you are ready to get help then you deserve to be supported.
Posted Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Spinal cord injuries can be life altering. Catastrophic physical and financial impacts are a serious concern.
Posted Sun, Sep 08, 2019
Help - I've Been In An Accident With An Uninsured Driver! Being in an accident is a terrible experience. Finding out the other party has no insurance makes it even worse.
Posted Mon, Sep 02, 2019
Car accidents caused by roadway hazards are covered under your auto policy. Here is what you should do if you have been in a crash or injured due to a road hazards.
Posted Mon, Aug 26, 2019
This new treatment for brain injury and Epipen is administered with an 'epipen' like self injection device.
Posted Tue, Aug 20, 2019
Autonomous cars seem to be the way of the future - do we trust them though?
Posted Mon, Aug 12, 2019
A new 30-year cycling master plan is in the works. You can help shape the future of our community by taking part.
Posted Thu, Aug 08, 2019
Truck side guards can keep pedestrians and cyclists from falling under trucks and being killed.
Posted Mon, Jul 29, 2019
Concussion can have serious impacts on sleep and cause sleep disorders.
Posted Mon, Jul 22, 2019
Cyclists go rogue and make their own cycling lane.
Posted Sun, Jul 14, 2019
While researchers aren't sure of the exact relationship Brain Injury and Concussion are related
Posted Mon, Jul 08, 2019
Bike parking can be a challenge. Theft, damage, and bent wheels can all result from poor choices.
Posted Mon, Jul 08, 2019
Concussion can change a life completely, and coping with the changes can be overwhelming.
Posted Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Parking your bike can be a challenge when there isn't a good selection of racks available.
Posted Mon, Jun 17, 2019
An easy to administer test using bio-markers to detect presence of concussion may be on the market soon.
Posted Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Investment in education and infrastructure can lead to safer roads for all vulnerable road users.
Posted Wed, Jun 05, 2019
This is a great article that sums up what cycling means to those who are passionate about it.
Posted Mon, May 27, 2019
1 in 4 Canadians Admit to checking their smartphones while driving.
Posted Mon, May 20, 2019
Cycling is a great way to get around town and to get exercise.
Posted Sun, May 12, 2019
There have already been several pedestrian deaths in Waterloo Region.
Posted Mon, May 06, 2019
Drivers are increasingly passing stopped school buses and are endangering the lives of students. The government is planning to crack down on them.
Posted Sun, Apr 28, 2019
The Regional Police are working hard to reduce response times and non-emergency call volumes to 911
Posted Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Spring flooding has always been a serious problem in the Grand River Watershed. Tax payers have spent millions to help forecast and mitigate damage.
Posted Mon, Apr 15, 2019
911 is an emergency service that is inundated with non-emergency calls.
Posted Mon, Apr 08, 2019
We've long understood that exercise makes us feel better but the science is now confirming that there is a clear relationship between mental health and exercise.
Posted Sun, Mar 31, 2019
The OPP are reminding us to share the roads as the weather is warming and motorcycles are coming out of storage.
Posted Mon, Mar 25, 2019
An important new study will help to improve treatment and outcomes for mTBI patients.
Posted Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Some people pull into accessible parking spots 'just for a minute' and are causing those with a genuine need to either wait, or leave the area.
Posted Sun, Mar 10, 2019
New technology, road design and awareness are all key to reducing accident rates.
Posted Mon, Mar 04, 2019
When we think of pedestrians and cars we usually expect the car drivers to be charged.
Posted Sun, Feb 24, 2019
Huawei's new tech will call the cops if you're impaired or falling asleep a the wheel
Posted Sun, Feb 17, 2019
The most likely offenders are highway drivers
Posted Tue, Feb 12, 2019
You are required by law to move over for emergency vehicles with lights flashing at the side of the road.
Posted Mon, Feb 04, 2019
Researchers are fairly certain a connection exists between TBI and Alzheimer's disease, but are not yet sure what the linkage is.
Posted Thu, Jan 31, 2019
Former Kitchener Harley Davidson Building Has A New Tenant & New Look
Posted Tue, Jan 29, 2019
A holistic approach is necessary when looking at concussion treatment.
Posted Mon, Jan 21, 2019
Electric Scooters are the new urban trend but how legal are they and what are the safety and liability concerns?
Posted Mon, Jan 14, 2019
A new non-invasive therapy for TBI shows promise in treating balance and gait.
Posted Tue, Jan 08, 2019
New studies show that treating sleep disorders post TBI is tied to better recovery
Posted Mon, Dec 31, 2018
Self driving cars are proving to be extremely safe. Accidents are almost exclusively being caused by human drivers around them.
Posted Sun, Dec 23, 2018
It is important to understand the dangers of concussion as winter activities ramp up.
Posted Mon, Dec 17, 2018
The penalties for distracted driving, and for impaired driving are increasing January 1st. Please don't drive impaired or drive distracted.
Posted Mon, Dec 10, 2018
Impaired driving is an expensive charge. It will cost you financially, emotionally, personally and can impact your career and travel plans.
Posted Mon, Dec 03, 2018
Police are dismayed that they are catching more people at the RIDE stops this season
Posted Mon, Nov 26, 2018
There seems to have been a rash of 'wrong way' drivers on the highways this autumn.
Posted Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Police are advising people to clear the snow and ice off their cars BEFORE driving
Posted Mon, Nov 05, 2018
Many people liken life after brain injury to living with a stranger in their own body.
Posted Tue, Oct 30, 2018
The presence of a dyslexia gene may predict a person's susceptibility to concussion.
Posted Mon, Oct 22, 2018
People with brain injury have a higher death rate post injury than the general public. researchers are beginning to understand why.
Posted Mon, Oct 08, 2018
Distracted driving includes eating and drinking and arguing
Posted Mon, Oct 01, 2018
A promising new therapy using electrical implants to stimulate muscles.
Posted Mon, Sep 17, 2018
We are learning more about how the human brain works each day and still we know so little.
Posted Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Brain injury is an invisible injury. The road to recovery is long.
Posted Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Police report that they are charging large numbers of people with distracted driving in regular blitzes.
Posted Mon, Jul 23, 2018
New research at UC - Los Angeles shows lipid levels are significantly increased in the brain following TBI
Posted Mon, Jul 16, 2018
Exoskeletons have gone from science fiction to reality.
Posted Mon, Jul 09, 2018
There is no national strategy for ABI care. With 1.5 million Canadian living with effects of ABI the need exists.
Posted Mon, Jun 25, 2018
Acquired brain injury (ABI) can be a hidden injury leaving those who suffer from them feeling confused alone and stigmatized.
Posted Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Spinal cord injuries can cause lifelong changes to the way a person lives and is perceived.
Posted Sun, May 06, 2018
Successive governments have favoured insurance company bottom lines over injured Ontarians for decades.
Posted Fri, Mar 23, 2018
Autonomous vehicles are increasingly in the news. We look at them with some hope and some fear. It's like the transition from horse and buggy to gas powered cars a century ago.
Posted Sun, Jan 21, 2018
How we regulate and insure vehicles is changing.
Posted Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) can cause long term brain damage in the brains of mice.
Posted Mon, Nov 06, 2017
Each time the clocks fall back or forward to change from Standard Time or Daylight Saving Time we see surge in car and pedestrian accidents.
Posted Mon, Feb 27, 2017
The Federal Government wants consistent laws and penalties for distracted driving in Canada.
Posted Sun, Feb 12, 2017
The Federal Government is Considering Taxing Healthcare Benefits
Posted Mon, Feb 06, 2017
Brain injury, CTE and Concussion are linked
Posted Sun, Jan 29, 2017
The arrival of the LRT in Waterloo Region is changing some of the rules of the road.
Posted Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Impaired driving is illegal. Drug or alcohol, it doesn't matter.
Posted Sat, Jan 21, 2017
The deductibles for general damages awarded in a motor vehicle accident are $30,000.00.
Posted Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Shaming criminals is a practice that dates back thousands of years. Should we be doing it now?
Posted Sun, Jan 08, 2017
The linkage between concussion and long term impairment is extremely strong in pediatric patients.
Posted Tue, Jan 03, 2017
Research shows that there may be some difference in the way men and women sustain concussion.
Posted Tue, Dec 27, 2016
Having suffered a traumatic brain injury puts you at much higher risk of incarceration in Canada.
Posted Mon, Dec 19, 2016
TBI and concussion are often referred to as hidden injuries since there often is no outward sign of them. Here are 5 things they wish you knew.
Posted Sun, Dec 11, 2016
Chronic pain can come from a variety of sources. It can be related to a disability or an illness.
Posted Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Slip and fall injuries increase dramatically in the winter. Walking in the icy and snowy conditions of Ontario winters can be treacherous.
Posted Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Legislation changed in the summer and car insurance coverages have been reduced.
Posted Mon, Nov 14, 2016
New drivers are at a much higher risk of accident. It's why insurance rates are higher, and why we have a graduated licence system.
Posted Mon, Nov 07, 2016
Police, government and insurers are all battling impaired driving in Saskatchewan
Posted Mon, Oct 31, 2016
A teen or child with even one concussion may have lasting impacts throughout their life.
Posted Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Auto insurance coverage changed significantly on June 1, 2016 and the changes roll out with your new policy.
Posted Mon, Oct 17, 2016
The advent of autonomous cars has opened the door to the use of new data sources by insurance companies and regulators.
Posted Mon, Oct 10, 2016
Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Posted Sun, Oct 02, 2016
Driving high and driving stoned are now almost equally common. Both are illegal.
Posted Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Stem cell injections into patients with cervical spinal cord injury is showing promise.
Posted Thu, Sep 22, 2016
The Rio 2016 Games were the second most successful Paralympics to date.
Posted Wed, Sep 14, 2016
Animal strikes are a common hazard particularly in rural area.
Posted Mon, Sep 05, 2016
It's Back To School Time - School Buses Are Back On The Roads
Posted Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Yet another study shows the benefits of wearing a bike helmet.
Posted Sun, Aug 21, 2016
After another case of police finding someone playing Pokémon Go while driving some are calling for the definition of impaired driving to be expanded.
Posted Mon, Aug 15, 2016
If you are arrested the police in Canada can compel you to give your password to your device. The case is not clear at the Canadian border.
Posted Sun, Aug 07, 2016
We see many PSAs, some more successful than others.
Posted Mon, Aug 01, 2016
Bicycle tires getting caught in streetcar tracks is a leading cause of bike crashes in Toronto.
Posted Mon, Jul 25, 2016
As we learn more and continue to study young athletes we are understanding the serious long term effects of concussion.
Posted Sun, Jul 17, 2016
Police warn of the dangers of playing Pokémon Go
Posted Sun, Jul 10, 2016
Following Alberta's lead, Ontario has now made insurance automatic for Uber drivers from opening of the app to passenger drop off.
Posted Wed, Jun 29, 2016
Different Media Campaigns Aim to Focus Our Eyes on The Road.
Posted Sun, Jun 26, 2016
Being an active community volunteer and supporter has always been important to me. I am especially pleased to take part in the OTLA / BIAWW Helmet Donation Program.
Posted Mon, Jun 20, 2016
If you've been hurt in a car crash you are entitled to make claims for benefits.
Posted Mon, Jun 13, 2016
Study shows that employers are still discriminating against disabled individuals.
Posted Sun, Jun 05, 2016
In BC The RCMP is trying another new way to catch distracted drivers.
Posted Sun, May 29, 2016
My SEO people will tell you that 'accident' is the right word to use but I am starting to think there is no such thing as a car accident.
Posted Mon, May 23, 2016
Texting and Driving - we know it's dangerous and illegal and yet it seems that you don't have to look hard at any stop sign or intersection to see people doing it.
Posted Sun, May 15, 2016
A recent report published by CBC warns of many dangerous rail crossings in the Region.
Posted Mon, May 09, 2016
A new computer system that 'reads' your nerve impulses is providing hope and movement to paralyzed limbs.
Posted Fri, Apr 29, 2016
New treatments for TBI are turning therapy into gaming.
Posted Mon, Apr 25, 2016
Researchers partner with schools to study the effect of TBI on injured high school athletes
Posted Sun, Apr 17, 2016
In what has become disturbingly uncommon, we had a case of someone driving on the 401 the wrong way.
Posted Sun, Apr 10, 2016
The Ontario Government has released the compiled 2013 road safety statistics.
Posted Mon, Apr 04, 2016
Hiring the right lawyer for the right job is key to success.
Posted Sun, Mar 27, 2016
E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular since their introduction to the market in 2007 but they aren't without their dangers
Posted Sun, Mar 20, 2016
We've been engaged in a high profile war on drinking and driving for almost 30 years. How are we doing?
Posted Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Motorcycles are back on the roads and already we've had an accident in the Region.
Posted Sun, Mar 06, 2016
Taking pictures can be dangerous business. Throughout time photographers have died while absorbed in what's in the lens, not what's around them.
Posted Sun, Mar 06, 2016
Car insurance rates have fallen by 7% and insurance companies have slashed benefit amounts to victims.
Posted Mon, Feb 22, 2016
Car accident scenes on major highways are extremely dangerous.
Posted Mon, Feb 22, 2016
Car accidents are a fact of life. Here are four things to do to protect yourself and your rights if the person who hits you leaves the scene.
Posted Sun, Feb 14, 2016
Texting while you hit a police car and immediately afterward is bound to end poorly.
Posted Sun, Feb 07, 2016
Ontario Man Posts Intimate Video of Ex-Girlfriend ordered to pay damages.
Posted Mon, Feb 01, 2016
The worst stretches of roads in the ROW were ranked.
Posted Sun, Jan 24, 2016
Ontario Hospitals are finally ordered to freeze their rates and to offer multi day/long term discounts.
Posted Sun, Jan 17, 2016
The advent of driverless cars may mean fewer of us own even fewer cars.
Posted Sun, Jan 10, 2016
The key to winter driving is changing your driving behavior.
Posted Mon, Jan 04, 2016
Hover boards have been making the news this Christmas for all the wrong reasons.
Posted Sun, Dec 27, 2015
As pedestrians we've lost our fear of cars. The results aren't good.
Posted Mon, Dec 21, 2015
Brain injuries and strokes can leave people with devastating impairments.
Posted Mon, Dec 14, 2015
People need a refresher course on walking.
Posted Sun, Dec 06, 2015
Winter driving and car accidents often go hand in hand.
Posted Sun, Nov 29, 2015
Has the time come for curlers to wear helmets on the ice?
Posted Sun, Nov 22, 2015
What do personal injury lawyers do, and how do you know if you need one?
Posted Mon, Nov 16, 2015
Left foot braking - the debate has gone on for decades
Posted Mon, Nov 09, 2015
Potential TBI - Depression link identified by brain imaging.
Posted Sun, Nov 01, 2015
It's the law, it's cheap and effective, and it will save your life in an accident.
Posted Mon, Oct 26, 2015
Distracted driving causes many accidents and deaths in Ontario
Posted Sun, Oct 18, 2015
Pedestrians face extra dangers when crossing roads after dark
Posted Mon, Oct 12, 2015
Wildlife vehicle collisions are estimated to cost $200 million annually in Canada.
Posted Sun, Oct 04, 2015
Recent news reports of many drunk driving deaths this week have left me sad.
Posted Mon, Sep 21, 2015
An Orangeville man faces a range of charges after sleeping in his car
Posted Sun, Sep 06, 2015
Recent changes effect you. Be prepared.
Posted Mon, Aug 31, 2015
Parents of a deceased 9 year old call for changes to ATV laws.
Posted Mon, Aug 31, 2015
A recent case in which a 12 year Caledon girl died highlights the dangers of ATV riding.
Posted Mon, Aug 24, 2015
As a host at a party you are responsible if your guests leave impaired. You may be charged or sued in the event of an accident at your home, or while your guests are on their drive home.
Posted Mon, Aug 17, 2015
The OPP are dismayed by the increase in impaired driving charges in Ontario
Posted Sun, Aug 09, 2015
I didn’t think I’d have to give out the advice of “Don’t drink and drive your lawn mower”, but there it is. I just did.
Posted Sun, Aug 02, 2015
Ontario passed new legislation this year and is enforcing it starting September 1st.
Posted Sun, Jul 26, 2015
The design of roads and placement or existence of signage can all contribute to car accidents.
Posted Sun, Jul 19, 2015
Autonomous cars are racking up millions of miles on the road and are yet to be at fault in an accident.
Posted Sun, Jul 12, 2015
It's NOT okay to text while driving, EVER. Not at the stop sign, not at the red light, not while you are alone on the road.
Posted Mon, Jul 06, 2015
OPP and MNR say that there are between 14000-15000 deer strikes in Ontario EVERY YEAR.
Posted Mon, Jul 06, 2015
Anyone who has been injured seriously in a car accident can attest to the fact that it can be very difficult to remember what happened.
Posted Mon, Jun 29, 2015
This weekend's tragic accident between a car and horse-drawn vehicle highlights the dangers posed to both people and horses.
Posted Mon, Jun 15, 2015
Many myths exist about Traumatic Brain Injury
Posted Mon, Jun 08, 2015
Man fined and given demerit points for using smartphone while driving.
Posted Sun, May 31, 2015
Proms, teens, drinking and driving are a dangerous combination.
Posted Sun, May 24, 2015
Brain injury can be mild or moderate to severe.
Posted Fri, May 22, 2015
The new budget proposes mandatory premium reductions and mandatory premium reductions for snow tire use.
Posted Mon, May 11, 2015
Ontario Provincial Police say that impaired driving in the GTA continues to be a problem.
Posted Sun, May 03, 2015
Many people complain that speeding tickets cost too much. In Finland fines are based on the ability to pay.
Posted Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Country roads usually have high speed limits, but are frequented by large slow moving vehicles.
Posted Mon, Apr 20, 2015
Handicap parking (officially known as accessible parking) permits have rigorous requirements. The majority of those using them have a medical reason to do so.
Posted Sun, Apr 12, 2015
The Waterloo Regional Police launched their 'Spring Seatbelt Blitz'
Posted Mon, Apr 06, 2015
In what the Windsor OPP describe as a unique incident a man reports himself for drunk driving.
Posted Sun, Mar 29, 2015
Carbon monoxide is a deadly odourless tasteless gas that can kill or leave you severely disabled.
Posted Sun, Mar 22, 2015
A lot of investment is happening in the self driving car market with the promise of increased safety.
Posted Sun, Mar 15, 2015
Choosing a lawyer should be done with care to ensure you get the best outcome possible.
Posted Mon, Mar 09, 2015
Stopping at the road side, particularly on a highway is a life threatening thing to do.
Posted Mon, Mar 02, 2015
Regardless of who is to blame, whether you were driving, a passenger, a cyclist, or a pedestrian you are eligible to claim benefits if you are injured in a car accident.
Posted Mon, Feb 23, 2015
The introduction of Self Driving cars to the roads promises less traffic, fewer cars, fewer car accidents, and lower personal injury rates.
Posted Mon, Feb 16, 2015
It would seem common sense but I am going to restate it anyway. Whenever you take anyone home you should always make sure they get in their front door to safety.
Posted Mon, Feb 09, 2015
A good thing which can arise from the death of a loved one is that you can help others to live.
Posted Mon, Feb 02, 2015
Many drivers are not happy with their licence plate purchases.
Posted Sun, Jan 25, 2015
A recent Conference Board of Canada report analyzed the potential cost savings of autonomous cars.
Posted Sun, Jan 18, 2015
Many Canadians drive south this time of year. Be aware of your insurance coverage and limits.
Posted Sun, Jan 11, 2015
Police in the Region were pleased with the holiday RIDE campaign, the OPP weren't.
Posted Mon, Jan 05, 2015
Many drivers are either in a hurry or too lazy to clear the snow off of their cars.
Posted Fri, Dec 26, 2014
Drones are becoming a common tool in the police arsenal.
Posted Sun, Dec 14, 2014
Accident rates between cars, and cars and pedestrians remains high in roundabouts in the Region.
Posted Mon, Dec 15, 2014
The OPP are disappointed with the RIDE results in southern Ontario.
Posted Mon, Dec 08, 2014
RIDE stops are common in December day and night.
Posted Sat, Nov 29, 2014
Recent accidents involving cars hitting pedestrians and cyclists in the Region are cause for concern.
Posted Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Several studies are now showing that individuals over the age of 55 who suffer a TBI have an increased risk of dementia as they age.
Posted Fri, Nov 14, 2014
Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School are evaluating the benefits of administering TXA immediately following TBI.
Posted Sun, Nov 09, 2014
Driving while high is a bad decision, and it is just as dangerous as driving drunk.
Posted Mon, Nov 03, 2014
As high profile athletes and military veterans come forward with their Traumatic Brain Injury TBI stories public interest is driving a surge of research
Posted Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Several new treatments are being developed for TBI, but their success is depends on exact timing.
Posted Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Concussions or mild Traumatic Brain Injury recovery depends on too many factors to predict accurately
Posted Tue, Oct 14, 2014
In Ontario you are required by law to stop when you are being approached by an emergency vehicle with lights flashing.
Posted Mon, Oct 06, 2014
Police are warning people not to convert their bikes with gas powered engine kits.
Posted Sun, Sep 28, 2014
It's never easy, but its always the right thing to do.
Posted Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Halifax police are simulating what drunk driving is like by allowing the public to wear drunk suits.
Posted Mon, Sep 15, 2014
A new Canada wide programme by the RCMP aims to educate officers and catch offenders.
Posted Sun, Sep 07, 2014
Even a 15 minute nap can make driving safe when you are suffering from fatigue.
Posted Mon, Sep 01, 2014
As we continue to encourage the use of bikes for transit we need to begin to accommodate cyclists.
Posted Mon, Aug 25, 2014
The Saskatchewan BIA's new helmet awareness campaign has a great sense of humour.
Posted Sun, Aug 17, 2014
It's important to hire a personal injury lawyer who has your best interests in mind.
Posted Mon, Aug 11, 2014
Most people who are convicted of impaired driving never do it again. For persistent offenders no penalty seems to be enough to stop them.
Posted Tue, Aug 05, 2014
Accessibility continues to be a great barrier to participation for many Canadians
Posted Mon, Jul 28, 2014
If you observe erratic driving please dial 911 to report it.
Posted Sun, Jul 20, 2014
A drunk driver recently attempted to avoid being charged by switching seats with a passenger after being pulled over.
Posted Sun, Jul 13, 2014
Recent reports about rates of distracted teen drivers pale in comparison to Gen X drivers.
Posted Sun, Jul 06, 2014
There are increasing numbers of Roundabouts in the Region but drivers are slow to follow the rules.
Posted Sat, Jun 28, 2014
Once popular only in Eastern Europe webcams are gaining traction here in North America.
Posted Sun, Jun 22, 2014
The RDSP is a savings plan intended to help the parents or other caregivers of a disabled person to save for their long term financial security.
Posted Mon, Jun 16, 2014
The Federal Disability Tax Credit can be of significant benefit to you or a disabled dependent.
Posted Sun, Jun 08, 2014
Brian Injury can happen to anyone at anytime.
Posted Mon, Jun 02, 2014
Hands free cell phone use means the phone can be used without being held by the operator and without physically entering data like phone numbers.
Posted Mon, May 26, 2014
Several motorcycle and OFV fatalities on Ontario this spring have raised concerns.
Posted Mon, May 19, 2014
Check your infant and child car seats to make sure they aren't worn or cracked.
Posted Sun, May 11, 2014
The pending provincial election should be the opportunity to discuss the reforms our broken car insurance industry needs.
Posted Mon, May 05, 2014
Bicycling can be a quick convenient and healthy way to get around but the risk of being hit by a car is ever present.
Posted Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Prom Season is upon us again and with it comes the dangers of drinking and driving.
Posted Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Car insurance companies may deny some of your coverage if you are convicted of impaired driving.
Posted Sun, Apr 13, 2014
Sue Austin has incorporated her wheelchair in performance art unlike any you've seen before.
Posted Sun, Apr 06, 2014
Treating chronic pain post car accident can be a real challenge for patients and their doctors.
Posted Tue, Apr 01, 2014
The penalties for illegally using cellphones and other hand held devices are being greatly increased as Transportation Minister Glen Murray introduced new legislation.
Posted Mon, Mar 24, 2014
As spring finally comes to the Region the bikes come out of the garages.
Posted Mon, Mar 17, 2014
Accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Victims can have temporary or permanent paralysis.
Posted Sun, Mar 09, 2014
I cringe when I see people driving around with a strip cleared off their windshields. It's unsafe and illegal.
Posted Sun, Mar 02, 2014
Police have been remarking on the high number of officers being injured on the sides of the roads this winter.
Posted Sun, Feb 23, 2014
3-D printers which have been in the news for creating houses, guns and bobble head dolls are now being used to build Ekso Suits.
Posted Mon, Feb 17, 2014
Winter brings ice and snow. Falls are more likely to happen both indoors and out.
Posted Sun, Feb 09, 2014
Electric bikes aren't wanted on sidewalks and in bike lanes but most electric bike riders prefer not to be on the road with cars.
Posted Sun, Feb 02, 2014
The government of Ontario is changing the rules around Driver's Licence renewals for those over 80.
Posted Sun, Jan 26, 2014
Post Concussion treatment protocols continue to evolve.
Posted Sun, Jan 19, 2014
There has been a disturbing trend of companies making claims that their supplements can treat and cure concussion and other TBI (traumatic brain injuries).
Posted Sun, Jan 12, 2014
Research continues to confirm that teens are more likely to suffer depression post-concussion than those who have no history of concussion.
Posted Sun, Jan 05, 2014
We've had some bad weather and extended power outages in Ontario already this winter. Here are some guidelines for being prepared to stay safe.
Posted Mon, Dec 30, 2013
A sixteen year old young man who killed four in a car accident pleads Affluenza as his excuse.
Posted Mon, Dec 23, 2013
Approximately 70% of business in Ontario are ignoring provincial accessibility legislation.
Posted Sun, Dec 15, 2013
Tobogganing and Sledding are fun outdoor activities. Doing them safely can help to avoid injury.
Posted Mon, Dec 09, 2013
A drunk driving conviction will impact your life in many ways that you might not have considered.
Posted Sun, Dec 01, 2013
Driving in winter conditions is completely different from summer ones. These tips can help keep you safe.
Posted Mon, Nov 25, 2013
Authorities are looking for innovative ways to spot drivers who are at high risk of being drunk behind the wheel.
Posted Mon, Nov 18, 2013
Getting the right insurance for your specific needs is crucial. Snowmobiles operated off your private property require insurance.
Posted Sun, Nov 10, 2013
As our population ages it is more important than ever to protect ourselves and those we love. The flu shot is an excellent way to help save lives.
Posted Sun, Nov 03, 2013
Despite the plain truth that helmets protect your head from injury in an accident mandatory helmet laws are a tough sell.
Posted Mon, Oct 28, 2013
Collisions on the Region of Waterloo's roads were down in 2012 but all the news wasn't good.
Posted Sun, Oct 20, 2013
It appears that what your mother told you years ago is true. You'll feel better after a good night's sleep. A new study shows that your brain cleans itself during sleep, keeping it healthy and functioning.
Posted Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Seniors have an increased risk of falling and head injuries are common when they do fall.
Posted Mon, Oct 07, 2013
Transplanted stem cells may be able to help repair the brain after traumatic brain injury.
Posted Sun, Sep 29, 2013
Having adequate car and health insurance before traveling abroad can ensure you get health care without having to sell your home.
Posted Sun, Sep 22, 2013
The battle over the ever increasingly popular electric bicycle and law enforcement may heat up as their popularity increases.
Posted Sun, Sep 15, 2013
Being hit from behind (rear end collisions) are the most common of all car accidents.
Posted Sun, Sep 08, 2013
Only 1/3 of respondents in a recent TD Insurance poll knew the correct actions to take following an accident. Taking the right steps protects you and your passengers.
Posted Mon, Sep 02, 2013
The treatment modalities for concussion in youth may well be changing as a result of some successful advancements in America.
Posted Mon, Aug 26, 2013
The rate of sports and recreation related TBI has increased by 60% in the last 10 years.
Posted Mon, Aug 19, 2013
Police throughout Canada find that impaired driving is more common in the warm afternoons of summer than other times of year.
Posted Sun, Aug 11, 2013
Take the D.O.N.T. pledge with your friends and family today. Make the roads safer for everyone.
Posted Sun, Aug 04, 2013
The rate of crime continued a long-term decline in 2012 falling 3% from 2011. The severity of the crimes also decreased by 3%.
Posted Sun, Jul 28, 2013
Concussions in children 13-16 often result the most sever symptoms, and they take the longest to recover. Post concussion syndrome is real, serious, and often misunderstood by doctors.
Posted Sun, Jul 21, 2013
When it comes to an accident, a spinal cord injury can be one of the most devastating and life altering injuries. For many, a spinal cord injury can severely change their way of life.
Posted Sun, Jul 14, 2013
In Ontario more alcohol related car accidents occur in the summer months than during the traditional Christmas Party Season.
Posted Sun, Jul 07, 2013
In a 15 year long term study conducted by the American Defense Department a high proportion of troops diagnosed with TBI continued to experience significant symptoms and problems 5 years after injury.
Posted Mon, Jul 01, 2013
Graduated licensing in Ontario allows for a safer transition from novice driver to experienced driver reducing the risk of accidents.
Posted Mon, Jun 24, 2013
Bike Super Highways are innovative and beneficial to the environment and to the population.
Posted Sun, Jun 16, 2013
Kitchener's cycling community is calling for the city to enact a new bylaw requiring drivers to maintain a 1 metre separation from the cyclists.
Posted Sun, Jun 09, 2013
Summer is here and the motorcycles are out of their garages.
Posted Mon, Jun 03, 2013
A Simon Fraser University fourth year student is vying to become a model.
Posted Sun, May 26, 2013
Children and spring bike rodeos go hand in hand teaching bike safety and having fun.
Posted Sun, May 19, 2013
Traumatic Brain Injury can be harder to detect in children than in adults.
Posted Sat, May 11, 2013
Car insurance rates are affected by your driving record, geographic location and car model.
Posted Sun, May 05, 2013
June is traditionally the month for grad and prom celebration. The mixture of warm weather, celebration with peers, alcohol and driving is never a good one.
Posted Mon, Apr 29, 2013
The Chief Coroner of Ontario ruled that all of 129 cyclist deaths were preventable.
Posted Sun, Apr 21, 2013
New England Journal of Medicine reported that brain scans were used for the first time to see and measure pain last month.
Posted Mon, Apr 15, 2013
Flush mounted truck side guards can prevent the majority of undercarriage deaths in collisions between trucks and pedestrians/cyclists.
Posted Mon, Apr 08, 2013
E-Bikes are becoming popular in Ontario. Their use is governed by the Highway Traffic Act.
Posted Mon, Apr 01, 2013
TBI is a serious injury which is often preventable. Education and awareness can significantly decrease the rates of TBI.
Posted Mon, Mar 25, 2013
An inspirational story of one woman's recovery from her TBI though art and therapy.
Posted Mon, Mar 11, 2013
Municipalities throughout Ontario are moving to comment on and adopt recommendations calling for the creation of a province wide network of trails, funding, and more infrastructure for cyclists.
Posted Mon, Mar 11, 2013
Use of hands free mobile phones shifts brain power away from the driving tasks to the cell phone conversation creating the mental distraction which increases risks of collision.
Posted Mon, Mar 04, 2013
The information on your cell phone may be incriminating if you are detained by the police. Police have every right to look at the information on your phone unless you have it locked.
Posted Mon, Feb 25, 2013
Hosting a party carries legal responsibilities for the host. In this case the hosts were held liable for injuries to an impaired guest, even after the guest had been asked to leave.
Posted Mon, Feb 18, 2013
Concussions are extremely common in Canada. They are caused by car accidents, sports injuries and slip and fall accidents.
Posted Mon, Feb 11, 2013
Personal Injury Lawyers Consider Many things in determining what fair compensation is. Lifetime expense is one of them.
Posted Mon, Feb 04, 2013
Car accidents can be stressful and confusing particularly if people are injured. This is a brief list of what you should do immediately.
Posted Mon, Jan 28, 2013
Using even low doses of opioids can increase the rates of car accident resulting in trauma and hospital visits.
Posted Mon, Jan 21, 2013
Constant worriers could be at heightened risk of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),new research has suggested. Published in the journal Psychological Medicine. People who are habitually anxious are more vulnerable.
Posted Mon, Jan 14, 2013
An observational study involving 629 subjects finds rapid, significant, readily-observable improvement in stroke and traumatic brain injury patients following the perispinal administration of Enbrel.
Posted Mon, Jan 07, 2013
PTSD may become more common in the workplace Veterans begin to return to civilian positions.
Posted Mon, Dec 31, 2012
PTSD can result from a variety of severe traumas. These can range from car accidents, to military battle, to violent assaults. It is important to recognize and treat PTSD in individuals, regardless of the trauma causing the event.
Posted Mon, Dec 24, 2012
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday in Detroit that the partnership with the Army is about sharing what is known about head injuries and protocols for clearing soldiers and players to return to action, either on the battlefield or play f...
Posted Mon, Dec 17, 2012
Collision records show 104 pedestrians hit on regional roads in the first nine months of 2012. It’s the highest number in six years. since 2009, when five died on regional roads.
Posted Mon, Dec 10, 2012
PTSD and TBI are being treated with pure oxygen therapy in this study.
Posted Mon, Dec 03, 2012
Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) disrupts the brain's 'default mode' in a way that shows up on functional MRI and correlates with symptoms, researchers found.
Posted Mon, Nov 26, 2012
120 lawsuits from one car crash is too many: After 24 years, Ontario court restricts man from legal proceedings
Posted Mon, Nov 19, 2012
Josh Dueck who sustained a spinal cord injury in 2004 has been shorlisted for National Geographic's adventurer of the year.
Posted Mon, Nov 12, 2012
In a recent decision from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the court agreed that the plaintiff was entitled to introduce evidence of systemic wrongdoing on the part of the defendant, a long term disability insurer
Posted Mon, Nov 05, 2012
Excessive cellular use by business executive over prolonged period linked to benign brain tumour
Posted Mon, Oct 29, 2012
A concussion can occur when the head has been physically traumatized in some sort of way. This can occur in a vehicle accident when a person’s head is slammed into a window or other car part. It can also come from a fall.
Posted Mon, Oct 22, 2012
An accident can occur even when a pedestrian has not been hit by the vehicle. There does not require direct physical contact. The use of automobile sets in motion a train of events which brings about offence causing injury.
Posted Mon, Oct 15, 2012
Car Accident Benefits after September 2010 changed in Ontario. Both the insurer and the insured should be aware of their obligations and benefits.
Posted Tue, Oct 09, 2012
The Ontario Supreme Court Ruling in Patore v. Aviva was a welcome decision reaffirming victim's eligibility for catastrophic benefits.
Posted Mon, Oct 01, 2012
Administrative decision-makers and the court have stated that the intent of the legislature is to give the phrase and concept of catastrophic impairment an inclusive and not a restrictive meaning.
Posted Mon, Sep 24, 2012
The arbitration can be considered fair without the production of third party documents. Arbitrator questions probative value of the documents.
Posted Mon, Sep 17, 2012
Entitlement to non-earner benefits requires a claimant to compare their 'normal life' before the automobile accident with their normal life afterwards. In this case the insured continued to do a significant amount of what she did before the acci...
Posted Mon, Sep 10, 2012
TN was catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident on October 29, 2000, when she was 21 years old. She applied for and received certain statutory accident benefits.
Posted Tue, Sep 04, 2012
Disembarkation in the presence of snow and ice in winter in Ontario is ordinary and usual use or operation of a motor vehicle.The fall arose from a source independent of the car; there must be a common sense focus on the nature of the risk covered.
Posted Mon, Aug 27, 2012
Public service is an important cornerstone of a well rounded life.
Posted Mon, Aug 20, 2012
The OBIA has wonderful resources for those suffering brain injuries.
Posted Mon, Aug 13, 2012
Vehicle purchase and modifications; causation issue; pre-existing progressive multiple sclerosis;Occupational therapist recommended that family van be made wheelchair access; rapid decline in insured’s condition connected to car accident.
Posted Mon, Aug 06, 2012
AT&T has put together a fantastic 10 minute PSA about the dangers of texting and driving. Please have a look.
Posted Mon, Jul 30, 2012
A replacement worker hired for some of the duties in husband and wife partnership; non-injured spouse picked up extra hours; injured spouse had reduced role in business; issue was allocation for income – whether income based pre or post accident.
Posted Mon, Jul 23, 2012
Requested documents must be relevant. Pictures depicting insured ziplining were considered relevant and producible; insurer granted access to the restricted portion of insured’s Facebook profile.
Posted Mon, Jul 16, 2012
FSCO Released a judgement awarding IRBs to an individual in financial need who is likely to be successful in their ongoing claim for IRBs.
Posted Mon, Jul 09, 2012
It can be very overwhelming looking for help after you've been injured.
Posted Tue, Jul 03, 2012
If you have been injured in a car accident in Ontario, regardless if you are at fault or not, you are entitled to claim benefits from your insurance company under the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.
Posted Mon, Jun 25, 2012
There have been significant changes for those that have purchased their car insurance policy after September 1, 2010 and have had a car accident occurred after September 1, 2010.
Posted Mon, Jun 18, 2012
“When things happen unexpectedly, returning to work doesn’t happen all at once and I had to learn that I can’t do everything. But it also taught me the importance of preparing for when something does go wrong.”
Posted Mon, Jun 11, 2012
Mr. P, an underage driver, was injured in a car accident after driving the car without the owner's permission. The Arbitrator was left to discern the state of mind of the driver, the insured, and the credibility of the parties involved.
Posted Mon, Jun 04, 2012
The changes to car accident benefits will see 70 to 80% of car accident victims with accident benefits reduced to $3,500.00 from $100,000.00.
Posted Mon, May 28, 2012
Nancy Stewart was injured severely in a motor vehicle accident in 2005. She brought a motion for a declaration of catastrophic impairment but failed to provide the expertise to support her claim. The Arbitrator denied her motion.
Posted Mon, May 21, 2012
Waivers signed by people participating in high-risk recreational activities are valid where properly drafted. In the BC case two women sued a zip-line operator and lost, even where it was shown that operator negligence had caused them to collide.
Posted Mon, May 14, 2012
Inspirational outcomes in traumatic injury cases are what drive me in my personal injury law practice. At Deutschmann Law it's our goal to make your life better by getting you the settlement you deserve.
Posted Thu, May 10, 2012
INSURER MEDICAL EXAMINATION; prior to arbitration; insurer had several medical reports made request for additional assessments prior to arbitration; insurer’s prior medicals were over 2 years old; onus on insurer to show request for IE reasonable
Posted Mon, Apr 30, 2012
There are many personal injury lawyers to choose from in the Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph areas. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer is the key to success in any accident benefit law suit. Take care to pick one you can work with.
Posted Mon, Apr 23, 2012
On Jan. 16 Justice Sloan found that FSCO was not in compliance with the “prescribed” time for mediation under s. 10 of Ontario Regulation 664. The time limit is 60 days from the date the application for the appointment of a mediator was filed.
Posted Wed, Apr 11, 2012
Insured suffers chronic pain, severe headaches. has complete inability to work; medical evidence showed insured prevented from engaging in work; insurer fails to revisit compelling medical evidence, and is required to pay special award, post 104...
Posted Thu, Apr 05, 2012
Woman is awarded insurance settlement after an improperly parked car causes her to fall and break her hip.
Posted Mon, Mar 19, 2012
The Minimum Maintenance Standards does not provide a municipality with a defence for snow and ice removal in all circumstances. Each case is fact specific and Minimum Maintenance Standards may not apply.
Posted Wed, Jan 13, 2010
Videotaping of defence medical assessment of plaintiff permitted
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