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MADD Canada's Strides for Change event Celebrates 5 Years

Apr 18, 2017

Join PIA Law on Sunday, June 4th for the 5th annual MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change (GTA) event in Mississauga.

It’s a fun-filled day for the entire family! Come out and help us raise funds and awareness to end impaired driving and support victims/survivors.

For more information, visit the Strides for Change website or MADD Canada.

 


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PIA Law is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 Healthcare Bursary Award Winners

Feb 14, 2017

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PIA Law & OBIA congratulate the winners of the Fall 2016 Healthcare Bursary awards.

The purpose of these bursaries is to support and encourage healthcare professionals working within the brain and spinal cord injury fields to continue to pursue professional development in the areas of brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

Spring 2017 bursary applications are now being accepted. Deadline for application is May 31st.


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PIA Law firms nominated by Canadian Lawyer Magazine for Canada's Top Personal Injury Law Firms 2017

Feb 01, 2017

We are pleased to announce that once again, Canadian Lawyer magazine has honoured the three law firms of PIA Law (McLeish Orlando, Oatley Vigmond and Thomson Rogers) by nominating them in the the category of Canada’s Top Personal Injury Law Firms for 2017.

You can help determine the selection by completing the short online survey. If you feel that our three firms are worthy, please vote for each of of the three firms. Voting closes February 21st.


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PIA Law's Donation Match Helps Raise $18,636 for SCI Ontario!

Dec 01, 2016

As a result of the generosity of many incredible people in our community, SCI Ontario’s Giving Tuesday fundraising initiative exceeded their goal! Together, we raised $18,636! Funds raised will provide people with spinal cord injuries in our community the equipment needed to live independently and enjoy a good quality of life.


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PIA Law Honoured by MADD Canada

Oct 04, 2016

On September 23, PIA Law attended MADD Canada’s Sponsor Recognition Dinner, kicking off their annual National Leadership Conference. During the dinner, PIA Law was recognized by MADD Canada for their ongoing support and commitment to the organization.

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23 PIA Law Lawyers listed in 2017 Best Lawyers in Canada

Aug 11, 2016

PIA Law is honoured to have 23 of our lawyers listed in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honour, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.


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CHCH "Morning Live" TV Interview: Pokemon Go and Personal Injury Law

Aug 08, 2016

Air date: July 27, 2016

Pokemon Go can be a lot of fun, but there are also risks involved. PIA Law Lawyer Stacey Stevens visits CHCH “Morning Live” to talk about the potential dangers associated with the game and what people can do to protect themselves.


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CHCH "Morning Live" TV Interview: Accident Benefit Reductions - Are you Protected?

Jul 12, 2016

Airdate: June 22

On June 1st, Accident Benefits in Ontario were significantly reduced. PIA Lawyer Patrick Brown visits CHCH “Morning Live” to talk about the reductions and what they mean to Ontarians.


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PIA Law is Pleased to Announce the Winners of the 2016 Healthcare Bursary Awards

Jul 11, 2016

Congratulations to the following recipients:

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The purpose of these bursaries is to support and encourage healthcare professionals working within the brain and spinal cord injury fields to continue to pursue professional development in the areas of brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

Fall 2016 bursary applications are now being accepted. Deadline for application is November 30th. To learn more or apply, visit:

Community Healthcare Professional Bursary 

Hospital Clinician Educational Bursary 

 


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John McLeish – Recipient of the 2016 OBA Award for Excellence in Insurance Law

May 27, 2016

John McLeish is honoured by the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) as the recipient of the 2016 Award of Excellence in Insurance Law for his work as a personal injury lawyer, exclusively representing plaintiffs.

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NewsTalk 1290 CJBK Interview: Accident Benefit Reductions

May 18, 2016

On June 1, Accident Benefits in Ontario will be greatly reduced.


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Zoomer Radio Interview with Leonard Kunka

May 13, 2016

Listen in as PIA Law lawyer Leonard Kunka joins Libby Znaimer from Zoomer Radio to discuss Ontario’s June 1 Accident Benefit changes and what they will really mean to you.


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Practical Strategies Webinar: The Dawn of a New Day - Understanding the “Catastrophic” Impact of the coming SABS Changes

May 10, 2016

On May 10th, PIA Law hosted a webinar regarding the coming changes to Accident Benefits in Ontario. We are pleased to make the content available to those who missed it or would like the opportunity to view a portion again.


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PIA Law is Pleased to Announce the Winners of the 2015 Healthcare Bursary Awards

Jan 15, 2016

Congratulations to the following recipients:

PIA 010_BursaryPost_Opt02.04The purpose of these bursaries is to support and encourage healthcare professionals working within the brain and spinal cord injury fields to continue to pursue professional development in the areas of brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

Spring 2016 bursary applications are now being accepted. Deadline for application is June 1st. To learn more or apply, visit:

Community Healthcare Professional Bursary

Hospital Clinician Educational Bursary


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PIA Law honoured at MADD Canada's Sponsor Recognition Dinner

Oct 16, 2015

On September 25, PIA Law attended MADD Canada’s Sponsor Recognition Dinner, kicking off their annual National Leadership Conference. During the dinner, PIA Law was recognized by MADD Canada for their ongoing support and commitment to MADD Canada and Strides for Change.

Alan Farrer, Managing Lawyer PIA Law, accepts an award in recognition of PIA Law's support of MADD Canada and Strides for Change. Presenting the award are Angeliki Souranis, National President, MADD Canada (left) and Margaret Stanowski, Chair of the National Board of Directors.

Alan Farrer, Managing Lawyer PIA Law, accepts an award in recognition of PIA Law’s support of MADD Canada and Strides for Change. Presenting the award are Angeliki Souranis, National President, MADD Canada (left) and Margaret Stanowski, Chair of the National Board of Directors.

Representatives from PIA Law at the National Leadership Conference. From left to right: Nikaela Macaalay, Nicole Gervais & Elisa O’Neill.

 


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OBIA, in collaboration with PIA Law, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation!

Sep 29, 2015

Congratulations to the following recipients:

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Read more about the recipients and view our full gallery here.
Learn more about the Awards of Excellence.


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Coming Changes to Ontario Auto Legislation: Accident Benefits and Tort

Sep 28, 2015

PIA Law lawyers Ryan Murray and Darcy Merkur discuss government changes to the automobile legislation in Ontario that will dramatically reduce available funding for the treatment of seriously injured survivors of motor vehicle accidents.


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MooseFM Haliburton Radio Interview: School Safety & Liability

Sep 08, 2015

Airdate: Sept 3, 2015

Station: MooseFM 93.5 (CFZN)

Summer holidays are officially at an end and kids are back to school. On the minds of many parents will be their children’s safety. Listen as Troy Lehman, PIA Law lawyer, discusses school safety and what to do if your child is injured while at school.


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MooseFM Huntsville Radio Interview: Back to School Safety

Sep 04, 2015

Airdate: Sept 3, 2015

Station: MooseFM 105.5 (CFBK)

The end of summer and the start of the new school year is just around the corner. Listen as Troy Lehman, PIA Law lawyer, discusses school safety and liability with MooseFM Huntsville.


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2016 Best Lawyers Canada

Aug 24, 2015

Congratulations to the 18 PIA Law lawyers listed in Best Lawyers in Canada® 2016:

L. Craig Brown
Patrick Brown
Alison Burrison
Alan Farrer
Richard C. Halpern
Leonard H. Kunka
Sloan H. Mandel
Wendy Moore Mandel
John McLeish
Darcy R. Merkur
Rikin Mozaria
David R. Neill
Roger Oatley
Dale Orlando
David Payne
Salvatore Shaw
David R. Tenszen
James Vigmond

For more, go to: https://www.bestlawyers.com/About/History.aspx

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Moose FM 97.7 Bancroft Radio Interview: Diving Safety

Jul 31, 2015

Airdate: July 31, 2015
Station: MooseFM Bancroft 97.7

Listen as David Payne, PIA Law lawyer, discusses the risks associated with diving and what can be done to help minimize the chance of injury this long weekend and all summer long.


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MooseFM 103.3 Radio Interview: Boating Safety

Jul 10, 2015

Airdate: June 26, 2015
Station: MooseFM Parry Sound 103.3

John McLeish, PIA Law lawyer, discusses boating safety, how you can protect yourself and what to do in case of injury.

 


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MooseFM 93.5 Radio Interview: Boating Safety

Jul 03, 2015

Airdate: June 26, 2015
Station: MooseFM Haliburton 93.5

In advance of the Canada Day long weekend, PIA Law lawyer John McLeish talks to Moose FM Haliburton about boating safety, the importance of insurance and what you can do to keep your family safe on the water.


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ClassicalFM Radio Interview: Proposed Auto Insurance Reforms

Jul 02, 2015

Airdate: June 26, 2015
Station: ClassicalFM 96.3

James Vigmond from PIA Law explains how the new auto insurance rules proposed by the provincial government will drastically reduce benefits for people with catastrophic injuries and lead to financial ruin for families.


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MooseFM 95.5 Bracebridge Radio Interview With Wendy Moore Mandel Part 1 & 2

May 22, 2015

PIA Law lawyer Wendy Moore Mandel talks to Moose FM about the need for safety and insurance when ATVing.


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Moose FM 103.5 Huntsville Radio Interview With Wendy Moore Mandel Part 1 & 2

May 20, 2015

ATVing is a popular pastime in Ontario, but there are risks involved. Wendy Moore Mandel explains why it is important to ensure your ATV is insured.


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Moose FM 93.5 Haliburton Radio Interview with Wendy Moore Mandel

May 18, 2015

Listen as Wendy Moore Mandel, PIA Law lawyer, discusses the risks involved with ATVing, as well as what rights an individual has if injured.


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Moose FM 103.3 Parry Sound Radio Interview with Wendy Moore Mandel

May 15, 2015

Wendy Moore Mandel of PIA Law discusses the risks associated with ATVing, the importance of insurance and what you should do if you are injured.


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Moose FM 103.3 Bancroft Radio Interview with Wendy Moore Mandel

May 15, 2015

PIA Law lawyer Wendy Moore Mandel explains the importance of ensuring your ATV is insured.

 


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For Lawyers Moose FM 103.3 Bancroft Radio Interview with Wendy Moore Mandel

May 15, 2015

PIA Law lawyer Wendy Moore Mandel explains the importance of ensuring your ATV is insured.

 


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Global News Toronto: At Queen’s Park, an appeal to put the breaks on changes to auto insurance

May 13, 2015

Air Date: May 7, 2015

 


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CTV News: Lower auto insurance premiums could hurt more than they help, lawyer says

May 12, 2015

Critics of Ontario’s proposed changes to auto insurance say lower rates may not necessarily mean more money in your pocket.

According to the Personal Injury Alliance (PIA), the changes outlined in the provincial budget would shift the financial burden of accident-related health-care costs from insurance companies to the taxpayers.

The PIA said the new changes would make it harder for people to get catastrophic injury status. And those who do suffer a debilitating injury would see their health-care funding slashed to $1 million instead of the current $2 million.

Click here to view the original article.


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CBC News: Proposed auto insurance changes will cause greater suffering for the catastrophically injured

May 11, 2015

Air Date: May 7, 2015; 5PM

 


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CBC News Toronto: Ontario auto insurance changes slash benefits to seriously injured, critics say

May 08, 2015

Personal Injury Alliance, Brain Injury Society, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario want changes withdrawn

Critics say the Ontario Liberal government’s proposed auto insurance changes mean people suffering debilitating injuries from car accidents are going to suffer even more.

Namely, it would allow companies to slash benefits to those who are seriously injured from car accidents.

Click here to view the original article.


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Toronto Sun: Crash victims slam auto insurance rule changes

May 08, 2015

In the blink of an eye and the twist in a road 11 years ago, the lives of two young sisters changed for ever.

Shannon and Erica Deering were teenagers looking ahead to full and active lives.

All that changed in a horrific crash when both sisters suffered dreadful spinal injuries that left them quadriplegic.

Shannon and Erica were at Queen’s Park with other accident victims and the Personal Injury Alliance to protest changes to insurance rules introduced in last month’s budget.

The government proposes to slash the maximum amount a person can claim for a catastrophic injury from $2 million to $1 million.

And $2 million may sound like a lot of money, but when you’re paying for round-the-clock care, it gets eaten up quickly.

Click here to view the original article.


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PIA Law firms ranked Top 10 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine

May 04, 2015

Today, Canadian Lawyer Magazine released their 2015-2016 listing of the Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firms in Canada. As they have been every year since the award was first conceived, the three firms of PIA Law are  all listed.

Click here to read the full article:

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Practical Strategies Webinar – Auto Insurance Open Forum for Health Care Professionals

Mar 20, 2015

April 28, 2015
9:00 am – 10:30 am
This webinar is FREE.

Click HERE to register.

Details:

PIA Law will broadcast an open forum to provide practical strategies to assist health care professionals in meeting the needs of their clients, getting paid, and dealing with “incurred”.

This is an opportunity to ASK THE EXPERTS; leading adjusters, lawyers and accident benefits specialists tough questions.

Register today and submit your questions to drockbrune@oatleyvigmond.com.

This webinar will be broadcasted live and can be accessed anywhere using a computer with an internet connection.

Click HERE to register.


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Moose FM 105.5 Huntsville Radio Interview with Patrick Brown

Mar 20, 2015

Original Air Date: March 13, 2015

Patrick Brown of PIA Law discusses the the risks associated with skiing and snowboarding, the roll that helmets play in preventing head injuries and the steps that should be taken if someone suffers a serious injury.


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Moose FM 93.5 Haliburton Radio Interview with Patrick Brown

Mar 19, 2015

Original Air Date: March 13, 2015

Patrick Brown, PIA Law lawyer, discusses the risk of concussion in winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, the importance knowing how to properly recognize and asses the symptoms, and what should be done if a concussion or other head injury occurs.


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Moose FM 99.5 Bracebridge Radio Interview with Patrick Brown

Mar 18, 2015

Original Air Date: March 13, 2015

PIA Law lawyer Patrick Brown discusses children, concussions and the importance of helmet use in winter sports.


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Moose FM 103.3 Parry Sound Radio Interview with Patrick Brown

Mar 17, 2015

Original Air Date: March 13, 2015

Patrick Brown, personal injury lawyer, discusses the importance of helmet use for children participating in winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, the steps that can be taken to minimize the risk of injury, and what should be done if injury occurs.


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Moose FM 97.7 Bancroft Radio Interview with Patrick Brown

Mar 16, 2015

Original air date: March 13, 2015

Patrick Brown, PIA Law lawyer, talks about the inherent risks associated with skiing and snowboarding, what can be done to minimize the risk of injury when participating in these sports, and the steps that should be taken if a child suffers a concussion or other head injury.


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Moose FM Radio Interview with Patrick Brown

Mar 13, 2015

Air Date: March 13, 2015
Station: MooseFM 97.7 Bancroft

Patrick Brown, PIA Law lawyer, talks about the inherent risks associated with skiing and snowboarding, what can be done to minimize the risk of injury when participating in these sports, and the steps that should be taken if a child suffers a concussion or other head injury.


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Moose FM Radio Interview with Patrick Brown

Mar 13, 2015

Air Date: March 13, 2015
Station: MooseFM 97.7 Bancroft

Patrick Brown, PIA Law lawyer, talks about the inherent risks associated with skiing and snowboarding, what can be done to minimize the risk of injury when participating in these sports, and the steps that should be taken if a child suffers a concussion or other head injury.


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MooseFM Radio Interview with Brian Cameron

Feb 17, 2015

Air Date: February 16, 2015
Station: MooseFM 93.3 Haliburton

PIA Law lawyer, Brian Cameron, discusses the inherent dangers of snowmobiling, what you can do to protect yourself and the steps that should be taken if someone suffers a serious injury.


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Still looking for the perfect gift?

Dec 24, 2014

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Wrap up a registration to MADD Canada’s PIA Law Strides for Change for your loved-ones, friends and/or co-workers.  It’s the perfect, unique gift they’ll love this holiday season!

PIA Law Strides for Change in support of MADD Canada will take place on Sunday, June 7th at the beautiful JC Saddington Park in Mississauga (Port Credit).

Registration is now open click here!

Especially for Teams…take part in the exciting team challenge.  Your captain needs to register first. He/she will receive a special team password to be sent out with an invitation to others to join the team.

PIA Law and MADD Canada wish you and yours a very happy holiday season, and a safe and healthy New Year.


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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

Dec 10, 2014

SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENTS AND PERSONAL INJURY LAW

Interview With: David R. Tenszen
Published In: The Metro Toronto Newspaper, December 10, 2014 issue

Q Are snowmobile accidents a serious problem in Ontario?
A OPP statistics reveal that in the last four Ontario winters, more than 70 people were killed in snowmobile accidents. Each year, hundreds more sustain serious and permanent injuries riding snowmobiles.

Q If someone is seriously injured or killed in a snowmobile accident, what rights do they and their family have?
A A snowmobile is required to be insured under the same type of insurance policy as a car or truck in Ontario. Therefore, when someone is seriously injured or killed in a snowmobile accident, they and their family can claim no-fault accident benefits from their own snowmobile insurer regardless of who is at fault. These benefits provide for income replacement, medical treatment, rehabilitation services, attendant care and other benefits. In addition, injured people and their families can sue those who cause or contribute to their accident.

Q If someone is seriously injured in a snowmobile accident, should they consult with a lawyer?
A The legal process for resolving snowmobile accident cases is very complex. There are short time limits, complicated forms, and medical reports and records that must be prepared and submitted. It is vitally important to hire a lawyer with the right experience and qualifications. Make sure you check the lawyer’s credentials before deciding which lawyer to hire. The lawyers of PIA Law have the right credentials and a track record of successfully resolving complex personal injury cases, including snowmobile accident cases.
For more, visit pialaw.ca/snowmobile-accidents.

To view the original article click HERE.


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Toronto Metro News - LEGAL MATTERS

Nov 12, 2014


HOLIDAY PARTIES AND SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY

Interview With: Dale Orlando, Personal Injury Alliance Lawyer
Published in: The Metro Toronto Newspaper, November 12,2014  issue

Q How responsible should party hosts be for guests who consume alcohol?
A While it’s not clearly defined by law, hosts should always keep their guests’ safety in mind. They should also take basic precautions to protect themselves just in case a guest fails to use their common sense and drives while intoxicated.

Q Does a party host face any liability if a guest leaves a party and chooses to drive impaired?
A There has never been a case where a party host has been found responsible for injuries caused to one of their guests or to a third party. But a case that went before the Supreme Court of Canada left the door wide open. Childs vs. Desormeaux involved someone who caused an accident after being at a BYOB party. While the party hosts were found not liable (they had no reason to believe the guest was impaired when he left), the court noted the situation may be different if a host provides alcohol with knowledge that the guest would be driving home.

Q What precautions should a party host take?
A If you are hosting a party and serving alcohol, keep the following in mind:
• If there is no designated driver, have everyone agree that anyone who is drinking will take a cab home;
• Offer to have intoxicated guests spend the night;
• Serve non-alcoholic beverages, too.

While personal injury lawyers at PIA Law are concerned with legal liability, there is a moral obligation to protect everyone, too. For more information, please visit pialaw.ca/social_host.

To view the original article click HERE.


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Practical Strategies for Experts: The Shifting Landscape

Oct 23, 2014
7:30 am – 4:15 pm

Practical Strategies

Date: October 23rd, 2014
Time: 
7:30am-4:15pm
Location: 
The Carlu, Toronto

This is a one day PIA hosted conference.

Conference Goals
• Develop and enhance techniques for providing expert testimony
• Improve your confidence in court
• Educate delegates about the technical requirements of the law
• Provide insight on how to handle difficult counsel
• Provide strategies for court preparation
• Help delegates become more effective witnesses

Who Should Attend
This conference will be of interest to all experts, health care
professionals and those who may be called to testify, regardless of
the level of experience.

Continuing Education Credits
Conference attendance certificates will be provided. Registrants are
encouraged to review self-assessment guidelines issued by their
professional college or association for continuing education credits,
or contact their professional college or association for further
information.

Registration
Registration fees are donated entirely to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Sick Kids Hospital.

Payment is acceptable by cheque only. Please make your cheque payable to: McLeish Orlando LLP in Trust, 1 Queen St. E., Suite 1620, Box 76, Toronto, ON  M5C 2W5

Click here for agenda and to Register for Practical Strategies for Experts.

Conference Papers and Presentations are now available to download:

Writing an Effective Report by Adam Little – Paper
Effective Expert Evidence: A View from the Bench by The Honourable Justice Darla Wilson  – Paper
5 Tips to Being a Great Expert Witness by Sloan Mandel  – Paper PowerPoint
Evidence of Treating Professionals: The Implications of Westerhoff and Moore by Rikin Morzaria – Paper | PowerPoint
The Importance of Comprehensive Notes and Records by Ryan Murray – Paper PowerPoint
Trial Dynamics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Roger Oatley – Paper | PowerPoint
Numbers Don’t Lie… Do They by Alison Burrison – Paper | PowerPoint
Demonstrative Evidence and the Use of Technology in the Courtroom –  PowerPoint


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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

Oct 15, 2014

WHY DISTRACTED DRIVING CASES REQUIRE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

Interview with: Brian Cameron, Personal Injury Alliance Lawyer
Published in: The Toronto Metro Newspaper October 15, 2014 issue

Q How serious are the risks of distracted driving?
A Very serious. A momentary distraction — texting, calling someone on your cell — can cause a death or serious injury to someone else. Ministry of Transportation stats show that a driver using a cellphone is four times more likely to be in a crash than a driver focused on the road.

Q What are the legal implications of distracted driving?
A All distracted drivers are at fault if they cause an accident and injure or kill someone. The driver will be sued, receive a fine for dangerous driving, and may end up in jail. Their car insurance rates will go up as well.

Q If you have been injured by a distracted driver, what can you do?
A A person who is injured can sue the driver — the compensation will depend on the extent of the injuries and the expertise of the lawyer. The legal process for these cases is very complex and a qualified personal injury lawyer is key. To find a qualified lawyer, look beyond the billboard ads. Get references, find out about years of experience, and ask the lawyer about the last case they actually tried and how it was resolved. The lawyer should be certified by the law society, be recognized in legitimate peer reviews, and have a track record in personal injury law. The law firm, like all of the firms of the Personal Injury Alliance, should have a proven history of handling complex personal injury cases.

For more information, visit pialaw.ca/distracted-driving.

View the original article HERE.


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MooseFM 97.7 radio interview with Richard Halpern

Oct 13, 2014

Air Date: October 10, 2014
Station: Moose FM 97.7 Bancroft

Richard Halpern, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer, discusses the devastating impact that impaired driving accidents can have on victims and their loved ones, impaired driving laws, and the work that the PIA is doing with MADD Canada.


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MooseFM 99.5 Impaired Driving interview with Richard Halpern

Oct 10, 2014

Air Date: October 10, 2014
Station: Moose FM 99.5 Bracebridge

Richard Halpern, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer, discusses the laws regarding impaired driving and the work that the PIA is doing with MADD Canada to help eliminate impaired driving in Canada.


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PIA Interview on Classical 96.3FM

Oct 09, 2014

Date: October 8, 2014
Station: ClassicalFM 96.3

John McLeish from the Personal Injury Alliance discusses the importance of hiring a qualified lawyer for catastrophic personal injury cases.


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PIA Announces Sponsorship of MADD Canada

Oct 01, 2014

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The Personal Injury Alliance is pleased to announce their sponsorship of MADD Canada. As part of this sponsorship, the PIA becomes the Title Sponsor of  MADD Canada’s National Strides for Change run/walk and will also work closely with them to support their Victim Services program.

United by a shared belief that there is no excuse for driving impaired, MADD Canada and the PIA are committed to ensuring that victims of impaired driving crashes and their families receive the best possible support during their time of grieving and recovery.

To learn more about MADD Canada, visit www.madd.ca.

Lawyers from the Personal Injury Alliance present representatives from MADD Canada with a sponsorship cheque at MADD Canada's Sponsor Recognition Dinner. From left to right: Marg Stanowski, Vice-Chair, National Board of Directors MADD Canada; Troy Lehman, Oatley Vigmond; Ian Perry, McLeish Orlando; Angeliki Souranis, MADD Canada National President.

Lawyers from the Personal Injury Alliance present representatives from MADD Canada with a sponsorship cheque at MADD Canada’s Sponsor Recognition Dinner. From left to right: Marg Stanowski, Vice-Chair, National Board of Directors MADD Canada; Ian Perry, McLeish Orlando; Troy Lehman, Oatley Vigmond; Angeliki Souranis, MADD Canada National President.


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MooseFM radio interview with Dale Orlando

Sep 19, 2014

Date: August 29, 2014
Station: MooseFM 103.3 Parry Sound

Dale Orlando, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer discusses the devastating impact cycling accidents can have on victims and their loved ones.


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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

Sep 17, 2014

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PERSONAL INJURY LAW AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SPECIALIZATION

Interview with: Wendy Moore Mandel, Personal Injury Alliance Lawyer
Published in: The Toronto Metro Newspaper September 17, 2014 issue

Q When someone is seriously injured, why is it important to hire a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law?
Catastrophic injury cases are complex and, therefore, require a lawyer who is equipped to deal with all the different components — the medical issues concerning the specific injury, the prediction of future needs and calculation of economic losses, and the interactions between insurance systems, no-fault, civil tort, and private disability, to name a few. The lawyer must also know how to put these pieces together to achieve the best outcome in terms of rehabilitation, care and compensation.

Q What are the risks of hiring a lawyer without a personal injury specialty?
If the lawyer doesn’t have the experience to fully understand and assess the injury and doesn’t know how to access the necessary resources, both medical and financial, an injured person could miss out on much needed rehabilitation and could receive less than fair compensation.

Q How do you ensure you are hiring the right lawyer?
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Experience matters. Look behind the advertising and check the credentials of both the lawyer and his or her firm. A lawyer should be certified by the Law Society, recognized by their peers in legitimate reviews — Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada — and have years of experience practising personal injury law. The law firm, like all of the firms in the Personal Injury Alliance, should have a solid track record of handling complex cases.
For more information, go to pialaw.ca/credentials.

View the Original article HERE.


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MooseFM Radio Interview with Dale Orlando

Sep 16, 2014

Date: August 29, 2014
Station: MooseFM 97.7 Bancroft

Personal Injury Alliance lawyer, Dale Orlando discusses the significant injuries that result from cycling accidents every year and how conflict can be avoided between cyclists and motorists.


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MooseFM radio interview with Patrick Brown

Sep 12, 2014

Date: August 29, 2014
Station: MooseFM 99.5 Bracebridge

Patrick Brown, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer discusses the importance of helmet use and the risks involved with cycling related accidents.


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MooseFM Cycling Safety radio interview with Dale Orlando

Sep 08, 2014

Date: August 29, 2014

Station: MooseFM 105.5 Huntsville

Personal Injury Alliance lawyer, Dale Orlando discusses the significance of wearing a helmet when cycling and the importance of parents leading by example when biking with children.


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MooseFM Radio Interview with Dale Orlando

Sep 04, 2014

Date: August 29, 2014
Station: MooseFM 93.3 Haliburton

Dale Orlando, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer, discusses cycling safety and the importance of
safe co-existence between cyclists and drivers.


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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

Aug 27, 2014

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IF I’M AT FAULT, DO I STILL HAVE A CASE?

Interview with: Rikin Morzaria, Personal Injury Alliance Lawyer
Published in: The Toronto Metro Newspaper August 27, 2014 issue

Q If someone is injured in a car accident and believes they may be at fault, do they still have a case for damages?
A In many cases, yes. If a person is negligent, they can still recover damages or financial compensation based on the degree of the other party’s fault. Even if the injured person is 100 per cent to blame for the accident, there are no-fault accident benefits called statutory accident benefits. If it’s a catastrophic injury, the benefits can be substantial, up to $1 million for rehab.

Q Why is retaining a qualified personal injury lawyer so important?
Personal injury cases of a serious nature, especially at-fault cases, are extremely complicated and lengthy. An experienced personal injury lawyer who has expertise in this area of law is needed to determine what the options are and for what benefits the client is entitled. The lawyer can also provide access to rehab professionals, or work with a client’s trusted medical specialist. Lawyers such as those of the Personal Injury Alliance have years of experience and a track record of success in these kinds of cases.

Q How do you find the right lawyer?
It’s important to meet with a few lawyers to find out about their experience in personal injury cases. Ask for client and health-care professional references. The lawyer should have trial experience and a track record of achieving successful results. A person should also feel comfortable dealing with the lawyer because they will work together closely. For more information, go to pialaw.ca/credentials.

View the original article HERE.


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2015 Best Lawyers Canada

Aug 26, 2014

Congratulations to the 13 PIA lawyers included in the The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2015:

For more, go to: https://www.bestlawyers.com/About/History.aspx


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MooseFM Parry Sound Radio Interview with Sloan Mandel

Aug 22, 2014

Date: August 1, 2014
Station: MooseFM 103.3 Parry Sound

Sloan Mandel, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer discusses water safety and the steps that cottage owners should take to protect themselves.


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Moose FM Radio Interview with Sloan Mandel

Aug 20, 2014

Date: August 1, 2014
Station: MooseFM 97.7 Bancroft

Personal Injury Alliance Lawyer, Sloan Mandel discusses what victims of diving-related accidents should do to ensure they are getting the best possible care and what cottage owners can do to ensure their property is safe.


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MooseFM Water Safety Interview with Sloan Mandel

Aug 15, 2014

Date: August 1, 2014
Station: MooseFM 105.5 Huntsville

Sloan Mandel, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer discusses water safety and the steps that cottage owners should take to protect themselves.


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MooseFM Radio Interview with Sloan Mandel

Aug 13, 2014

Date: August 1, 2014
Station: MooseFM 99.5 Bracebridge

Personal Injury Alliance lawyer Sloan Mandel discusses the steps that cottage owners should take to protect themselves and the risks of diving-related accidents.


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Water Safety Radio interview with Sloan Mandel

Aug 08, 2014

Date: August 1, 2014
Station: MooseFM 93.3 Haliburton

Sloan Mandel, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer, discusses the risks associated with diving, the steps that cottage owners should take to protect themselves, and what victims of diving-related accidents should do to ensure they are getting the best possible care.

 


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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

Aug 06, 2014

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THE RISK OF FAST CASH AND QUICK SETTLEMENTS

Interview with: Robert Durante, Personal Injury Alliance Lawyer
Published in: The Toronto Metro Newspaper August 6, 2014 issue

Q Why do catastrophic injury cases take so long?
A There’s typically a lengthy period of rehabilitation, often lasting at least two years. It is important to wait until it has been completed in order to determine the extent to which the person will recover and to ensure there are enough funds to pay for care for as long as needed. Your lawyer will lay out a litigation plan including timelines, available benefits (for example, motor vehicle insurance money, CPP disability benefits and Ontario Disability Support Payments), and an estimate of the settlement amount.

Q What’s the risk for a quick cash settlement?
A The biggest risk is settling for too little money. For people who are seriously injured, the financial outcome of the case will drastically affect the way in which they live their life. And that’s why it’s important to let the rehabilitation phase run its course.

Q Why is a personal injury lawyer recommended for this type of case?
A Experience is the biggest factor. Lawyers who specialize in personal injury, such as those in the Personal Injury Alliance, have seen it all, from seemingly minor injuries that end up significantly impacting someone’s earning potential through to very serious injuries that result in the need for lifelong care. No matter the injury, a lawyer that tries to persuade a seriously injured client into a quick settlement is lacking experience and expertise in this field and is essentially doing the client a serious injustice.

For more information, visit pialaw.ca/getting-started

Click HERE to view the original article.


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MooseFM 97.7 Bancroft radio interview with Roger Oatley

Jul 18, 2014

Date: June 27th, 2014
Station: MooseFM 97.7 Bancroft

Listen to Roger Oatley from the Personal Injury Alliance radio interview on MooseFM 97.7 Bancroft, discussing the risks of drinking and boating.


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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

Jul 16, 2014

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YOU’VE BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED – NOW WHAT?

Interview with: David MacDonald, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer
Published in: The Toronto Metro Newspaper July 16, 2014 issue

You’ve been seriously injured in an accident — now what?
A
 An accident causing a catastrophic injury requires immediate support from a hospital’s most specialized trauma team. Once your condition is stable, you, your family, medical and rehabilitation professionals and specialized personal injury lawyers will create a recovery plan to help ensure the best quality of life possible.

Q How does a personal injury lawyer help?
A
 Personal injury lawyers will help identify the best medical and rehabilitation specialists so you enjoy the fullest recovery possible. They will also obtain funding for your needs by advocating for payment from all responsible insurers. The lawyer should be fully accessible to discuss your needs as they arise.

Q How do you find the right lawyer?
A
 Your serious injury case requires a personal injury lawyer who is certified by the law society as a specialist in civil litigation. Ask hospital or rehabilitation professionals if they can recommend one based on their past experiences.The law society and Personal Injury Alliance also maintain a registry of certified specialists in civil litigation. Then, meet with two to three lawyers, and ask about their knowledge of experts, and experience and expertise in and out of the courtroom. Call their references. Ask about cost, too — it should be about 15 to 20 per cent of your portion of the settlement. The better their expertise and references, and the more knowledgeable and caring they are in the interview, the greater the opportunity to engage a partner for the most successful recovery path possible.

For more, visit pialaw.ca/david-macdonald

Click HERE to view the original article.


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MooseFM 105.5 Huntsville radio interview with Roger Oatley

Jul 15, 2014

Date: June 27th, 2014
Station: MooseFM 105.5 Huntsville

Listen to Roger Oatley from the Personal Injury Alliance radio interview on MooseFM 105.5 Huntsville, discussing the risks of drinking and boating.


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MooseFM 95.5 Bracebridge radio interview with Roger Oatley

Jul 11, 2014

Date: June 27th, 2014
Station: MooseFM 95.5 Bracebridge

Roger Oatley from the Personal Injury Alliance discusses the risks of drinking and boating.


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MooseFM CKLP 103.3 Parry Sound radio interview with Roger Oatley

Jul 09, 2014

Date: June 27th, 2014
Station: MooseFM CKLP 103.3 Parry Sound

Roger Oatley from the Personal Injury Alliance discusses the risks of drinking and boating.


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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

Jun 25, 2014

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CYCLING AND THE LAW

Interview with: Patrick Brown, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer
Published in: The Toronto Metro Newspaper June 25, 2014 issue

Q How great is the risk of serious injury to cyclists?
A
 Toronto has one of the highest collision rates per capita for cyclists of any large Canadian city. More than 1,000 bicycle riders are injured here each year — and the real figure is much higher since an estimated 80 per cent go unreported. Much still needs to be done to increase safety, including increased investment in bike lanes, the addition of sideguards on heavy trucks and the adoption of a complete streets policy by road authorities.

Q If someone is seriously injured in a cycling accident, what rights do they have?
A
 A cyclist who is injured in a collision with a motor vehicle has a right to sue the at-fault motorist. But the case can be complicated because the amount of compensation they are entitled to will depend on the injuries sustained, the precautions the cyclist took or didn’t take (such as use of a helmet and lights, and following the rules of the road), and of course, the negligence of the driver.

Q If someone is seriously injured in a cycling accident, what kind of lawyer should they hire?
A
 As in all personal injury cases of a serious nature, it is important to hire a lawyer that specializes in personal injury and has a track record for successfully handling similar cases. Personal injury lawyers, such as those of the Personal Injury Alliance, who work with victims of cycling accidents and their families, have a front-row seat to the aftermath of these collisions. They understand the devastating impact these accidents have on victims and their loved ones, and advocate for the rights of cyclists who have been injured or killed.

For more information, visit pialaw.ca/cycling

Click HERE to view the original article.


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Lexpert 2014

Jun 06, 2014

Congratulations to all of the lawyers from McLeish Orlando, Oatley Vigmond and Thomson, Rogers who have been selected by peers for inclusion in Lexpert 2014, Canada’s Legal Lexpert Directory.


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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

Jun 04, 2014

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Interview with: Darcy Merkur, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer
Published in: The Toronto Metro Newspaper June 4, 2014 issue

Q When evaluating a personal injury lawyer, what credentials are important?
A
 First, look for the “CS” designation after their name, which means they’re a certified specialist in civil litigation. The designation is granted to lawyers who have proven to be competent and experienced trial lawyers.

Second, is the lawyer recognized as an expert in personal injury — and on the peer-voted lists published by Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada?

Third, is the lawyer with one of the top 10 personal injury law firms in Canada? The list is published by Canadian Lawyer magazine. Only about a dozen lawyers in Ontario have all of these credentials, and the vast majority are from law firms of the Personal Injury Alliance. A listing of these lawyers can be found at pialaw.ca/credentials.

Q Why are credentials so important?
A
 
They’re important because they validate a lawyer’s expertise in personal injury cases. These types of cases can be complex, time-consuming, and expensive, sometimes costing in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The lawyer and firm must be able to accept the financial risks. Personal injury law firms only get paid when the case is resolved favourably.

Q Should someone who has had a catastrophic injury compare lawyers’ credentials?
A
 Absolutely. Anyone can call themselves a personal injury lawyer, but credentials and objective endorsements make the case best. Accident victims are under an enormous amount of pressure, and the last thing they need is a bad experience with a lawyer. Remember also that a client can change their lawyer at any time if they’re not happy with their legal representation.

Click HERE to view the article.


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OACP 2014 Drive Safe! R.I.D.E. traffic safety campaign

May 22, 2014

The Personal Injury Alliance is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Drive Safe! R.I.D.E. traffic safety campaign. The campaign focuses on the dangers of distracted driving, in particular, those associated with driving under the influence of prescription medicines and illegal drugs.

Throughout the summer months, Police will be handing out the Drive Safe! booklet to drivers across Ontario. The booklet contain information on impaired driving, traffic collision reporting, street racing, seat belt safety, and distracted driving laws. Click HERE to view a PDF of the booklet.

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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

May 14, 2014

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THE LAWYER’S ROLE IN REHABILITATION

Interview with: James Vigmond, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer
Published in: The Toronto Metro News, May 14, 2014 issue

Q. In a personal injury case where someone has been catastrophically injured, how is the lawyer involved in rehabilitation?
A: 
While one of the lawyer’s roles is to sue the at-fault parties for damages, another equally important role is to ensure access to the best health-care professionals in order to maximize recovery. That is why it is important to hire a firm that specializes in personal injury, such as a member firm of the Personal Injury Alliance, which has access to a wide network of privately-funded health-care professionals. The lawyer and the firm’s accident benefits specialist will meet with rehabilitation professionals and assemble the healthcare team.

Q: Will the lawyer fully understand the medical complexities of the injury?
A: 
Yes. Understanding the short- and long-term impact of an injury is a prerequisite to the lawyer being able to engage the services of the right health-care experts. For example, how will the injury affect a person in terms of income earning capacity, mobility, and support needs? Will the condition deteriorate in future and, if so, how might that affect the person’s personal and economic situation? Having this knowledge will help the lawyer dedicate their efforts to improving the injured party’s rehabilitation and recovering maximum compensation for their injuries. 

Q What if a client is not happy with someone on their health-care team?
A: 
Speak to the lawyer. It is the lawyer’s role to make sure the health-care provider is the right fit with the client and the health-care team. If this isn’t the case, the lawyer will work with the case manager to find someone who fits the bill in expertise, personality and team vision.

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PIA interview on Classical 96.3FM

Apr 24, 2014

Date: April 24, 2014
Station: ClassicalFM 96.3

Roger Oatley from the Personal Injury Alliance discusses the current state of legal advertising, the complexities of personal injury law and the importance of hiring a qualified personal injury lawyer.


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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

Apr 02, 2014

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CAN THE LAW FIRM AFFORD YOUR CASE?

Interview with: Roger Oatley, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer
Published in: The Toronto Metro News Newspaper April 02, 2014 issue

Q: When someone is looking for a personal injury lawyer, why is it important to consider a firm’s financial resources?
A:
 Personal injury cases dealing with injuries of a catastrophic nature are very complex and often long-term, and as a result can be very expensive.

Q: How much do these types of trials cost?
A:
 Cases involving catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord or brain injuries, can cost upwards of $100,000 to $250,000 or more – to pay for records, demonstrative evidence, and various types of experts to assess the client, write reports and give evidence. It’s important to know that the firm can cover these costs.

Q: How do you determine that?
A: 
Ask the lawyer what kinds of experts might be needed (for example, health-care professionals, financial experts, even engineers) and how much they would cost. A lawyer who doesn’t know the depth and scope of experts required won’t have any idea of the financial costs. Ask also how much money the firm spends on experts and resources. I can tell you that all three Personal Injury Alliance law firms will have total disbursements for these kinds of files in the millions of dollars. That’s a very good gauge of how much work a firm does in this area and their commitment to ensuring the best possible outcome for their clients. Another clue that the firm isn’t fully invested in this specialized area of law: if the law firm asks for a retainer to cover these costs. PIA law firms are committed to covering these costs for our clients until the case is resolved.

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Toronto Metro News - Legal Matters

Mar 19, 2014

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HOW TO CHOOSE  A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

Interview with: Leonard Kunka, Personal Injury Alliance lawyer
Published in: The Toronto Metro News Newspaper March 19, 2014 issue

Q: I recently suffered a serious personal injury – should I simply call any lawyer for legal advice?
A: No, not just any lawyer. These types of cases are highly technical with statutory time limitations, complex insurance benefits, and other legalities. You need a lawyer who specializes in personal injury.

Q: How do I find a personal injury lawyer?
A: Ask other lawyers and medical professionals you know if they can refer you to someone who is qualified. There are peer reviewed publications and accreditation that can help, too. For example, the Law Society of Upper Canada provided accreditation to “certified specialists” in the area of civil litigation. The Lexpert Directory (lexpert.ca) has a list of personal injury lawyers who excel in the field. Canadian Lawyer magazine (canadianlawyermag.com) publishes a “best lawyers” feature that is based on a peer review survey.

Q: How do I make the final decision? 
A: We recommend you meet with a few lawyers and candidly ask about their credentials, expertise, and trial experience. For a great summary of questions to ask, see pialaw.ca/choose. The lawyer and firm you choose should have proven track record in personal injury cases, as well as the financial resources to properly build your case. Your prospects for a positive recovery can depend on this. Also, personal injury claims can take years to complete, and the lawyer is going to become intimately involved in your life and recovery. You have to feel a level of trust and connection from your initial meeting.

Click HERE to view the original article


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Ontario Rehab Alliance Breakfast Workshop

Mar 12, 2014

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Join us for the Ontario Rehab Alliance Breakfast Workshop sponsored by the PIA.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

LOCATION:  At the Prosserman Jewish Community Centre – Room 123
4588 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M2R 1W6

DATE:  Thursday, April 10, 2014

TIME:  9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

FEE:
  $25 per person

For full workshop details and to register click HERE

 


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Ontario Rehab Alliance Breakfast Workshop

Feb 20, 2014

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Join us for the Ontario Rehab Alliance Breakfast Workshop sponsored by the PIA.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

LOCATION: Angie’s Kitchen, 1761 Erb’s Road, St. Agatha, ON

DATE: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TIME: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

FEE:
 $25 per person

For full workshop details and to register click HERE

 


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Personal Injury Alliance supports the BIST 5K Run, Walk & Roll

Feb 05, 2014

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In spite of the rain, the three member firms of the Personal Injury Alliance, McLeish Orlando LLPOatley, Vigmond and Thomson, Rogers staff, family and friends came out to the 3rd Annual BIST 5K Run, Walk & Roll on September 21, 2013 in Sunnybrook Park.

The Personal Injury Alliance came out with a team of close to a hundred staff and supporters.  Through sponsorship, fundraising and registration, BIST generated over $50,000 that will go a long way in supporting programs, services and efforts to raise brain injury awareness.

The Brain Injury Society of Toronto supports brain injury survivors and family members. BIST aims to enhance the quality of life for people in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of brain injury through education, awareness, support and advocacy.

Click HERE to view photos from the event.

To watch a video from the event click HERE.


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PIA Practical Strategies 2013 Special Donation

Nov 21, 2013

This past summer the firms of the Personal Injury Alliance co-sponsored Practical Strategies – A one day conference for Health Care Providers – Catastrophic Impairment: A Look into the Future.

The conference was designed to increase awareness and understanding of SCI and provide an update on assessment and treatment strategies.

Oatley, Vigmond, Thomson Rogers and McLeish Orlando made a special donation of $12,000 to Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation – The Campaign to Cure Arthritis.

The Campaign to Cure Arthritis’ vision is to find a cure for arthritis by creating a world-leading centre for Arthritis. Their goal is to have early diagnosis, new treatments, personalized arthritis care and prevent, treat and cure Arthritis.

For more information on Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation’s – The Campaign to Cure Arthritis please visit: http://www.cureforarthritis.ca

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From Left to right: 
James Vigmond –Oatley, Vigmond, Dr. Johnny Lau, Toronto Western Hospital, John McLeish – McLeish Orlando LLP, Sloan Mandel – Thomson Rogers.

 


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The Common, The Rare and The Deadly

Nov 08, 2013
7:00 am – 4:00 pm

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DATE: February 28, 2014
TIME: 7:00am to 4:00pm (click here for draft agenda)
LOCATION: BMO Institute for Learning, 550 Pharmacy Avenue, Toronto
FEE: Early Bird Registration (before January 17) $135 / Regular fee $150

This interdisciplinary conference provides a learning environment for health care practitioners interested in advancing their expertise in the complex care of the trauma patient.

The target audience members for this conference are nurses, physicians, allied health professionals, first responders, fellows, residents and clerks involved in trauma programs or emergency care.

For full event details, including agenda, venue details and registration information, click on the ink: www.traumaconference.ca


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BIST 5K Run, Walk & Roll

Sep 21, 2013

Join us for the 3rd Annual BIST (Brain Injury Society of Toronto) 5K Run, Walk & Roll.

DATE: Saturday September 21st, 2013

TIME: 10:45 am

WHERE:  Sunnybrook Park/Wilket Creek Park. Entrance is on the west side of Leslie, north of Eglinton Ave.

For more information: www.bistrun.ca


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Seriously Injured? Tips for Selecting a Lawyer

Jun 24, 2013

The law firms of the Personal Injury Alliance were recently featured in Outspoken! Magazine, the quarterly publication of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) champion excellence in service, advocacy and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries. Those who have sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) know it has a profound impact on life; turning everything upside down, not only for the injured person but also those who are closest to them.

  • Approximately 33,00 Ontarians live with a permanent SCI
  • Up to 600 people sustain new injuries every year

In this article, “Seriously Injured? Tips for Selecting a Lawyer” the author highlights the steps a person pursuing a personal injury lawsuit should research ahead of hiring legal representation in a spinal injury case.

Topping the list is to review a lawyer’s credentials as well as expertise, asking if they have had previous trial experience in a spinal cord injury case and also if they have the financial resources to hire medical and economic experts to help build the case. In addition to experience, comfort level and “fit” should also be considered. As the author points out, sometimes a spinal cord injury case can take years to complete, and it’s important your lawyer makes you feel comfortable and secure.

To read the full article and learn more about selecting the right spinal cord injury lawyer, follow the link below:

SCIO: Tips for Selecting a Lawyer

 


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2013 Practical Strategies Conference

Jun 13, 2013

Date: Thursday June 13, 2013
Time: 
8:00am to 4:30pm
Location: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, Toronto
Registration Fee: $100

(Registration fees are donated entirely to: Toronto Western Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital)

The Personal Injury Alliance is sponsoring the Practical Strategies: Catastrophic Impairment: a Look into the Future Conference. This one day conference is designed to increase awareness and understanding of SCI and provide an update on assessment and treatment strategies.


Conference Goals

This conference is designed to:

  • Provide information on the unique advocacy required for proving the spinal cord injury case
  • Provide information on the latest developments for spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • Provide a forum for discussion of models of care and treatment strategies
  • Enhance the funding available to Toronto Western Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital


Who Should Attend

This conference will be of special interest to life care planners, social workers, discharge planners, occupational therapists and other health care professionals who advise and advocate on behalf of seriously injured patients of all ages in acute care and rehabilitation settings.

For full event details, including agenda and registration information, click here: 

To register online go to: http://www.oatleyvigmond.com/events-details.php?ID=94


Please make cheques payable to McLeish Orlando:

McLeish Orlando
One Queen St. E.
Suite 1620, Box 76
Toronto, ON M5C 2W5


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9th Annual BIST and OBIA Mix Mingle

Jun 12, 2013

June 12, 2013 – Toronto

The PIA will be attending the 9th Annual BIST and OBIA Mix & Mingle:

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WHERE: Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto.

This annual event raises awareness of brain injury while bringing together professionals for an evening of entertainment.

The success of this special event allows the Brain Injury Society of Toronto andOntario Brain Injury Association to carry out the vital programs needed to support individuals with brain injury.

Click HERE for more information or to purchase tickets.

 


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