Christopher Dawson's Archive

The Racey Decision: Did the LAT get it right?

For many years, I have been incredibly interested in a specific area of personal injury law.  This area of law focuses on the definition of an “accident” when an automobile is involved.  Outside of traditional car crashes, this area of law considers whether someone can claim accident benefits due to suffering injuries in an “accident,” […]...Read More

When Can A Lawyer Help Relieve Your Stress?

Accidents are never planned. They come suddenly and turn someone’s world upside-down. It is no surprise that in the timeframe immediately after an accident, it can be a complete whirlwind. In many cases, the injured person is hospitalized, dealing with numerous medical appointments, specialists meetings, and rehabilitation consultations, all while being in pain and trying […]...Read More

Don’t You Lie On Me: Defamation in the Digital Age

In the digital age, information is produced at a rapid rate and is shared instantly across the globe through the internet.  The risk of defamation today is far more prevalent (and damaging) than it ever has been before.  But defamation has been around for centuries and is certainly nothing new.  What exactly is defamation? In […]...Read More

Welcoming Rowan’s Law

June was Brain Injury Awareness Month. We have come a long way as a society in how we identify and respond to brain injuries, but there certainly remains plenty of work to be done. Not only medically is there plenty of room to grow, but legally too. On March 6th of this year, Ontario passed […]...Read More

Can we sue the Toronto Maple Leafs for Mental Anguish?

They say there are two certainties in life: Death and taxes. But there might be one other that I think we can safely add to the list: The Toronto Maple Leafs not winning the Stanley Cup. It’s that time of year again – NHL playoff hockey time. And like so many playoff series I’ve watched […]...Read More

A Night in the ER

Hopefully most people’s experience with a hospital emergency room is minimal. For me, I had been fortunate in that it had been quite some time since I had last been in one. However, I recently spent some time in the ER. Thankfully I’m okay, but my time in the ER was certainly an eye opening […]...Read More

Back to School – Back to Safety

In only a few more weeks, it will be time for the kids to go back to school. Soon, the roads of London Ontario will have more school buses on them, and quite frankly, more vehicles and traffic in general. Before school is officially back in session, it is helpful to keep some key safety […]...Read More

Navigating Trails… Not Trials

If you are like me, summer might be your favourite time of year. The days are long and sunny, the weather is generally pleasant, and there is a variety of outdoor activities that are available to you. The summer days bring out a lot of nostalgia for my younger days. I often reminisce of those […]...Read More

Chris Dawson Would Definitely Be a University Professor.

Chris Dawson – The personal injury lawyer and partner answers some rapid-fire questions… If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be: A university professor. Before law school, I had just completed my Master’s degree and wasn’t sure if I’d go into law or go for a Phd. I chose law and haven’t looked back. Best career […]...Read More

Drone Age: Legal Considerations

Do you own a drone? Do you know someone who does? Are you thinking of getting one? Most of us have at least seen one by now. In recent years drones have really grown in popularity. Many companies are beginning to use them for all kinds of purposes, including things such as videography, surveillance, and […]...Read More

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