Maia Bent's Archive

Do You Need to Call a Lawyer?

The moments, minutes, and days following an accident can be overwhelming. Deciding whether to call a lawyer can be an added source of stress but Maia Bent is here to set your mind at ease....Read More

Reasonable Foreseeability in Social Host Liability

The Court of Appeal for Ontario’s recent decision in Jonas v Elliot[i] reminds me of Johnny Nash’s classic song, “I Can See Clearly Now.” As Johnny Nash sang, “I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way,” he celebrated his certainty that he could foresee all obstacles […]...Read More

New rule may curb practice of paying HST out of benefits

Lawyers for injured plaintiffs are hopeful that a recent change to clarify the requirement for insurers to pay HST over and above accident benefit limits will increase compliance with the law and allow individuals to preserve room in their benefit entitlement, says London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent. See the full article on AdvocatesDaily.com...Read More

Limiting occupiers’ liability notice to impact accident victims

Proposed legislation that will require individuals to bring claims within 10 days for injuries sustained on private property as a result of negligent snow or ice removal has the potential to bar innocent accident victims from recovering for their losses, says Maia Bent. See the full article on AdvocateDaily.com...Read More

Bent to share strategies for conducting effective examinations

On June 14, London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent will share her insights on how to structure and execute effective examinations, via a live webinar presented by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). Full details on AdvocateDaily.com...Read More

Supreme Court says garage not liable for teen crash in stolen car

A garage owner should not be held responsible for the terrible injuries a teen suffered when he and a friend stole a car from his lot and crashed it in a “tragic set of events,” the Supreme Court of Canada said Friday. London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent, counsel for the injured passenger, tells AdvocateDaily.com […]...Read More

Bent to co-chair Accident Benefits Spring Symposium

On April 19, London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent will co-chair the full-day Accident Benefits Spring Symposium, presented by Canadian Defence Lawyers. See full details on AdvocateDaily.com...Read More

Defendant granted access to Facebook pictures

‘You need to be aware it’s out there’. It seems to me that the zone of privacy is getting smaller. In a recent string of judgments, injured plaintiffs have been ordered to turn over material despite the fact it was posted to social media behind privacy walls. In a recent Law Times article I discuss the trend […]...Read More

Webinar: Structure and Execute Effective Examinations

On June 12, 2018 join me along with Duncan Embury, Neinstein LLP  and moderator Daniela Pacheco (WTLC Section Chair), Neinstein LLP for an OTLA webinar entitled “Structure and Execute Effective Examinations“. For more information and how to register visit the website....Read More

Meet Isaac

Dear Maia, Cindy, and Arianne, I wanted to write you to thank you for all you’ve done for me. You never expect to need a lawyer. I certainly didn’t, and I didn’t want one. I thought “why make it bigger? Cost won’t be worth it… etc. But I needed to be the best advocate for […]...Read More

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