Maia Bent's Archive

Winter road maintenance report will have legal repercussions: Lawyer

TORONTO – A scathing auditor general’s report released Wednesday on shoddy winter road maintenance will hurt the government’s position in legal battles arising from that issue, says a prominent Ontario lawyer… Read Toronto Sun article...Read More

Plaintiff lawyers unhappy with attendant care changes

In a recent Law Times article, personal injury lawyer Maia Bent comments on recent amendements that tie attendant-care benefits to economic loss. Plaintiff-lawyers-unhappy-with-attendant-care-changes...Read More

Amendments to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Effective February 1, 2014

On December 17, 2013, the government published Ontario Regulation 347/13, amending the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.  This Regulation comes into force on February 1, 2014. The changes will affect attendant care, pre-existing conditions under the Minor Injury Guideline, and the election of benefits.  These changes provide additional hurdles for injured plaintiffs seeking to obtain accident […]...Read More

Pool Drowning and Water Safety

Drowning is one of the leading causes of injury and death to Canadian children. An estimated 54 children, age 14 and under, drown each year in Canada. Another 140 are hospitalized for near drowning, many suffering from brain injuries. Swimming pools are the site of nearly half of all of these drowning and near drowning […]...Read More

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