Nigel Gilby's Archive

Pay Attention to This! Distracted Driving in Ontario

Most Ontario drivers are now well aware of the fact that it is illegal to use hand-held devices will driving. Since October 26, 2009, this new law has been in force. The “cell phone while driving ban” was introduced through Bill 118, which amended Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. The amendment prohibits drivers from using hand-held […]...Read More

Safe Cycling & Injury Prevention

A bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA). This means that a cyclist has the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users. Cyclists charged for disobeying traffic laws will be subject to a minimum set fine and a Victim Surcharge fine of $20.00 for most […]...Read More

Riding Safely Through Summer – ATV Safety

As the summer heats up, more Ontarians are getting outdoors and making the most of the weather. A popular summer time activity for many is riding off-road vehicles (ATVs).  In fact, off-road vehicles have been steadily growing in popularity – from a recreation standpoint and a work use standpoint.   In Ontario, off-road vehicles are described […]...Read More

When a Dog is Not your Best Friend – Dog Attacks in Ontario

Dogs are one of the most popular pets in Canada. A recent survey estimates that there are 5.9 million dogs in Canada and 35% of Canadian households have a dog. If you have a look around your neighbourhood and actually take a dog count, you will probably be surprised by the number of families who […]...Read More

Catastrophic Impairment based on Whole Person Impairment

This powerpoint presentation provides an overview of benefits specific to catastrophic impairment and the definition of catastrophic impairment. Catastrophic-Impairment-Determination-Desbiens-and-Beyond-1...Read More

Water Safety & Awareness

Last month, during the week of June 4th to 11th, 2011, Canada observed National Water Safety Week.  Indeed, water safety is a growing concern in Canada.  Though we have the great fortune of having what seems to be an abundance of water in this country, the tragic facts according to the Red Cross are that […]...Read More

Understanding Vehicle Damage Claims in Car Accidents

Winter is here!  There is no question that with the recent onslaught of snow squalls hitting Ontario we are having a wet and icy winter.  With the snow and ice come poor road conditions, and poor road conditions demand greater responsibility from all motorists.  Yet, inevitably, there will be bad drivers and car accidents.  What […]...Read More

New Changes to Automobile Legislation

When the original insurance law reforms were brought out back in 1990 and with each subsequent change, they have been led by fanfare from the government of the time that they were a simplification of the benefits available to people involved in motor vehicle accidents who sustained injuries. They more clearly defined peoples' rights and entitlements. They were for the purposes of speeding up the delivery of rehabilitation to injured people and last, but not necessarily least, were certainly intended to reduce the amount of litigation and the role of lawyers in automobile accident claims whether first party benefits with their own no-fault insurance carrier or tort claims brought against the party or parties at fault.

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What is an Accident?

Fasten your seatbelts: When is a Motor Vehicle Accident Really an "Accident" and what constitutes a "Motor Vehicle" for insurance purposes?

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Ask a Silly Question and Get a Silly Answer: Practical Advice for Posing Questions to Juries

Careful planning of the questions to be submitted to a jury prior to trial will go a long way in putting together an effective case for your client. Ask-a-Silly-Question-and-Get-a-Silly-Answer-Practical-Advice-for-Posing-Questions-to-Juries...Read More

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