Nigel Gilby's Archive

Legal Representation that Works for You!

Question: “I have been in a car accident and I have a lawyer representing me; however, I feel like my lawyer is not representing me appropriately.  What do I do if I want to change lawyers?”   It is important for clients to know that they have the right, at any time, to change their […]...Read More

Helping You Help Your Patients: Learning about insurance issues in MVA cases

This is a brief overview of the legislation regarding insurance issues in motor vehicle cases. Helping-You-Help-Your-Patients-Learning-about-Insurance-issues-in-MVA-cases...Read More

Holiday Parties – What hosts need to know

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to enjoy the festive season and catch up with family and friends. However, if alcohol is being served or consumed at your holiday party, it is even more important for you to be aware of your potential liability as a social host. Before planning your holiday event […]...Read More

Distracted Driving in Ontario

The cellphone prohibition while driving only applies to hand-held devices. If necessary, drivers may still have telephone conversations while driving so long as they use hands-free devices (such as Bluetooth devices). In addition, the law also does not apply to drivers in vehicles pulled off the roadway, vehicles that are lawfully parked, to 911 calls, […]...Read More

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

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