Posts by Waterstone Injury Group

Injuries caused by someone else’s carelessness happen far more often than we like to think. While thankfully many such injuries quickly heal, in some instances long-term and sometimes permanent injury occurs, affecting forever the quality of life and earning potential of the innocent victim. If you have been injured as a result of someone’s carelessness or inattention, we encourage you to contact us. Learn more about Waterstone Injury Group »

Sharing the Road: The (Often Overlooked) Cyclist Right of Way

“Share the road” is a common admonition but unfortunately those behind the wheel of a vehicle are often guilty of not following this safety principle — and legal requirement.

In fact, a recent cycling safety study commissioned by the City

11 signs you may have a brain injury

As a personal injury lawyer I work with many people who have suffered from head trauma. As a result, I spend a great portion of my time reading through medical records and talking to my clients about their symptoms. I’ve …

Car vs. Pedestrian: is the driver always at fault?

It’s often said that when it’s car vs. person, the car always wins. So does it follow that a driver who injures a pedestrian is automatically at fault?  You might think so, but that’s not always the case.

We know …

Your Facebook Profile as Evidence Against You – Part 2

Roughly a year ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Your Facebook Profile as Evidence Against You.” Since that post, I have been contacted numerous times on the topic of Facebook profiles as evidence, most recently by Canadian

Drivers Responsible for their Passengers, especially Children Passengers

As a driver, you have a responsibility for the safety and care of your passengers.

This responsibility is not only to drive with due care and attention, but also to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable injuries.

The duty owed …

What to do After a Car Accident

There you are, out running errands or going about your daily commute, when the unthinkable happens:  a collision.  What should you do?

The best way to deal with a motor vehicle collision is to be prepared before one occurs.You should …

Your Facebook Profile as Evidence Against You

If you have been injured and are pursuing a claim for compensation, be mindful of what you post or publish on your social media profiles. Increasingly, content from sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace is being used as evidence …

Cyclists and the Law: An Uncertain Path

Spring is here, and the best of the cycling season is just around the corner.  Before you pump up the tires, strap on your helmet and take off on your first bike ride, there are a few things other than …

Slips, Trips and Falls – Who’s Responsible?

The provincial Occupiers Liability Act attempts to protect persons from injury when they enter onto land or into a building. It does this by requiring property owners and tenants to ensure that their property will be reasonably safe for those …

Insurance Coverage if You Cause an Accident: Third Party Liability Coverage

If you partially or wholly cause an accident, you are at risk of being sued by anyone who had suffered a loss in the accident.These losses include, but are not limited to, the other party’s medical expenses, personal injury and …