Archive for the ‘Firm Updates’ Category

Thank You for Attending the 2022 BIAPH Health Advocate Education Conference

By Roger Foisy on July 22nd, 2022

Roger R. Foisy and Associates would like to thank all who came to The Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton’s (BIAPH) 3rd Health Advocates Education Conference. Hosted on June 29, 2022, at the Mississauga Convention Centre, the theme this year was Practical Tips and Strategies from Industry...

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Verify Your Home Insurance Coverage & Protect Your Assets in Case of an Accident

By Roger Foisy on July 7th, 2022

On June 5, 2022, one of the staff of Roger R. Foisy faced tragedy as she lost her entire home to an apartment building fire. She and her two children were left with only the clothes on their back as they faced damage and unfortunately were not able to return to their home. As we...

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Roger R. Foisy Invited as Panelist on OTLA Long-Term Disability Roundtable

By Roger Foisy on February 24th, 2022

Roger R. Foisy has been invited to participate as a panelist on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) roundtable on Examination for Discovery of an LTD Defendant. Other prominent lawyers who will be part of the panel include Nainesh Kotak, Steve Rastin, and Najma Rashid. Roger is regularly...

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Injured from a Fall Due to Ice or Snow? You Must Act Very Quickly!

By Roger Foisy on March 3rd, 2021

As of January 29, 2021 Ontario’s Occupiers’ Liability Act was amended to add a requirement of written notice for claims arising from injuries caused by snow and ice. If you’ve been injured from a fall due to snow or ice in Ontario, you have ONLY 10 DAYS to provide written notice by registered...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

By Roger Foisy on December 14th, 2020

The holiday season is here and it’s time to reflect on the year that has been. No one could have predicted the difficulties 2020 would bring and the challenges it created for everyone. This year we want to extend our holiday greetings to not only our clients but also to frontline workers who are...

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Virtual BIAPH Health Advocates Education Conference on October 28

By Roger Foisy on October 20th, 2020

The second  Brian Injury Association of Peel and Halton (BIAPH) Health Advocates Education Conference will be held virtually on October 28, 2020. The theme for this year’s conference is What You’re Missing: Practical Tips and Strategies from Industrial Professionals. This event is the...

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Congratulations to Daniel Berman on his Call to the Bar!

By Roger Foisy on August 28th, 2020

The team at Roger R. Foisy injury law firm is pleased to announce that Daniel Berman, part of our staff since 2018, was recently called to the bar. Being called to the bar is a milestone in a lawyer’s career, and we couldn’t be happier for Daniel on this achievement. Daniel has already started...

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We Are Open and Available to Help

By Roger Foisy on March 31st, 2020

We are available for new consultations during the COVID-19 crisis. Please contact us regarding your Personal Injury or Disability Claim. While our physical offices are closed, our staff is fully functional and working remotely. To contact us, please call us at 905.286.0050 / toll-free 877.286.0050,...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

By Roger Foisy on December 16th, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones from the team at Roger R Foisy! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with joy and relaxation, and we wish you health and happiness in 2020.     Our Holiday Hours December 24th:...

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Dress Down for Brain Injury Awareness Month This June

By Roger Foisy on June 4th, 2019

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. In Canada, approximately 160,000 Canadians suffer brain injuries every year with incidence and reporting rates continuing to rise. The prevalence of brain injury outpaces breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and HIV/AIDS combined, and it...

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Members of Our Legal Team Completed the Ontario Brain Injury Association’s Brain Basics Training Program

By Roger Foisy on July 17th, 2018

The Ontario Brain Injury Association’s (OBIA’s) Brain Basics Training Program is a foundational course that gives professionals, caregivers, and survivors alike the opportunity to develop a holistic understanding of how the brain works. We are always seeking ways to improve ourselves...

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Dress Down for Brain Injury Awareness Month This June

By Roger Foisy on May 29th, 2018

This coming June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. In Canada, approximately 160,000 Canadians suffer brain injuries every year with incidence and reporting rates continuing to rise. The prevalence of brain injury outpaces breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and HIV/AIDS combined,...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Roger R Foisy Law Firm!

By Roger Foisy on December 13th, 2017

A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones from the Roger R Foisy team! We hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with joy and relaxation, and we wish you health and happiness in 2018. Our Holiday Hours December 15: Closed from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm for Knights Table charity volunteering...

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Your Auto Insurance Coverage Has Been Cut Back

By Roger Foisy on July 21st, 2017

On June 1, 2016, auto insurance coverage in Ontario was changed. As of June 2017, all Ontario drivers will have renewed their auto insurance and will be on the new coverage. Your new auto insurance makes cuts to coverages and increases the difficulty in qualifying for certain coverage in the event...

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How the Possible Upcoming Legalization of Marijuana May Affect Medical Marijuana Users

By Roger Foisy on February 16th, 2017

Currently, the possession, distribution, and production of marijuana is illegal in Canada except for certain medicinal uses (studies show it can be effective to treat conditions including chronic pain, PTSD, and depression). However, in spring 2017 the Canadian federal government is expected to...

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Some Do, We Don’t – Roger R. Foisy Addresses Toronto Star Article

By Roger Foisy on January 31st, 2017

A Condemnation of Ontario Injury Lawyers Charging Unjust Fees On Saturday, the Toronto Star published an investigative article titled “Double-dipping lawyers taking big slice of injury settlements”. The article details the practice of some Ontario Personal Injury Law Firms of charging a...

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Merry Christmas from the Roger R Foisy Law Firm!

By Roger Foisy on December 19th, 2016

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from the team at Roger R Foisy! We wish you a joyful holiday season with your loved ones. Our Holiday Hours December 24 – 27: Closed December 28 – 30: Open January 2: Closed January 3:...

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Ontario Drivers: Do You Know about These Recent Reductions to Your Auto Insurance Coverage?

By Roger Foisy on November 1st, 2016

Did you know your auto insurance benefits were reduced on June 1, 2016? I have found many of my motor vehicle accident (MVA) personal injury clients are not aware of the recent changes to automobile insurance; I am writing this article because it is very important for every Ontario driver to know...

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Congratulations to Stephanie Weir for Being Called to the Bar!

By Roger Foisy on June 23rd, 2016

We are excited to announce our staff member Stephanie Weir was called to the bar on June 20, 2016. Stephanie started with the firm as a Law Student in 2012 and we are proud of her and her...

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May Is National Fitness Month: Staying Healthy Can Help Your Recovery in the Case of Personal Injury

By Roger Foisy on May 2nd, 2016

May is National Fitness and Sports Month, intended to encourage everyone to get active and take care of their bodies! As you are most likely already well aware, staying fit and healthy has a multitude of...

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Roger R. Foisy to Give a Presentation on Best Practices for Small Personal Injury Law Firms

By Roger Foisy on April 4th, 2016

In my presentation, I will be sharing insight on how my practice manages to be successful despite taking on fewer files than a similarly sized firm, allowing us to focus more time, effort, and energy on each file in order to achieve better results per...

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Uniquely Qualified: Personal Injury Lawyer Roger R. Foisy’s Medical Diplomas and Certificates

By Roger Foisy on March 10th, 2016

The more knowledgeable I am concerning medical topics and the human body, the better I am able to ensure my clients receive a fair...

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Alert for Ontario Drivers: New Road Safety Laws Passed to Protect Pedestrians

By Roger Foisy on February 23rd, 2016

As of January 1, 2016, new road safety laws have passed in Ontario. It’s important for all drivers to be aware of these new laws, primarily to protect the safety of pedestrians and avoid motor vehicle accidents – but also to avoid new...

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Merry Christmas from the Roger R Foisy Team!

By Roger Foisy on December 15th, 2015

From everyone at Roger R Foisy’s personal injury law firm, Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year! We hope you can enjoy good company, good food, and good fun over this holiday...

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Roger R. Foisy Appointed to the Ontario Brain Injury Association Board of Directors

By Roger Foisy on August 7th, 2015

Over my years as an Ontario personal injury lawyer, I have seen the impact brain injury has had on many of my clients. Due to this, I have become a passionate advocate for brain injury awareness and I have completed courses from Brock University in Neurorehabilitation, Advanced Brain Injury...

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Do You Know the Truth about Auto Insurance in Ontario?

By Roger Foisy on July 14th, 2015

Today, I would like to draw your attention to the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s (OTLA) website about auto insurance. This website, truthaboutinsurance.ca, shines a much-needed light on the activities of the auto insurance companies and policy makers in the past 15...

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Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Against New Auto Insurance Regulations

By Roger Foisy on June 30th, 2015

My team and I recently attended an Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) event, Driving for Success: Maximizing Your Auto...

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There’s No Such Thing as “Just a Concussion”

By Roger Foisy on June 3rd, 2015

Recently, an article in CBC News came to my attention about a 17 year old girl who ignored concussion symptoms, leading to her death. I am always saddened by news like this. Especially when people ignore concussions because they think it’s “just a concussion”. It is never “just a...

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New Ontario Budget Sides with Auto Insurance Companies over Accident Victims … Again

By Roger Foisy on May 20th, 2015

The 2015 provincial budget was announced on April 23, claiming to bring adjustments and reforms to the Ontario auto insurance industry. Initially, this sounds like a positive change. For the past 5 years, MPPs have passed bills regarding auto insurance that takes away their constituents’...

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Dealing with Difficult People Workshop

By Roger Foisy on March 11th, 2015

As a personal injury lawyer, it is important for me to cultivate this skill. In my role as lawyer and negotiator, I encounter challenging situations every...

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Bill 15: Changes to Ontario Auto Insurance Regulations Hurt Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

By Roger Foisy on February 26th, 2015

Bill 15, The Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014, has recently passed in...

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Insight from the 2015 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference in Toronto [Video]

By Roger Foisy on January 28th, 2015

On January 30, 2015, I will be attending the annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference hosted by the University Health Network (UHN) Toronto Rehabilitation...

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Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2015 Long Term Disability Conference

By Roger Foisy on January 23rd, 2015

Today, January 23, 2015, I am attending the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) Long Term Disability Conference: Good Practices and Bad Faith From Coast to...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

By Roger Foisy on December 15th, 2014

Roger R Foisy and his team of personal injury lawyers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New...

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Take the ‘Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports’ Free Online Training Course

By Roger Foisy on August 15th, 2014

We can often take it for granted that kids will get concussions when they play sports growing up. We think, “It’s just a concussion”. We brush it off. Unfortunately, many people don’t know that a concussion is actually a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Mild traumatic brain injuries can...

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Daily Court Information Now Available Online in Ontario

By Roger Foisy on June 3rd, 2014

The Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice have created a new online resource to make it easier for people to know when and where they need to go to court across Ontario. This service publishes the daily court lists for these two bodies, including: Case name Names of those involved...

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Trying to Access Your Own Medical Records in Ontario? Be Prepared to Pay.

By Roger Foisy on April 30th, 2014

Ontario residents are being charged excessive fees by pharmacies and medical offices simply to obtain their own medical records. Although this is a topic I have addressed before, it unfortunately continues to be an issue. A recent article in the Toronto Sun by Alan Shanoff, “Our information,...

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Changes to Prejudgement Interest at the Expense of Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

By Roger Foisy on April 9th, 2014

The recent Bill 171 “Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act” introduced by Ontario’s Minister of Finance, proposes reducing the amount of interest insurers must pay on compensation owed to motor vehicle accident (MVA) victims. Currently, the interest rate is 5%, but under...

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Global Brain Awareness Week 2014

By Roger Foisy on March 11th, 2014

This week, March 10-16 2014, is Brain Awareness Week (BAW). Through my experience as a personal injury lawyer, I know firsthand the importance of understanding the facts about brain injury. I have created many educational resources about brain injury, including blogs, videos, a FAQ, and a glossary....

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Sidewalk Disrepair Leads to $107,765 Settlement for Injured Woman

By Roger Foisy on March 10th, 2014

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently awarded a $107,765 settlement to Glenda Grayling following a fall on November 25, 2009 on a Caledonia city sidewalk. Glenda and Kevin Grayling alleged that Mrs. Grayling’s fall was caused by the defendant’s negligence. The defendant in the case was...

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5 Reasons Why Substance Abuse is Linked to Brain Injury

By Roger Foisy on February 10th, 2014

Substance abuse is the overindulgence in, compulsive use of, or dependence on drugs and/or alcohol, particularly to the point of interference with work, home, or social life. Any substance use by an individual who has suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), including a mild traumatic brain...

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Changes to Accident Benefits for Vehicle Collision Victims in Effect as of December 17, 2013

By Roger Foisy on January 30th, 2014

In December 2013, the government quietly passed regulations that change accident benefit insurance for motor vehicle collision victims. These alterations came into effect on December 17, 2013. Unfortunately, the changes are not to the benefit of those seeking personal care following an injury in a...

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Back to School – In Case of Emergency Program

By Roger Foisy on August 27th, 2013

School will begin once again in September, and many parents worry about what will happen if their child is injured on the daily travel to and from school – particularly when the child is not accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, accidents are a part of day-to-day life. Being prepared can make...

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What Are the Symptoms and Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

By Roger Foisy on June 5th, 2013

If you or a loved one has recently been in an accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result, you may not know what to expect. It is particularly difficult to predict because no two brain injuries are the same.  The signs and symptoms of a TBI can be subtle. In fact,...

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June is National Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada

By Roger Foisy on May 31st, 2013

The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) has chosen June as National Brain Injury Awareness month. As with America’s brain injury awareness month, which took place in March, June is a time to educate ourselves on brain injury. Resulting from a blow to the head or penetrating injury (e.g....

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Preventing Child Injury: National Summer Safety Week

By Roger Foisy on May 2nd, 2013

The Canadian Safety Council has designated May 1st – 7th as National Summer Safety Week. It’s the perfect opportunity to strive toward child injury prevention and educate ourselves about safety. The unfortunate reality is that injury is the leading cause of death for children in Canada, with an...

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

By Roger Foisy on March 20th, 2013

March has been designated brain injury awareness month by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). Brain injuries can affect a person’s cognitive abilities, emotional responses, and overall personality. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result when a person experiences a blow to the head,...

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Highway 401 Multi-Vehicle Collision 2013

By Roger Foisy on January 29th, 2013

Last Friday, January 25, 2013, Southern Ontario experienced a multi-vehicle accident on the 401 near Newcastle. As the busiest highway in North America, the 401 can become dangerous in poor weather conditions – such as the snow on Friday afternoon. The high volume of traffic, the slippery road...

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Insurance Arbitrator Awards Medical Marijuana

By Roger Foisy on November 21st, 2012

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario has awarded a catastrophically injured motor-vehicle accident victim medical benefits for the purchase of medical marijuana.  The victim’s insurance company is to make payments of $567.60 per month. In 2000, the applicant suffered a major head...

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B.C. Court Rules that Private Facebook Photos to be Disclosed in Personal Injury Case

By Roger Foisy on November 13th, 2012

The British Columbia Supreme Court declared that Facebook photos of the accident victim vacationing and playing sports must be handed over in order to better evaluate her personal injury claim stemming from a motor vehicle accident. After a 2008 motor vehicle accident in which Tamara Fric sustained...

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Introducing our ICE Program

By Roger Foisy on September 17th, 2012

Accidents and illness are an unfortunate reality of our daily life. Being prepared in the event of an accident or sudden illness, such as a car accident or heart attack, will allow first responders to make the best of a difficult situation. As part of our on-going commitment to the local community,...

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Supreme Court of Canada Rules that Tree-Falling Fatality is a Motor Vehicle Accident

By Roger Foisy on July 31st, 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in the city’s favour after a rotted tree which the city owned fell onto a car killing the driver Gabriel Rossy. Despite the coroner’s report that stated the victim’s death was preventable as the city failed to maintain the rotten tree – in this case...

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‘A Night to Make Music Matter’ Charitable Show

By Roger Foisy on July 20th, 2012

Music has the power to change lives. That is the belief that gave rise to the organization Make Music Matter (formerly Song for Africa). This registered charity uses music to educate and address human rights issues in struggling African nations and empower those whose lives are affected. Metalworks...

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FSCO Against Combining Physical and Psychological Impairments to Determine Catastrophic Impairment

By Roger Foisy on June 18th, 2012

Seriously injured claimants may find it more difficult to access the motor vehicle accident benefits they need if the recent recommendations from Ontario’s insurance regulator are adopted into legislation. The recent report by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) finds that there...

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New Definition of Catastrophic Impairment

By Roger Foisy on June 15th, 2012

Expected Changes to Availability of Auto Accident Benefits with New Definition of Catastrophic Impairment. With a new and more limited definition of catastrophic impairment potentially going to be implemented by the Ontario government, there is a deep concern that those who suffer serious injuries...

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Social Media and Its Risks to Employers

By Roger Foisy on November 29th, 2011

In a society where checking Facebook or accessing Twitter becomes a daily habit, it is safe to assume that employees visit these types of sites during work hours and on work designated devices, like smartphones or laptops. It is also safe to say that these social media outlets are used daily for...

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