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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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