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Kristen faced a challenging road ahead after suffering serious injuries at the age of 16. Greg Neinstein took on her case when other law firms would not, and has continued to help her on her path to recovery.

David turned to Gary Neinstein and the team at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers after he sustained a spinal cord injury in a single-vehicle accident.

After her injury, Linda credits Greg Neinstein and the staff at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers for helping her feel secure during uncertain times.

After her car accident, Christine beat the odds by living and walking again. Greg Neinstein of Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers promised to take care of the legal proceedings while she focused on her recovery.

A car crash left Serge, a lawyer, with a brain injury, fractured scapula, and no memory of his accident. Jeff Neinstein and his team at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers exceeded Serge’s lofty expectations as they sought legal compensation and facilitated his rehabilitation.

One motor vehicle accident left Aleksandra unable to walk and in constant pain; a second forced her to give up her work and financial independence. Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ Rose Leto fought to ensure Aleksandra had access to rehabilitation and was able to live her life with peace and dignity.

Karen was waiting for her husband to pick her up when she was hit by a vehicle. She hired Rose Leto of Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers, who she describes as having that “protective instinct.”

Shameem was hit by a car on her way to work and endured multiple surgeries. She was unable to work and she hired Jeffrey Neinstein of Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers to help her with the legalities and her recovery.

Leah was hit by a streetcar and she suffered multiple fractures and a brain injury. Her mother helped her hire Stacy Koumarelas with Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers, who Leah described as her go-to contact.

David was walking down the street when a car reversed and hit him. He underwent multiple surgeries and after researching Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers online, he hired Greg Neinstein to handle his settlement with the insurance company.

Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ Greg Neinstein represented Cebert after his accident. Greg ensured Cebert had safe access to his home, received rehabilitative treatment, and had a claim for his injuries.

Denni’s father was involved in a motor vehicle collision and he was left in a coma. Denni hired Greg Neinstein from Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers to represent his father and Greg helped negotiate everything with the insurance company.

After Rick was misdiagnosed with brain and lung cancer, Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ Duncan Embury and Daniela Pacheco represented him for over five years and ensured his doctors were held accountable.

Julian was involved in a motorcycle accident in Toronto and he hired Greg Neinstein of Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers. Greg helped him through the labyrinth of the legalities and helped him heal from his injuries.

After an ATV accident left Jeff paraplegic, he hired Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ Greg Neinstein. His case was settled sooner than expected and he now considers Greg a friend.

Alen sought help from Greg Neinstein of Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers after a car accident left him with a serious spinal cord injury. Greg and his team took care of the legal and financial aspects of Alen’s case and allowed him to focus on recovery.

Beata suffered from painful injuries in a car accident, but was hesitant to contact a lawyer. After meeting with Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ Stacy Koumarelas, Beata knew she was in good hands and would be taken care of.

After suffering a traumatic car accident on the 401, Heather looked to Greg Neinstein and his team at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers for help. Greg took care of insurance and legal issues while Heather focused on physio therapy, chiropractic care, and learning to walk again.

Jaisa – an active dancer, runner, and outdoorswoman – lost the use of her legs in a serious motorcycle accident. She retained Greg Neinstein and his team at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers after their first meeting, drawn to their combination of “mind and heart.”

Josie’s daughter was struck and injured by a car as she was crossing the street. Understanding the hardships she would face, Josie contacted Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ Jeffrey Neinstein, who fought to make sure her daughter would be taken care of as she aged.

Kyle was left in a coma following a single vehicle crash in 2010. When he woke, Greg Neinstein was at the foot of his bed. Greg and his team at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers dealt with the legal process and dealings with the insurance company, while Kyle focused on his recovery.

Linda and Natalie hired Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ Duncan Embury to investigate their medical malpractice claim following complications with the shunt in Natalie’s brain. After 10 years, Linda and Natalie won their case, and Natalie will be looked after for the rest of her life.

John and Linda were in a car collision with their family while headed to their daughter’s dance competition. Linda’s neck was broken and they hired Greg Neinstein of Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers. Linda’s health was looked after and he was there to help them anytime they needed.

Medical negligence resulted in Nick & Katerine’s daughter, Niko, being born with severe disabilities. They sought the help of Duncan Embury and his team at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ Medical Malpractice Group, and were impressed by Duncan’s expertise and understanding. Their case was resolved within four years, allowing Nick & Katerine the financial freedom to care for their daughter.

While in the car with her husband Christina suffered a brain injury as a result of being hit by another vehicle.

Shannon was on her way home in a car, when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. She had a traumatic brain injury which continues to affect her in many ways. Her parents hired Greg Neinstein with Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers and he gave her peace of mind to focus on recovering.

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Proposed impaired driving bill hits roadblock in Senate

The federal government’s bid to enact strict new impaired driving rules alongside its marijuana legalization bill hit a major snag last month when the Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee voted to remove a key provision in the legislation. The move divided lawmakers, legal experts, road safety advocates, and Ontario personal injury lawyers.

Bill C-46 was introduced as a companion to Bill C-45, the bill to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in Canada. In addition to addressing issues around marijuana-impaired driving, Bill C-46 proposes allowing police officers to conduct random roadside breathalyzer tests without probable suspicion of impairment.

The provision is controversial, as Ontario personal injury lawyers can understand. Some legal experts believe it violates Canada’s Charter of Rights and “would lead to a decade of Charter challenge litigation,” according to Sen. Denise Batters, who proposed eliminating the provision. Activists have also suggested it would enable police to unfairly target minority communities.

Supporters of the bill see it as essential to ensuring safety on Canadian roads following the legalization of recreational cannabis. According to the National Post, more than 40 countries have enacted random roadside testing programs and experienced reductions in impaired driving fatalities of up to 36 per cent. When Conservative MP Steven Blaney proposed similar legislation in 2016, it received near-unanimous support in the House of Commons and praise from Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Many personal injury lawyers in Ontario believe the policy could significantly improve road safety in the province.

Some of the bill’s supporters believe that politics, not constitutional concerns, inspired the committee’s decision. The Conservative Party of Canada has emphatically opposed the Liberals’ efforts to legalize marijuana, and it was Conservative senators who spearheaded the committee’s vote. Indeed, Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais, who voted to eliminate the roadside testing provision, was an early and vocal proponent of Steven Blaney’s bill just two years ago.

“It appears as though obstruction of the policy agenda of the government of Canada is of higher priority than consistency of policy position,” said Sen. Peter Harder, the government’s representative in the Senate.

“This is shocking,” added MADD CEO Andrew Murie, according to the Post. “You kind of wonder if this is based on what they say is legal concerns or is this politics being played out?”

After much debate, the Senate voted in June not to reinstate mandatory roadside testing. The amended bill will now move to the House of Commons, where it will likely be rejected and returned to the Senate. This cumbersome process may delay the bill’s passage, meaning Bill C-45 could be passed without accompanying impaired driving legislation, which puts road users at risk.

If you’ve been injured in an impaired driving accident, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ team of Ontario personal injury lawyers to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help you understand your legal situation and provide guidance as you pursue fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries.

 

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Who is responsible for rising pedestrian fatalities?

Almost every Toronto personal injury lawyer has, at some point, fielded an inquiry relating to a vulnerable road user being struck by a vehicle. In Canada’s biggest city, cyclists, pedestrians, and motor vehicles all share limited space on the roads. As the city has grown, this arrangement has led to tensions and, unfortunately, a rising number of serious injuries and fatalities.

City planners, local politicians, and victims’ advocates have all proposed solutions to Toronto’s road safety woes, including increased funding for public transit programs, infrastructure updates, harsher penalties for dangerous driving, and stricter enforcement of existing traffic laws. Several months ago, Liberal MPP Yvan Baker even proposed the “Phones Down, Heads Up Act,” a so-called ‘zombie law’ targeting pedestrians who use their smartphones in crosswalks.

The Phones Down, Heads Up Act was an outlier; safety measures designed to protect vulnerable road users rarely target pedestrian behaviours. But in a recent Toronto Star editorial, contributor Royson James suggested that maybe they should.

Pedestrians in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) “exhibit a wanton disregard and disrespect of the car as a killing machine,” Royson writes. He posits that a healthy fear of automobiles and a sense of responsibility for one’s own safety would contribute to a decrease in pedestrian injuries in Toronto.

“Narrow sidewalks. Poor street design. Lack of safe cycling space. Insufficient speed controls. Inattentive drivers. These are some of the frequently cited reasons for the carnage on our streets when pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles converge,” Royson says. “We should loudly, boldly resolutely address another, less politically correct reason – the culture of pedestrian disrespect of the car as an agent of danger and death.”

However, in a separate Star editorial, Edward Keenan points out that the stats don’t back up claims that pedestrians are ultimately to blame for their injuries. He cites a May 2018 report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an American organization, that found that problematic road design and an increase in large passenger vehicles were primarily to blame for spiking pedestrian fatalities in that country.

If you were to ask a Toronto personal injury lawyer, they might tell you that the best solution to surging pedestrian fatalities is a mix of infrastructure updates, changes to the rules of the road, and public messaging campaigns that promote awareness among pedestrians. Blaming vulnerable road users for the dangers they face may be irresponsible, but asking them to take reasonable precautions is not.

If you have been injured in a road accident in Toronto, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Toronto personal injury lawyer. Our team can help you understand your legal options and put you in touch with leading medical and rehabilitative care providers. At Neinstein, your recovery comes first.

 

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