Author: Van Dyke Law

In our last post, we discussed how motor vehicle accidents involving wildlife are both dangerous and extremely common here in Ontario. In today’s post, we share some helpful info on what to do if you hit an animal on the road, and how to prevent this type of accident. My vehicle collided with a large […]

In Canada, our winter snow and ice conditions contribute to many slips and falls. People are also frequently injured by tripping on uneven or protruding floor or ground surfaces, or slipping on spills. Our laws require businesses and homeowners have systems in place to keep their premises safe. In the clip below, hear how Frank […]

From moose to bears to elk and other large species, our majestic wildlife is part of what makes Ontario’s natural environments such special places. But when wildlife and vehicles are sharing the same space, tragedy can easily occur for both humans and animals.  According to the BC-based Wildlife Collision Prevention Program, there are 4 to […]

Motor vehicle accident law is a complex, frequently changing field of practice. Navigating a claim can be a long and confusing journey. In this video clip, hear Frank Van Dyke explain how he helps clients through this challenging experience, and how he reduces the financial burden on clients through contingency fee arrangements.

When Venecia slipped outside her apartment building and broke her hand in five places, a co-worker recommended that she contact Mr. Van Dyke, who advised that she had a meritorious claim and was eligible for compensation. In this video, Venecia shares that she was able to work with Van Dyke Law Office almost entirely  over […]

Isn’t it ironic? A recent report from the Toronto Star revealed information that many WSIB employees are so overburdened in their jobs that they suffer from anxiety, insomnia, and stress severe enough to require time off work. When the Ontario Compensation Employees Union (OCEU), which represents staff at the WSIB, ran a survey in January […]

Long term disability claimants who have their claim denied or had their benefits cut off are in a really tough position. At Van Dyke Law Office, we know that it’s not easy to be involved in a lawsuit when you’re not feeling well. In this clip, you will hear Frank Van Dyke explain why commencing […]

Now that winter has left Ontario, police and first responders are bracing themselves for what one headline called “trauma season“.  Although snow and ice make for dangerous driving conditions, smooth and dry roads mean more people travel, and they drive faster. Those high-speed collisions are deadly. Statistics show that in Ontario, auto crashes jump in April […]

The results are in: Ontario’s roads, trails, and waterways were more deadly last year than in 2016. Every year, the OPP reports the number of fatalities on the roads and areas they patrol and the numbers for 2017 are bleak. Road fatalities reached a 5-year high at 343 deaths (up from 307 in 2016). Fatalities […]

A recent case raises an interesting issue:  For the purposes of suing an insurer for ceasing to pay disability benefits, does your right to sue start on the date those benefits are cut off, or only after the insurer definitively advises that your ongoing claim is being denied? In Pepper v. Sanmina-Sci Systems (Canada) Inc. […]