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  • Navigating Child Custody and Access in the COVID-19 Pandemic World
    Posted under General Info
    Published on May 21, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for us all, in everything we do. For families who share custody or access of their children, the challenges may be even greater, as there are additional considerations. What if you have health issues that would make getting COVID-19 even more devastating that the norm. Do you allow your ex-spouse to continue to have access?
  • Simple Standard-Form Contingency Fee Agreements Good for Accident Victims
    Published on May 12, 2020
    Accident victims would be best served by a simple standard-form contingency fee agreement mandated by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells Law Times. The article discusses a plan for the regulation of contingency fees recently approved by benchers of the LSUC following a report by its Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issues Working Group. “The concept of a
  • It’s Time for the Ontario Government to Mandate Auto Insurance Premium Reductions
    Published on May 5, 2020
    We are living in a difficult time; people are getting sick and dying and the economy is in chaos. Recent PBO projections show a forecast of a federal deficit of nearly $250 billion. Millions of Canadians are out of work and many small and medium sized businesses will not survive the current crisis. However, in the midst of all this,
  • Recent Court Decision Shines Spotlight on “You Don’t Pay Unless We Win” Legal Advertising
    Posted under General Info
    Published on March 30, 2020
    Many law firms aggressively advertise that one of the reasons that you should hire them is because “you don’t pay, unless we win.” Originally, what many law firms mean by this advertising is that you would not have to pay fees to them unless they were successful in the litigation. However, this ignores the fact that in Ontario we have
  • Rastin Law Response to COVID-19: Update to Operational Changes
    Posted under General Info
    Published on March 24, 2020
    The team at Rastin Law is hoping everyone is staying healthy and adhering to the very important physical/social distancing protocols during this COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the Ontario Government order for a mandatory closure of all non-essential businesses, we want to assure the public that lawyers and law firms are identified as essential, pursuant to sections 61 and 65
  • NOTICE ON OPERATIONAL CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19
    Posted under General Info
    Published on March 16, 2020
    In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, all of our offices are now closed to the public. In an effort to protect both our clients and staff we will be changing any scheduled meetings to teleconferences, until further notice. At this time, we are still accepting new clients and we can be reached through our contact form of our website.
  • Trial lawyers say Liberals made right move on municipal liability
    Published on December 23, 2019
    While the Association of Municipalities of Ontario says it's "unacceptable" that the Liberals have abandoned any changes to the province's liability laws, the head of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association says the government made the right call. "We understand the pressure [municipalities] are under, but the harm that would be caused is much worse than the harm they're facing. It
  • Six Steps to Choosing a Great Lawyer
    Published on December 23, 2019
    1. Choose a lawyer who is an expert in Personal Injury Law. Personal Injury Law can be very complex. Only lawyers who have expertise in Personal Injury Law are fully qualified to handle your claim. Choose a lawyer who has experience representing and winning cases similar to yours. 2. Ask someone you trust to recommend a lawyer for you. Referrals
  • 7 Winter Driving Tips to Help You Stay Safe and Avoid Accidents
    Posted under General Info
    Published on November 19, 2018
    Attention Ontarians! It is that time of year again. You would think that since we are use to seeing and experiencing the snowy conditions for almost 6 months out of the year we would adapt our driving habits to the weather, with ease. However, every winter, without fail, our personal injury law firm gets numerous; gut wrenching calls about serious
  • When Should I Contact an Injury Lawyer?
    Published on November 1, 2018
    We know it can seem to be a very daunting task, taking that first step in seeking legal representation for your injury.  The intake department of our personal injury law firm has had numerous people call in and say that they just don’t know if they should be contacting a lawyer. They don’t think it is worth it to contact
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