Lofranco Corriero Blog

Read below our success stories, community engagements and interesting news about Personal Injury law.

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Preparing A Will In The Midst Of A Pandemic

We all know death is inevitable, and sadly, we only have a certain amount of time in this world. Considering recent events on the topic of COVID-19, it is important to start thinking about what would happen to your loved ones, as well as your property, should something happen to you unexpectedly. Over 10,000 people have died globally, in a matter of weeks, both young and old.

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Are Long Term Disability Benefits Taxable?

If you recently applied for long-term disability benefits plan, you might be wondering if your monthly income is taxable or not. Let us help you to clarify all your doubts. When a person suffers an accident that prevents them from continuing working and receiving a monthly income, this person can apply for long-term disability benefits. The will receive a monthly income-replacement payments for a period of time, 5, 10, 15 years, or until a certain age (usually 65 years old). To be eligible to receive these benefits, the person must be covered under a disability plan, almost all workers offer disability insurance, however, each employee or self-employee can own their own disability insurance plan they find more convenient.

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Mistakes to Avoid when Applying for Short and Long-Term Disability

Disability insurance - for long or short-term - protects employees from loss of income in the case of an illness, injury or accident. This ensures that the employee will receive a percentage of their income while they can’t work due to one of the reasons previously mentioned. The loss of your income may cause an economic instability to you and your family and in theory, disability policies were made to prevent this, but in practice, there are many common mistakes that can cause your application to be rejected. To prevent this from happening, we recommend you to follow these tips on how to avoid common mistakes when applying for short and long-term disability.

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Will I Be Taxed On Personal Injury Damages?

If you recently received money compensation from a court settlement, you might be wondering, how are you going to report these earnings? Are they taxable?

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Common Injuries in a Car Accident

A sudden car accident can happen to anyone at any time. The most common reasons for getting in one are: weather conditions, poor driving habits, bad pavement conditions or mechanical issues. Regardless of the cause of your accident, any part of your body is in danger of suffering an injury. Depending on the force of the impact, you can suffer minor and serious injuries. And even if you feel that you just got a minor injury or that you didn’t get harmed at all some symptoms take hours, days or even months to appear. For the sake of your health, it is important that as soon as you start experiencing any symptoms you get checked by your healthcare provider, or even better, to get checked at the moment of the accident.

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Lofranco Corriero Secures $340,000 Victory Judgement at a Trial

Nicole Corriero, a personal injury lawyer from Toronto-based law firm Lofranco Corriero obtained a $340,000 judgement for a tow-truck driver involved in a collision. A car drove directly into the plaintiff’s back as he was attempting to hook up a disabled vehicle for towing roadside. To the present day, this accident significantly affects his professional and personal life, as he suffers from chronic lower back pain, daily headaches and an adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood.

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Bicycle Accidents - What to Do After the Crash

Whether you commute by bicycle, ride it as a part of your workout, or simply enjoy an occasional ride in the city, navigating urban traffic might be quite a challenge. Canadian municipalities, especially, Toronto, Vancouver, BC, and Montreal invest a lot in bicycle lanes, looking at it as a solution to traffic gridlock. Toronto alone has over 37 kilometres of segregated lanes and is adding more every year.

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Slip and Falls - Consequences, Prevention and What to Do

Whether it happens at the local Wal-Mart or a neighbour’s house, slip and fall accidents occur fairly often. This is especially true for this season, as it gets darker and snowier, in the coming months. In some cases, the property owner is responsible for the injured party's injuries, and in others, the property owner will not be held liable.

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Common Causes of Car & Motorcycle Accidents in Canada

Although the population of Canada is quickly growing the number of fatalities and serious injuries as a result of car and motorcycle accidents, according to Statistics Canada, has been slowly decreasing. Several serious proactive measures within the Traffic Act such as

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What is the Family Member's Right in a Personal Injury Case

In case of personal injury, often, not just the victim, but the entire family is affected. One can never underestimate a family member's role in the life of their loved ones. If the victim cannot play their role in the family, or their role changes forever, the relatives are entitled to seek compensation according to the Ontario Family Law Act.

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Nicole Corriero Honoured by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

Lofranco Corriero is proud to announce that Partner Nicole Corriero was the recipient of the Martin Wunder, Q.C. Outstanding New Lawyer Award, presented by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. Click here to read more.



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Nicole Corriero Skates circles around the competition

Nicole Corriero was featured in this Law and Style article showcasing not only her accomplishments as a star athlete at Harvard University, but also her success as a personal injury lawyer. Click here to read more.



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Bill 103 and Why it Should Matter to You

On March 8th, 2017, Bill 103 was introduced to the Ontario Legislative Assembly and relates heavily to matters regarding personal injury law and client agreements. The bill makes it increasingly difficult for injured victims to find the help and counsel they need when pursuing an at-fault person. Contingency fee arrangements are commonly used in personal injury law... Someone who is injured can hire a lawyer on a contingency basis – meaning they only have to pay the lawyer a percentage of the total settlement.

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The Jury – What You Need to Know

Often times, your personal injury lawyer can settle your case outside of court. However, if the case does make it to trial, most personal injury car accident trials in Ontario proceed with a jury. While hundreds of potential jurors can receive notice in the mail requesting them to show up at court for jury duty, only a handful are selected at random (by ballots) to be jurors. Lawyers of both... In the case of a civil trial involving car accidents and personal injury in Ontario, 6 jurors are selected to participate in the court proceedings.

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Marshall’s Report – Insurance in Ontario

A new report from the finance ministry written by David Marshall has some eye-opening numbers and recommendations for the auto insurance industry in Ontario. The auto insurance industry in Ontario has been unfair to citizens and victims of car accidents for many years, making it harder and more expensive to receive benefits...Ontario’s auto insurance industry has been labelled as one of the most ineffective despite having some of the most expensive premiums in the country. The average annual insurance premium in Ontario was $1,458 per vehicle; 57% higher than the national average of $930.

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Lawyers in Action: Persofky v Liberty Mutual

In this precedent setting case, Lofranco Corriero lawyer Frank burns represented Molly Persofky against the insurance company Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

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Sponsoring Best Buddies Thrill of Ascot Fundraising Event

Best Buddies is an amazing organization that aims to support children with intellectual disadvantages and disabilities throughout the school system. Volunteers join forces with Best Buddies and are paired with a disabled student for the school year. Every week they communicate through various means... for one-on-one’s, as well as work on school projects and group activities throughout the school year. Best Buddies was started in the USA and has expanded to over 50 countries and raises over half a million dollars from each fundraising event.

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Smashfest 2016

This year, Lofranco Corriero participated in the ping pong charity competition Smashfest for the 4th time in a row, supporting and raising money for concussion and cancer research. The event run by the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and NHL player Dominic Moore, has raised over $500,000 in the past five years of the annual charity ping-pong event being held. Many NHL players..., athletes and celebrities have attended the charity event in support of rare cancer and concussion research. Lawyers at Lofranco Corriero have participated and contributed to many community run charity and fundraising events, primarily to support injury related research.

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