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The Winter 2014 issue of disclosure is now available

Get the facts and the truth about some common Traffic Law Myths. Did you know that a traffic ticket cannot simply be dropped even if there was a mistake made on the ticket?Winter 2014 Newsletter Cover

 

Do you have a favourite lawyer joke? Is it in our list of PG rated jokes?

 

Although the annual number of impaired driving charges is down, it only takes one impaired driver to cause a traffic incident and destroy a family for life. Read about FAID and Smitiuch Injury Law’s support of the Freeze the Keys campaign.

 

These are just a few of the interesting articles in this issue.

 

The newsletter is available on our website or to request a hardcopy please call 1-866-621-1551 or email us at [email protected]

Smitiuch Injury Law to be Gold Sponsor at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre’s 21st Annual Conference on Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury

Smitiuch Injury Law is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor for this important event.  It will be held on May 8 and 9, 2014, at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

We encourage all ABI Rehabilitation Professionals, Psychologists, Physicians, Program Planners, Insurance and Advocates to attend.

You can obtain a copy of the brochure by clicking on the link below:

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2013 Smitiuch Injury Law Scholarship Recipient – Assumption College

The recipient of the 2013 Smitiuch Injury Law Assumption College Legal Studies Scholarship is Ms. Arnisa Morina.

This year’s winner was announced on Thursday, June 27, 2013, during the Graduation ceremonies held at Assumption College in Brantford, ON. The $250 scholarship is awarded to a student of Assumption College who has successfully completed the Grade 11 Law course and who is involved in extra-curricular activities either inside or outside the Assumption College community beyond the minimum requirements.

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For more information contact: Michael Smitiuch / [email protected] / 416-621-1551

2013 Smitiuch Injury Law Scholarship Recipient – St. John’s College

The recipient of the 2013 Smitiuch Injury Law St. John’s College Legal Studies Scholarship is Ms. Daphnne Chacon.

This year’s winner was announced on Thursday, June 27, 2013, during the Graduation ceremonies held at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts in Brantford, ON. The $250 scholarship is awarded to a student of St. John’s College who has successfully completed the Grade 11 Law course and who is involved in extra-curricular activities either inside or outside the St. John’s College community beyond the minimum requirements.

The annual scholarship was established in 2006 by Smitiuch Injury Law’s Principal, Michael Smitiuch, and Litigation Coordinator, Arthur Ryan. Both Mr. Smitiuch and Mr. Ryan are alumni of St. John’s College.

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For more information contact: Michael Smitiuch / [email protected] / 416-621-1551

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Law Clerks Section new Chair – Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson was elected Chair of the Law Clerks Section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) on May 31, 2013, at the association’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto. His term is for the 2013 – 2014 year.

 

Chris is the Accident Benefits Manager at Smitiuch Injury Law.

 

He can be reached directly at 416-621-1551 or [email protected]

 

 

Spring 2013 issue of disclosure is now available.

The Spring 2013 issue of the Smitiuch Injury Law newsletter, disclosure, is now available.

  • Have you purchased any of the consumer products that have been involved in a lawsuit or major recall?
  • I think you will be surprised at some of the names on the list of famous people with law degrees.
  • Did you know the maximum a person can receive for pain and suffering in Canada is $345,584? Read the article on Damages for Pain & Suffering to get all the details.

These are just a few of the interesting articles in this issue.

The newsletter is available online or to request a hardcopy please call 1-866-621-1551 or email us at [email protected]

Kids Can Fly – 6th Annual Storybook Breakfast

On February 9, 2013, more than 400 children, parents, grandparents and friends enjoy a magical experience eating breakfast with well known Disney and cartoon characters. The annual Storybook Breakfast was held at the Rossini Lodge in Brantford, Ontario.

Proceeds from this event go to Kids Can Fly and are used to support early child development and parenting.

Smitiuch Injury Law is pleased to be a participant and donor of this event.

Kids Can Fly is an independent charitable initiative, unique to Brant County, which exists to support early child development and parenting and to help all children maximize their potential.
“The first six years of life set the stage for lifelong learning, behaviour, health and well-being.”
Dr. J. Fraser Mustard.

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Contact: Michael Smitiuch; [email protected], 416-621-1551

For further information about Kids Can Fly, contact Sharon Brooks, Executive Director; [email protected], 519-448-1713

www.kidscanfly.ca

Disclosure Newsletter Summer 2012 issue – Facebook Poll Winner

Disclosure Newsletter – Summer 2012 issue

Facebook Poll Winner

Chantalle Barkovich, Registered Massage Therapist, Kneaded Care Inc., Brantford

is the winner of a $150 Keg Steakhouse Gift Certificate.

Congratulations Chantalle, thanks for voting!

 

 

The “New” Accident Benefits: Practical Issues for Health Care Professionals – One Year Later

Summer can be Deadly for Teen Drivers

With school out and summer in full swing, the number of kilometers your teenage son or daughter will be driving is going to increase. The message to young inexperienced teenage drivers;

DRIVE SAFELY! and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!

Here are some harsh statistics from MADD Canada:

1. Of all young drinking drivers killed or seriously injured, the smallest percentage is 16 years of age and the largest is 19 years of age.
2. 40% of teenage drivers killed in road crashes have been drinking.
3. Young males account for 87% of fatally injured drinking drivers and 89% of the seriously injured drinking drivers.
4. 32.4 % of young drinking drivers are killed in the summer versus 8.0% in the winter.
5. 40.8 % of young drinking drivers are injured in the summer versus 11.4% in the winter.

Go to MADD Canada for more statistics.

According to the American Automobile Association, 70% of the deadliest days for teenage drivers occur during the summer months. As parents, it is our responsibility to promote safe driving and “increase their focus on safety during the school-free months ahead.”

Read the full Globe and Mail article.

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