Martin & Hillyer is honoured to have been nominated in three categories in the Hamilton Spectator's 2017/18 Readers' Choice Awards! If you appreciate the local legal expertise we provide, you can show your support by voting for Martin & Hillyer until September 26, 2017!
Peel Halton Dufferin Acquired Brain Injury Services announces the opening of Concussion Services
Launch Event - Thursday March 23rd, 3:30-6pm
On January 19, OTLA President Adam Wagman, President-Elect Claire Wilkinson, and Director of Public Affairs John Karapita spoke at the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Pre-Budget Hearings at the Ontario Legislative Assembly. OTLA highlighted that the broken auto insurance system needs to be revamped and simplified for consumers in Ontario.
The Ontario government passed the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (aka Bill 132) in March of this year as part of its sexual violence action plan called "It's Never Okay." The new act brings in wide-ranging reforms to reduce sexual violence, and to protect and empower survivors. Learn about the reforms that have happened already, and find out what changes are still to come when the final provisions of this important legislation come into force.
Laura Hillyer of Martin & Hillyer Associates took part in the 11th annual Hamilton Brain Injury Association (HBIA) 5K by the Bay. Laura joined survivors of acquired brain injuries and their family and friends along with other members of the community to raise money and awareness.
Any Burlington resident will tell you that the Sound of Music Festival is something we look forward to all year long. At the Sound of Music you can enjoy lots of food, live musical performances, sidewalk sales, warm patios (this year was very sunny) and many unique vendors. Martin & Hillyer Associates were proud co-sponsors of the Sound of Music Festival’s Streetfest.
A change in legislation that happened on June 1st has drastically cut the insurance coverage available to you, including cutting coverage for catastrophic injuries in half. Before this change in legislation, people who suffer the most serious injuries in car accidents had access to up to $2 million in coverage for their medical, rehabilitation and attendant care needs.
As they always say, children are the future! That’s why it’s so important to us that we keep them healthy, happy and as safe as possible.
The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) recently honoured Cindy Lawrence, Halton Regional Police Service with a Safety Leadership Award for her work with the Halton Regional Police Service Children’s Safety Village. The Halton Regional Police Service Children’s Safety Village is a miniature town with buildings, sidewalks, roads and traffic signals.
The Ontario government continues to allow insurance companies to erode coverage for Ontario motor vehicle accident victims. The draft Common Traffic Impairment (CTI) Guideline proposes to reduce available treatment to below critical levels.
Today, Martin & Hillyer released its updated 2015-16 Guide to Personal Injury Lawsuits for Medical and Rehabilitation Professionals. The Guide is a free quick-reference tool for members of medical and rehabilitation-related professions who become involved as experts and treatment providers in personal injury litigation.
Martin & Hillyer Associates is proud to present Nelson Youth Centres with a cheque for $16,325.15. The funds were raised during our annual charity bowl-a-thon. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, staff volunteers, and attendees, without you this event is not possible.
The Ontario government is proposing changes that will drastically reduce the benefits that you are entitled to claim from your insurance company if you are in a car accident.
Martin & Hillyer Associates and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) with its partners donated 90 bike helmets to the entire Grade 2 class at Tom Thomson Public School.
Hamilton General Hospital Foundation would like to acknowledge Martin & Hillyer Associates’ generous $6,400 donation toward critical accessibility upgrades to the Hospital’s Legal & Patient Resource Room.
At Martin & Hillyer Associates we are delighted to announce our partnership with Nelson Youth Centres – Burlington for our 2015 Bowl-A-Thon. We will donate all proceeds raised by this event to bowlathon 2 Nelson Youth Centres- Burlington. The Centre is an accredited children’s mental health centre that provides a rich array of therapeutic group programs for children and youth and parent support services to support the emotional and social well-being of children and youth while strengthening families in the community.
Uber is once again making the news due to concerns about proper insurance coverage – both for Uber operators AND Uber passengers. New facts uncovered by BuzzFeed focus on a California investigation, but may cause Ontario Uber users to question the company’s commitment to ensuring both its operators and passengers are adequately covered by insurance.
Being an expert witness in a legal proceeding can be daunting, even for an experienced medical professional. Recognizing the lack of information available to medical professionals, the team at Martin & Hillyer Associates put together a Resource Guide that will assist experts in providing medical-legal opinions.