Thomson Reuters Announces Launch of Practical Law Canada – Personal Injury Litigation

New practice area expands scope of Practical Law Canada Solution. Personal Injury Litigation Resources include Model Documents and interactive Damages Calculator

Toronto, Oct. 27, 2015 — Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of Practical Law Canada – Personal Injury Litigation, an essential online resource for both plaintiff-side and insurance defence lawyers. The new service is available through, Canada’s leading source of legal know-how solutions.

“We are pleased to now offer the Personal Injury Litigation module because it addresses our customers’ need for more practical tools to assist them in serving their clients in this demanding area of law,” said Neil Sternthal, Managing Director of Canada, Australia & New Zealand for the Legal business of Thomson Reuters. “We are taking our Practical Law approach a step further, delivering the first Practical Law product devoted to the strategically challenging and procedurally complex world of personal injury litigation.”

Whether our customer acts on the plaintiff-side or as an insurance defence lawyer, Practical Law Canada – Personal Injury Litigation is designed to help them draft documents quickly and advise with confidence. It provides access to a bank of continually maintained standard document precedents and annotations, practice notes and overviews, checklists, toolkits and commentary.

In addition to the high-quality legal know-how expected from Practical Law, the Personal Injury Litigation launch includes Model Documents and Merkur’s Personal Injury Damages Calculator, created and maintained by Darcy Merkur of Thomson, Rogers and previously available only by a separate subscription. With Model Documents, lawyers can access a curated collection of actual court and related documents illustrating unique fact situations. The interactive Damages Calculator allows lawyers to instantly calculate life expectancies, discount rates, prejudgment interest amounts, and the current value of future care costs.

Practical Law Canada’s dedicated team of lawyer-editors is at the heart of the service, bringing extensive practice experience from leading law firms. These lawyer-editors collaborate with leading plaintiff and defence personal injury firms, as well as advisory board members, so that the resources they manage reflect the latest legal trends, know-how and developments.

“The depth of resources available through Practical Law Canada is of enormous benefit for personal injury and insurance defence lawyers," says Helen Hall, personal injury litigation practice lead at Practical Law Canada. “With so many tools at their fingertips, providing outstanding client service just got a whole lot easier for lawyers."

At launch, Practical Law Canada – Personal Injury Litigation will include in-depth coverage of Ontario Motor Vehicle Accident (both Tort and Accident Benefits) and Occupier’s Liability laws. Guidance will include strategic insight into navigating both the complex and changing statutory regime, and litigation procedure in the courts. The launch collection will include extensive coverage of topics like discovery, mediation and settlement, and motions, as well as other important procedural topics. The collection will continue to expand over time and – as always with Practical Law – will be maintained by its in-house lawyer-editor team to the highest standard of currency.

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