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Winter Driving: Issues and Challenges

January 4, 2017

Driving in harsh winter conditions is something that most Ontarians are familiar with, but it still poses challenges even for the most experienced of drivers.

This year, winter storms have wreaked havoc with travelers hoping to enjoy the festive season with friends and relatives. With visibility conditions close to zero on the Trans-Canada Highway, there are reports of multiple accidents involving passenger cars and trucks. The RCMP have been providing … Read More

Pedestrians At Risk In Motor-Vehicle Accidents: Know Your Rights!

December 28, 2016

A woman pedestrian suffered serious injuries on the night of December 25th after being struck by a vehicle in North York. The accident occurred on Leslie Street near Highway 401 according to Toronto police who are conducting investigations into the cause of the mishap. The disaster brings into sharp focus the complex medical, legal and insurance issues involved.

If you or a dear one has been injured in a similar … Read More

Most Crashes Can Be Avoided Says Road Expert: A Legal Overview

December 28, 2016

Collisions involving cars on highways in certain parts of northeastern Ontario have increased, according to a road safety expert who recently conducted a detailed study of such disasters. Winter conditions make driving even more hazardous. Unfortunately, most of us assume that crashes are just accidents. “Part of it is we’ve just accepted that accidents just happen…” says Canadian road safety expert Neil Arason who authored a book on the subject.… Read More

Winter-Driving Safety Tips: A Legal Overview

December 22, 2016

A quick glance through the Ontario Blizzard Watch 2016 page on Facebook provides alarming statistics. Lake-effect snow and snowy squalls threaten to sweep over eastern Ontario, driving the winter temperatures down even further.

With bitter chill and extreme cold conditions prevailing across northern Ontario, wind-chills now range in the minus 40s.

Travel advisories issued by Environment Canada continue to focus on the risks of winter-driving. “Visibility may be briefly reduced … Read More

Critical Injuries From Car Accidents: They Can Change Your Life – A Legal Perspective

November 10, 2016

Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries, ranging from simple, minor ones to life-altering, catastrophic and life-threatening ones. In general, critical injuries are those that cause immense physical, financial and emotional burdens on victims and their families. They result in these and more consequences:

• permanent disability
• loss of income/wages/earning-capacity
• long-term hospitalization, medical treatment/rehabilitation costs,
• care-giver costs
• loss of care/guidance and companionship
• reduction in … Read More

Bicycle Accidents: A Legal Overview

November 5, 2016

Canada’s open terrain and extensive network of excellent roads makes it a cycling paradise. With more people taking to bicycling as a mode of transport for work and leisure, it’s inevitable that the number and severity of accidents is on the rise.

Cycling accidents result in a variety of injuries, most of them serious, because cyclists like pedestrians are among the most vulnerable of road-users.

Accidents are usually the result … Read More

Bicycle Accidents and Serious Injury Claims

October 24, 2016

Apart from these, it’s possible that cyclists may also contribute in some small way to the injuries/accident. For instance, not wearing safety-gear, riding against the traffic-flow, using head-phones, not using lights/reflective clothing, not using hand-signals etc. A serious injury lawyer would be able to assess your case and evaluate the proportionate share of negligence while putting together the claim.

Complex Legal Issues

Ontario’s bicycling laws are derived from several sources … Read More

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Claiming Settlement

October 7, 2016

Motor vehicle accidents happen without warning and can often cause devastating injuries in a split second. Those who suffer injuries in such mishaps may find their lives and those of their families irrevocably changed. Apart from the physical injuries, pain and suffering, the injured are often unable to work and earn any income for extended periods, while their medical and rehabilitation costs spiral out of control. The entire family undergoes … Read More

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Your Personal Injury Claim

September 28, 2016

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving a motor vehicle and have suffered injuries that cause you to undergo medical expenses, loss of income/wages due to inability to work and other related expenses, you have the option of filing a compensation claim against those responsible for the accident. Accidents are usually the result of someone’s fault or negligence and the injured are entitled to … Read More

Bicycle Accidents

September 20, 2016

Canadian cities and roads are the bicyclist’s dream! Unfortunately, the dream could turn into a nightmare when your bicycle is involved in a collision with another vehicle, resulting in injuries and damage. Cycling is a popular sport among all ages but cyclists are also among the most vulnerable of road-users. Accidents are usually caused by someone’s fault or negligence. If you or a loved one has been involved in a … Read More

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