|Will Ontario’s stricter Distracted Driving Laws reduce Distracted Driving Accidents?
||Apr 05, 2019
||Higher penalties for distracted driving became law in Ontario on January 1st. But, are these penalties enough to combat the temptation to use cell phones while driving, which is the leading cause for the increase in accidents and personal injury caused by distracted driving?
|You may be liable for an Accident even when your Car is Borrowed without your explicit Consent
||Apr 01, 2019
||Three Oakville boys, aged 13, 14 and 16, were recently injured in a single-vehicle accident on the QEW, and police stated that the car was ‘borrowed’ by the 13-year-old driver without his parent’s consent. Be aware that you may be liable for a car accident when someone borrows your car, even if you didn’t explicitly give your consent.
|Your Eligibility for Income Replacement Benefits
||Mar 20, 2019
||Anyone injured in an automobile accident in Ontario, including cyclists and pedestrians, may be entitled to income replacement benefits under the driver's vehicle insurance policy.
|Appeal Court finds Driver wholly liable for Catastrophic Spinal Injury
||Mar 07, 2019
|| A passenger in a mini-van suffered a life-changing spinal injury rendering him a quadriplegic, after being struck by a car that failed to check properly for traffic at an intersection. On appeal, the Court found the car driver 100% liable for the accident, overturning a decision finding that the driver and City of Hamilton were contributorily liable.
|Plaintiff awarded $100,000 for Pain and Suffering in Complicated Case
||Feb 21, 2019
||In a complex car accident injury case, the trial judge must assess whether the original car accident caused the plaintiff's stroke and diminished level of health, when determining damages..
|Wrongful Death Claim when a Family Member suffers Accidental and Preventable Death
||Feb 06, 2019
||When an accident victim suffers fatal injuries caused by negligence, such as a careless driving accident, close family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit. At least one of the grieving families in the Humboldt crash have made a wrongful death claim alleging negligence on the part of the truck driver, trucking company and bus company.