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Driver sustains Fatal Injuries in Hamilton Car Accident Sep 10, 2019 A Hamilton man died when his car was hit by an oncoming van after he lost control of his car while attempting to pass another vehicle on Highway 8. Collisions while passing are not rare in Ontario and the greatest danger exists when drivers lack a sufficient passing sight distance.
Don’t make Social Media Posts that undermine your Personal Injury Claim Sep 07, 2019 Plaintiffs in a personal injury lawsuit may be required to produce their private Facebook materials or other social media documents if evidence suggests that their social media posts may reveal facts that are relevant to the case.
How do Judges decide whether a Defendant is at Fault in a Car Accident? Sep 01, 2019 f the defendant in a car accident injury lawsuit has not admitted fault for the accident, an arbitrator or judge is tasked with determining whether the defendant was negligent and at fault, by relying on the applicable traffic laws, Insurance Act provisions, and/or the circumstances of the accident.
Appeal Court allows maximum Non-pecuniary Damages for Plaintiff suffering Chronic Pain and Depression Aug 22, 2019 The defendants in a personal injury lawsuit appealed the original trial judgement and argued that there should have been a mistrial. However, the Ontario Court of Appeal found that there was no legal basis for overturning the previous decision that allowed the plaintiff to be awarded the current maximum for non-pecuniary damages, $379,153
Crown is found liable for over $1 Million in Damages when man is injured in Jail Aug 16, 2019 A 19-year-old was seriously assaulted and suffered long-term injuries after corrections officers placed the young man in the same jail unit as a man who had previously assaulted and threatened him. An Ontario Court found the Crown vicariously liable for the man’s injuries, after finding that detention staff were negligent and failed to uphold standing orders which would have kept the two men in separate units.
Reducing the Risk of Falling for Seniors Aug 07, 2019 In Canada, about 20 to 30 cent of seniors fall every year and these falls often result in debilitating injuries and sometimes, death. Learn about current studies on how seniors can reduce their risk of falling and becoming seriously injured.