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20-year-old Driver found liable for Car Accident when Failing to reduce Speed on Icy Road Jul 21, 2018 A young driver lost control of his truck in icy road conditions and crashed into another vehicle, resulting in serious injuries to 4 people. The driver and his parents (who were not registered owners of the truck but had purchased the truck for their son) were all found liable for the accident, as the driver was travelling at an excessive speed given the poor road conditions.
Reducing the Risk of a Motorcycle Fatality Jul 13, 2018 Motorcycle collisions often result when other drivers are inattentive and don’t monitor for riders, but there are many ways in which motorcycle riders can reduce their own risk of serious injury.
Vehicle Insurer ordered to pay $854,228.22 in Damages when Driver's 6-year-old Son hit by another Car after being dropped off Jul 08, 2018 A child sustained a severe brain injury while crossing a busy Toronto street after being dropped off by his father. The Courts found that the father’s vehicle insurer was obligated to pay damages and costs after the jury stated that the parent’s negligence in dropping of the child at a dangerous location fell under ‘operation of a motor vehicle’.
Pedestrian and Cycling Safety for Children Jul 01, 2018 Keep your children safe while walking or biking by modelling and teaching key safe behaviours.
How do I know if my Injury qualifies for Pain and Suffering Damages? Jun 21, 2018 If you suffer ongoing symptoms such as chronic pain after being hurt in an accident caused by a negligent party, find out whether you are eligible for damages for pain and suffering.
Cycling Accidents caused by an Unsafe Trail or Road Condition Jun 17, 2018 Biking accidents are often caused by motorists, but sometimes unsafe conditions such as damaged roads and sidewalks, and street car tracks cause cyclists to crash and become injured. In a 2016 civil action, an injured cyclist was compensated after it was proven that his accident and injuries were caused by an uneven sidewalk.