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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.
Concussion can result in serious and long-term Symptoms Mar 14, 2019 Recent research has shown that post-concussion symptoms, can be chronic and life-altering for some victims of mild traumatic brain injury who are injured in sports, a fall, automobile accident or assault.
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.
Who is liable if I'm injured on a slippery or icy Sidewalk? Mar 01, 2019 The City of Oakville and other Ontario municipalities have guideless for clearing snow and ice from their sidewalks and roads, and many Ontario Cities require home owners to similarly clear their sidewalks. Find out about your obligations for clearing snow and ice, as well as your rights if you’re injured in a slip and fall accident.