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When can I sue a Negligent Driver for Aggravated and Punitive Damages? May 02, 2019 Car accident victims often suffer psychological injuries, and when injuries result from a preventable action such as impaired driving or excessive speeding, you may wonder whether you can be compensated for additional damages due to significant mental distress.
Pedestrian Accidents and Safety in the GTA Apr 22, 2019 The incidence of pedestrian injuries and fatalities continues to be high, despite actions taken by the City of Toronto to reduce pedestrian accidents. Although many pedestrian accidents are caused by careless driving actions, there are some steps we can take to reduce our own risk of being hit by a car.
Judge approves $6,625,000 Settlement for Child born with Severe Brain Injury Apr 15, 2019 Preventable harmful events and medical errors occur in about 6 percent of hospital visits and can sometimes result in life-changing or fatal injuries for patients. In a recent case, the hospital and physician were found liable when baby was born with a serious brain injury.
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.