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|Distracted and Impaired Drivers now face tougher Laws in Ontario
||With the objective of preventing impaired driving and distracted driving accidents, tougher drunk driving laws were enacted on January 1st in Canada’s Criminal Code and on December 18th, Ontario enacted stiffer penalties for distracted driving.
||Jan 10, 2019
|Texting while driving causes Fatal Motorcycle Accident
||A young driver admitted to texting while his car struck a motorcycle in Windsor, resulting in fatal injuries for the motorcyclist. An Ontario judge found the negligent driver guilty of criminal negligence and asserted that there must be serious consequences for drivers who take such risks.
||Oct 29, 2017
|Ontario announces upcoming Changes for Distracted Driving Laws
||New Ontario Laws just announced to toughen penalties for distracted and careless driving, including using electronic devices while driving
||Sep 26, 2017
|Sleep-deprived Drivers twice as likely to Crash
||Driver fatigue is a factor in about one out of five car accidents, and getting less than seven hours’ sleep doubles the risk of crashing.
||Aug 16, 2017
|New Year’s Resolutions for Driving
||Making a resolution to practice safe driving in the New Year can contribute to safety for all road users.
||Dec 30, 2016
|Learn about the New App to track Distracted Drivers
||A new app has been introduced and is available for anyone to record Distracted Drivers. The app will better help researchers to understand the circumstances under which distracted driving takes place.
||Nov 13, 2016
|Recent Research warns Cigarette Smoking distracts Drivers
||A Government of Quebec study reveals that smoking while driving constitutes as a serious distraction.
||Oct 22, 2016
|Texting while Driving continues despite the well-documented Dangers
||Although 90% of young adults surveyed are aware of driving laws against cell phone use while driving, a large number admit to texting or talking while driving.
||Sep 03, 2016
|Hands-Free Devices: How Safe are They Really?
||Ontario law prohibits hand-held electronic devices but allows the use of hands-free phones while driving, despite evidence that any use of phones while driving increases the risk of a car accident.
||Jan 15, 2016
|The Risks of Distracted Driving
||Serious and fatal injuries resulting from distracted driving are increasingly common in Ontario, particularly among young drivers. A recent tragic accident taking the life of an Ontario teen is alleged to have resulted because she was using her cellphone while driving.
||Jan 07, 2016
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- Bodily Injuries - Accident victims may suffer a wide variety of physical and mental injuries that result in diminished mobility and pain.
- CPP Disability Claims - Injured or disabled individuals who have paid into CPP are eligible to receive benefits.
- Car Accidents - Car and truck accidents are the leading cause of personal injury in Ontario.
- Cycling Accidents - Many Ontario communities offer very little infrastructure to keep cyclists safe and separate from other road users. This circumstance coupled with inattentive or reckless motorists too often results i
- Distracted Driving Accidents - Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents and personal injury.
- Dog Bites - Dog bites and attacks in Ontario generally result from irresponsible owner actions. Under the Dog Owners' Liability Act, dog owners can be held responsible for bites to other people or their pets.
- Impaired Driving Accidents - Car accidents caused by an impaired driver.
- Injury Compensation - Personal injury compensation may include damages for financial losses, loss of enjoyment in life, and punitive damages.
- Long term Disability Benefits - Individuals who are unable to work due to injuries or illness may be entitled to claim long-term disability benefits.
- Motor Vehicle Accident Benefits - Accident victims are eligible to make a claim for motor vehicle accident benefits under their vehicle insurance policy.
- Motorcycle Accidents - Motorcycle riders are particularly vulnerable to serious injury in the event of a motorcycle collision. When an accident is caused by a careless car or truck driver, an injured motorcyclist is eligib
- Municipal Liability - Municipalities may be liable for injuries if an unsafe condition on a municipal property or caused by a municipal service/employee resulted in injury to the public.
- Pedestrian Accidents - Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injury or death, and in many cases, are caused by motorists who are speeding or fail to monitor for pedestrians.
- Premises Liability - Under Ontario's Occupiers' Liability Act, an owner, tenant or someone responsible for the activities on a property, may be liable if someone is injured on an unsafe condition on the property.
- Recreational Accidents - Recreational accidents includes accidents resulting in injury while participating in organized sports, ATV and snowmobiling, water-related activities, and other recreational venues
- Slip Trip and Fall Accidents - A slip and fall or trip and fall accident may result in serious injuries. If these injuries were caused by an unsafe condition on a premises, the property owner may be held liable for damages.
- Spinal Cord Injury - Damage to the spinal cord causes spinal cord injury and the effects are generally reduced mobility and sensory functions, often with a devastating impact on the injured person's life.
- Traumatic brain Injury - When a violent blow to the head causes a traumatic brain injury, there may be tissue damage, bleeding, bruising and other damage that can cause long-term effects or fatal injury.