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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
|Should Canadians be concerned that there will be more Drug Impaired Drivers on the Road?
||The legalization of marijuana on October 17th has led to concerns about increases in car accidents and injuries due to drug-impaired drivers. All drivers should be aware of changes to impaired-driving laws and understand whether it’s ever safe to drive after smoking pot.
||Nov 01, 2018
|Reducing Drunk Driving through the Ignition Interlock Program
||The ignition interlock system for drivers charged with alcohol-related offences has been shown to reduce the incidence of drunk driving accidents, as it helps to keep the public safe while enabling a driver to have the use of their vehicle.
||Mar 24, 2017
|You may still be Impaired the Morning after an Evening of Heavy Drinking
||Many people drive in the morning after a night of heavy drinking in the mistaken belief that they are sober or legal to drive. In Tut v. RBC General Insurance Company, the insurer disputed an insurance claim when a young driver caused a collision while unknowingly impaired, the morning after a party involving drinking.
||Feb 27, 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
|Taking particular Care to Drive Sober over the Holidays
||For many Canadians, the holiday season presents multiple occasions for celebrating with friends, family and co-workers. Unfortunately, it also brings an increased risk of car accidents caused by drunk driving, but we avoid being part of the problem
||Dec 20, 2016
|Finding Negligence in Boating Accidents
||Understand the risks from unsafe boating practices, such as failing to wear a life preserver or drinking alcohol, both in terms of an increased likelihood of serious injury or death, as well as your liability if you are the boat owner or operator
||Aug 03, 2016
|Will Road Safety be affected by the Legalization of Marijuana?
||The Federal government proposes legalizing marijuana use in 2017, but an important unanswered question is whether this act will increase the incidence of car accidents due to driving while under the influence of marijuana.
||Jul 26, 2016
|Social Host Liability for alcohol-related Accidents
||Social hosts and homeowners who host events that include the serving of alcohol need to be aware that they may be liable for injuries caused by intoxicated guests.
||May 20, 2016
|Holding Drunk Drivers Responsible for their Negligence
||There are two systems in Ontario for holding drunk drivers accountable for the injuries they cause: the criminal courts and civil law proceedings. Accident victims and their families may provide testimony in criminal proceedings against a drunk driver, but ultimately the Criminal Court determines fault and sentencing. In a separate action, accident victims may sue the negligent driver for any losses resulting from the accident.
||Mar 08, 2016
|Driving with a Blood Alcohol Level in the 'Warn Range' is proven to increase the Risk of Car Accidents
||Studies have proven that even a small amount of alcohol can increase the likelihood of an accident and personal injury, which is the reason why many countries have established a maximum BAC of .05 for drivers
||Jan 12, 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.