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|A Back or Spinal Injury caused by a Car Accident can be Life-changing
||Car accidents commonly cause back and spinal injuries that can have serious, long-term consequences. Injury compensation is generally based on the severity of injury and degree of loss for the accident victim.
||Sep 02, 2021
|Laws to protect Pedestrians and Cyclists from Careless Drivers
||Several Ontario laws were enacted to protect cyclists and pedestrians on our roads. If you were injured by a motor vehicle while cycling or walking, the onus is on the driver to disprove their guilt and negligence in causing your injury.
||May 02, 2021
|Toronto Pedestrian sustains Catastrophic Injuries after being hit by a Car
||A Scarborough man who was struck by an impaired driver while crossing Danforth Rd. suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, internal injuries and multiple broken bones. Pedestrians are expecially vulnerable to these types of injuries, and their injuries often have a permanent and significant impact on their quality of life. And, disturbingly, pedestrian accidents are all-too-common on Toronto streets.
||Jul 01, 2020
|Plaintiff in Toronto ‘slip and fall’ Accident misses Deadline to add another Defendant to Claim
||An Ontario judge decided that counsel for the plaintiff did not take all reasonable actions to discover all defendants in the plaintiff’s claim before the expiry of the two-year limitation period. Therefore, the judge dismissed the plaintiff’s motion to add another defendant to her claim past the deadline.
||Jul 03, 2018
|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
|Jury awards $2,309,413 to Pedestrian who sustains Traumatic Brain Injury
||In a recent trial, the plaintiff was awarded over $2.3 million in damages after sustaining a brain injury when he was hit by a truck. The plaintiff, truck driver and the man who pushed the plaintiff onto the road, were each found 1/3 contributorily liable.
||Jun 19, 2017
|Pedestrian Accident results from failure to obey Traffic Law
||Disturbingly, pedestrian accidents are at a high in Ontario, which means that road users need to exercise more caution. Sometimes, pedestrians cause accidents, such as a Halifax man who recently caused a crash when crossing against a red light. However, in many cases, driver actions such as inattention, speeding and impaired driving contribute to pedestrian injury or death.
||Jan 15, 2017
|Ontario Court decides that an Illegal Immigrant not entitled to claim Damages from MVACF
||In a 2016 trial, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided that a man who had been living illegally in Toronto for about a decade was not entitled to receive compensation from public funds for injuries sustained in a pedestrian hit-and-run accident.
||Nov 19, 2016
|Female Walker assaulted in Toronto
||Although the highest risk for pedestrians is attributed to negligent drivers, every year pedestrians are assaulted while walking, jogging or running. The latest assault occurred on the evening of November 5th, but there were several earlier assaults on pedestrians in 2016. Walkers and runners can take a number of actions to reduce the risk of injury, but this doesn't in any way diminish the fault of the attacker in these incidents.
||Nov 08, 2016
|Pedestrian Collisions claim the Lives of Two London Residents
||Two recent and tragic pedestrian deaths in London Ontario highlight a concern that drivers need to always monitor for pedestrians and follow driving regulations aimed at keeping all road users safe.
||Oct 07, 2016
|Keeping our Children safe as they commute to School
||Sept 6 2016 is the first day of school for most Ontario children and a good time to be reminded of safe driving practices.
||Sep 05, 2016
|Pedestrians sometimes Contributorily Liable in Pedestrian-Motorist Collisions
||Because pedestrians are at high risk of injury in pedestrian-vehicle accidents, there is an onus on drivers to exercise caution, but pedestrians also have a responsibility to proceed with caution. Drivers may not be negligent for pedestrian injuries when the pedestrian's unanticipated behaviour was a factor in the accident.
||Jul 04, 2016
|Pedestrian Hit By Snowplow raises Concerns about Pedestrian Accidents
||An incident involving a Toronto pedestrian hit by a snow plow draws attention to the issue of pedestrian-vehicle accidents, and what can be done to reduce the occurrence of these often fatal incidents.
||Mar 16, 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.