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Airbags change the Occurrence of Injuries Airbags have been proven to reduce the incidence of death and serious injury, particularly when vehicle occupants are properly wearing seat belts. However, the occurrence of minor injuries, including concussions, has not been reduced by airbags. Jun 01, 2017
Prevent Poisoning Accidents for Children in your Home Poisoning is a common cause of injury and death for children under five, in Canada. The most frequent cause of such accidents is poisoning from drugs, both over-the-counter and prescription medication, but hazardous products also cause many incidents of poisoning. May 25, 2017
Long-term Disability Application Deadlines LTD plans have contractual deadlines for notifying your insurance provider that you have become disabled due to injury or illness and cannot work. There are also deadlines for submitting a claim with medical evidence for your disability. Missing these deadlines risks having your LTD claim denied. May 18, 2017
Watch out for Motorcyclists! Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to severe injury or death when colliding with a vehicle. Although speed and inexperience are common factors in motorcycle crashes, accidents often result when other drivers fail to watch for motorcyclists. May 12, 2017
Local Events in Oakville and surrounding Communities in Support of Persons suffering from Brain Injury Brain injury associations in Oakville, Hamilton and other communities throughout Ontario provide resources and support for brain injury victims and their families. Learn about some of the upcoming events. May 03, 2017
Plaintiff awarded Damages after tripping and falling on a Sidewalk under Construction An Ontario court found contractors and the City of Ottawa liable for damages when a woman injured her shoulder after she tripped on a sidewalk under construction. May 01, 2017
Multiple Car Accidents result in PTSD and aggravate Pre-existing Symptoms Serious car accidents and multiple collisions sometimes result in PTSD symptoms for traumatized accident victims. In a 2016 trial, the defendants in four separate car accidents were found liable for the plaintiff’s injuries, including PTSD, which aggravating the victim’s symptoms caused by multiple previous collisions. Apr 24, 2017
Municipality and Defendant Driver share liability for Christmas Day Accident A women sustained serious injuries when another driver lost control and crashed into her car on a slushy and snowy Newmarket road. In a civil action for damages, the judge found the municipality and defendant driver equally liable in her injuries; for failing to remedy the hazardous road conditions and driving too fast, respectively. Apr 17, 2017
Concussions are not to be taken lightly Although a concussion is considered to be a mild brain injury, for about 20 per cent of accident victims, concussions result in long-lasting symptoms such as chronic headaches, cognitive difficulties, depression and personality changes. Apr 12, 2017
Disputed Claim for continuing Income Replacement Benefits A claimant commenced a claim against State Farm after their insurer stopped paying Income Replacement Benefits, and the insurer filed a motion to dismiss this claim. However, the judge decided that the plaintiff’s entitlement to Income Replacement Benefits is a genuine issue for trial. Apr 07, 2017
Why Homeowners need Property Liability Insurance Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act, homeowners can be held liable for injuries and be sued, if someone comes to foreseeable harm on their property, for example, resulting from a fall on an icy driveway, tripping on loose flooring or rugs, or another type of accident. Apr 02, 2017
Cervical Spine Injuries in Athletes Cervical spine injuries are among the most severe spinal injuries and generally result in a substantial negative impact on the athlete’s ability to function and enjoyment in life. These injuries can be reduced through proper training, stricter rules in sports and better equipment; but are sometimes caused by another player's negligent action. Mar 28, 2017
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
A Pre-existing Injury doesn’t preclude a Successful Claim for Damages A woman experienced three car accidents that successively worsened her medical condition. After being denied accident benefits for her second and third accidents on the basis that her injuries resulted from pre-existing conditions, she filed actions against the two insurers and was awarded damages in both cases. Mar 16, 2017
Road Rage on the rise? Several recent and alarming incidents of road rage highlight the need for all drivers to practice courtesy while driving, despite the stresses of heavy traffic. If you were injured in a road rage incident, find out whether you may be eligible for compensation. Mar 10, 2017
Blue Mountain Resort found not liable in Skiing Injury A man was injured when he collided with reflector tape marking the closed entrance to a ski run while he was skiing in the late evening with friends. In a recent trial, the judge ruled in favour of the defendant, Blue Mountain, finding that they were not negligent in contributing to the accident and also, the liability waiver signed by the plaintiff would have absolved them of liability, in the circumstances of the incident. Mar 08, 2017
Organ Donation: Helping Canadians who are Injured or Dying Tragically, Canada places in the bottom third for organ donations in developed nations. Substantial advances in transplant technologies are greatly improving the outcomes for organ donation, but many more Canadians need to register their wish to donate in order to save lives. Mar 03, 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
How do the Courts decide on an Award for Pain and Suffering? Accident victims who suffered a serious and permanent injury may be eligible for damages for their pain and suffering. The amount of damages is based on case law as well as a variety of circumstances, including the plaintiff’s severity of injuries, age, and how their suffering impacts their quality of life. Feb 22, 2017
Judge finds Laser Tag Facility negligent in a Player’s Injury An injured man was compensated for injuries he sustained at a laser tag facility, after he fell through a hole built to allow participants to shoot at opposing players on the lower level. Feb 22, 2017
Truck Wheel detaches on Highway 400 and fatally injures SUV driver An SUV driver was killed when a truck wheel unfastened and struck his vehicle while travelling near Vaughan on Highway 400. Feb 13, 2017
Children under 16 at risk on Snowmobiles Snowmobiling is the Canadian winter sport with the largest number of serious injuries and deaths. Respected organizations including the Canadian Paediatric Society recommend that children under 16 should not drive. Feb 07, 2017
A newly developed Concussion Test is good News for Accident Victims A blood test for concussion was newly developed at the University of Western Ontario and will identify concussions in accident victims such as athletes, with 90 per cent accuracy. Feb 05, 2017
Injured? Questions you may have for a Personal Injury Lawyer At Injury Lawyers of Ontario, we know you likely have many questions which you should expect to have answered in an initial consultation, after you were injured in an accident. Here are some of the most common questions our clients ask. Feb 01, 2017
Is our Vehicle Insurance System flawed? – The Adam Bari Story Adam Bari was severely injured in a serious motorcycle accident and found that his injuries, although substantial, no longer qualify as a ‘catastrophic impairment’ under new insurance rules effective June 1st. The $65,000 now available for non-catastrophic injuries under statutory accident benefits are woefully inadequate to pay for Mr. Bari’s losses and thus, place huge financial stress on his family. Jan 25, 2017
Ontario Municipalities must meet Minimum Standards for Ice and Snow Removal In the interest of road safety, Ontario’s Municipal Act sets out minimum standards for winter road maintenance, which municipalities are obligated to meet. If a motor vehicle accident occurs in snowy or slippery conditions and the municipality failed to meet its standards, the municipality may be found liable for the accident. Jan 20, 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
Dangerous Road Conditions to blame for numerous Multi-Car Collisions on Hwy 401 Numerous multi-vehicle collisions on Highway 401 on Saturday January 7th were caused by severe winter weather including whiteouts and slippery road conditions, but fortunately, no one was seriously injured. Jan 12, 2017
Store Owner found liable when a Customer was Injured in his Store In Vykysaly v. Jablowski, a store-owner was found liable for injuries a woman sustained when she fell into an unmarked open stairwell in the store. Jan 10, 2017
Long Overdue, Canada announces Asbestos Ban for 2018 Every year, thousands of Canadians die from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos. At long last, the Canadian government announced a plan to ban asbestos import, use and production by 2018. Jan 08, 2017
Life-saving Tips if You're stranded in Winter Weather There are important steps we can take to prepare our vehicle and remain safe when our vehicle is stuck or stranded, to help prevent frostbite and keep ourselves and family members safe from injury during winter weather conditions. Jan 06, 2017
Making an Injury Claim for Single Car Accident Compensation If you were injured in a single car collision, there may be several options available to you for obtaining injury compensation, both as a vehicle driver and passenger. Jan 04, 2017
Proving 'but for' Causation in a Claim for Damages Successful injury claims generally rest on proving ‘But for’ causation. This means that, if not for the negligent actions of the defendant, the accident victim’s injuries would not have occurred. Jan 01, 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
A Finding of Municipal Liability when Man injured by falling Post If someone suffers injury on municipal property because the municipality failed to take due care and allowed an unsafe condition, then the municipality may be found negligent. Among the most common circumstances resulting in injury are: slip and fall accidents on broken or improperly maintained walkways, and car accidents caused by an unsafe road condition. Dec 26, 2016
Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) exhibits as persistent and unexplained fatigue, but sufferers also experience joint pain and various other symptoms that substantially impact enjoyment in life. CFS is not well understood but believed to result from several triggers, such as infections, immune system problems, hormonal changes and traumatic events such as car accidents. Dec 23, 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
Tragic Ottawa Car Crash results in two Fatalities Extreme winter road conditions have arrived early, and in Ottawa, icy roads are the likely cause of a tragic car accident that took the lives of two teen-aged girls and caused severe injuries to their mother. Dec 18, 2016
Injured Workers not covered by Ontario Workers’ Compensation Benefits have Right to Sue Businesses have an obligation to keep anyone coming onto their property reasonably safe, including employees. Most Ontario workers are covered under Ontario’s statutory workers’ compensation plan and if so, must seek coverage for workplace accidents from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. However, if you are an uninsured worker, you have the right to sue your employer for injuries sustained while employed. In a 2016 case, Fleming v. Massey, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that it was against public policy to prevent a worker from seeking compensation through a liability waiver. Dec 15, 2016
City of Sudbury found liable in Slip and Fall Accident A woman slipped and fell on a public parking lot that had not been cleared of ice and snow. The Court found the Municipality liable for her injuries, and did not accept the City’s defense that the particular parking lot was not maintained in winter because it belonged to a little used area of a public park. Dec 13, 2016
Keeping your Home safe for Children over the Holidays The holiday season presents several additional dangers to children in the home, but as caregivers and parents, there is much we can do to keep our own children and any visitors to our home safe over the holidays. Dec 11, 2016
Failure to disclose a Medical Condition can result in a voided Insurance Claim Honesty is the best policy when you are providing information on an insurance application. Your insurance contract is predicated on the information you gave and if you failed to disclose a pre-existing condition then your insurer may deny a future claim. Dec 09, 2016
Why Ontario Drivers need Winter Tires Winter tires have been shown to be the most important vehicle feature to affect safety and reduce the risk of crashing in winter driving conditions. See common myths about winter tires de-bunked. Dec 06, 2016
Do we have a Dog Bite Problem in Ontario? The incidence of dog bites has increased in some parts of Ontario, such as in Toronto, despite the 2005 ban on pit-bull breeds. This circumstance calls for better education of dog owners and the public, as well as better enforcement. Dec 04, 2016
Complicated Legal Proceedings arising from a Parking Lot Accident When parking lot accidents occur, there may be complications in resolving an injury claim if the plaintiff alleges that the parking lot owner was contributorily liable or, as in the case, Shah v. Becamon, the defendant driver was not properly licensed, with only a G-1 licence. Dec 01, 2016
The Challenges for Victims of Neurological Injuries such as Spinal and Brain Injury Accident victims who sustain neurological injuries such as spinal and brain injury face many substantial challenges in health care, recovery and functioning at home. Nov 28, 2016
What type of Injury Benefits can I claim under my Vehicle Insurance? Cyclists, pedestrians, drivers and passengers who are injured in any motor vehicle accident are eligible to claim various benefits under their vehicle insurance depending on the severity of their injury. Nov 26, 2016
When may a Vehicle Owner not be held Liable for a Car Accident? Under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act, the owner of a vehicle is held liable for injuries except for unusual cases, such as in Thorne v. Prets, where the vehicle was taken without permission. Under such circumstances, the negligent driver can be held liable for damages and if uninsured, Ontario’s payor of last resort, MVACF, is responsible for payment. Nov 23, 2016
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
Claiming Injuries from a Public Transit or Bus Accident. As a victim of a public transit or bus accident, whether as a passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for your losses. Nov 17, 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.

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