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Vehicle Features and Ontario Regulations aimed at Vehicle Safety Motor vehicle safety covers a broad range of issues and types of vehicles in Ontario, but all have the objective of making Ontario roads safer for road users. Drivers and vehicle owners are obligated to ensure that their vehicle and occupants comply with vehicle safety regulations. Feb 19, 2016
Hockey Injuries sometimes Exceed the Normal Risks of the Game If you or your child was seriously injured in an organized sport such as hockey, the organizers, coaches, referees or arena may have been negligent in contributing to the injury. Some types of injuries are anticipated as part of ‘normal play’ in a game such as hockey, but some injuries occur because the responsible party allowed an unsafe circumstance that put players at risk. And when this happens, an injury claim can be made against the ‘at fault’ person(s). Feb 17, 2016
Edgar Latulip Loses Memory for 30 Years after Falling Formally from Kitchener, Edgar Latulip recently regained his memory after he fell 30 years ago and suffered amnesia as a result. Slips/trips and falls are a leading cause of brain injury in Canada, but rarely result in such a dramatic memory loss and later recovery. Feb 16, 2016
Watch for Signs of Driver Fatigue Every day in Ontario, hundreds of individuals get behind the wheel while feeling drowsy. Here we discuss the serious risks of driving while fatigued and steps to avoid it. Feb 14, 2016
Calculating Future Care Costs in Personal Injury Claims Accident victims who suffer disabling injuries in an accident caused by a negligent party can claim damages for the projected cost of their future care. Persons with catastrophic injuries generally required more substantial care and the amount of damages to which they are entitled is on par with the magnitude of their injuries and needs Feb 10, 2016
What if I get into an Accident in a Rental Car? Rental car accidents are more likely to occur if we don’t familiarize ourselves with the car and applicable traffic laws. A car accident can easily ruin a vacation or business trip, particularly if we are uninsured or under-insured. Feb 07, 2016
Unacceptable Delays in Paying needed CPP Disability Benefits hurt Canadians with Severe and Permanent Disabilities Canada’s Auditor General criticizes the federal program for processing CPP disability benefits and handling disputed denials as being inefficient and tedious and for taking far too long to pay needed benefits. Feb 05, 2016
Waterloo Police catch Motorists in Violation of School Bus Safety Rules While accompanying students on two school bus routes, Waterloo Region police identified and charged several distracted drivers and others who failed to stop as required for school buses. These driver actions renew concern about the safety of students as they get on and off of buses. Feb 04, 2016
'Tis the Season for Slips on Icy Pavement Pedestrians need to take extra care while walking during winter conditions. In the event you suffer serious injury from a slip and fall on an icy surface, you may be eligible for compensation for your losses Feb 02, 2016
Deadlines for Filing an Injury Claim Individuals who sustained injuries in any type of accident need to be aware of the time limits for commencing a claim for compensation as defined in the Limitations Act. There are also time restrictions for notifying your car insurance company if you want to make a claim for accident benefits arising from a car accident. Feb 01, 2016
Are Roundabouts Safer? Research shows that while roundabouts are safer and more efficient in the long-term, there is often an increase in car accidents in the first years of installation. Driver confusion over roundabout traffic laws is a likely factor in many of these car accidents. Jan 29, 2016
Who is at Fault in a Parking Lot Accident? Drivers need to obey traffic rules that apply in parking lots and be aware of their potential liability if a car accident occurs. Pedestrian accidents in parking lots can result in serious or fatal injuries as recently occurred in two Brampton area lots. Jan 28, 2016
Soft Tissue Injuries often result from Automobile Accidents Soft tissue injuries often result from a car accident and often cause long-term pain. Accident victims should seek medical treatment as soon as the symptoms of soft-tissue injury present themselves. Jan 26, 2016
Avoid Car Accidents by Preparing for Hazardous Driving Conditions Prudent preparation and adjusting your driving speed for dangerous driving conditions such as ice and snow storms can save your life and the lives of loved ones. Jan 24, 2016
Uninsured Motorist Coverage exists to Protect Injured Accident Victims in Ontario All Ontario car insurance policies include coverage for damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident caused by an uninsured driver or a hit-and-run driver. In the case where no one involved in a car accident has insurance coverage, the Ontario ‘Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund’ provides coverage for damages, as a last resort. Jan 22, 2016
A Retrospective on Recent Changes to Ontario Driving Laws In the past few years, Ontario has enacted several traffic laws in response to authoritative studies of car accidents, of which all Ontario drivers need to be aware. Jan 20, 2016
Speeding Overtakes Impaired Driving as the Leading Cause of Accidents in Ontario Speeding is a problem throughout Ontario that often results in serious injury and substantial fines and increased insurance rates for the guilty party, as well as potential liability in a negligence suit. Jan 17, 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
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
Punitive Damages are awarded to Punish Liable Persons for Reprehensible Conduct Unlike compensatory damages awarded to persons injured by a negligent party, punitive damages are only awarded when the defendant is liable for a particularly reprehensible action. Jan 09, 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
Collision Reporting is Necessary Evidence for your Accident Reporting a collision where anyone was injured is required by law in Ontario, and the collision report also serves as important evidence if seeking compensation for injuries and damage to your car. Jan 05, 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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