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|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 â€˜Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fundâ€™ 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.