Monday, 25 September 2017
It might seem a bit confusing to have your Ontario personal injury lawyer discussing the evidence needed to prove negligence and the extent of your injuries in court. You might think it’s clear what happened, but you have the burden of proving it to the impartial judge who will award you compensation. As the plaintiff, the legal term for the person filing a civil lawsuit, you have the burden of proof in a personal injury case to produce evidence showing your injuries were caused by the negligence of another party.
Friday, 22 September 2017
Fake or fraudulent accident claims increase the cost of insurance for everyone. It is estimated that fraudulent auto accident claims cost Canadians billions of dollars each year. Beside the financial impact of insurance fraud, it is also a criminal act. One way to avoid becoming a victim of a fake accident claim is to recognize how they occur
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
In major cities throughout Ontario, a large segment of the population relies on taxi cabs each day. As an example, there are more than 5,000 taxis driven by more than 10,000 licensed cab drivers in Toronto, and an estimated 60,000 people in the city make use of them each day. Taxis are a convenient way to get around, but cab drivers are as at risk to be involved in a collision with another vehicle as is any driver. When accidents occur, injured passengers could be left wondering about their compensation rights for the injuries they suffer.
Monday, 18 September 2017
The widespread belief that social media has become a part of everyday life is backed by statistics showing 3.4 billion people using social media around the world. Closer to home, almost 89 percent of the population of Canada uses the internet, and 64 percent of them have accounts on at least one social media platform. Ontario has the distinction of being the most connected province with 67 percent of its population on one or more social media platforms. The popularity of social media has a dark side when your posts are used against you in court.
Friday, 15 September 2017
As a general rule, if you are injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, you have the right to make a claim for compensation against that party. If the entity you wish to sue is a city or municipality in Ontario, you must speak to a personal injury lawyer, and you must do so right away. Waiting could leave you with no recourse and without compensation
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Plans to double the number of Toronto intersections where red-light cameras are in operation from the current 77 locations were announced by city officials as part efforts to improve road safety. The cameras resulted in more than 36,000 motorists being charged last year with violations. A question that always arises when red-light cameras are mentioned is the effect they actually have on road safety and accident prevention.
Monday, 11 September 2017
Whether you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian injured in a car accident in Ontario, you are entitled to Statutory Accident Benefits regardless of who was at fault in causing the accident. Filing a claim for accident benefits begins by notifying your insurance broker, agent or claims representative and completing an application for benefits. You could be asked by your insurance company to participate in an examination under oath as part of their investigation of your claim.
Friday, 08 September 2017
There are more than 48,000 kilometres of railway tract throughout Canada, making it one of the largest systems in the world. Passenger and freight trains operate relatively incident free on a daily basis, but there were more than 1,000 railway accidents last year, including derailments and collisions. Of all railway accidents in Canada last year, 13 percent of them occurred at crossings and involved either pedestrians or vehicles being hit by trains.
Wednesday, 06 September 2017
When an accident victim meets with a Toronto lawyer to talk about filing a claim for compensation, a topic that must be touched upon is the difference between pain and suffering awards in the U.S. and Canada. News stories about multimillion dollar awards for pain and suffering in the U.S. simply do not happen in Canada. Actually, to be more accurate, they cannot happen because of a series of court decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada that have come to be known collectively as “the trilogy.”
Monday, 04 September 2017
The ability to earn extra money by renting all or a portion of your home, apartment or condominium through a simple, app-based process is the lure attracting many property owners and property renters to Airbnb. The company claims more than 627,000 people have used its service since it began operating in Canada in 2009 with Ontario being one of the two most popular provinces. People who have listed their properties with the service or who might be thinking of it should consider some of the risks associated with renting your property through Airbnb.