Monday, 05 March 2018
The province of Ontario offers residents and visitors an endless variety of scenic trails to hike and explore. Springtime offers a much-needed change from the cold and snowy winter weather and what better way to take advantage of it than by hiking through the countryside. Hiking in the springtime presents challenges, so here are a few tips and precautions to keep in mind for a safe hiking experience.
Friday, 05 January 2018
If you have been injured because of the negligent or wrongful conduct of another party, you could be entitled to compensation. Car accidents and injuries caused by falling on an ice-covered sidewalk that someone failed to clear are examples of the types of cases handled by personal injury lawyers. Choosing a lawyer to represent you can be a challenge, so here are a few questions to ask lawyers to help you find the best personal injury lawyer for your case.
Wednesday, 08 November 2017
Rear-end collisions are the most common types of accidents in Ontario involving more than one vehicle. According to statistics compiled by the government, of the 35,972 motor vehicle crashes last year in the province, 9,821 of them were rear-end collisions in which people were injured or killed. Understanding the causes of rear-end crashes and how the courts determine who is at fault could help if you are injured and want to make a claim for compensation.
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
The number of adults and children using bicycles might surprise you. It is estimated that 12 million people across Canada who are at least 12 years of age said they rode a bicycle during the past year. What is not surprising is that 82 percent of children between 12 and 14 years of age said they rode bicycles during the previous year. The health benefits of the exercise a person gets from bicycling are well known, but an average of 74 people are killed each year in bicycle-related accidents. Teaching children about bicycle safety is essential.
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.
Friday, 04 August 2017
As a general rule, your car insurance covers you and anyone living in your household who might occasionally use vehicles insured under the policy. Insurance companies routinely ask people applying for coverage to list the licensed drivers residing in the household. Premiums are set based upon factors including age and driving record of the drivers disclosed to the insurer. If you have someone living with you with a poor driving record, it could increase the cost of your liability insurance.
Friday, 23 June 2017
Distracted driving is a serious highway safety issue. According to the Ontario provincial police, distracted driving caused more fatalities in vehicle crashes last year than alcohol and drug impaired driving or speeding. Talking on a cellphone using a hands-free device might be legal under the law, but according to statistics reported by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, drivers using such devices are four times more likely to be involved in an injury-causing accident than drivers who put their phones away while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Recovering compensation for the losses you suffer at the hands of a negligent party frequently ends up in a courtroom with your lawyer having to prove how an accident or incident occurred. Besides using eyewitnesses, police reports and other documentary evidence to prove the facts and circumstances of your claim, your lawyer might call upon the services of an expert witness to help the trier fact in the decision-making process.
Friday, 21 April 2017
If you stop at a parking area or near a curb and throw open the vehicle’s door, are you checking to ensure there’s no one there first? Most people don’t think twice and assume that all is safe once they have arrived at their destination, but this false sense of security is contributing to a growing number of serious door accidents involving cyclists. Cyclists may be passing by and easily missed in a person’s scoping the area before opening a car, but the weight of the car door can leave a cyclist paying the price for another person’s carelessness.
Monday, 16 January 2017
Over the years, personal injury lawyers have been the butt of many jokes, and been referred to by the derogatory term “ambulance chaser”. The reason for this is most people go through their lives fortunately never having to utilize the services of a personal injury lawyer, and so their exact role and the benefits they provide to their clients are not well understood by the vast majority of the population.