Did an impaired driver cause your accident?

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Car Accidents on: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Most car accidents are traumatising, but when the cause is attributed to the impairment of the other driver due to drugs or alcohol, they can be especially infuriating. While the focus of this post is on car accidents, it is important to note that impaired driving also includes operating snowmobiles, boats and off-road vehicles while […]

Icy sidewalks can lead to damage claims

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Slip & Fall Accidents on: Friday, November 27, 2015

As another Ontario winter looms ahead, the risk of pedestrians suffering serious injuries due to slip-and-fall accidents increases. Canadian winters can be brutal, bringing snow and ice storms that turn sidewalks and steps into dangerous hazards. Those who do wind up taking a tumble are likely to suffer the following common injuries from slipping on […]

Government policy punishes disabled and injured

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Car Accidents on: Friday, November 20, 2015

Next year, auto insurers in Ontario will begin profiteering off of those residents who are disabled and injured in motor vehicle accidents. As horrible as it sounds, the recent passage of legislation will cut in half the coverage for those victims who are most seriously injured in wrecks. The taxpayers will then be forced to […]

Who is responsible for snowmobile deaths?

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Wrongful Death on: Friday, November 13, 2015

One of the perks of enduring an Ontario winter is the opportunity to participate in winter activities like snowmobiling. However, like any sport, there are risks. Snowmobilers must operate their motorized snow vehicles safely to avoid being a hazard to passengers and others they encounter on the trails. Below are some tips for safer winter […]

Is your workplace free of safety hazards?

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Slip & Fall Accidents on: Thursday, November 5, 2015

If you work in Ontario, you may be aware of the program run by the Ministry of Labour, "Safe At Work Ontario," to identify and inspect workplaces based on specific factors. These may include the following: — History of on-the-job fatalities, critical incidents or injuries stemming from acts of violence; — Rate of injuries and […]

Halloween safety tips

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Pedestrian Accidents on: Thursday, October 29, 2015

It’s almost that time again, when the little ghosts and goblins make their rounds in Toronto. But having that many kids running around in costumes increases the risk of mishaps, including those involving being hit by a car. Below are some tips to keep the kids safer. — Equip their costumes with either lights or […]

Motorcycle wreck kills 1, injures 2

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Bicycle Accidents on: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Earlier this month in Windsor, two motorcyclists collided on Sandwich Street, resulting in the death of one rider and the hospitalisation of the other motorcyclist and his 28-year-old passenger. The early morning accident occurred at approximately 4:20 a.m. as the two bikes were headed east. Probably due to the time of the crash, no witnesses […]

Workplace fatality statistics

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Wrongful Death on: Friday, October 16, 2015

Many workplace injuries and deaths that occur in Canada are completely preventable. Sadly, they are also predictable, as the following statistics indicate. In a given year — 2008 — on every day of the year, three occupational fatalities occurred. In that same period, one out of about 13,895 workers who were covered by territorial or […]

SUVs vulnerable to rollover crashes

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Car Accidents on: Thursday, October 8, 2015

Drivers of trucks, minivans and SUVs are much more likely to be injured in a rollover accident than their counterparts in passenger cars. In one year alone, more than 35 per cent of deaths in SUV collisions involved rollovers. The height of the vehicles, together with the heavier loads they are able to carry, make […]

Is your slip and fall accident the fault of a business owner?

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Slip & Fall Accidents on: Thursday, October 1, 2015

While the autumn weather remains enjoyable in Ontario, soon the chill of winter will settle over the province, bringing cold rains that turn quickly to slushy snow. Trips, slips and falls increase during inclement weather conditions. Therefore, businesses have to increase their response to weather-related conditions that can cause injuries to workers, customers and others. […]