Toronto Personal Injury Law Blog
People who are victims of car accidents may be entitled to medical and rehabilitation benefits under the Insurance Act, otherwise known as the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, if they were insured at the time of the crashes. These minimum benefits are stipulated in the Act for victims who become impaired.
The Act provides that all the necessary and reasonable medical expenses that the injured incurred, be reimbursed or paid for. This includes ambulance, hospital, surgical, nursing, optometric and dental services. Other medical benefits that are typically included are medications, mobility devices, hearing aids, occupational therapy and chiropractic services.… Continue Reading
Ontario drivers may be interested in the story of a three-car accident that occurred in York Region. An out-of-control SUV driven by a man traveling southbound on Highway 48 reportedly caused a head-on collision that resulted in one driver’s death.
On the afternoon of Dec. 9 around 3:30 p.m., a pickup truck with a snowplow affixed to the front was traveling north on Highway 48. As it drove past Ravenshoe Road in Georgina, an SUV traveling in the opposite direction struck the side of the pickup’s snowplow.… Continue Reading
Each year in Ontario, many people suffer from traumatic brain injuries in car accidents, diving accidents, falls and sports. When you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be facing a lifetime of devastating personal injuries.
You may have experienced a permanent change in your personality, a loss of senses including touch, taste, sight or smell or cognitive impairments. Some people with brain injuries have difficulty with speaking and other forms of communication as well. You or your loved one may have memory problems, an inability to control your emotions, fine motor skill impairments and difficulty with reading or writing.… Continue Reading
Slip-and-fall accidents can result in serious injuries, and Ontario residents are at a much greater risk for being involved in these kinds of accidents during icy weather conditions. When walking on wet sidewalks or driveways on particularly cold days, it is a good idea to take each step with caution in case there is any ice on the ground.
Injuries sustained after an icy slip-and-fall accident can range from a minor muscle strain to permanent spinal cord damage. After suffering from a muscle strain or sprain, individuals can normally recover from their injuries with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, and heat and ice packs.… Continue Reading
Occupiers of property in Ontario are obligated by law to keep their premises safe for guests or residents who use them. If an occupier fails to keep their premises free of hazards, they could be held liable for injuries that are sustained as a result. In cases where there is a landlord and tenant, the property may have more than one liable occupier.
When there is a question of whether or not an occupier is liable for injuries sustained on his or her property, a court will look at various issues involved in the accident.… Continue Reading
Sadly, many people in Canada and in Ontario lose their lives each year in motor vehicle accidents. The law provides loved ones the ability to sue on behalf of the deceased person, in order to recover damages for the pecuniary losses they have suffered as a result of the death.
The Family Law Act provides that the spouse, children, parents, grandparents and siblings of the decedent may all recover damages by filing a civil lawsuit against the negligent driver. The Act also outlines specific categories of available damages through such a suit.… Continue Reading
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