Toronto Personal Injury Law Blog

Understanding the different types of skull fractures

Ontario residents may be intrigued to know that there are different types of skull fractures, each of them distinct. For example, two of the more common types are compound and depressed skull fractures. With compound fractures, there are cuts in the scalp and fractures in the skull. With depressed fractures, pieces of the skull break and move toward the brain.

Skull fractures constitute a penetrating brain injury acquired typically through some sort of traumatic event, such as a physical assault or an auto accident.… Continue Reading


Wrong-way drunk driver kills 1 in highway crash

Ontario Provincial Police confirmed that a 31-year-old man from St. Catharines was killed in a wrong way crash on Oct. 21. According to police, an attempt was made to intercept the wrong-way vehicle prior to the two-car accident. The collision occurred before the police were able to stop the negligent driver.

Police were alerted to the presence of the wrong-way driver when a 911 call came in at 5:12 a.m. The caller reported seeing a blue Toyota Tundra travelling in the opposite direction of traffic along the QEW, going towards Niagara.… Continue Reading


Who can be held liable for a traumatic brain injury?

According to the Ontario Brain Injury Association, more than 1 million children in the United States and Canada suffer traumatic brain injuries every year. Some of the incidents that cause these injuries are sports, bicycle and motor vehicle accidents, and most of them result in litigation. This makes it important for parents to be aware of who is liable for causing brain injuries of children and how the justice system works.

When a case for personal injury is filed, a person or entity must be named as liable for causing the injury.… Continue Reading


Understanding and dealing with spinal cord injuries

There are various situations that can contribute to a spinal cord injury, and some injuries can be more severe than others are. An Ontario resident may wonder how to manage living a normal life in extreme cases. The adjustments necessary to achieve a quality of life that a victim held prior to the injury can be significant, especially in cases involving paraplegia or quadriplegia. Paraplegia is the loss of sensation and motion in the legs and lower portion of the body, and quadriplegia is the loss of sensation and motion in the arms and chest as well as in the lower part of the body.… Continue Reading


Insurance benefits available to motor vehicle accident victims

Ontario auto insurance policies are required to provide Statutory Accident Benefits Coverage. This provides insurance against injuries and fatalities suffered not only by drivers, but also their passengers during a motor vehicle accident. Moreover, it pays benefits without regard to fault. There are several different types of accident benefits available through this coverage.

Statutory Accident Benefits may include, for example, compensation for lost wages, medical and rehabilitation expenses and even the costs associated with hiring an attendant due to injuries suffered in the accident.… Continue Reading


Highway 17 T-bone crash kills 1

Ontario Provincial Police say that on Sept. 15, a Quebec woman lost her life in a T-bone collision near Renfrew. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 17 and Bruce Street around 11 p.m. The accident forced the closure of the highway overnight, during which time a detour was implemented.

According to authorities, a 47-year-old man was pulling a trailer with a pickup truck in the eastbound lanes of the highway and did not stop at the intersection for a red traffic light.… Continue Reading