Toronto Personal Injury Law Blog

Man charged in fatal Ontario motorcycle accident

According to officials, a Chevrolet and motorcycle were involved in a collision in Zorra Township at 19th Line at Road 64 on Sept. 7 about 12:45 p.m. The motorcyclist was killed in the accident and the Chevrolet’s driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Investigators concluded that the accident was caused by the actions of a negligent driver. Officials say that the Chevrolet veered across the centre line and struck the motorcycle as it headed east. The Chevrolet’s driver has been charged with causing death by criminal negligence and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.… Continue Reading


Brain injuries: causes and effects

Ontario residents might not be aware of the pernicious nature of acquired brain injuries. When people suffer post-natal damage to the brain on account of a traumatic or non-traumatic event, they may be susceptible to memory loss, communicative disabilities and even paralysis.

The prevalence of acquired brain injuries is not just a national issue, but a local concern as well. Countrywide, the number of victims reaches approximately 50,000 annually, according to statistics. In Ontario alone, some 44 people per day suffer an acquired brain injury, many of them due to accidents involving automobiles or in the workplace.… Continue Reading


Ontario property owner might be liable for your accident

If you have been injured in an accident that occurred on someone else’s property, the property owner or another party responsible for maintaining the property might be liable for the damages you have suffered. The Occupier’s Liability Act requires that all property be maintained in such a way that it is safe for anyone who enters the property as well as for those in close proximity to the property. This includes public as well as private property.

Suppose, for example, that you were on public property and fell because you slipped on a wet floor or an icy sidewalk.… Continue Reading


Teen dies in Highway 17 crash, driver charged

On Aug. 21, a three-vehicle accident on Highway 17 left one teen dead and two other people injured. Ontario Provincial Police say that the 11:30 p.m. crash occurred in Greater Sudbury on the southwest bypass between Fielding Road and Southview Drive.

Following a preliminary investigation, police determined that a pickup truck heading west collided with a pickup and a car, both of which were travelling east. The 39-year-old man who was driving the westbound pickup suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while the man driving the eastbound pickup suffered minor injuries; both were hospitalised.… Continue Reading


Police looking for hit-and-run driver

Ontario Provincial Police say one person was injured in a hit-and-run accident on Aug. 18. The crash involved three vehicles that collided on County Road 17 in Wendover shortly before 3 p.m. The female driver who was hurt in the accident was reported to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries. She was the only occupant of her vehicle.

Police say the car accident took place when the driver of a blue Mazda 3 attempted to pass a Kia. After the Mazda hit the Kia, the Kia collided with a truck that was driving in the opposite lane of traffic.… Continue Reading


Separate accidents on Hwy. 400 claim 2 lives in less than 1 day

Two fatal traffic accidents occurred on Ontario’s Highway 400 within a few hours of each other, beginning around 11 p.m. on Aug. 6 when a motorcyclist died in a single-vehicle crash. Around 4 a.m. the following day, an 82-year-old Vaughan woman was struck and killed by an apparent hit-and-run driver.

Following the motorcycle accident, the southbound lanes of Highway 400 were closed for several hours in the vicinity of Highway 401. The hit-and-run pedestrian accident caused lane closures for about five hours.… Continue Reading

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