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22 Dec, 2017

Safe Winter Driving Tips

December 22nd, 2017|

Winter is here, that means sleigh bells jingling and winter tires and slippery driving conditions. How can you avoid an accident during the most festive time of the year? Follow these simple winter driving safety tips:

Prepare your vehicle for the season

“Winter is coming,” and when the cold weather arrives don’t neglect to prepare […]

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22 Dec, 2017

Pedestrian Safety: The Vision Zero Safety Plan

December 22nd, 2017|

Last year, approximately 46 pedestrians were killed in Toronto as a result of automobile collisions. Even a single avoidable death is too many, which is why the City of Toronto has moved into action with the Vision Zero Safety Plan. But is it enough?
What is Vision Zero?
Vision Zero started in Sweden in 1997. The plan […]

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27 Nov, 2017

Understanding Premises Liability in Personal Injury Law

November 27th, 2017|

We’ve all heard the horror stories about a friend or relative getting hurt on someone’s property and not knowing if they should call a personal injury lawyer. A bad fall or injury can be extremely traumatic and financially devastating, and you should not be held accountable for another party’s negligence. Here’s what to do in […]

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10 Nov, 2017

What is the Burden of Proof in a Personal Injury Case

November 10th, 2017|

Throughout the course of an average day, you may interact with a variety of people at many different locations. Each time you enter someone’s private property, whether it is a house, park, apartment, or store, an assumption is implied that conditions are safe. It is the responsibility of a property owner to ensure measures have […]

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25 Oct, 2017

The Difference Between Long & Short-Term Disability

October 25th, 2017|

Many workplaces or private insurance plans provide their employees with short and long-term disability benefits if you are unable to work due to an illness or other medical condition. If you are unsure about your plan, contact your insurance provider for more information. If possible, use any leftover sick days you have accumulated with your […]

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16 Oct, 2017

Yellow and Left-Hand Turn Car Accidents in Ontario

October 16th, 2017|

When driving, you are more likely to experience an accident while at an intersection than in motion. This is especially true for traffic lights turning yellow. It’s important to know who is at fault and held responsible for yellow left-hand turn collisions before you experience one.
Who’s at fault in yellow light accidents?
Yellow lights, also called […]

  • How concussions can impair driving ability.
22 Sep, 2017

Do Concussions Impair Your Driving Ability?

September 22nd, 2017|

A  concern our personal injury lawyers often hear from clients who have been concussed is in regard to their driving ability and corresponding legal standing. Cognitive impairment is one of the major reasons an individual may not be allowed to drive after suffering a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion. However, concussions have become […]

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12 Sep, 2017

Does Your Insurance Policy Cover You for Accidents Outside Ontario?

September 12th, 2017|

A question our team of personal injury lawyers hears regularly from clients has to do with auto insurance coverage outside of Ontario. Many drivers wonder whether or not they will be covered under their insurance policy in the event of a road accident in another province or in the United States. If you tend to […]

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21 Aug, 2017

Back to School Driving: Safety Tips For Young Drivers

August 21st, 2017|

One of the many joys of parenthood is experiencing each milestone children will accomplish throughout their lives. From their first steps and dance recitals, scoring their first goal of getting their driver’s license, and off on their first day of college. Like most parents, many look forward to the day their children pass their driving […]

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7 Aug, 2017

Distracted Driving Laws Explained

August 7th, 2017|

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous and costly contributors to collisions in Canada. According to the Canadian Auto Association (CAA), “80% of collisions and 65% of near crashes have some form of driver inattention as contributing factors” and distracted driving is directly responsible for “10% of fatal crashes, 18% of injury crashes, and 16% […]