What Does It Mean To Drive Defensively?

If you fail to drive defensively, then you invite the chance for a motor vehicle accident. If you do drive defensively, then you work to prevent such an accident. You do that by considering what sort of action another driver might take. Obviously, you cannot read the mind of each person that sits behind the wheel of a car, truck, van or SUV. Still, you can form in your mind all the possible moves that a given driver might take. You can work to prevent another driver’s performance of what might be called a dumb move. Read More

What Should I Do If I’ve Been Bitten By A Dog?

There are those occasions when a dog is not man’s best friend. In fact, a dog attack can cause serious injury, emotional scarring, and sometimes even death to small children. If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog in Ontario, you are covered under the law. Under what’s known as the Dog Owner’s Liability Act, the owner of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog on another person or domestic animal. Read More

Simple Ways That Truckers Can Reduce The Incidence of Accidents

The trucking industry works on deadlines. If deadlines aren’t met and goods not moved, then profits are affected. Today, over 200,000 people make their living in the trucking industry in Ontario and there is a major shortage of qualified drivers. This means even more pressure for truckers to meet deadlines and work longer hours. Kitchener injury lawyers see many cases of accidents involving trucks where drivers have succumbed to fatigue. Read More

Should I Accept The Insurance Settlement After A Motor Vehicle Accident?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you have enough to worry about. You may be facing hospitalization, medical bills, rehabilitation, or even a long-term loss of wages. You may be tempted to take the first settlement you are offered by the insurance company because it seems simple and you want to get on with more important things like healing and getting back to work. But you want to consider that you may be dealing with some long-term limitations in your life after an accident. Will that insurance settlement be enough? Read More