More On The Duty Owed To Jaywalkers By Motorcyclists

When it comes to the rules that we have to follow on the road, there are quite a lot of different things that could be said. The Ontario Highway Traffic Act is actually imposing a lot of obligations to the drivers as well as to the pedestrians who are actively using the roadway. With this in mind, it is important to understand that jaywalking which is a quite common phenomenon is not actually defined – it’s a slang term that people use to describe the process of a pedestrian crossing mid-block. Read More

Are Icy Walkway Accidents Covered Under Tort Compensation Claims?

When it comes to slips and falls, these accidents clearly seem a lot less damaging and harmful than they are in reality. Did you know that there are reported cases of death as a result of a slip and fall accident? There are numerous cases of traumatic brain injuries and very harmful spinal cord ones as well. These are things that you need to take into very serious consideration when it comes to it because failing to do so could truly get you in trouble. Read More

Am I Liable For Negligence, If My Dog Bites Another Person?

Being a dog owner is a responsibility – that’s something that you need to take into account. You are personally liable for the conduct of your pet and you need to ensure that it’s properly taught to behave. This is especially true when you go ahead and take your pet outside for a walk out in the public. With this in mind, there are quite a lot of things that you might want to take into account when your dog attacks another person or an animal. Read More

All About Notifying The Parties In A Personal Injury Case

If you have fallen victim of an accident and you want to get reparation for the damages you’ve had to incur, you need to notify anyone who might be found responsible. Here is where some people trip over because they think they need to know who the “at fault” party actually is. This is not the case – you need to file a Letter Of Intent towards the people or entities that you just think are at fault. This may include the company owning the bus driven by the other party in the accident, third parties who took part and others of the kind. The fault determination comes at a stage which is much later in Ontario. Read More

How To Defend Yourself In A Personal Injury Case?

There are quite a few different things that you might want to take into consideration when it comes to the actual defense in a personal injury case. One of the most important ones, is the way you should proceed with your defense, if you are on the receiving end of a claim. If you’ve been summoned as a defendant under a personal injury claim, you need to make sure that you undertake the best approach in order to conveniently handle the case without having to pay a tremendous amount of money. After all, you are looking for ways to save more. Read More

New Road Safety Laws To Protect Pedestrians In Ontario

The most common pedestrian deaths occur amongst children and senior citizens. These two age groups account for over 60% of pedestrian related deaths. Because of this, Toronto has restructured their laws surrounding these occurrences and has increased the attention to upholding these new laws. Children often find themselves the victims of pedestrian/traffic accidents because of their size. While failing health and stability relates to the increase in senior citizen related accidents. Most often child related traffic accidents occur near school zones or with school buses. As a whole, most pedestrian traffic accidents occur because of a violation of traffic/driving regulations. The new laws have been put into place to circumvent these commonalities. Read More

Consequences of Leaving The Scene After Hit And Run Accident

If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident is not a good thing for either party involved. Why the victim is left injured and alone? The defendant who left the scene of the accident will face penalties by law when caught. It is never a good idea to leave the scene of an accident. Even if no one else was involved, you will still be penalized for doing so. It is always best to contact help and law enforcement right away and go through the process of dealing with what happened. While you may still face consequences they will be far less serious than those faced when convicted of a hit-and-run. To clarify, a hit-and-run consists of an automobile accident including other drivers, animals, or inanimate objects where the at-fault driver leaves the scene before law enforcement has assessed and recorded the situation. It can also happen anywhere, not just a road. If you are leaving a parking lot, after hitting a parked car falls into this category. Read More