In An Auto Accident, When Are Injuries Considered Catastrophic?

Any type of motor vehicle accident may seem like a catastrophic event to the involved parties. There’s no denying that even minor vehicle accidents can provide a level of inconvenience that may seem catastrophic to the people involved in the accident. However, what may seem like catastrophic to the individuals involved may not fit the legal definition of catastrophic in connection to a motor vehicle accident. Read More

Legal Representation For Injury Victims of Semi-Truck Accidents

The highways of Ontario Province see some of the heaviest traffic in Canada, many of which are seeing growing numbers of semi-trucks or truck and trailer combos. Due to their immense size and the longer stopping distances required, accidents that involve these massive trucks and smaller vehicles often result in catastrophic injuries. In some cases, these injuries are fatal. So if you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries in an accident involving a semi-truck or truck and trailer, it’s crucial that you have legal representation provided by an experienced personal injury lawyer in Milton. Read More

Obligations And Rights of Driver Involved In Car Accident

Although society does not have much respect for ambulance chasers, the law does forbid the departure of a driver or an accident victim from that horrible scene. In fact, that is one of the 8 obligations of any driver that has been involved in a car accident. Certainly no driver or victim should feel obligated to speak with an ambulance chaser. Still, drivers do have more than one obligation. Read More

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

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