How A Pre-Existing Condition Can Affect A Settlement?

In agreeing to the compensation for the victim of an accident, the lawyers from both sides agree that the promised benefits should return the same victim to his or her original position. In other words, that return should make sure that the victim’s new position could not be perceived as a come-down from the one that had been held previously. By the same token, it should not be one that could be described as a marked improvement over the original. Read More

How To Protect Your Rights Against Distracted Drivers

Distracted Driving and Your Legal Rights

Today we find more and more accidents being caused by what is called “the distracted driver”. Because of new handheld technology, we find that drivers are becoming far more distracted with less attention on the road in front of them. Distracted driving is not only a problem here in Ontario and the GTA but is becoming a problem in most parts of the world. A driver using a phone while operating a motor vehicle is four times as likely to cause a crash than one who is focusing on the road. In fact in Ontario alone, data from 2013 shows that a person is injured in a distracted driving accident every half hour. One person is killed on Ontario’s roads every 17 hours. Read More