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

Do I Need To Pay Tax On The Personal Injury Compensation That I get?

When someone receives a sizeable sum of money because of pay-out on an auto insurance claim the first question they ask is whether or not, they will have to pay taxes on it. This is a good question. In most cases the money given as restitution in an auto claim is not taxable. You may reach a settlement with the insurance company outside of court or in. When and how the claim is processed and the proceedings are followed, does not matter in regards to whether the sum is taxable or not. Personal injury claims are normally the type of accident claim that is taxable. Of course, consulting an accountant is a great option for clarifying any questions you may have regarding taxes on your settlement. Read More

Understanding Different Types Bicycle Accidents Covered By Ontario Tort Laws

Bicycle accidents are usually particularly serious. This is mainly due to the fact that the bike rider receives absolutely no protection from his means of transportation and when his body collides with a few hundred pounds of steel, the results are pretty catastrophic. The compensation that you are eligible for will depend upon the level of injuries that you have sustained. There are, however, different types of bicycle accidents. Let’s have a look at some of them. Read More

In A Wrongful Death Claim, Who Can Collect Damages?

When it comes to wrongful death cases, it’s important to point out that the people who are capable of collecting damages as well as the overall claimants are specifically listed out in the Family Law Act of Ontario. The court is going to assess the damages which stem from the wrongful death claim when the deceased had been actually entitled to personal injury damages in the event he or she had survived the injuries that were incurred. Read More

Can Insurance Claim Be Denied Because of A Failure To Disclose Medical Condition?

In order to get the benefits under the insurance policy, the insured enters into a contractual relationship with the insurance company which requires both parties to approach every single action under the contract in good faith. This particular concept encompasses the beginning of the entire relationship when the insured is going to take out the policy and also later on when the insurance company agrees to go ahead and pay out the coverage for a claim. There is a requirement in order to act in good faith and the insured needs to disclose any and every relevant fact to the insurance company as the former applies for said insurance coverage. This entails full and thorough disclosure of all existing and pre-existing medical conditions. Read More