We are proud to be a partner in service with LSNF Children's Legal Representation Project. This program provices representation for children with civil legal needs on a variety of issues including education, accessing mental health and other services. Many of the children supported by the program are involved in the juvenile justice system.
According to York Regional Police, the four offences that contribute the most to deaths on Canadian roadways are distracted driving, aggressive and impaired driving and seatbelt violations. The York Regional Police released the following Victoria Day long weekend traffic statistics:
Impaired Driving Arrests: 9
Speeding Offences: 439
Distracted Driving: 35
Seatbelt Offences: 20
It is obvious that the cause of most deaths on Canadian roadways are entirely avoidable. These traffic statistics reveal that many are still making the wrong choices behind the wheel. Please make safe choices and be respectful to one another when driving.
There are reports of a hit and run bicycle accident that occurred in Vaughan, Ontario. A cyclist was found with serious injuries on Dufferin Street north of Major MacKenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan, Ontario on the evening of June 5, 2012. It is believed that the cyclist was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
York Regional Police want to hear from witnesses or others that may have information about this hit-and-run accident. If you have any information on this hit and run accident, please call York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441. Read the York Regional Police media release here.
We remain optimistic that someone will come forward with information that will identify the other vehicle and driver involved in this Ontario hit and run accident.
We would also like to offer our support to the man who was seriously injured in this Vaughan bicycle accident, and his family. We hope that he will have a quick and complete recovery from his injuries.
If it is determined that another vehicle was at fault for this accident, the cyclist and his family may be able to advance a claim for their injury and losses. Even if the identity of the other vehicles and persons involved is never determined, the injured victim and his family may still have recourse. There is usually compensation available through the injured persons own insurance, which provides coverage for unidentified vehicles following a hit and run car accident. Ontario also has a fund, which may be available to compensate for injuries where no other insurance is available.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured as a result of a hit and run accident, contact a Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer at Iacobelli Law Firm for a free consultation.
Following a serious accident, you and your family may find that you need an Ontario personal injury lawyer. It is natural to want to hire the best lawyer for your particular case. A search of the internet, will likely yield many results of lawyers and law firms that proclaim to the "best Toronto lawyer" or "top Toronto lawyer." Most of these are self-proclaimed honours. Some of these sites are merely intake companies that refer cases to lawyers.
The following are some of the attributes that you should look for when selecting the best personal injury lawyer for your Ontario car accident claim.
1. Personal injury litigation is a complex area of law, so your lawyer should have experience with your type of claim.
If you need a personal injury lawyer to help you with an auto accident, find a lawyer who handles Ontario auto accidents.
2. Does the lawyer restrict his or her practice to representing personal injury victims, or does this lawyer have more a general practice. This will tell you something about the lawyers experience with your type of case.
3. Does the lawyer regularly appear in the court house where your case is likely to be filed and heard.
4. Is the lawyer a member of personal injury trial lawyers' associations, such as the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association?
5. Does the lawyer and staff treat you professionally and courteously? This is important because you will likely be dealing with the lawyer and the law firm for several months or even years. You should feel comfortable with your lawyer, and there needs to be mutual trust and respect.
6. Is the Ontatio lawyer willing to represent you on a contingency fee basis? This means that the lawyer will not be paid unless your case is settled.
If you would like a free consultation with an Ontario personal injury lawyer, call us today.
There are many people who believe that the world would be a better place without trial lawyers and civil lawsuits. I found this video that considers some of the major contributions that civil trial lawyers have made to consumer safety and rights. This is an excellent video and I hope you enjoy it.
Ontario Lawyer Discusses Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims:Toronto and York Region Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
With the beautiful weather we have been having in Toronto and the GTA, it is no wonder that riders are taking to the road by motorcycle. This long weekend promises more good weather, and should be a great time to get out and ride your motorcycle. Although I sold my motorcycle a few years ago, I can still appreciate the pleasure of going out for a ride on our province's scenic roads, and I'm sure that I'll get another motorcycle one of these days.
Unfortunately, every year many motorcyclists in Ontario are seriously injured in motorcycle crashes. Although some people hold the belief that motorcycle riders cause these accidents, the statistics more often reveal that most motorcycle crashes are caused by other drivers. Very often, drivers simply fail to see motorcyclists. Many motorcycle riders attempt to increase awareness of their presence by wearing reflective gear, or adding loud pipes to their motorcycle. We all have to be aware of motorcycles sharing the roads and we should give them plenty of space. This means, use extra caution and look before changing lanes and making turns.
When an injury does occur, a motorcycle rider and their family may be entitled to claim for damages and losses under Ontario law. Motorcycle accidents are unique and require a personal injury lawyer with experience in order to successfully prove that the other vehicle was at fault. A motorcycle rider may recover damages and losses even if they were at fault for the accident.
In addition to my interest in motorcycles, I have also obtained a lot of experience in litigating motorcycle accident claims. Before returning to Ontario, I practiced personal injury law in South Florida, a haven for motorcycle enthusiasts. I was involved in litigating many serious motorcycle collisions. Sadly, most of these cases involved catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Through my experience, I have also had the opportunity to work with some of the world's leading experts on motorcycle safety, including authors of the famous Hurt Report. I bring this experience and commitment to every motorcycle accident claim.
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Ontario, or if you have lost a loved one, please feel free to call me for a free consultation.
There are reports of a serious car accident that occurred in King City Ontario during the early morning of Sunday May 6, 2012. Early reports of this accident indicate that this was a single vehicle accident on Jane Street in King City. According to reports, the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. The driver and passengers in the vehicle were reportedly injured and taken to hospital.
First and foremost, we would like to offer our support to those that were injured in this King City, Ontario car accident. We hope that all of the occupants make a complete recovery.
Each year many people in Ontario are killed or suffer serious personal injury from motor vehicle accidents. Police were investigating the circumstances of this King City car crash. More information would be necessary in order to determine the cause for this accident. However, if the driver of the vehicle is found to be at fault, it could lead to the filing of an Ontario personal injury lawsuit. If such a lawsuit is filed, and if it is successful, it could lead to an award of damages for the occupants of the vehicle that were injured. All of the occupants of the vehicle involved in this King City, Ontario car accident may also be able to obtain no fault benefits for their injuries and losses.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a serious motor vehicle crash, you can obtain help from an Ontario personal injury lawyer.
For a complimentary consultation with a dedicated personal injury lawyer, contact Iacobelli Law Firm.
Car Accident Lawyer for York Region and Toronto Discusses Insurance Company Doctors and Independent Medical Exam
Very often, following a serious injury accident in Ontario, the insurance company will require an injured person to submit to a medical examination with a doctor selected by the insurance company. In most instances, the injured person will be required to attend this examination, which is sometimes referred to as an Independent Medical Examination or IME. The phrase is misleading, as there is nothing independent about the examination. The doctor is being paid for his opinion by the insurance company. Some of these doctors frequently perform assessments on behalf of insurance companies. While many physicians that perform insurance medical assessments are fair and reasonable, there are some that will look for every reason to minimize or undermine your claim.
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Motor vehicle accidents involving tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, semi trucks, and other large commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of greater than 10,000 pounds account for a significant number of accidents, deaths and injuries on Ontario’s roadways. In Southern Ontario, Toronto and the GTA, there are many trucks travelling on Highway 400 and Highway 401.
Making claims to truck industry insurance companies can be difficult. These cases are more complex than other motor vehicle accident claims. Due to their complexity, trucking accident cases require a thorough understanding of commercial vehicle regulation and trucking industry practices. Early collection of information is also essential in truck accident cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident involving a truck, contact Iacobelli Law Firm to speak with a lawyer today. We offer a free consultation. Our firm represents victims of accidents and negligence on a contingency fee basis — no lawyers' fees unless we recover compensation.
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