Our Ontario car accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for car accident and truck accident cases for victims.
Car accidents in Ontario, continue to cause catastrophic injuries. If you have been hurt in a car accident in Toronto or the southern Ontario you know that the consequences can be life-changing. A car accident lawyer can make a difference in your recovery and your right to financial compensation.
In Ontario car accidents and automobile wrecks are common. People are often injured as a result of negligent drivers and car accidents are frequently seen on the streets, avenues, and highways of Ontario.
Ontario Car Accident Law
Ontario law for car accidents is governed, primarily, by three parts of the law:
In Ontario, the laws relating to the safe operation of motor vehicles on our roads are contained in the Highway Traffic Act. This Act contains the rules that Ontario drivers have to follow when operating a motor vehicle. It includes such laws as right-of-ways, speeding, traffic signals, and the like. In many car accident cases, the police will often issue one or more drivers a ticket for violating the Highway Traffic Act.
When a car accident occurs, the rules and regulations in the Highway Traffic Act can be a useful framework for assigning blame and responsibility for causing the accident.
The financial liability and civil consequences on the at-fault driver is based on tort law. Tort law assigns blame for the negligence or wrongful conduct of others and provides an avenue for the injured party to recover their financial losses.
Ontario also has a no-fault auto insurance system for automobile and motorcycle accidents, but you can still make a claim against the at fault driver for compensation.
Learn more about Accident Benefits and Tort claims following a motor vehicle accident in Ontario.
The Ontario car accident lawyers of Iacobelli Law Firm will begin investigating your car accident immediately. Our experienced trial law firm represents clients throughout Ontario. Our law firm handles every type of car accident resulting in serious injury or death, including:
Andrew Iacobelli is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®
How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit?
There are time limits to filing a car accident claim. Ontario law imposes a 2 year time limit to file a civil lawsuit to recover money for car accident injuries. (Limitations Act, 2002). Although 2 years sounds like a considerable amount of time, it is not. There are steps that must be taken to improve your chance of recovering well before the limitation date expires.
Although driver error is the most common cause of car accidents, sometimes automobile accidents are also caused by defective products such as tires (eg. tread separation), air bags, seat belts or seat backs; negligently maintained street lights; negligently serving alcohol to persons who are visibly intoxicated or to minors; negligently performed automotive repairs or negligent automobile maintenance.
Although car accidents account for a significant portion of personal injury claims, it is wrong to assume that this guarantees that they will be simple matters to resolve. Dedicated Ontario personal injury lawyer, Andrew Iacobelli, understands not only the rules of the road and the duties imposed on motorists, but also the complex engineering principles needed to demonstrate exactly how a motor-vehicle accident has occurred and who, if anyone, is at fault. Ontario car accident lawyer, Andrew A Iacobelli, uses the latest engineering and scientific techniques to help prove your case, including accident reconstruction, animation, human factors, and biomechanics.
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