There are reports of a Scarborough car accident that resulted in a pedestrian being struck by one of the involved vehicles. According to reports, a two-vehicle crash in Scarborough resulted in a vehicle going onto the sidewalk and striking a woman who was pushing a stroller. This Scarborough car and pedestrian accident occurred at Brimley Road and St. Clair on the morning of September 26, 2012.
Reports indicate that the child was not injured. The woman was transported to hospital with leg injuries.
Accidents involving pedestrians are, unfortunately, quite common. This pedestrian accident is somewhat unusual given that the vehicle mounted the sidewalk. Most pedestrian accidents occur while pedestrians are crossing in roadways, crosswalks, intersections and often times in driveways and parking lots.
The woman injured in this pedestrian and motor vehicle accident in Toronto may be able to advance a claim for her injuries and losses. This could include claims for accident benefits as well as tort claim against the at-fault drivers.
Iacobelli Law Firm represents pedestrians that have been seriously injured as a result of being struck by a car or other motor vehicle. We offer a free, no obligation, consultation to prospective clients.
Iacobelli Law Firm is proud to support the Canadian Paraplegic Association and Living Healthy with SCI. The Living Healthy with SCI are a series of workshops hosted by Louise Russo and Tina Manousos and will be held at Toronto Rehab Lyndhurst Centre in Toronto.
The workshops will be held from October 4 through November 29, 2012 and will include practical advice for those living with a spinal cord injury. The topics for the sessions include the following:
Nutrition & managing your SCI
Portion sizes & fast/frozen food
Food labels & shopping
Healthy relationship with food
To register for attendance at any of these workshops, contact the SCC Resource Centre at 416-422-5644 x213, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Iacobelli Law Firm represents those that have sustained serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, as a result of an accident. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident, contact a personal injury lawyer at Iacobelli Law Firm for a free consultation.
There are reports of an accident invovling a motorcyle on Salem Road in Ajax. This Durham motorycle accident occurred on the early morning of September 19, 2012. According to early reports, the motorycle rider was injured and taken to hospital.
First and foremost our thoughts and support go out to the man injured in this motorcycle accident. We hope that he makes a complete and quick recovery.
This recent Ontario motorcycle accident is one of many accidents involving motorcycles that have occurred this month in the GTA and southern Ontario. Sadly, many motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries and, sometimes, death.
Many motorcycle accidents are caused when drivers of cars and trucks simply fail to recognize the presence of a motorcycle. Many motorcycle accidents occur at intersections and during lane changes. Motorcycles are particularly vulnerable when cars turn across their path.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorycle accident, call Iacobelli Law Firm for a free consultation with an Ontario personal injury lawyer. We represent motorycle accident victims throughout Ontario. The consultation is free and there is no obligation.
There are reports of injuries following a four vehicle collision that occurred on September 19, 2012 in East Gwillimbury on Woodbine Avenue near Boag road.
There are reports that several people were injured following a four vehicle collision at Woodbine Avenue and Boag Road in East Gwillimbury on September 19, 2012. At this time, the extent of the injuries is not known, and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, speak with an Ontario personal injury lawyer and protect your rights.
Driver Charged Following Fatal Motorcycle Accident at Highway 400 Ramp and Major Mackenzie in Vaughan, Ontario
By: Andrew Iacobelli
A Richmond Hill man was killed in a motorcycle accident on September 12, 2012 on the Highway 400 off-ramp and Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan. The York Regional Police have charged the driver of the other vehicle involved.
This fatal motorcycle accident occurred on the evening of Wednesday September 12, 2012 at Major Mackenzie Drive and Highway 400 in the City of Vaughan. According to reports, a 45 year old man from Richmond Hill, Ontario was killed in a collision with a truck. The York Regional Police were investigating the circumstances of this fatal motorcycle accident, and have recently announced that charged have been laid agains the driver of the truck.
The driver of the truck, a 30 year old man from Etobicoke has been reportedly charged with Impaired Driving causing Death and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle causing Death. Although charges have been laid, police are still requesting anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.
Iacobelli Law Firm offers its sincere condolences and support to the family and friends of the man who was tragically killed as a result of this accident.
In addition to the charges pending against the truck driver, this fatal accident may also lead to the filing of a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family members of the deceased motorcycle rider. In Ontario, when someone dies as a result of the actions or negligence of another person, the surviving members of the deceased’s family can pursue a
claim for wrongful death. Representing the most egregious form of personal injury, wrongful death claims are civil cases — they do not assign criminal responsibility for the death. By making a wronful death claim, the family of may be able to recover damages for their loss, which may include compensation for the loss of guidance, care and companionship of their loved one, as well as loss of support and services.
There are strict time limits available for commencing a wrongful death claim in Ontario. Early investigation and preservation of facts are essential.
If you have tragically lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of another person or company, contact a dedicated ontario wrongful death and fatality claims lawyer to learn about your rights. The consultation is free and without any obligation.
Not every bad outcome is the result of medical malpractice, but when a minor or routine procedure results in serious injury, it is clear that something has gone terribly wrong, which may be the result of medical malpractice.
Almost all medical procedures have some amount of risk, and some illnesses cannot be cured despite the best medical care and treatment. Not all bad outcomes are the result of medical negligence or malpractice. But when a minor or routine procedure results in serious injuries, such as paralysis, loss of limb, organ damage or death, it is clear that something went horribly wrong. In such cases, it is important to determine whether the medical providers, such as doctors or nurses, missed or ignored warning signs, or failed to order the appropriate tests.
Do not expect the medical providers to identify that medical malpractice has occurred or that it is even suspected. Most people will not be told that the serious injury or death was the result of medical malpractice. Instead, health care providers may only advise that the patient had a rare complication. Sometimes you will only learn about the condition or complication without any explanation as to why it occurred. In cases where a routine procedure results in serious injury or death, it is advisable to obtain the complete medical records and have them reviewed by an Ontario medical malpractice lawyer.
By: Andrew Iacobelli
Injuries involving infants and children are among the most tragic of Ontario personal injury and medical malpractice cases. The labor and delivery of a child is supposed to be a joyous occasion. During this time, however, emergency situations may arise that can threaten the life and well-being of both mother and baby.
Hospitals, nurses and physicians are required to monitor, detect, and timely treat conditions that threaten the mother or child - both are patients. Many victims of birth injury caused by medical malpractice started out as normal pregnancies. Often it is not until some time after arrival at the hospital that the first signs of distress or health risk occurrs.
Birth injuries can result from a number of situations, including fetal distress, placenta previa, placental abruption and as a result of excessive traction and pulling of the baby during delivery.
Signs of fetal distress are supposed to be monitored and, where necessary, intervention is supposed to occur. This may include situations where the baby needs to be delivered quickly by cesarean section. If fetal distress is ignored or not timely detected, however, there are serious risks for injury. This situation could lead to a baby not getting sufficient oxygen and blood flow to their brain, which could cause cerebral palsy.
Birth injuries can also occurr when medical providers do not timely or appropriately respond to an obstetric emergency. Some examples of this include, placenta previa and placental abruption. These emergecy situations can lead to serious injury or death if not treated appropriately.
As with most medical malpractice situations, hospitals and physicians are not likely to advise you that the injury was the result of some medical mistake. If you suspect that your child may have been seriously injured because of a medical mistake, contact Iacobelli Law Firm to speak with a Toronto medical malpractice lawyer.
Pressure sores (also referred to as bed sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) may result in serious injury, and sometimes even death. Pressure sores are often associated with neglect, as there are two major factors that contribute to the development of a pressure ulcer. These factors are:
1.extended time in one position, causing pressure to be applied to bony parts of the body; and
2. extended time when moisture or human waste is in contact with the skin.
Not surprisingly, it is the most vulnerable members of our society, often the elderly and immobile, that are at the greatest risk for developing pressure sores. The elderly and the disabled rely upon their caregivers and treatment providers to prevent the onset of a pressure ulcer.
When a patient is left lying or sitting in one position for long periods of time, the blood flow to the skin and tissue becomes restricted. As a result, healthy tissue slowly begins to die, resulting in a sore or wound. When contact with human waste is involved the process is accelerated.
If a pressure sore develops, a patient will have pain. In addition, if the pressure sore becomes advanced, serious medical problems can occur. Complications from pressure sores can be extremely serious and may include Infection, sepsis, osteomyelitis, and amputation. In some cases, pressure sores can result in significant complications that may be fatal.
If a loved one has developed a serious pressure sore while under the care of a hospital or nursing home, it may be the result of neglect. For a complimentary consultation, contact Iacobelli Law Firm.