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.
Ontario has a no-fault insurance system for automobile and motorcycle accidents, which allows you to obtain accident benefits irrespective of fault. In addition, an injured person can also obtain compensation from the at-fault driver's insurance company.
If you are injured as a result of a car or motorcycle accident in Ontario, you may be entitled to compensation from two sources:
1. Accident Benefits from your own automobile insurance policy or from the insurance for another vehicle involved in the accident
2. Tort Claim against the at-fault driver for compensation, including damages that are not available through accident benefits, such as pain and suffering.
Accident benefits are available to anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident regardless of who is at fault. These benefits are available under the auto insurance policy. Accident benefits may pay for items such as:
Medical and Rehabilitation
Housekeeping and Home Maintenance
In order to obtain accident benefits, a number of documents and applications will need to be filled out and provided to the insurance company. The accident benefits scheme is complex, there are continuing obligations and deadlines for submitting and providing information. It is strongly recommended that you have an experienced lawyer assisting you with your accident benefits application in order to ensure that you are receiving all available accident benefits.
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Slip and Falls on Ice and Snow - Personal Injury Lawyer For York Region, Toronto, Aurora, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Markham, Bradford, Keswick, Newmarket Ontario.
With the arrival of winter in Ontario, pedestrians need to be aware of ice and snow conditions. Most business owners and home owners do adequately maintain their premises for the safety of visitors. Where business owners or home owners fail to adequately clear ice and snow, however, the conditions may result in serious injuries to visitors and patrons. Ice and snow can be treacherous if left untreated on sidewalks, steps and parking lots.
Trip and falls are a serious matter, often resulting in severe fractures involving ankles, knees, hips and other bones in the leg. Sometimes, these injuries require surgery with the use of plates and screws. The consequences can be life altering.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a slip and fall on ice or snow, contact personal injury lawyer, Andrew Iacobelli, for a complimentary consultation.
Personal Injury Lawyer for Toronto, York Region, Vaughan, Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Discusses Bicycle Accidents
In Ontario, accidents involving bicycles occur frequently, often as the result of drivers not paying attention to cyclists sharing the road. Some of the most common bicycle collisions occur in the following situations: (1) a vehicle making a right turn across the cyclist’s lane of travel; (2) vehicle executing a left turn at an uncontrolled (or non-dedicated left turn) intersection; (3) dooring; and (4) a vehicle or cyclist passing on the right.
Each year many people in Ontario are killed or suffer personal injury from bicycle collisions. Even in a minor collision with a motor vehicle, bicycle riders generally suffer significant and serious injury. A bicycle rider has a great disadvantage because of the level of personal exposure. In many cases, motor vehicles hitting bicycle riders are negligent.
Common personal injuries include scratches, cuts, broken bones, spinal chord injuries, brain damage and sometimes death.
If you have been injured or tragically lost a family member in a Ontario bicycle accident, your recovery may depend on your decision to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer prepared to investigate the collision and pursue a fair settlement or trial verdict.