Iacobelli Law Firm is pleased to announce that personal injury lawyer, Colton M. Leung, has joined our team. Colton will assist the firm in continuing to meet our commitment to excellent service and representation for our clients. Colton will be assisting in matters involving serious motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, municipal liability, insurance disputes, and other complex accident claims. Colton is also fluent in English and Cantonese.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer: What Rights Do You Have If A Car Causes Your Accident and Leaves the Scene?
Motorcycle riders in Ontario are often the victims of inattentive drivers. Sometimes the vehicles involved in the accident with the motorcycle continue driving without regard to the motorcycle rider. Occasionally, the driver intentionally leaves the scene in a hit-and-run scenario. In some accidents, however, It seems that the driver remains completely oblivious to their involvement in a motorcycle accident and simply continues to drive on. This is often the case when a vehicle makes a lane change without noticing the motorcycle. A quick acting motorcycle rider may suddenly swerve to avoid impact with the vehicle, resulting in the motorcycle going off the road or otherwise going down. For the motorcycle rider, avoiding contact with another vehicle could mean the difference between life and death.
If a car has caused your motorcycle to go down, even if there is no direct contact, you should immediately report the accident to the police. Sometimes, the police may be able to track down the other driver. If there are witnesses to the accident, you should take down their names and contact information as well. Even if the other driver is never identified, you may still have right to bring a claim for your injuries and losses against your own insurance provider.
To learn more about your rights if you are involved in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident, contact us toll-free at 1-866-234-6093 for free consultation with an experience motorcycle accident lawyer. We provide a free and confidential consultation.
The personal injury lawyers and staff at Iacobelli Law Firm wish you a safe and enjoyable Victoria Day long weekend. Many will be enjoying time with family and friends. Weather you are staying home or travelling, it is important to stay safe during the long weekend. Please enjoy responsibly and avoid drinking and driving. There will be extra police presence on Ontario roads during the long weekend. Police will be cracking down on aggressive drivers and those that are drinking and driving.
We are saddened to learn of the tragic death and injury to so many innocent pedestrians today in the North York area of Toronto. Early reports indicate that 9 people are dead and 16 others are injured, as a result of a van mounting the cut and mowing down pedestrians on Yonge Street near Finch in North York on Monday April 23, 2018. The area remains closed for the investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. On behalf of the staff and lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm, we offer heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the those who were killed in this senseless tragedy.
I Just Received Accident Benefits Forms Package from My Insurance Company - Do I need a Lawyer to Fill Out the Forms?
You were injured in a car accident in Ontario, reported it to your insurance company and now you received an envelope full of forms, what do you do now? Should I speak to a car accident lawyer or fill out the accident benefits forms on my own? These are some of the questions you may be asking yourself, if you were injured in a car accident in Ontario. The accident benefits forms themselves are standardized, so you will need to complete the same documents irrespective of which insurance company you are with. So whether you are insured with Intact, Aviva, State Farm, Allstate, Certas or any other car insurance company licensed in Ontario, you will be asked to complete and submit the same forms. The initial form that you will need to complete and submit to your insurance company is the Application for Accident Benefits or OCF-1. This form is completed by or for the injured person that is claiming accident benefits. The other important forms that will need to be submitted quickly are the Disability Certificate (OCF-3) and, if you are unable to return to work, the Employer's Confirmation Form (OCF-2). There are a number of different health care providers that can complete the Disability Certificate, but lawyers will often have preferences to the specialty or credentials of the health care provider depending on the nature and circumstances of the injury. If you require assistance with activities around your home due to your injuries, you should also have an assessment for attendant care needs performed by an occupational therapist, which will require the submission of additional forms.
While there is no requirement to have a lawyer assist you with your injury claims following a car accident in Ontario, it is a good idea to get some advice. Often, injury victims that complete the forms on their own and deal with the insurance company directly end up receiving far fewer benefits. With that said, there is certainly no harm in meeting with a lawyer to learn more about the process, and the benefits that are available to you so that you can make an informed decision before deciding if you want to handle the insurance claim on your own. Most people injured in car accidents in Ontario will ultimately benefit from the advice and guidance of an experienced Ontario car accident lawyer. Car accident injury claims in Ontario are complex, with many rules and timelines that must be satisfied in order to receive compensation. There are frequent changes to the law regarding car accident compensation.
Our Ontario car accident lawyers offer free consultations to car accident injury victims. We can meet with you to review the circumstances of your case and will even assist you in completing your accident benefits forms for free. There is no obligation beyond the initial consultation, and anything you share will remain confidential.
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On Thursday March 22, 2018, a pedestrian was struck and killed in Richmond Hill. This recent pedestrian accident fatality occurred on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at approximately 5:35 p.m., at the intersection of Hwy. 407 and Yonge Street.
First a foremost, the lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who tragically died in this accident.
The pedestrian accident is under investigation by the York Regional Police. According to reports, the female pedestrian was struck by a white 2016 Mercedes Benz SUV. The pedestrian was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but later succumbed to her injuries in hospital.The driver of the Mercedes, is a 54-year-old woman from Toronto.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are asked to please come forward and contact York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal accident in Ontario, it is important to learn about your rights. To learn more, contact the fatal accident lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm for a free, no obligation, consultation by calling 1-866-234-6093.
There are reports of a fatal car accident in Richmond Hill on Friday March 16, 2018. According to the York Regional Police, this fatal Richmond Hill accident occurred at approximately 1 am on 16th Avenue near Fern Avenue. Sadly, the driver of the vehicle, a 24 year old man from Toronto, died as a result of injuries.
The injury lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young man that was killed in this accident.
Investigators with the York Regional Police are asking witnesses, or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision to please come forward by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.
The personal injury lawyers and staff at Iacobelli Law Firm wish you an enjoyable and healthy family day long weekend. This weekend the weather is warming up, so it should be a great opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy some quality time with those you care about. Whatever you do this weekend, make it enjoyable and safe.
If you were injured in an accident, you should get the advice of an experienced lawyer. Quite often, we meet injury victims that have waited for more than a year before deciding to speak with a lawyer following an injury from an accident. These victims wait so long because they either thought they didn’t need a lawyer, or they thought they could not afford a lawyer. Following an accident, time is not your friend. There are limitation dates and deadlines. Additionally, the insurance company will use this time to gather information, statements, and records all of which assists the insurance company in ultimately minimizing or defeating the claim. Even seemingly pleasant and cooperative insurance adjusters are invariably serving the interest of the insurance company not the victim. Waiting too long to get the advice of an experienced injury lawyer may result in minimizing your claim or worse, such as running out of time to even pursue a claim. Insurance companies have lawyers working for them, as well as experienced adjusters, you should have someone working for you.
Most injury lawyers will provide a FREE Consultation, so there is really no downside to getting advice early. Consultations are confidential and without obligation.
If you have been injured in an accident, speak with an experienced injury lawyer today. Call to request a Free Consultation at 1-866-234-6093 so that you can make informed decisions for your future.
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With winter conditions throughout Toronto, GTA and Ontario, it can be a particularly difficult time for pedestrians. Ice and snow is especially dangerous for seniors or people with mobility issues. Fortunately, many home owners and businesses take care to ensure that their properties are cleared of snow and ice to make it safe for pedestrians. Sometimes, however, property owners fail to take reasonable care of their property. This can result in slippery conditions created by ice and snow.
Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries. Common injuries following a slip and fall on ice or snow include fractures to arms, wrists, ankles, hips, among other things. Our personal injury lawyers also see serious spine injuries and head injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents during the winter months. The consequences from a slip and fall accident can be life changing. In addition to the immediate pain associated with the injury, a slip and fall accident can result in extensive medical treatment, difficulties with household activities and lost income and wages.
Our slip and fall accident lawyers can review the circumstances of your particular situation and offer guidance on your rights and remedies. Most injury claims are covered by insurance. Nonetheless, in order to be successful in your claim for injuries, it is important to consult with a lawyer early so that your rights can be protected. Ultimately, your lawyer will have to prove that the property owner failed to meet their duty of care. To do this, information will need to be gathered following your slip and fall accident. For a FREE Consultation about your slip and fall contact our Toronto slip and fall accident lawyers at 416-900-1070 or complete our contact form here.
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