I'm Andrew Iacobelli, a Toronto Car Accident lawyer. During the early morning hours of Sunday, March 19, 2017, a high-speed accident involving two vehicles took place on York Mills Road east of Hedgewood Road in Toronto.
Officers from Toronto Police Service responded to a call for a personal injury collision on York Mills Road at approximately 2:55 a.m. on Sunday. When officers arrived on the scene they determined that a 2016 Mercedes-Benz heading eastbound on York Mills Road left the roadway, struck a utility pole on the south side, and then returned to the roadway and collided with an eastbound 2014 Toyota taxi cab.
Given the volume of traffic on Ontario roadways, particularly in Toronto and the GTA, it is not surprising that rear-end car crashes account for a significant number of Ontario car accidents. Many Toronto and Ontario rear-end car accidents are the result of vehicles travelling to fast or following too closely. The increasing reliance on cell phones is often also a cause of serious rear-end car crashes, due to distracted driving.
Thankfully, many Ontario rear end car accidents occur at low speeds. Many rear-end accidents result is minor injuries only. Nonetheless, even at moderate speeds there is the potential for serious injuries following a rear end collision in Toronto.
In most rear-end car accidents, the driver that rear-ended the vehicle will be found to be at fault for causing the accident. Often, the police will issue a citation/ticket to the vehicle that caused the rear-end collision. Most rear end crashes can be avoided by leaving ample space ahead of your vehicle, and by driving at a speed appropriate for the conditions. It is important to drive slower and leave more room when the weather is poor. Drivers should never tail gate the vehicle ahead, as this can lead to a rear-end collision.
Common Injuries From Rear End Car Accidents
Rearend car accidents can result in many injuries for the occupants of the vehicle, including orthopaedic injuries, brain injuries, and soft tissue injuries. The most common injury that results is damage to the head and neck. "Whiplash" is a common name for injury to the cervical spine and discs.
The brain is also susceptible to serious injury in a rear-end collision because of the sudden movements of forward and back. Ontario rear-end accidents can result in herniated discs in the neck or back, as well as concussive syndrome.
Disc herniations following a rear end car crash can result in neck pain, numbness, and shooting pains down the arms. In the case of a severe spinal disc herniation, the treatment can include spine surgery.
If you have been injured in a rear-end car accident in Ontario, contact our Ontario car accident law firm for a free case review. We offer free consultations to prospective clients. To request a consultation call us at 416-900-1070 or toll free at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
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Toronto Car Accident Lawyer: Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe
Studies show that teen drivers and inexperienced drivers are far more likely to be involved in a car crash. Although Ontario's graduated licensing is significant in helping to reduce the risks presented to new drivers, parents can also do a lot to keep their teens safe. By providing a good example, talking to your teenage child, and establishing rules, parents can make a real difference.
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), studies reveal that parents play a key role in preventing teen crashes and deaths. To learn more about the CDC Parents are the Key campaign, click here.
Ontario Car Accident Lawyer: We can help if you have been injured in an accident involving a left turn.
Toronto and Ontario auto accidents involving a left turning vehicle can result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Often, automobiles will be traveling at a high rate of speed when they collide with another automobile that suddenly turns left across their path. If you or a loved one is involved in an accident involving a left turning vehicle, it is important to seek the advice of experienced Toronto and Ontario car accident lawyer to assess your claim and help you to make informed decisions.
Ontario automobile accidents involving left turns can be complex when it comes to advancing claims for insurance proceeds. Although you may be certain that the left turning vehicle caused the accident, these types of collisions are often vigorously defended on liability. Often, there will either be no witnesses or conflicting accounts as to how the collision occurred. The drivers of the respective automobiles involved may also have conflicting versions of the accident and sequence of events. In these circumstances, it may not be so easyto determine which party is at fault. Experienced Ontario car accident lawyers can assist with investigating the circumstances of the accident in order to prove fault and secure your ability to make a claim for your injuries.
The Ontario Highway Traffic Act states that "No driver or operator of a vehicle in an intersection shall turn left across the path of a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction unless he or she has afforded a reasonable opportunity to the driver or operator of the approaching vehicle to avoid a collision." R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 141 (5).
In other words, a driver is not allowed to turn left at an intersection if the automobile approaching from the opposite could end up colliding with your automobile. Significantly, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT THE COLOR OF THE LIGHT IS AT THE TIME THE COLLSION OCCURS. It is not enough to simply wait for the light to turn red and then turn left. Even if an approaching vehicle runs a red light and collides with your car, you may still be liable. Before proceeding to make a left turn, take extra time to make sure that the approaching vehicles are completely stopping.
While a ticket or potential liability in a civil claim is one reason to wait before turning left, the more important reason by far is that left turn collisions can have catastrophic consequences. Take care of yourself and others on the roadway by exercising caution whenever making a left turn. Don't worry about the cars behind you honking; satisfy yourself that the approaching traffic is either stopping or far enough away so that you can safely make your left turn.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a left turn accident in Ontario, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable car accident lawyer to learn about your rights. Contact lawyer Andrew Iacobelli of Iacobelli Law Firm for a free, no obligation, consultation. We can arrange to meet with you at our office or at another convenient location if you are unable to travel due to the severity of your injuries. To request a consultation call us at 416-900-1070 or toll free at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
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There are reports of a serious head-on accident involving a minivan and a car in Kingsville, Ontario. This head-on collision occurred on the evening of Wednesday November 14, 2012 on Highway 3 near Graham Sideroad in Kingsville.
According to reports, the minivan had several occupants, and seven people were transported to hospital with injuries. First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm offers its support to those that were injured in this Kingsville head-on accident. We hope that all involved make a speedy and complete recovery from their injuries.
The police were investigating the circumstances of the accident, and more information would be needed in order to determine fault for this Kingsville, Ontario accident.
In Ontario car accidents, injured persons may have two avenues of recovery. The first is statutory accident benefits, which may be accessed without regard to fault. These benefits are often minimal and do not adequately compensate for the financial losses and other harms sustained. As such, injured persons will often need to also make a claim against the insurance policy for the at-fault driver. In order to claim agains the other driver's insurance policy, the injured person will have to prove some level of fault. Early investigation of facts and witness accounts is important.
Iacobelli Law Firm represents car accident injury victims throughout Ontario. We offer a free, no obligation, consultation. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Ontario car accident, call us toll free at 1-866-234-6093 or fill out our contact form. If you are unable to attend at our office due to the severity of your injury, we can meet with you at your home or hospital.
This afternoon, there is another report of a serious accident involving a motorcycle and a car near Front Street and Parliament Street in Toronto. According to information reported, the motorcyclist was transported to a Toronto Hospital via EMS with serious injuries.
First and foremost we sincerely hope that the man injured in this Toronto motorycle accident makes a speedy and complete recovery from his injuries.
This summer I have had occasion to write about a number of motorycle accidents in Toronto and the GTA. The number of motorcycle accidents in Toronto and surrounding areas in Ontario is really troubling. Many motorcycle collisions result in severe injuries for the motorcyclist and, sometimes, the consequences are fatal.
As I have written in a number of my previous blog posts, a great number of motorcycle collisions are entirely avoidable if drivers would simply pay more attention to the presence of motorcycles sharing our road. We are now well into summer, and it should come as no surprise that motorcycles are all around us on the roads in Ontario. Please remember to check blind spots before changing lanes, and look for the presence of motorycles before making turns or pulling out of parking lots. These are the common scenarios which result in many motorycle collisions, which may have devastating consequences.
Motorcyclists should also ride carefully, and use extra caution when riding near intersections, and leave plenty of space around other vehicles. The use of good riding gear can also reduce the severity of injuries and help protect a motorcyclist in the event of a crash.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, do not delay in speaking with an Ontario personal injury lawyer. We offer a free consultation for those that have been injured in motorcycle accidents in Ontario. To learn more, or to schedule an appoitment, call Iacobelli Law Firm at 1-866-234-6093.
There are reports of a Toronto injury accident that occurred at the intersection of Eglington Avenue West and Black Creek Drive on June 1, 2012. Reports suggest that the persons involved in this Toronto car accident were taken to hospital for treatment of their injuries.
This accident reminds us that many Toronto car accidents occur at intersections. Intersections require drivers to make decisions, and sometimes this results in poor decisions that cause car accidents. Accidents occuring at intersections can result in serious injuries and, sometimes, death. Most Toronto car accidents that occur at intersections are avoidable, and can be traced to driver negligence.
In car accidents involving multiple vehicles, like this Toronto car accident early collection of facts and preservation of evidence is essential in order to assess and determine the cause of the collision. Multi-vehicle collisions are complex and usually require experts, such as engineers, to perform accident reconstruction analsysis. Modern cars are often equipped with computer systems that collect and store information that may be downloaded. This information needs to be obtained soon following a collision or it may be lost.
The police were investigating this June 1, 2012 Toronto car accident, and more information is certainly needed to determine who was at fault. Nonetheless, if it is determined that one or more of the drivers are at fault for causing this Toronto car accident, the injury victims may be able to maintain a Ontario lawsuit to recover their losses.
The Toronto Car Accident Lawyer at Iacobelli Law Firm would like to wish all of those injured in this Toronto car accident a swift and full recovery from all of their injuries.
Andrew Iacobelli is an Ontario lawyer that restricts his practice to representing personal injury victims and their families. Andrew is the founder of Iacobelli Law Firm.