If you are a parent of teen drivers, you may be interested in the results of a recent survey of Ontario students from grades 7 through 12. The 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) Mental Health and Well-Being Report is an ongoing survey about various behavioural trends of participants, and the report is conducted on behalf of the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The OSDUHS is a bi-annual survey that reveals important trends of mental and physical health and risk behaviours among middle and high school students.*Source: www.camh.ca (Nearly 50 per cent of grade 12 students in Ontario report texting while driving, CAMH youth survey finds)
Q: I was hurt in a car accident riding my bike in downtown Kingston. I don't know how the accident happened. Can I still sue? What can I recover?
During the summer, many cyclists share the roadways with drivers in Kingston, Ottawa and Whitby. More people on the roadways also means more accidents. One type of motor vehicle accident that is more common in the summer is a bicycle-car or bicycle-truck accident.
The use of cell phones while driving is a huge problem and causes many serious, if not fatal, car, truck and pedestrian accidents across Ontario. Drivers often talk and text on their cell phones and check their emails while driving.
In order to recover for your pain and suffering, also known as non-pecuniary damages or general damages, you must file a lawsuit against the driver that caused the accident. Though your auto insurance policy pays your accident benefits, such as medical and rehabilitation care benefits, income replacement benefits, etc., it will not compensate you for your general damages.
Google is always coming out with new technology. One of Google's newest products is the self-driving car, which is coming out in 2020. Yes, you read it right, Google is coming out with a car that drives itself.
Most of us know Google as the search engine almost everybody uses to find out information on the internet. If someone doesn't know the answer to something, they may "google it." Did you know that other than providing internet-related services and products, Google also develops technology and products that consumers can use that are not internet-related?
Victims of Ontario car accidents often want to know how much their cases are worth. Every case is different, and different factors affect the value of the case. The same injury may affect people differently, and hence, the value of their cases may be different.
One of the questions we are often asked by our clients is how much their car, truck or pedestrian cases are worth. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer and no magic formula that we, as car accident injury lawyers in Kingston, Ottawa and Whitby, can use to calculate the value of our clients' cases. However, several factors can affect the value of the cases, and these factors give us a better idea of how much our clients should be compensated for their injuries. These are: