Question: I want to file a tort claim against the driver who rear-ended me on the highway in Ottawa. My friends are telling me that it's not worth it because I won't see $30,000 of it even if I win because of Ontario law. Is that true?
Over the weekend, a tragic car accident in South Stormont Township claimed the lives of a man and a woman. The car accident happened on Highway 401, about an hour and a half northeast of Kingston, Ontario.
Back in July of this year, we shared Google's plan of rolling out self-driving cars in 2020. Google's self-driving Lexus cars were being tested in California, one of 4 states in the United States that allow auto makers to test self-driving cars. Two more auto manufacturers joined Google at the end of last month after the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued permits to Mercedes and Audi to test their self-driving cars in California.
Question: My husband was in a serious car accident in Kingston, Ont. I filed an accident benefits claim for him with our auto insurance company, but what kind of benefits can he receive? Is he eligible for attendant care benefits?
One of the most common types of auto accidents in Ontario is a rear-end accident. There are many reasons why rear-end car collisions happen:
Question: I was hit from behind at an intersection in Kingston. The driver that hit me said the accident was my fault because the light turned green and I didn't move forward, so he hit me as he was trying to pass me on the left. I was injured in the accident. If the accident is my fault, does that mean I cannot receive accident benefits?
After a car, bus or truck accident in Ontario, injured victims may file claims to recover financial compensation for their injuries and damages. What most injured car accident victims do not know is that there are 2 types of claims they may file: an accident benefits claim and a tort claim.
As part one of this article discussed, if motor vehicle accident victims file lawsuits against at-fault drivers in Ontario and are awarded pain and suffering or general damages, the awards are subject to a deductible amount of $30,000 pursuant to the Ontario Insurance Act. However, if the general damages awards are over $100,000, the deductible does not apply.