FAQ: I was injured in a car accident in Kingston caused by a driver who was texting while driving. He denies he was texting. How can I get his cell phone records to show that he was texting?
FAQ: My husband was catastrophically injured in a truck accident in Kingston. My friend told me that as his wife, I may be able to recover from the other driver even though I wasn't in the car. Is that true?
Technology is advancing and new gadgets come out all the time. Some of them are smart phones with more functions, tablets that take the place of desktop computers, smart watches that can receive calls, and many others. Many industries are impacted by technological advances, including the auto industry. Auto manufacturers are in the race to incorporate the best technology in their vehicles to meet consumer demand.
After serious and catastrophic car or truck accidents in Ontario, injured drivers, passengers and pedestrians often have many questions. This 2 part article will discuss some of the common questions people often have after accidents in Kingston, Ottawa or Whitby.
Injured drivers, passengers and pedestrians are often anxious and stressed after motor vehicle accidents in Kingston, Ottawa or Whitby. They often do not know where to start and have many questions. Part 1 of the article discussed what injured drivers, passengers and pedestrians may financially recover after Ontario auto accidents via accident benefits claims and tort claims. Part 2 of this article will address 2 other common questions injured drivers, passengers and pedestrians often have.
Injured drivers/passengers are not the only parties eligible to file Ontario auto accident lawsuits. Many people do not know that family members of injured drivers/passengers also have legal rights against the at-fault drivers. They may recover financial losses related to care, guidance and companionship suffered as a result of the injured drivers/passengers' injuries. The law that regulates the rights of injured drivers/passengers' family members to sue after Kingston, Ottawa or Whitby car or truck accidents is Ontario's Family Law Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3). Section 61(1) of the Family Law Act provides:
Part 1 of this article discussed the rights of family members of drivers and passengers injured in Ontario car or truck accidents to sue pursuant to the Family Law Act. Part 2 of this article will discuss a family member's claim for loss of guidance, care and companionship.