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January 2016 Archives

Cornwall, Ontario Auto Accident News - By an Ontario Catastrophic Car Accident Lawyer

Motor vehicle accidents involving tractor trailers in Cornwall and other parts of Ontario often result in catastrophic injuries. This is due to the sheer size of tractor trailers. When they collide with smaller, passenger vehicles, the damage to the passenger vehicles is often severe and the injuries catastrophic. This risk of catastrophic injuries increases when tractor trailers are involved in high speed highway accidents. Fatalities are very likely in highway accidents involving tractor trailers, given the size of tractor trailers coupled with high rates of speed. Infact, there have been several fatal tractor trailers accidents in Ontario this month. 

A fatal car accident can cause a family great pain

A fatal car accident can cut a person's life short instantly. Such an accident can be extremely devastating and shocking for family members of the deceased. It can be hard to come to terms with what happened, especially if negligence on the part of someone else was involved.

An Ontario Car Accident Lawyer Explains the OPCF 44R Family Protection Coverage

Ontario's auto insurance laws and types of coverage on auto insurance policies can be very confusing for the insured drivers. There are mandatory coverages that drivers must get, such as liability coverage. There are also many types of optional coverage, such as the ability to increase the amount of liability coverage. Drivers may not even be aware of some of the kinds of optional coverage, such as the Ontario Policy Change Forms (OPCF) 44R Family Protection Coverage.

Cornwall, Ontario Car Accident Tort Claims and Pain and Suffering Award Deductible

FAQ: I was in a car accident in Cornwall, Ontario. I am thinking of suing the driver who caused the head-on collision. I was told by a friend that if I sue, some of my damages are deducted before I even get it. What does this mean?

Are there medications to treat brain injury?

If you or a loved one suffer a brain injury, there is nothing more important than receiving the best medical cadvice on your road to recovery. Many people neglect to realize that there are medications available for the treatment of brain injury. While these are not a "magic pill" that cause a person to automatically feel better, they can go a long way in helping deal with symptoms.

Mistakes Car Accident Victims Make After an Ontario Car Accident

After an Ontario car accident, drivers involved are often misinformed about their legal rights. Many are confused and do not know what they need to do. Because of this, injured drivers may inadvertently make mistakes that impact their accident benefits claims and tort claims. This article will discuss some of the mistakes Ontario drivers make after a car accident in Ontario cities, such as Belleville, Trenton, and Cornwall. 

Should Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Manual Controls Altogether? By an Ontario Auto Accident Lawyer

Last month, we discussed in our Ontario car accident blog that self-driving cars are one step closer to being available to the public in California. Google has been the leader in testing self-driving cars, which many auto makers believe will eliminate distracted driving, i.e., texting while driving, talking on the phone while driving, etc. In fact, Google has been testing its self-driving cars in California for some time now. The self-driving cars being tested include cars with manual or traditional controls, as well as cars with no manual controls. 

Common causes of fatal motor vehicle accidents

It doesn't matter where you live, how old you are, or how much experience you have behind the wheel. Even if you do everything the right way, even if you follow the rules of the road, you can still be involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Filing an Accident Claim After a Car Accident in Peterborough, Ontario

FAQ: I was in a car accident in Peterborough. I fractured my ribs and my wrist. I may need surgery on my wrist. I have never been in a car accident before. I don't know what I need to do. Should I file a claim with the driver who hit me to pay for my medical bills? Can I sue the driver for my injuries?

Ontario Car Accident & Insurance Law - Statutory Accident Benefits

No one wants to be in a car accident. Unfortunately, many Ontario drivers find themselves in such situations. When accidents occur, most drivers are at a loss and do not know what they need to do. Most do not realize that they can receive statutory accident benefits from their own auto insurance companies. This article will discuss some of the statutory accident benefits drivers are eligible to receive after car accidents in Ontario cities such as Peterborough, Kingston and Ottawa. 

Google Perplexed by Proposed Regulations Regarding Driverless Cars - By an Ontario Catastrophic Car Accident Lawyer

After the California DMV published draft regulations outlining how the public may use self-driving cars last week, Google has stated that it is "perplexed" by the regulations, arguing that they do not allow the technology to reach its full potential.

Ontario Drunk Driving Accidents - Parties Liable Other Than the Drunk Driver

Question: My son was seriously injured in a car accident in Kingston, Ontario after coming home from a work party with his friend. My son's friend was driving, lost control and crashed into a tree. My son suffered catastrophic injuries and broke both his legs. He had surgery and is likely to need more in the future. My son's co-workers at the party told me that the driver was visibly intoxicated at the party and that they continued to serve him alcohol even though he was drunk. What are my son's legal rights? 

Self-Driving Cars One Step Closer to Being Available to the Public - By an Ontario Car Accident Lawyer

The idea of having self-driving cars on Ontario roadways and highways elicits different feelings from different people. Some think that having a self-driving car is the way of the future, and that it may even prevent car accidents in Ontario. Others are not too keen on the idea. Technology after all, does malfunction and have glitches. Drivers may not want to place their lives in the hands of technology. 

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