accident and injury lawyers

Faster speed limits mean more accidents and fatalities

  If a panel of safety experts and car accident lawyers were asked to identify one measure which would most improve safety on Canadian streets, lower speed limits would be a popular response. Infrastructure changes are important, harsher penalties are effective with certain drivers, but lower speed limits are proven to reduce incidence and severity …

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Is improper car seat usage contributing to children’s car accident injuries?

There are few things more distressing for car accident lawyers than litigating injury claims involving children. Unfortunately, these cases are a reality of the job: according to Transport Canada, more than 2000 Canadian children between the ages of 1 and 4 are injured or killed in car crashes each year. Quebec’s auto insurance board, SAAQ, …

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The top five personal injury settlements in Canadian history

Initiating a personal injury lawsuit may seem like a money grab, but in most cases the injured party has had his or her life severely altered from a legitimate accident, and financial compensation is vital to their recovery. An experienced, local Oakville personal injury lawyer can help injury victims access rehabilitation services and regain a …

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Why Hire an Oakville Personal Injury Lawyer?

As Toronto grows into a world class metropolis, individuals living outside the city’s core are flocking downtown in search of the best quality legal representation. However, the best representation can often be found closer to home: if you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury, consider hiring a local Oakville personal injury lawyer …

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Holiday Season Brings More Car Accidents

Holiday Season Brings More Car Accidents A study done by All State Insurance shows that in the past 20 years, most car accidents have happened on three days: December 21, 22 and 23. The study counted insurance claims for car accidents in 50 separate communities in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and New Brunswick.  A separate Global …

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Personal Injury Awards in Canada

Personal Injury While we are used to seeing sky-high personal injury awards in the United States, Canadian courts occasionally award personal injury awards in the millions. In an article published by the CBC here, a number of large court awards were discussed. So what kinds of claims get these high personal injury awards? Keep reading…   Marcoccia …

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New Developments in Personal Injury Cases: Fitbit Now Being Used to Prove Personal Injury Losses

New Developments in Personal Injury Cases  Proving Damages in Personal Injury Matters Using “Fitbit”  In Calgary, new developments in personal injury law permit personal injury lawyers to prove their client’s claims with quantifiable data. Fitbit, a popular fitness tracker, is being used by a Calgary law firm to show a client’s diminished physical activity levels …

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Wicked Winter Ahead: Safety Tips for Preventing Car Accidents

Winter is coming and with it, an increased risk of car accidents Holiday season is fast approaching, and with it, winter weather and more car accidents. Car accidents are common sights on our roadways during the winter. In an effort to reduce car accidents, we’ve put together this list of tips to keep you safe this …

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Ins-and-outs of e-bikes

The Regulation of E-bikes in Ontario E-bikes (electric bicycles) are an increasingly common sight on Ontario roads and sidewalks. They can be the cause of significant personal injury. Many people wonder – are e-bikes regulated the same as motor vehicles? For all regulatory purposes, e-bikes are treated the same as non-motorized bicycles. Riders must be …

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When Poor Road Conditions Cause Car Accidents: What You Can Do

Poor road conditions, potholes and prevention Have you been in a car accident caused by poor road conditions? Poor road conditions cause up to 10% of car accidents. While 90% of car accidents are caused by driver error, the other 10% are caused by poor road conditions such as potholes, erosion, shoulder drop-offs, missing guardrails, …

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