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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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Ontario’s redefinition of catastrophic impairment puts injury victims at risk

Last June, the Government of Ontario enacted widely-publicized changes to its Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) which dictates how benefits are distributed to motor vehicle accident victims. Motor vehicle accident lawyers and advocates for injury victims were particularly disturbed by harsh cuts to available benefits, and for good reason: catastrophically injured individuals had access to …

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Avoid accidents during construction season in the GTA

  Spring has officially arrived in Ontario! Across Canada, this transition is cause for annual celebration: the heavy boots and jackets are put away, the days get longer, and cottage season is right around the corner. But as drivers in Oakville, Toronto, and the rest of the GTA are well aware, summer doesn’t come without …

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Friends and families of traffic accident victims band together

In late October, a group named Friends and Families for Safe Streets (FFSS) launched in Toronto. The organization is comprised of relatives and loved ones of traffic victims who want to ‘put a human face’ on the issue of road safety, according to the Toronto Star. They are the first group of their kind in …

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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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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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Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Home Negligence There comes a time in a person’s life, where they or their family members need to decide if a long-term facility, such as a nursing home, is the right move. One needs to be ensured that they will be taken care of in a nursing home and that no negligence will occur. …

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