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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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Accident Benefits Denials 101

Accident benefits being denied? You can do something about it! If you have been in a car accident you may apply for and receive accident benefits. Accident benefits can be in the form of income replacement benefits or a caregiver benefit, but accident benefits also can help with medical costs, treatments and attendant care costs. …

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Personal Injuries Can Impact The Entire Family

Family Law Claims When you sustain a personal injury from a car accident, slip and fall or other accident, your injury can be detrimental to your normal lifestyle. However, those close to you may also be gravely impacted due to an injury that you sustained, despite them not being physically injured. It is because of …

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Halloween horrors-slip and falls and accidents that lead to frightening injuries

Halloween accidents causing injury On Halloween, children and adults alike will be wandering about in frightening costumes looking to receive delicious treats and provide a few “scares”. You may expect to jump from an actor causing horror and to see lots of fake blood, but it is important to ensure that you stick to the …

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Distracted Driving Accident taken to New Heights

Texting while Driving interferes with driver multitasking The statistics on distracted driving car accidents throughout North America are quite horrendous.  In the United States it’s estimated that approximately 5,400 people lost their lives in distracted driving car accidents in 2009. It’s further estimated that nearly half a million others suffered injuries in car accidents involving …

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High tech fishing expedition?

Insurance Companies & Plaintiff Facebook Photos – an Argument that Never Ends. Car accident victims often face an uphill battle when seeking compensation for their injuries. As specialists representing car accident victims we try our best to place our clients injuries within a realistic range of compensation – and then advocate to get our clients …

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I am injured and I keep hearing the term “general damages.” What the heck is this?

Pain and Suffering Compensation Simply Defined by Oakville Lawyers Heard your lawyer throw around this term? Read it online? General Damages sounds pretty boring – or general but it’s actually the money paid to you as compensation. Damages by definition is essentially the same as compensation. A leading legal dictionary defines “damages” as “every person …

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What happens if you or a loved one is injured and can’t work?

The family breadwinner is injured and cannot work because of injuries caused in accident– what happens? An accident happens – be it a slip and fall, a car accident, a motorcycle accident or whatever kind of accident – and the breadwinner of the family is critically injured and cannot work. Cash flow stops coming in …

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