Municipality liability has been discussed before on this blog. Specifically, previous articles spoke to the difficulty of proving a municipality to be negligent. A recent case illustrates this point in more detail.
Statistics on Cycling and Cycling-Related Injuries
Toronto has 3 times the injury rate of cyclists compared to the North American average
The exact reason why cycling is more dangerous in Toronto (per mile travelled) than elsewhere is not known for certain. An astonishing 20% of bicycle commuters in Toronto have told surveyors that they have suffered at least one traumatic accident during a one year study. Despite the risks …
The Ontario government’s Bill 15, Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates, 2014 became law on November 20, 2014.
As the title suggests the bill is an attempt to reduce automobile insurance rates by reducing the business costs of insurance companies. Whether lower costs for insurance companies will actually result in lower rates for drivers is to be seen. In the meantime there are troubling implications for motor vehicle accident victims.
The Province of Ontario recently agreed to 19 recommendations prepared by Ontario’s Ombudsman in its recent report on medical fitness and driving. The Ombudsman’s report itself follows from a string of recent deaths involving persons found to have been medically unfit to drive.
After a motor vehicle accident, an insurer will make a decision whether to pay to repair a damaged vehicle or to write it off and pay a lump sum to its owner. The decision to write off a vehicle is typically made where the cost to repair the vehicle is more than its market value . The market value is calculated to be the amount the car would reasonably have sold for, if it had been sold the day before the accident.
A government amendment to the Statutory Accidents Benefits Schedule (SABS) came into effect on February 1, 2014. The amendment, titled as OR 347/13, made three amendments to the previous version of the regulations. The overall effect of the changes was to make it more difficult for injured plaintiffs to receive compensation in certain circumstances.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, you need to fill out an insurance claim to recoup expenses that you incur. Many feel that they can save money by filling out the claim forms by themselves, but this is not always the case. As cases get more complicated, hiring a personal injury lawyer to help with the paperwork is a good idea.
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