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.
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.
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.
When you are injured in an automobile accident, it is best to obtain legal counsel to help negotiate a fair settlement. Lawyers are not free and many people who are injured do not have the funds for legal counsel. That is why many offices work with contingency fee arrangements, which are a great option for those that do not have the funds available.
Being involved in an automobile accident is tragic enough, but add in a brain trauma and life will forever be impacted. It does not matter if it has affected your brain, or if it is the brain of a loved one, hiring a personal injury lawyer that is knowledgeable in catastrophic injuries is something you will want to look into. They will at least be able to offer advice.
No-Fault accident benefits apply to any person in Ontario who has been injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. That includes drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. These benefits, by law, are part of every car insurance policy sold in Ontario. They are paid according to a set of rules called the “Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule”, that determines what benefits you can qualify for.
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