NEW IMPAIRED DRIVING PENALTIES TARGET DRUG-RELATED OFFENCES

On behalf of Romeo Pitaro Schneider Injury Lawyers posted in car accidents on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. New penalties were announced this week in Ontario for drug-related driving offences. The goal of the proposed changes is to balance the use of recreational cannabis with making sure Ontario roads stay safe in advance of the July 2018 date of legalization. Who Do The New Penalties Affect? According to The Globe and Mail, the new penalties include new and increased fines and suspensions. The changes specifically target young drivers (21 and younger, or holding a G1, G2, M1, M2 licence), commercial…

CAR ACCIDENTS: 2 DEAD IN VAUGHAN

On behalf of Romeo Pitaro Schneider Injury Lawyers posted in car accidents on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. York Regional Police have reported that two men were killed in a car wreck in Vaughan recently. Ontario authorities are still seeking witnesses to the latest of many car accidents in the area over the last year. So far, no one has been charged with a crime. According to reports provided by YRP, the accident took place around 5 p.m. the evening of Sept. 2. Three vehicles were involved, including a car, an SUV and a commercial van. The driver of the SUV was…

INCREASED CAR ACCIDENTS LEAD TO GROWING AUTO PERSONAL LOSS RATIO

On behalf of Romeo Pitaro Schneider Injury Lawyers posted in car accidents on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Every day, insurance companies pay millions to Canadians for injuries and property damages. Every Ontario driver is required by law to have car insurance, so many of these settlements involve car insurance policies. With an increase in car accidents and rising repair costs, Canadian auto insurers are seeing an increase in auto personal loss ratio for the fourth year in a row. A loss ratio is the ratio of claims paid by an insurer to the premiums earned. The recently released figures show…

CAR ACCIDENTS: TEENAGER STRUCK BY VEHICLE

On behalf of Romeo Pitaro Schneider Injury Lawyers posted in car accidents on Thursday, September 7, 2017. A 15-year-old girl is in serious condition after she was struck by a car, according to police. Officers in York Region, Ontario, were dispatched to the scene along with emergency medical personnel. As with most car accidents causing injury, this crash is still under investigation as of the current report. According to the limited information released by police, the girl was reportedly struck by a car around 11:20 a.m. the morning of Aug. 24. It is unclear at this time what caused the…