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December 2016 Archives

Ontario family could sue for wrongful death in fatal accident

A head-on crash has claimed the life of a woman in London, according to local sources. Ontario authorities arrested the driver of the vehicle that struck hers, citing him for impaired driving. In addition to criminal charges, a wrongful death suit is also possible in this case. 

Drunk driver may face wrongful death lawsuit

A man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of a deadly car crash on Bloor Street in Toronto is now facing charges. Ontario authorities have filed six charges, including DUI causing death. The families of the deceased victims are in a good position to file wrongful death lawsuits against the driver apart from the criminal charges he already faces. 

Wrongful death suit could result from Ontario crash

A girl is dead and another woman is facing charges after a fatal car accident in Markham on the morning of Nov. 18, according to local sources. Ontario police responded to the crash that claimed the life of a 17-year-old girl near Markham Road around 3 a.m. The woman driving the vehicle could face criminal charges and/or a wrongful death claim for her role in the accident. 

Car accidents: man hurt in Mississauga

One man is seriously injured following a collision between his vehicle and a dump truck in Mississauga, according to local sources. Car accidents of this type are typically investigated by local and/or Ontario authorities to determine material cause. For the moment, the investigation into this crash is still underway, and no charges have been filed. 

Car accidents: Teens hurt in Halloween crash

Three teenagers in Toronto were injured on Halloween night, two critically, after a car accident involving two vehicles. While Ontario residents understand how dangerous Halloween can be as it pertains to car accidents, in this case the fault seems to lie with the drivers involved, one of whom was apparently drunk behind the wheel. Charges have been filed against both men as of this report.

Car accidents: 2 drivers injured in Brampton crash

A serious accident in Brampton sent two drivers to local hospitals, according to reports. Ontario rescue services responsible for car accidents responded to the crash just after midnight on the night of Oct. 27. So far, neither driver is facing charges, but police are still investigating the cause of the crash. 

Garage found partly liable in brain injury of teen who stole car

A garage in the village of Paisley in Bruce County, Ontario, is partially liable for the brain injury suffered by a 15-year-old boy who was involved in a car crash in a vehicle that he and another teen stole from the garage. That was the recent ruling of the Ontario Court of Appeal.

The type of accident might impact your compensation claim

When you are involved in a car accident, the type of accident is one of the factors that might impact your claim for compensation. In some cases, such as distracted driving accidents, making your claim might be a bit easier because the cause of the accident is already known. We know that you might be focused on healing after the accident and can't go through the process of investigating the accident to determine the cause. We can do that for you so that you can continue to work on getting better.

Truckers must follow proper winter driving safety

As the winter months near, semitruck drivers must be sure that they are following the proper safety protocol that will help to keep everyone on the roadways safe. While some of these might seem like they should be done automatically, there is a chance that a trucker has become so lax that he or she doesn't even think about ways to remain safe.

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