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: 2 SERIOUSLY INJURED IN BRAMPTON

On behalf of Romeo Pitaro Schneider Injury Lawyers posted in car accidents on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. A two-car crash in Brampton has sent two people to the hospital. Virtually all car accidents in Ontario are investigated to determine cause and/or fault, and Brampton police are working to determine how this accident took place. Until they have the opportunity to interview the injured parties involved in the crash, they will likely refrain from filing criminal charges against either driver. Police say the accident happened around 5 a.m. the morning of Aug. 17. According to the accident report, a tractor-trailer apparently…

CAR ACCIDENTS: WOMAN IN CRITICAL CARE IN ONTARIO

On behalf of Romeo Pitaro Schneider Injury Lawyers posted in car accidents on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. A woman is clinging to life after an accident involving another vehicle. Car accidents of this nature are often investigated by local and Ontario police, which appears to be the case here. While no charges have yet been filed against the other driver involved in the accident, police say their investigation is still ongoing at this time. According to the accident report, which is still being compiled by authorities, the accident took place around 9:40 p.m. the night of July 22….