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What is a tort claim and how is liability determined?

Whenever an Ontario person suffers injuries that are deemed to have been caused by another person, there will be a question of liability. When it comes to civil justice, liability is a word that will be used in a tort claim and also in a personal injury lawsuit. Liability arises from personal actions and, when it comes to tort laws, the typical concern is whether one person's careless, reckless or negligent actions caused harm to another.

Distractions cause more car accidents than speeding, impairment

Ontario Provincial Police launched a campaign against distracted driving over Labour Day weekend. The goal is to create a lasting awareness of the dangers of texting or talking on cell phones while driving. The organization reported alarming statistics revealing that the combined number of collisions caused by speeding and impaired drivers are significantly lower than car accidents resulted from distracted driving.

Can public transit injury lead to accident benefits claim?

People in Ontario who rely on public transit every day to travel to work and other destinations might have experienced some near misses. These rides are not always fun, and most passengers on buses might at some time have wondered what would happen if they were injured while using public transit. Will they be entitled to file an accident benefits claim?

Car accidents: How will legalizing marijuana affect road safety?

With a large number of commercial vehicles that travel all over the country, authorities in Ontario are considering their options in anticipation of the law that will legalize the use of marijuana in Canada in 2018. Feedback is currently sought from different groups involved in road safety in general. One focus is to prevent car accidents caused by truck drivers who are impaired by marijuana.

Primary causes of car accidents in Ontario

Many people in Ontario may join those who ask why there are so many crashes despite the technological advancements in vehicle safety. Why is the number of people maimed and killed in car accidents on the province's roads increasing every year? Could it be that the problem does not lie with faulty or unsafe vehicles but rather with dangerous drivers?

Car accidents: "Devastating" crash kills 2 in Georgina

Two people were killed and two others seriously injured in a car crash police described as "absolutely devastating," according to news sources. Ontario Provincial Police respond to far too many tragic car accidents during the summer months, and the afternoon of July 27 was no different. Police are still determining what caused the accident, and they have not filed charges against any of the drivers involved at this time.

Car accidents: 6 injured in Mississauga

Six people were seriously hurt following an accident on the Queen Elizabeth Way, according to sources. Ontario Provincial Police, who often provide support to local officers for car accidents, were on the scene with Peel Regional paramedics. They say four children and two adults were injured. So far, no charges have been filed against anyone involved. 

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