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Car accidents: 2 dead in Haliburton County

A paramedic from Toronto and his romantic partner were both killed in a tragic crash in Haliburton County on the afternoon of July 15. Ontario Provincial Police, who typically head up investigations into fatal car accidents on provincial highways, have not filed charges against the driver of a vehicle they say crashed into a group of motorcyclists. The highway has since been reopened in the wake of an hours-long police investigation. 

Man hospitalized with injuries after bricks fall on him

No matter how much caution a person exercises, it is impossible to avoid a hazard one cannot see or anticipate. Citizens of Ontario can only trust that property owners take all reasonable precautions to keep their premises as safe as possible. A man suffered serious injuries outside a Toronto restaurant recently, in what could be a premises liability case.

Elevator-related injuries reaching new heights in Ontario

Nearly half of Canada's elevators are found in Ontario. Many people ride elevators every day when they shop, go to work or make their way to and from their home in an apartment building or condominium tower. Most users probably seldom give the mechanical conveyance a second thought. Recently released data, however, shows that elevators are causing more and more injuries every year.

Documenting a premises liability case after suffering injuries

Accidents will happen on occasion, because it is impossible to completely remove the element of risk from everyday life. However, every property owner in Ontario has a duty of care to maintain his or her premises in a reasonable manner. Failure to do so can lead to accidents and leave the property owner open to a lawsuit. A person who suffers injuries on another person's property may not be certain what he or she should do next. Here are a few tips to help an accident victim help him or herself.

Is a premises owner liable for injuries suffered during a crime?

An unusual and complicated legal affair has emerged from a seemingly straightforward case. At the heart of the case is the question of liability and duty of care of a premises owner when a crime is committed on his or her property. In a strange turn, a car thief is suing the owner of a garage after he suffered injuries following the theft in a small Ontario town.

What is a property owner's duty of care during winter conditions?

A recent article underscores the importance of taking extra precautions during the winter months, whether as a pedestrian, a driver or a property owner. The article described the effects of an ice jam on the Malheur River and its impact on the outer neighborhoods of Ontario. Due to the blockage, water levels were rising and the National Weather Service issued a flood advisory in the Payette area. 

Danger when grilling: Metal barbecue brushes

A very common summer event is the family barbecue. From charred hot dogs to fantastic steaks, everyone seems to love this form of warm-weather cooking. However, there could be a very dangerous utensil used to clean your barbecue grill and that is your metal barbecue brush.

Bill clarifies occupiers' liability questions on Ontario trails

In Ontario, residents and visitors alike enjoy the numerous trails located throughout the province. The trails provide visitors a way to enjoy the beautiful scenery the province has to offer as they participate in a variety of activities including riding ATVs and snowmobiles. While in many cases those participating in these activities do so without being hurt, there are occasions where accidents that lead to injuries do occur.

Bike park liable for visitor's broken neck

There are many situations in which someone who lives in Ontario could be seriously injured. Sometimes it is in a motor vehicle accident, other times injuries occur at work, in still other situations, people are injured while participating in recreational activities. In any of these situations it is possible that the negligence of another could contribute to the injury occurring. When this is the case it is possible the injured individual could seek compensation from that party. A recent court decision, involving a man who was paralyzed after an accident at a mountain biking adventure park, illustrates this.

The right shoes can reduce the risk of falls

While the first thing that may come to mind when one thinks about injuries suffered due to falls is the elderly, the reality is people of all ages hurt themselves this way. Sometimes these falls are the result of uneven surfaces or poorly maintained sidewalks and parking lots. Other times, substances that make a surface slippery, or the way in which someone walks, are contributing factors.

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