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Filing a claim following a slip-and-fall accident

When a person is injured in a slip-and-fall accident in Ontario, he or she may be able to recover for damages against the owner of the property where the accident occurred. Ontario property owners are responsible for keeping their buildings reasonably safe and hazard-free. Businesses, governments and private individual owners are all under this obligation to visitors, customers and passers-by. In some cases, even trespassers may have legal claims following a slip-and-fall accident in Ontario.

It is important in accident cases like these to bring claims quickly because there are legal deadlines that cannot be missed. Furthermore, evidence must be preserved to increase the chance of a claim's success. Where the liable party in the case is a city government or other government body, the injured party may have only days to make a filing. The facts of every slip-and-fall case are unique, but there are some common conditions that might lead to injury. These include spills in stores and wet floors resulting therefrom, dangerous stairways and uneven flooring.

Woman killed in New Tecumseth crash

A Sept. 16 car crash claimed the life of a 36-year-old Ontario woman, according to the Ontario Special Investigations Unit. The accident took place in New Tecumseth just before midnight.

According to an SIU press release, on the night of the crash, an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police spotted a Pontiac driving recklessly and started to follow it. The officer temporarily lost track of the vehicle, but he later found it had been involved in a collision with a Volkwagen at the intersection of 20th Sideroad and 5th Line.

2 people killed in head-on collision in Ontario

Two people were killed in a head-on collision in Clearview Township on Aug. 31, according to the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. The accident occurred at around 11 p.m.

According to media reports, a Ford Mustang was traveling on Highway 26 when it attempted to pass several vehicles and smashed head-on into an oncoming Chevrolet Blazer. Two passengers in the Mustang, a 19-year-old female and a 20-year-old male, were killed in the collision and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mustang, a 20-year-old male, suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital in Toronto. The driver of the Blazer, a 67-year-old man, also suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Driving too fast linked to car accidents

The drivers most likely to get in a car accident might be those who are going too fast. Ontario residents might like to know more about a University of Waterloo study that looked at aggressive driving tactics to see if there was a link between these behaviors and vehicle crashes.

Data for the study was given by insurance companies and included 28 million trips. The data was gathered by diagnostic devices in vehicles, and researchers looked at cases of crashes in addition to control cases where there was no accident. Control cases were assigned to crash cases based on similarities like driving distance or location.

Two people killed in fiery Highway 401 accident

On Aug. 12, two people were killed in a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 401 in Mississauga. Three other people were injured in the fiery wreck.

According to the Ontario Provincial Police, a red Chevrolet Corvette was tailgating another car in the westbound lanes of the highway around 9:30 p.m. when it clipped a transport truck as the driver attempted to change lanes. The impact caused the truck to lose control, swerve into another lane, strike a Mazda, smash into a guard rail and burst into flames. The truck's trailer, which was loaded with skids of water, jumped the guard rail and entered the highway's eastbound lanes.

Study determines the city with Ontario's worst drivers

Many Ontario residents assume that large cities are the most dangerous to drive in, but a new study finds that's not necessarily the case. In fact, researchers found that the worst drivers tend to be roaming around smaller cities and towns.

Researchers from Insurance Hotline set out to determine which Ontario areas have the worst drivers. They did this by adding up the number of crashes and traffic tickets drivers in each city received and comparing the totals. While some might expect Toronto to top the list, Orangeville actually took the crown. The study found that drivers in that city are 1.9 times more likely to get in a crash or receive a traffic citation than the average Ontario driver. Meanwhile, drivers in Bradford, Woodstock, Sault St. Marie, Brantford, and Orillia also had bad driving records.

Public Transit Platform Safety Tips

Passenger safety is a major concern in Peel region. A recent accident at a downtown Brampton bus terminal resulted in a fatality. Just a month before in June 2019, another individual suffered a fatality in Mississauga at a bus station.

As a passenger, you put your trust in the driver of a public vehicle, as well as the organization operating the service to make sure that your health, safety and well-being is being guarded during transit. However, accidents may happen, and it’s important to understand your rights if you have been injured by a public transit vehicle.

Ontario man killed in Highway 50 crash

On July 9, an Ontario man was killed in an accident involving two vehicles in Brampton. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 50 and Cottrelle Boulevard at around 9:05 a.m.

According to media reports, officers from the Peel Regional Police responded to the accident scene and found that a passenger vehicle had collided with a transport truck. They located a male driver trapped inside the passenger vehicle and worked with paramedics to extricate him. He did not survive the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. However, the driver of the transport truck was uninjured.

Multi-vehicle accident leaves 6 injuries

It was reported on June 29 that an Ontario man was facing criminal charges after he was involved in a multi-vehicle accident that left a 12-year-old boy with critical injuries. According to the police, the accident resulted in a total of six people being taken to hospital as a result of crash injuries.

According to the report, the crash occurred in both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 401 at approximately 1:30 a.m. It appears that a tractor-trailer was traveling in the westbound lane on the highway when it jackknifed, causing it to hit the guardrail and the median that separates the eastbound and westbound lanes. The force of the car crash caused pieces of the concrete median to end up in the eastbound lanes, resulting in other vehicles to become involved in the accident.

Motorcyclists in a surprising number of fatal crashes in Ontario

Motorcycles, mopeds, motor scooters and motorized bicycles comprise 2% of the vehicles on the roads of Ontario. Yet, according to a study that appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, these vehicles are behind 10% of all motor vehicle fatalities in the province.

From 2007 to 2013, 26,831 people were injured in motorcycle-related crashes in Ontario and then sent to the hospital. In that same time period, there were 281,826 individuals who were injured in car collisions.

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