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With the imminent legalization of marijuana, some drivers in Ontario will likely have questions about driving under the influence of cannabis. A marijuana producer in another province warns that cannabis has the potential to affect a driver's judgment and response time. He says operating motorized vehicles under the influence of marijuana can result in life-threatening car accidents.

 

Those who smoke marijuana will likely want to know whether there will be a limit to the number of joints they may smoke, similar to the limitations on alcoholic beverages. Currently, there is no answer to that question because, although the level of tetrahydrocannabino (THC) in the blood can be tested, no standards have been determined to define a scientifically valid and universally accepted level that indicates cannabis impairment. Thus, unlike the .08 per cent blood alcohol level that shows alcohol impairment, no such standard has been established for marijuana.

Furthermore, THC remains in the blood for an extended period, and if THC is detected in the blood of someone who caused a crash, it could be from cannabis use as long as a month prior to the accident. In the meantime, all the RCMP can do is provide training to strengthen the ability of officers to detect drug impairment. Until laws are established to control marijuana use by drivers, other road users may have to suffer the consequences.

Victims of car accidents in Ontario may seek financial relief through the civil justice system. If a crash involved marijuana impairment, it might be challenging to prove impairment. However, with the support and guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer, proof of negligence might be established. Upon successful presentation of a claim, the court can enter a monetary judgment to cover the economic and noneconomic damages sustained by the plaintiff.

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Soft tissues & psychological injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

Life Changing Results & Settlements*

$2
Million

Head Injury

Truck Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial /Tribunal hearing

$1.06
Million

Pedestrian Head Injury

Truck Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1
Million

Elbow fracture

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1
Million

Psychological and Shoulder Injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.3
Million

Psychological and Chronic Pain

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.025
Million

Psychological and Knee Injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.5
Million

Psychiatric and TBI

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.43
Million

Femur Fracture

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

$500K

Long Term Disability

Age 55 Denied LTD

Settled without the need of a Trial

$1.8
Million

Fatality Accident

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

250K

Psychological/Depression

LTD

Settled without the need of a Trial

725K

Soft tissues & psychological injury

Car Accident

Settled without the need of a Trial

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Muhammad M. Alam

Muhammad M. Alam

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Muhammad M. Alam is a Barrister-at-Law of Osgoode Hall in Toronto and he is the Founder and Managing Barrister of Alam Law Firm. Muhammad is passionate of ADR in litigations. He holds designation of a “Qualified Mediator” as well as a “Qualified Arbitrator” and a member of ADR Institute of Canada and ADR Institute of Ontario.

M. Aftab Alam

M. Aftab Alam

Managing Barrister

M. Aftab Alam holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University, a Bachelors in law , LL.B, and a Masters in law, LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Laurencia Fasoyiro

Laurencia Fasoyiro

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Laurencia Fasoyiro is a Barrister and Solicitor with Alam Law Firm, PC. She has over 15 years of combined experience practicing law in Texas U.S.A and Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the law society of Upper Canada and a member of the State Bar of Texas.

Laurencia Fasoyiro

Naina Tandon

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Naina Tandon obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and Law Degree from the University of Delhi in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Upon being called to the bar in 1988, she practiced law in New Delhi, India, with a reputable law firm, C..R. Dua & Associates, for several years before relocating to Canada.

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