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Ontario drivers may be interested in information about liability for car accidents when driving through a yellow light at an intersection. The law is somewhat unclear, leaving it up to the judgment of the driver as to the safety of travelling through in many cases.

According to Section 44 of Ontario's Highway Traffic Act, a driver is required to stop at a yellow light if they are able to make the stop safely. Otherwise, they are directed to drive through the intersection using caution. There is no law in Ontario requiring those with green lights to yield to those already lawfully in the intersection, such as those who were waiting to make a left-hand turn after their light has turned red. One police spokesperson confirms that trying to sneak through a yellow light when it would have been safe to stop is dangerous and illegal.

When there is an auto accident that involves a car travelling through a yellow light, insurance companies look at all of the evidence in determining fault. This can include red light camera photos, police reports and statements from witnesses who were at the scene of the collision. Laws in Ontario allow an insurance adjuster to determine fault in this type of accident when making decisions about payouts and benefits.

When a driver recklessly enters an intersection, they put other drivers on the road in danger. If there is a crash, the car accident victim may have a legal claim against that negligent driver. A lawyer with experience in this area may be able to file an accident benefits claim or other legal action against the responsible party. This could result in compensation for damages stemming from the crash.

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Car Accident

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Car Accident

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Car Accident

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Fatality Accident

Car Accident

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Psychological/Depression

LTD

Settled without the need of a Trial

725K

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.

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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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