10 Ontario seeks to prevent fatal distracted driving car accidents | Alam Law Firm
  • For all General and Office Inquires Call: 1-905-564-5953

Road safety authorities in Ontario recently announced one of the New Year's resolutions for the province -- putting a stop to texting while driving. Distracted riving is reportedly the primary cause of fatal car accidents in Ontario. Law enforcement authorities intend to stop this trend by adopting an approach similar to the steps they took to significantly reduce drinking and driving fatalities in the province.

As of Jan. 1, 2019 penalties are more severe. The first conviction for distracted driving charges could cost the driver up to $1,000 in fines, along with three demerit points and a license suspension for three days. If that is not enough to change a driver's ways, subsequent convictions will have even harsher punishments.

For second and third convictions, maximum fines will be $2,000 and $3,000, respectively, and there will be six demerit points. Those with second convictions will not be allowed to drive for seven days, and the suspension for a third conviction will be 30 days. To prevent novice drivers from getting into the habit of texting and driving, they will get 30 and 90-day suspensions for first and second convictions, and any new driver will have his or her license cancelled upon a third distracted driving conviction.

Sadly, many Ontario families have to deal with the loss of loved ones in car accidents caused by distracted driving. Although no amount of money can ever make up for such a loss, a monetary judgment in a successfully presented wrongful death civil lawsuit could significantly ease the financial burden. Those facing these challenging issues typically find the support and guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney invaluable.

SEE OUR RESULTS

$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

Please note that past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and
litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts of individual cases.

24/7 Emergency Hotline for Injury Victims Only

1-416-625-2636



For all General and Office Inquires

1-905-564-5953



Fax: 905 564 5903

Our Offices Satellite Offices

TORONTO

(Satellite Office)

3280 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M1L 1C3

Toll Free: 877-345-0541
Map & Directions

MISSISSAUGA HEAD OFFICE
5100 Dixie Road
Mississauga, ON L4W 1C9

Toll Free: 877-345-0541
Mississauga Law Office Map

Satellite Offices

HAMILTON

(Satellite Office)

948 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON L8M 1M8

Toll Free: 877-345-0541
Map & Directions


 

SCARBOROUGH

(Satellite Office)

305 Milner Avenue, Suite 203
Toronto, ON M1B 3V4

Map & Directions


 

RICHMONDHILL

(Satellite Office)

Call Now