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Collisions on Highway 17 leaves Two Dead

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South Western Ontario

National Post

On Tuesday, separate collisions in the Sudbury, Ont. Area, on Highway 17, claimed two lives. According to the OPP, in the morning West of Sudbury, a tractor-trailer collided with a rock cut.

It happened east of the Walden Township, claiming the life of a 33-year-old woman. She was a passenger in the transport truck. The driver of the vehicle was charged with careless driving.

Four hours later, another collision occurred. It involved an SUV and a transport truck, killing a 65-year-old woman. She was the driver of the sports utility vehicle.

The driver of the transport suffered minor injuries. The police closed the two sites for investigation of the collisions.

Firefighters Injured in Stittsville Blaze

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CBC NEWS

Brampton Guardian

On Monday afternoon, at 24 Snowberry Way, two firefighters got injured after falling through the floor that was collapsing. The two were volunteer firefighters who were fighting fire in a house in Stittsville, at the Southwest of Ottawa.

The Ottawa Fire Services say that the two fell into the basement, through the main floor. It is believed that the electric panel in the basement caused the fire after an electrical surge. But investigations on the incidence continue.

The two were rushed to a hospital and were listed as in stable condition. One of the firefighters who fell through the collapsing floor had to be rescued from the building. He was in an induced coma, but by Tuesday the Fire Chief informed the public that he was expected to recover, fully.

What Should you do, as a Cyclist if You collide with a Motor vehicle; Kalsi & Associates Explains

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THE STAR

It’s no surprise that many of us are long waiting for the snow to dissipate. A time to put back the winter clothes in the closest and get out our bicycles. The fact that you are on the road chances are, you may be involved in an accident.

We do not mean that you should expect one, but it doesn’t hurt to prepare; in case it happens. If a cyclist collides with a motorist, you may be entitled to coverage. If the crash is due to the fault of the driver, their auto insurance company may cover the damages.

In Ontario, in at-fault accidents, your homeowner’s insurance policy may cover you. If you are involved in a collision, report it to the police. Sometimes what appears to be minor injuries may get worse over time.

Remember to get the relevant information from the motorist. It includes name, license plate number, contact information, and insurance information. Seek medical attention and find a reliable personal injury lawyer to plead your case.

You may be able to receive compensation for your suffering. It often depends on the suffering and pain that a victim goes through, due to the accident. Reach out to our expert personal injury lawyers at Kalsi & Associates, at (844) 905-2993 or apply online.

We offer FREE consultation!

Kalsi & Associates Raises Concern over The New Insurance Plan in Ontario

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CTV News

THE STAR

A recent report on the state of Ontario’s Auto Insurance Systems shows that we have one of the least effective systems in play. While there’s a decrease in the number of accidents, the opposite is evident on the number of claims. They have gone up.

With the aim of reducing the insurance premiums, the government is working on introducing the “Fair Auto Insurance Plan.” It has been a topic of discussion since last year. This new plan aims at reducing fraud cases and costs in the Auto Insurance industry.

One of the areas of concern by many Personal Injury Lawyers and Kalsi & Associates included is the new plan will make it more difficult for one to qualify for a particular coverage, in case of an accident. Though the project will save the public regarding auto insurance premiums, it may be to the detriment of victims of accidents.

According to the plan, the treatment plans for common injuries that result from collisions will be standard. Also, medical assessment for those with severe injuries due to an accident will be by neutral and independent centers for examination. Now, you will not go to a family doctor or your specialist for assessment.

You will have to go to a designated assessment center. It may result in an assessment that is not comprehensive, thorough, or even well-reasoned. As we wait to see what measures the development plans for this new system will take; feel free to contact Kalsi & Associates at (844) 905-2993, for your Personal Injury cases, or apply online.

Elderly Woman Dies After Being Hit by a Car as She crossed the Street

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CBC News

A senior woman, at the age of 76 was crossing a street in Paris, Ontario when a car hit her.

According to the police, the woman was crossing Silver Street in the morning at around 5:45 am, at Oak Street, when she was hit by a car.

She was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries. She died in hospital.

The police say that the driver is cooperating with investigations. Investigations about the crash are undergoing.

Crash outside St. Catharines Home leaves Driver in Critical Condition

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CBC News

A car crashed outside a private home in St. Catharines, on Glenridge Road. The driver, a 26-year old man, is believed to have lost control of his Cadillac. And in turn, crashed into a tree in the front yard of the home.
The people within the vicinity rushed to help him after calling 911.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment out of the city and in life-threatening condition. The accident happened on Sunday afternoon.

Kalsi & Associates Urges Caution on the Parking Lot to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

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CCOHS

Parking lots are not only prone to violent episodes but can pose a hazard for Slip and Fall Accidents. Many workplaces are close to Parking Lots. You may not be working there, but you are still at risk of injury, in any parking lot.

Some of the factors that contribute to such accidents include deteriorating surfaces. When walking in a parking lot, watch where you step. Flat and even surfaces, are the ideal places to walk on. Avoid walking on gratings or broken pavement.

Also, watch for spillage of oil where cars are parked. They aggravate the situation. Antifreeze and weather conditions may also increase the risk of a slip and fall. Look out for speed bumps. They may cause you to trip.

Pay attention to any tire stops, as you walk. During winter it is appropriate to wear anti-slip footwear. If you notice any hazardous conditions in the parking lot, report it to the relevant bodies.

Watch out for cars and spillage. When walking through, don’t assume that the driver will see you first. Your safety should be your number one priority. And if you are in a position to prevent an accident from happening, then, do so, for the sake of other people.

Be on the lookout at all times. When you are in a parking lot, watch out for both fall hazards and cars. If by an unfortunate event you happen to have a slip and fall accident, due to the negligence of another, contact our expert personal injury lawyers at Kalsi & Associates, at (844) 905-2993

Types of Long Term Disability Programs expounded by Kalsi & Associates

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Government Of Canada

The Government of Canada offers programs or disability benefits for those who aren’t able to work for a long period, due to injury or accident. Depending on the province you are in, the benefits may vary. For those in Ontario, below are some of the long-term disability programs that apply:

Most businesses are obligated by the law to enroll their employees in the Workers Compensation Program. If you get injured on the job, you will be eligible for the Workers Compensation Benefits. It also applies to those who are unable to work for a long time.

The Disability Insurance Benefits applies when an accident strips you the ability to work or earn income. It refers to both those can’t work temporarily or are disable permanently, by accident. In this program, you will receive payments that are part of your regular income, for a specified amount of time.

For eligibility, you must be covered by your employer or buy the policy on your own.

If your disability keeps you from working and are below 65 years of age, you are eligible for this benefit. You also need to have contributed to CPP for some years. The employer usually does it through payroll.

CPP (Canadian Pension Plan) Disability Benefits are monthly payments that may also be provided to the children of the recipient of the CCP disability benefits or a deceased contributor to CPP.

Misfortune happens when we least expect it. If you need legal guidance on which claims you can make after an injury or accident; feel free to contact Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers at (844) 905-2993

Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents; What you need to Know?

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CBC News

According to a news feature by CBC news in 2015, in Toronto, six pedestrians are hit every day. And the number was increasing. That is so, even though the law stipulates that pedestrians have the right of way.

As the roads become less safe for pedestrians, early last year, a new pedestrian law was introduced in Ontario. It emphasized that motorists should wait for the pedestrian to cross the crosswalks or pedestrian crossovers completely.

However, if you are injured from colliding with a motor vehicle, you are entitled to compensation.

Types of Claims

No-Fault Benefit/ Accident Benefit

It applies to all persons involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. If you are a pedestrian or cyclist, then your auto insurance applies. But if you have no insured car, you can claim the insurance policy of the vehicle involved in the accident.

Claim against at-fault driver

In addition to the above claim, you may also be entitled to claim the driver who is at fault. First, you have to provide proof that some blame, is the driver of the car.

Some of the benefits you can claim if you suffer injuries due to the collision include, medical expenses, replacement of income, etc. It all depends on the circumstances of the accident.

In Ontario, the laws on auto insurance are complex and change frequently. It is advisable to seek the guidance of a personal injury lawyer to advise you on the measures to take. You can reach out to out Toronto Personal Injury lawyers, at Kalsi & Associates at 1-844-905-2993 for a FREE consultation.

One Dead and two in Critical Condition due to Accident near Orangeville

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The Star

A head-on collision resulted in the death of one person and two in life-threatening condition. The three were airlifted to a hospital in Orangeville. Later, the two were airlifted to Toronto, while still in critical condition.

The police will examine the black boxes of the vehicles involved in the accident, to help determine the cause of the collision.

According to the Star’s phone conversation with the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) Const. Paul Nancekivell. It can be that the conditions of the road, could have led to the accident.