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Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents; What you need to Know?

Source:

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.

Snowmobile Accident on Sturgeon Lake; One Dead, another in hospital

Source:

The Star

Just on the first day of Snowmobile Safety Week, two snowmobilers went through the ice, on the lake. According to the Kawartha Now, the Police, Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue, Paramedics were called to the site.

They were joined by part of the Canada Armed Forces. One of the riders was found and taken to the hospital. The health condition unknown.

The search for the other snowmobile rider resumed on Sunday. He was then found dead, at around 4:30 pm.
The Snowmobile Safety Week is a move by the OPP and Snowmobiles Club, to promote safety by snowmobilers. It will end on the 29th of this Month.

Kalsi & Associates urges caution on the Released Report of Toxic blue-green algae at Bayfront Park

Source:

CBC

The staff of the Bayfront Park Beach found blue-green algae in most of the water in the park along the western shoreline. According to the Public Health Officials of the area, tests have revealed that the algae are toxic.

Residents and the public who may choose to spend time in the Park have been urged to stay out of the water. At Kalsi & Associates, we call upon everyone to observe this decree. Coming into contact with the toxins from the algae can irritate your skin.

Other effects of exposure to the toxins include diarrhea, irritation of the mucous membrane, abdominal pain, headaches, rashes, among many other irritable effects. Health officials encourage those who may have come into contact with the water at the Park in the recent times and having any of the mentioned symptoms to seek medical attention.

As we opt to spend time with family and friends in the Parks, let us observe the rules of the parks and put our safety and good health as our number one priority. Your safety begins with you and me.

At Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers, we offer free consultation services for your personal injury inquiries. Reach out to us at (844) 905-2993 or apply online.

Determining the Severity of an Injury

Source:
 
ABI NETWORK

Are you involved in an accident? Did you suffer any injuries? The common injuries suffered in an accident include brain, neck injury or whiplash and even spinal cord injuries.
 
If you suffer a brain injury after an accident, how is the severity measured? The seriousness of a brain injury is determined by where in the brain you have an injury. The swelling that occurs and how much of your brain is injured, matters.
 
Medical experts will conduct tests such as:

  • Electroencephalograms or otherwise known as EEGs
  • Taking CT Scans to help them understand the extent of the injuries to the brain.

However, the tests are not enough to assist in determining how severe the injury is. In such instances, they will need to use additional techniques. Popular methods used are, GCS or the Glasgow Comma Scale, in conjunction with the length of time that the patient has Post Traumatic Amnesia.
 
PTA is where the patient has troubles thinking, concentrating, remembering, etc. What can you use to estimate how fast one recovers? The recovery time taken by each patient depends on:

  • Their age
  • General health
  • Whether they suffer other injuries
  • The type and seriousness of the injury that they suffer, etc.

The more serious the injuries, the longer it takes to recover. For a FREE consultation approach Kalsi & Associates, a team of personal Injury Lawyers to discuss your confidential matter.

‘Blank emotion’: Family shocked after 23-year-old killed in accident

Source: CTVNews

The mother of a 23-year-old guy who was killed in a fiery collide on the Queen Elizabeth Way said her child was a “good boy” who was very dynamic in sports.

Timothy Boissiere died Tuesday when the SUV he was riding in was concerned in a fiery collision with two transport trucks in the eastbound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way near Trafalgar Road.

The accident occurred at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday. Provincial cops said four vehicles were concerned in the crash, including a transport truck and flatbed truck.

OPP said a car and the transport truck collided, and then an SUV and the flatbed truck hit the rear of the transport. A spark set fire to a magnitude of diesel fuel that spilled through the crash. The vehicles were “unrecognizable” after the crash, OPP said.

Boissiere, who turned 23 this month, was on his way to play hockey with a buddy when the crash happened. The young guy was also a dedicated MMA fighter.

On Thursday, his mother, Charmaine Boissiere, spoke out; saying his family – including Timothy’s father and two sisters — is stressed with the overwhelming loss.

“The dad is not good at all,” Charmaine said. “Tim was very, very close with his dad.”

Charmaine said she learned about her son’s loss when officers came to her entrance.

“You now have a blank feeling all of a unexpected,” Charmaine said. “It’s actually tough to enlighten.”

The identity of the other man who was killed in the accident has not been made public, but police have said that his family has been informed.

Following the crash, it took crews 18 hours to re-open the road because the fire had sourced damage to the exterior of the path.

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