Common causes of personal injuries
Stop for a minute and think of the number of people that you know that have been injured in an accident. There is at least one, right? Unfortunately, there is not a secret formula to prevent someone from being involved in an accident.
In Canada, slip and falls are common. They often arise after someone has slipped on a slippery or irregular surface. Slip and fall accidents often happen on the street, shopping malls, or at the supermarket. The consequences can be severe and often lead to fractures, sprains, and strains.
Motor vehicle accidents are also a common cause of injury. Car accidents can occur due to the negligence of another driver, an owner of a vehicle and/or a municipality.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall or motor vehicle accident, Kalsi & Associates want to help. Call 1-844-90-LAWYER
Toronto Paying Millions in Lawsuit Claims Claim Amounts are Increasing
Source: The Star
Posted On: 10/11/2013
Over $200 million has been paid by the city of Toronto to settle civil lawsuits since the year 2000 and payouts are becoming richer.
Civil lawsuits relating to road and sidewalk maintenance were about 773 cases where settlements totaled $32,458,390.50. Extreme weather related incidents including icy driveways were about 360 cases, which costed the City $439,345.74.
Shelley Carroll said poor city services were partly to blame for the number of settlements. Shelley Carroll served as city budget chief from 2006 to 2010. As a result she indicated that repairs of the sidewalks that can cause trips have been privatized. Which raised the following questions: are prettier sidewalks wanted? Whether funds should be paid out in the settlement? Should it be properly funded initially?
She stated that the lawsuits and settlements paid out were reasonable. It is important to note that the amount of settlements per year has been decreasing instead of growing. However, the amount paid to injured persons has increased