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Pedestrian Dead, Driver Sought After in Ontario Hit and Run Case

Source:

CTV News

Peel Regional Police say that a man has died after an alleged hit and run in Mississauga, Ontario. According to the police, the said incident happened on Friday evening, i.e. on 30th of November, 2018. It is believed that the 54-year-old man was crossing the road when he was hit by a car. He died on the spot because of his injuries.

Police has said that the person driving the car did not stop and fled the scene. They are on a lookout now and are looking for a red colored Dodge Challenger manufactured in 2017 or 2018. This vehicle is also missing the right side mirror. The Police have also mentioned that the car is damaged on the right side, including the headlight and the bumper.

Peel Regional Police are asking the public to help them find the suspect and they have asked individuals to step forward if they have any knowledge about the accident.

Canada has seen a rise in pedestrian death in the last few years despite the government’s best efforts to make roads safer for people on their feet. 2017 was recorded as deadly in Ontario because of a hike in the number of deaths caused by accidents on the road. 2018 has been no better.

Individuals who are charged under Ontario’s hit and run law may have to face up to six months in prison. They may also lose the driving license and will have to pay a fine ranging between $600 and $2,000. Individuals who fail to remain at the scene of the accident may also see a steep hike in their insurance premiums.

Car Accident Kills Woman and 2-Year-Old Son in a Two-Vehicle Crash

Source:

City News Toronto

CTV News Toronto

A 31 years old woman and her 2-year-old son were killed when the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Mississauga on November 1st, 2018. The woman, her son and her 33-year-old husband were traveling to Burnhamthrope when their vehicle was struck by a Hyundai which was heading north towards Mavis.

According to police, the suspect vehicle continued to travel north after the impact for another 50-75 meters, after which it stopped and at a sidewalk and then it caught fire. This vehicle was being driven by an 18-year-old driving, who managed to get out of the vehicle on time.

The woman’s husband who was driving the car has sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital at around 2 am when the emergency services were called. He had slipped into a coma for several days and as of 27th November, he is still there, receiving treatment. The 18-year-old suspect was also taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries and released.

After almost a month of the accident, on 27th November, the 18-year-old was arrested again and charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. The suspect has been identified as Evan Campbell of Orillia.

Friends and family had identified the victims as Sanket Dogra, 33, his wife Khushbu Aroro, 31 and their 2-year-old son Pakrit. The family lived only a few miles away from the crash site. Sanket Dogra works in the tech industry and had shifted his wife and son to Canada, just a year ago.

Sidhu Gets Bail in Dangerous Driving Case

Source:

Global News

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, accused of dangerous driving after his semi-trucks collision with the team bus of Humboldt Broncos on April 6, has been given bail against a surety of $1,000. As per the bail arrangements, Sidhu had to surrender his passport and follow a curfew that restricts him to his house and prohibits him from driving.

16 people died in the horrible crash of April 6 and the fatalities included players and other members of Saskatchewan junior hockey team. 13 more suffered injuries. Sidhu was remanded into police custody on July 6 and was arrested at 10:07 AM on that day from his home. The next hearing of the case will take place on August 21.

29-year old Sidhu is facing 16 charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily injury. Superintendent Derek Williams, officer-in-charge of the major crimes unit, said in a statement last week about the presence of “evidence that motor vehicle was being operated in a way that was dangerous to the public.”

Sidhu reportedly works for called Adesh Deol trucking company. This company does not face any charges at the present moment. Director of the company, Sukmander Singh, came forward to say that the driver had been working for his company for around a month when this tragedy took place. Singh is the only person who was working in this trucking company which was subsequently suspended for the course of this investigation.

Driver To Torontonian Bystander: ‘Looks Like Another Dead Cyclist’

Source:

CBC Radio

After allegedly following a Toronto cyclist down a tight alleyway last week, an agitated driver blared his horn and declared, “Looks like another dead cyclist.”

Colin Powell claims the motorist was attempting to convince him from behind to steer his bicycle in another direction while approaching an alley close to Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood. The driver’s constant screaming and honking eventually “rattled” Powell, who stopped his bike to collect himself after the alleged harasser yelled the aforementioned threat and began pulling into his garage.

“There’s no space to move. There’s definitely not space for a bike and a car to be next to each other,” Powell recalled to As It Happens CBC Radio host Carol Off.

The incident was immediately reported to Toronto police, who cited privacy concerns in declining to confirm whether an official report had been filed.

“This is a police matter and it’s not our job to tell the police how to do their jobs. But an act like that — a threat like that — needs to be followed up on,” said Toronto Coun. Mike Layton.

Oshawa Driver Arrested Following Fatal Dufferin and Briar Hill Crash

Source:

Toronto Star

Toronto police last week arrested a 27-year-old Oshawa man now facing charges in a fatal hit-and-run accident.

Jesse Petroff ended the life of a 50-year-old woman, later identified by family as Isabel Soria, when his Dodge Ram pickup truck struck her around 3 p.m. on June 11 at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Briar Hill Avenue. Police said surveillance footage and still, photos confirmed the driver left his stopped vehicle and approached the victim but immediately got back into his vehicle and fled the scene. Clear photos of the vehicle released Thursday accompanying a plea for citizens to provide any relevant information about its whereabouts and driver led to an arrest later that day.

Petroff now faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.

Collisions on Highway 17 leaves Two Dead

Source:

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

Source:

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.

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

Source:

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

Source:

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.

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

Source:

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.

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.

Rollover on Highway 174 leaves driver with minor injuries

Source:

CBC

At around 1:30 pm, a driver rolled over in his car. The vehicle flipped as he was heading westbound on Highway 174, near Orléans Boulevard. Police and Emergency crews responded to the scene.

The highway was closed so that the debris from the rollover could be cleared. The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Closure of the highway led to congestion, but the road was reopened later to allow for a smooth flow of traffic.

Two people Hospitalized After a car ends on the steps of a church in Hamilton

Source:

CBC

The event happened on Cope St. and Barton St. E, on Sunday morning around 1:50 am. Two vehicles were involved in a crash, a Chevrolet Trailblazer and a Ford Flex. The Chevrolet was heading east and vice-versa.

It is believed that the Trailblazer sideswiped the Ford before losing control. It then hit a fence and ended up on the front porch of a church, i.e. the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church.

The man and woman in the Chevrolet were rushed to hospital in critical condition while the driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries. He was taken to a hospital too and was released later.

The police are carrying out investigations on the crash.

Highway 17 Collision kills One

Source:

CBC

The Ontario Provincial Police confirmed that the collision on Highway 17, around Rutherglen Ontario, left one person dead. An SUV that was heading eastbound, crossed over the center line and collided with an oncoming pickup truck.

It was determined after the collision that the driver of the SUV was dead. Luckily, the driver of the pickup truck suffered no injuries. The accident led to the closure of the Highway for several hours.

The road was later reopened at around 6:00 pm to give the authorities ample time to carry out investigations into the cause of the collision.

Teen girl involved in Cycling accident Suffers Head Injury at a Park in Brampton

Source:

CTV NEWS TORONTO

A fun cycling expedition turned somber after a girl of 17 years of age lost control, crashed and fell to the ground, as she hit her head violently. She was with a group of other teens and were cycling down a hill at a Park.
 
The Police Constable of Peel attested to the events. According to the police, this incident took place at around 8 pm, in the Park. The police, paramedics, and fire department were called to the rescue, at the Chinguacousy Park.
 
There was no other injury in the event, and the girl was taken to the Toronto Trauma Center where she is still in critical condition.

Truck Hits Bridge at Kennedy Center Leading to Suspension of SRT Service

Source:

CTV NEWS TORONTO

The service at Scarborough route was suspended after a truck that was passing, below the trucks at the Kennedy Station, touched the bridge. The truck was entering the station under the raised part of the tracks when it hit the bridge.
 
The event took place at around 8:30 in the morning. The spokesperson of TTC says that workers are carrying out tests on the structure of the bridge to find out if there was any damage done to it.
 
In the meantime, the service of SRT has been suspended. It remains unclear when normalcy will return in the area. On the other hand, the truck was cleared, but the tests are still undergoing.

Two Vehicle Collide in Ajax leaving a senior man with critical injuries

Source:

CBC

Yesterday afternoon, a car and a truck crashed near the border of Pickering and Ajax. The truck was pulling a trailer. The passengers of the truck had minor injuries even though the police could not confirm how many they were.
 
A senior man who was involved in the crash suffered critical injuries. He had to be transported to Sunnybrook Hospital by air. He is in stable condition. Tests are being taken to determine the extent of his wounds.
 
The accident took place in the Durham region, at Westney and Taunton roads. The police were forced to close the road from Harwood Avenue to Ravenscroft Road.

Evacuation as Transport Truck Carrying Toxic Chemicals Overturns

Sources:

MANITOULIN

TB NEWS WATCH

A transport truck that was carrying phosphine overturned near St. Catherines. This event happened on Wednesday last week, around 3:20 pm, according to the OPP. Phosphine is usually, odorless and colorless.
 
Even though, it is highly flammable, volatile and toxic; it is used to fumigate and control pests in farms. The gas attacks the human body, like a military-grade nerve gas; and could explode by exposure to water, according to the Canadian Press Report.
 
The incident led to the evacuation and shelter-in-place order for residents and businesses as several lanes were closed. A shelter was set up at Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre, and residents asked to shut their windows and turn off their air conditioners.
 
Tests carried out showed no traces of leakage of the toxic material. There were no injuries reported due to the incident. Most lanes were reopened several hours later, around 3:30 am.

Garden City Skyway Closed after Truck Flips over

Sources:

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD

CHCH

A pickup truck flipped over after colliding with a car, at around 9.00 am, Thursday, on the eastbound lanes of QEW. The force caused the truck to flip over the median and into oncoming traffic. It then led to a chain reaction of collisions along the highway.
 
At least six vehicles were involved in the crash, including a transport truck that was hauling several vehicles, a dump truck, SUV, and several other vehicles. One man was trapped in the debris; luckily, he was extracted and transported to the hospital with only minor injuries.
 
The Ontario Provincial Police had to close most of the westbound lanes for about two hours to give room for clearing the wreckage. Traffic on the roads was given time to subside before the lanes were closed a second time.
 
It was to allow investigators to access the scene of the accident, safely. Traffic had to be steered off the highway. In turn, it led to the slow flow of traffic in the city.
 
Investigations into the cause of the collision are still underway. Traffic is back to normal as the lanes have since been reopened.

Ontario Federation of Labour launches prevention program for injured workers

Source: //ofl.ca/index.php/ontario-federation-labour-launches-prevention-program-injured-workers/

Aiming to promote more safety for those who are returning to work after an injury, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will be launching the Prevention Link program, build to create healthier workplaces in the province. The program will utilize updated data to comprehend in which areas they should focus their efforts to achieve better results for workers.

In Ontario, there are about 5,3 million people working in 16 different industries. Every year, thousands of those are injured or even dead because of work-related accidents or diseases. In 2015, 229,000 registered claims because of work-related injuries, and this is only the number of people that, in fact, were compensated. Sadly, the number of people who have been injured are even higher.

Prevention Link counts with the support of Ontario’s Ministry of Labour Prevention Office and has been improved to represent its focus: to enhance primary and secondary prevention of workplace injury and illness with the help of volunteers that included in their daily work routine. They also aim to prevent new injuries at work after recovering from the previous one.

Even with this kind of prevention program, accidents are unpredictable and, unfortunately, can happen at any time. If you or a loved one is injured in a work-related accident in Brampton, Mississauga or Toronto, call us, at Kalsi & Associates, for a free consultation. With an experienced team of personal injury lawyers, we will do our best to help you get fairly compensated for your injury. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Canada: Uber – Are You Covered Under Insurance If Injured?

Source: Mondaq

Everyone already knows what Uber is. What many riders and drivers need to understand, however, is that there can be some issues regarding coverage related to car accidents while in or involving an Uber car.

Prior to July 2016, if a rider or a driver had a car accident with an Uber driver in which the Uber driver was at fault, the insurer of the Uber driver could have denied third-
party liability coverage. That could happen because, under the standard policy of insurance that is provided to individual drivers in Ontario, there is an exclusion clause thatstates thatif the automobile is being used to carry passengers for remuneration coverage may not be extended to the driver. In the situation, the Uber driver could be personally exposed to a claim for damages resulting from a personal injury.

Also, if the Uber driver is also injured in thecar accident, he or she would be restricted as to what no-fault Accident Benefits they would be able to receive under their policy of insurance. Should the insurer find a breach of the policy, the available Accident Benefits would be restricted to medical rehabilitation benefits only and no income replacement benefitsor compensation for other expenses.

But it has changed, at least for Uber drivers who are also Intact Insurance clients.They are now covered under the Uber commercial policy that is offered through Intact Insurance.

This policy of insurance is offered in phases which have different corresponding insurance coverages.The first phase is when the app is turned on and before the driver accepts a trip. During this stage, the Uber driver is covered for a maximum of $1,000,000 third party liability coverage. The second phase is from when the driver accepts the trip, through when the passenger is in the vehicle and ends when the passenger exits the vehicle. Under the commercial policy for this stage, Uber drivers are covered for a maximum of $2,000,000 third party liability coverage. After the trip ends and the Uber application is switched off, the insurance coverage is not applicable anymore.Because of that, drivers must also carry a personal auto policy.

With Uber becoming more and more popular, it is expected that more insurers will offer this coverage or a similar type of coverage in the near future. This insurance is important because it not only allows the Uber driver to be protected from being personally exposed should they be sued but also protects individuals injured when involved in a collision with an Uber car.

Despite the increase in the number of deaths, Ontario is not increasing penalties for distracted driving

Source: Global NEWS

According to the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police), in 2016, the number of deaths related to distracted driving car accidents have exceeded the ones related to impaired driving for the first time since 2009, when distracted driving laws were introduced in Ontario. In August, the OPP investigated 38 deaths related to distracted driving and 19 deaths related to impaired driving.

Although the numbers are rising, there are no plans to increase the penalties for distracted drivers. Steven Del Duca, Ontario Transportation Minister, states this is a decision for the federal government. When asked what more could be done to avoid car accidents motivated by distracted driving, Del Duca mentioned a recent public awareness campaign launched by the provincial government and the rules that increased the fine for distracted driving to $490 and three demerit points.

Opposition parties are demanding more from the government. If you are ever involved in a car accident in Ontario (Brampton, Mississauga or Toronto), there is still hope for justice. Contact one of Brampton’s personal injury lawyers from Kalsi & Associates and discover what they can do to help your case.

10 common motor vehicle accident injuries

10 common motor vehicle accident injuries

Source: Main Street Health

 

Unfortunately, a car accident can happen anytime and anywhere, changing someone’s life forever. Before you ever find yourself or a loved one involved in a car accident at some point, it is important to know what are the most common injuries that can occur in a car accident and how they can be treated. This way, it is easier to know the best place to get help and recover faster, but remember that every case is unique and only a health care professional can give the specific diagnosis.

 

Neck injuries

Car accidents victims commonly experience cases of whiplash, that causes damage to the neck muscles and ligaments. Victims diagnosed with whiplash often show symptoms of pain and muscle stiffness in the neck, lower back, hand, arm, or shoulder. They can also experience blurred vision, ringing in the ears and dizziness, just to mention a few. Medical treatment is recommended as soon as possible after a car accident because without the correct treatment, it can lead to the development of arthritis.

 

Back injuries

After a car accident, victims usually complain about lower back injuries that can lead to more serious cases of fractured vertebrae, for example. This kind of injury can be really painful and may appear right after the accident or even after a few days and the symptoms include arm and leg pain, muscle weakness, numbness or tingling. It is important to seek medical help right after the car accident in order to minimize nerve damage. In some cases, back injuries can be treated with pain medications that can be bought without prescription but most severe cases need stronger pain medication and even physiotherapy. If the non-surgical treatment is not enough to eliminate the pain, the last option may be a lumbar decompression surgery.

 

Spinal Cord Injuries

Car accident victims can suffer from spinal cord injuries and that can be very serious leading to paralysis and loss of feeling or reflexes. Cases of paralysis from a spinal cord can be reduced or reversed with proper medical treatment as long as it is done early.

 

Chest Injuries

Chest injuries are more likely to happen to the driver. In the car accident, the driver’s position makes it easier for him or her to suffer a chest injury like broken ribs and collapsed lungs for hitting the steering wheel or dashboard. In come cases, the victim can even suffer internal bleeding, cardiac arrest and damage to internal organs and abdomen. Even though the victim can experience severe bruising from wearing a seat belt during the car accident, it is just a small price to pay. If worn correctly, it can reduce the chance of death by 47% and more serious injuries by 52% and it is important to remember that wearing a seat belt is necessary at all times.

 

Shoulder Injuries

Because the shoulder can move in many directions, it makes it less stable than other joints being easier to suffer injuries in a car accident. Shoulder injuries’ symptoms include visible shoulder deformity, limited mobility of the joint, lots of pain and many others. Remember to never try to put a dislocated shoulder into place by yourself because that can cause even more damage. The right way to deal with this is to immediately proceed to the nearest emergency room and have proper medical treatment.

 

Internal Injuries

Do not think that injuries that can happen from a car accident are only visible from the outside. Internal injuries are dangerous because they can go unnoticed and lead to a more severe injury. Because they are harder to notice, pay attention to symptoms like pale skin, dizziness, overall cold feeling, abdominal pain and fatigue. After the car accident, even if it was a minor one, it is crucial to have proper medical treatment to have your internal organs checked. Otherwise, it can be lethal.

 

Brain, Head and Face Injuries

Car accidents caused by high-speed collisions can cause brain, head and face injuries that can possibly lead to comas and long-term cognitive issues. Even if there is no external sign of bruises on the head, the brain can be internally damaged and if not treated correctly, it can cause serious brain damage. Other conditions, like a dislocated jaw can be fixed back into the position but surgery may be necessary in some cases.

 

Broken Bones

Broken bones (arms, legs, knees, ankles and hips) are also common car accident injuries. They must be treated as soon as the car accident victim could go to the nearest hospital in order to get proper treatment. In some cases, physiotherapy may be required to repair broken bones.

 

Strains, Sprains, Bruising, Scrapes and Cuts

Do not mistake this kind of injury for something not worth treating. Even though it is the most common of car accident injuries, it can still cause lots of pain and discomfort to the victim weeks after the car accident happened. Treatment can include stitches and pain relievers with physiotherapy to restore body function.

 

Psychological Traumas

Car accident victims can also suffer from psychological traumas, especially if there is severe injury or death involved. Emotional distress can cause psychological traumas like anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and more, interfering with the victim’s life considerably. This kind of case can be treated with proper counseling and medication.

4 benefits of filing personal injury claims with the help of a lawyer

4 benefits of filing personal injury claims with the help of a lawyer

 

Source: Examiner

 

If you have been injured due to an accident or as a result of negligence, there is still a chance that the offending party or insurance carrier could contest your personal injury claim. This is the main reason why you should hire a skilled personal injury lawyer to help you get through the process of filing your personal injury claim, making sure that prudent legal actions are carried out for your benefit. You should hire a personal injury lawyer to:

 

  1. Prevent common pitfalls that would cause you to receive less compensation than you deserve

Having the help Whiplash Accident Injuryof a personal injury lawyer is a way to determine if the compensations proposed are exactly what you deserve. Sometimes the insurance adjuster will lower the benefits proposal by contesting your claim or making a deal that appeals to be accepted faster.

 

  1. Avoid intimidation from other parties that can take advantage of your personal injury

 

 

 

 

Besides having to deal with the injury, you can experience other legal intimidation tactics, but with a personal injury lawyer speaking on your behalf, there is no need to worry. A personal injury lawyer can prevent anyone from legally intimidating you.

 

  1. Maximize your gains over your loss from the personal injury that occurred

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is a necessary expense to have if you want to protect your rights and receive a reasonable compensation. A professional personal injury lawyer can ensure that your case is being taken care of while keeping other benefits in the process.

 

  1. Have an expert legal team on your side to ensure your personal injury claim is a solid case

You can expect to have a lot of good connections to help your case when you hire a personal injury lawyer. With more legal professionals involved, you can count on a collaborative effort to improve your claim in court.

 

Hire a team of reliable and professional personal injury lawyers in Toronto, Kalsi & Associates by contacting today at

1(844) 905-2993

Suing for Slip and Fall: What is Your Suffering Worth?

Suing for Slip and Fall: What is Your Suffering Worth?

Source: FindLaw

 

One typical reaction after being injured by slipping and falling is the urge to sue someone or some company but you have to be sure if your case allows that kind of measure. You can sue if you are injured and negligence (duty, breach, causation, and harm) is shown towards you. That does not mean that every slip and fall injury is caused by negligence but if that did happen and you can prove it, you have the right to sue.Slip-fall-Ontario

If you have suffered a slip and fall accident, first get medical treatment and then speak to a personal injury lawyer. Be ready to show every fact to have an expert review and proper assistance to your case.

Anatomy of a slip and fall

Anatomy of a slip and fall

Source: The Lawyers Weekly

 

Many Canadians experience slippery walking conditions outdoors through the years, but slips and falls with potentially serious consequences can also occur on indoor surfaces. Slip and fall injuries cases can increase a lot as the population ages and the World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 3 people with 65 years of age or older falls each year.

 

Therefore, to reduce slip and falls, the selectioWork place slip and falln and maintenance of appropriate flooring is an important factor but there are other ones that can contribute to a person’s slipping such as individual walking biomechanics, environment and walking surface and footwear properties.
In fact, the selection of appropriate footwear can prevent slip and fall cases from happening. It is important to choose shoes with high slip resistance and replace them once they are used so much. But the use of proper footwear is not the only factor to prevent slip and fall. Pedestrians can adapt to the surface they are walking on and other types of footwear, so experience is also a factor. This explains why some people tend to slip and fall in some surfaces while other people walking in the same area do not.
These are just a few explanations regarding this subject and there is still a lot of research being done to provide a better understanding regarding the right kind of footwear to avoid slip and fall cases for pedestrians and workers. If you did suffer some kind of injury from a case of slip and fall, make sure to get proper medical assistance as soon as possible and later contact a personal injury lawyer  like Kalsi & Associates to get your case solved correctly.

 

Call today at

1(844) 905-2993

and discuss your case!

 

Reasonable Doubt: Why Cuts to Insurance Benefits are a Social Justice Issue

Reasonable Doubt: Why Cuts to Insurance Benefits are a Social Justice Issue

Source: Now Toronto

Car insurance is a topic that has a big impact on Ontario’s population because it can cause major impacts. Every year, nearly 50,000 people suffer from car accident injuries in Ontario and many of them experience significant cases of injuries that can lead to a more problematic scenario. On June 1, 2016, the government has make more cuts to car accident benefits and that means people who have suffered from car accident injuries are going to have fewer benefits.

Accident claims

The impact of this measure is even bigger on the most vulnerable or marginalized people from Ontario because the ones with lower income are more likely to have physical jobs and be deprived to work because of possible injuries caused by car accidents.

 

That is why they are the ones that can benefit the most from having the assistance of a personal injury lawyer. The personal injury law firm can help them get the compensation and the assistance they need when they are injured by a car accident.

 

Contact Kalsi & Associates’ personal injury lawyers in Toronto at

1(844) 905-2993

for your car accident benefits.

BRAMPTON CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS URGE CAUTION AFTER TORONTO DRIVER DROWNS CAR IN POND

Source: CTV
Brampton car accident lawyers across our area take numerous cases this time of year stemming from hazardous winter driving conditions. In this instance, cold and wet weather didn’t so much cause a woman’s car to careen into a pond Wednesday night as make the potential consequences so much more severe.

 

The yet-unidentified woman escaped a crash with only minor injuries after a wreck that saw her vehicle hop a curb near Kennedy Road and Progress Avenue in Scarborough overnight, drive underneath a fence, and roll downhill into a pond, according to police by way of CTV. When officers arrived on the scene around 2 a.m., the visibly shaken woman told them she accidentally pressed her vehicle’s gas pedal in a closeby mall parking lot to set off the wild ride.

 

Though the pond had been covered with ice, the woman escaped and swam to shore before yelling for help. Fortunately, a motorist passing by noticed her and dialed 911 to summon aid. The driver was understandably rattled, but was released from hospital with no significant harm. Police and tow operators, meanwhile, worked together to extract the drowned vehicle from its watery grave Thursday morning.

 

It’s a timely cautionary tale for all GTA motorists this frozen season. Should your vehicle ever end up plunging into icy water, your first moves should be to unlock your nearest door and roll down the windows before the car can sink very far. Next, get out immediately either by opening the door, if possible, or crawling through the window – it takes little more than a minute for an average-sized sedan to fill with water once it goes into the drink. From there, it’s imperative to get out of the water as quickly as you can before hypothermia has a chance to take hold.

 

The car’s descent is no time to sit in the driver’s seat and dial 911. Make it to shore first, then summon help.

Your kid just got a drone. Should you get insurance?

Source By: Theglobeandmail

The next wave of hobby drones will be wrapped in boxes underneath Christmas trees before they fill the skies. If industry sales projections come true, the holiday season will put tens of thousands of relative novices at the controls of small unmanned aerial vehicles in densely populated cities and suburbs. All that amateurish swooping over houses and cars, spooking pets and dodging humans, will invariably lead to cracked windows and more than a few bloody injuries.

First come the toy drones; then the liability claims start flying.

“Almost no one is thinking about insurance coverage when they’re opening the box,” says Jeff Antonelli, a Chicago attorney who specializes in U.S. federal regulations for unmanned aerial systems. The liability protection in homeowners or renters insurance policies will sometimes cover damage or injury from a drone crashing into a neighbour’s house, vehicle or child. Yet this coverage isn’t universal, Mr. Antonelli says, and some policies specifically carry an aviation exclusion that encompasses recreational drones, which the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration classifies as small aircraft.

But the lawsuits probably won’t have to wait for corporate drone disasters. Mr. Hanson and other attorneys predict that invasion of privacy claims against commercial drone operators – not personal-injury torts – will likely spur most legal work.

Single Vehicle Crash at Brampton – Driver suffers critical injuries

Date: December 04, 2015

Source: CP24

A 23-year-old guy who was airlifted to hospital after a single-vehicle accident in Brampton early Sunday morning will look damaged driving charges, police say.

If you are injured on a road accident, call our car accident lawyer for legal advice.

The accident happened in the locality of Embleton Road and Mississauga Road at about 4 a.m.

The driver was firstly taken to hospital with critical injuries, though his condition has since better to stable.

Mississauga Road was stopped from Embleton Road to Queen Street as police investigated the accident the area reopened at around noon.

Call our qualified accident injury lawyers and will persistently fight for your rights. Call Kalsi & Associates at 844-905-2993 for free case evaluation.

BMW crashed with Taxi and Police Searching for hit and run man

Date: Dec-02-2015

Source: CBC News

Police are searching for a suspect following they found a pistol in a BMW at the scene of a hit-and-run accident near Dufferin Street and Dundas Street West. Our personal injury lawyer will focus on handling your ‪‎case and fighting for your benefit so you can focus on getting something better.

Officers were called to the scene of collide among a BMW and a taxi around 12:50 p.m. on Saturday.

When they arrived, the guy in the BMW had run off and officers got a gun in the car, according to an official at 14 Division.

 

Authorities initially blocked College Street at Dufferin Street and Dovercourt Road as they ramped up the investigation for the suspect. A TTC bus was also consideration to have been concerned and was held at the scene.

No arrests have been done. Police said on Sunday they are ongoing to investigate.

We have qualified Personal injury lawyers and will persistently fight for your rights. Please call Kalsi & Associates on 844-905-2993 for free case evaluation.

 

1 Dead, 3 Injured

 Car Fell 4 Metres into Ravine, Causing 1 Dead, 3 Injured After Going Off Bridge

 

Source: CBC News Toronto

Posted On: 07/04/2015

After a car went off a bridge and into the ravine near Black Creek Drive and Lawrence Avenue, one person is dead and three are in hospital.

According to Const. Graham Williamson of the Ontario Provincial Police, the collision occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1st when a Toyota Camry collided with another car and then drove over the bridge’s guardrail and into a ravine. The vehicle landed on its roof.

It took the emergency crew 30 minutes to extricate the victim.

 

The three victims had life-threatening injuries and were taken to Sunnybrook Hospital; police say they are expected to survive. The fourth person, a 55-year-old man from Brampton, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The passengers in the other vehicle involved in the accident were not harmed.
Investigation of the cause of the accident is still ongoing by the OPP and Toronto Police.

Ontario Provincial

Ontario Provincial Police Name Traffic Accident Hotspots in Toronto Find Out the Most Dangerous Places to Drive

Source: The Star

Posted On: 07/17/2007

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) worked to outline hotspots for collisions, injuries and deaths.

One such traffic hotspot is on Highway 401 between Whites Road and Courtice Road. If you are driving on this stretch of the highway, you have a greater chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident than on any other highway across the province. The likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle accident collision is even higher if you are driving there between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

However, accidents causing a death are higher on Highway 48 between Bloomington Road and Smith Boulevard near Aurora due to drivers trying to pass on the highway.
Surprisingly, OPP found that the likelihood of death was higher in the summer than in the winter, especially during the months of July and August. It is said by Chief Superintendent Bill Grodzinski that the cause is related to traffic volumes on the clear and dry roads and the influence of alcohol. People are going out to the cottage and not using seat belts or are driving too fast.

Yonge and Empress Car Crash

Yonge and Empress Car Crash Leads to 1 Pedestrian’s Death

Source: CBC News Toronto

Posted On: 06/11/2015

A car accident at the intersection of Yonge and Empress leads to the death of one person on Saturday, July 11th at about 1:20 p.m. and leaving two others rushed to a trauma centre. The victim is believed to be male.

Witness to the accident, Crystal Robbescheuten states that a female driver was heading eastbound on Park Home Avenue, (which turns into Empress Avenue east of Yonge) when she hit a cab near the intersection. The driver had lost control and appeared to accelerate north on Yonge Street. The female driver plowed into a concrete planter and struck the pedestrians.

The injuries sustained from the crash are still unknown.

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Civil Lawsuit

Toronto Paying

Toronto Paying Millions in Lawsuit Claims Claim Amounts are Increasing

Toronto Paying Millions in Lawsuit Claims

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

Toronto Man Charged

Toronto Man, Charged in Collision that Killed Cyclist in Vaughan

Toronto Car Accident CaseSource: Global News

Posted On: 06/30/2015

A Toronto man faces dangerous driving charges after a collision which killed one cyclist and injured another in Vaughan. It is believed the man was speeding. York Regional Police are still looking for witnesses to the tragic accident that happened in the Dufferin Ave. and Steeles Ave. area at around 6 p.m.

Car Accident in TorontoPolice say that a black Mercedes-Benz was going southbound on Dufferin Ave. at Glen Shields Ave. when it struck a black Hyundai, and proceeded to strike two cyclists and a light pole.

Police inspection of Car Accident in Toronto One cyclist died at the scene and the other suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The cyclist who died was a 47-year-old woman from Richmond Hill.

Man crashed a vehicle in the church

Suspect Arrested

Suspect Arrested After Car Crashes Into Toronto Church Man Was Apprehended After a Short Chase

Source: Global News

Posted On: 07/02/2015

A suspect is in police custody after a vehicle crashed early Thursday morning into a Toronto church.

The incident occurred at the Galilee Korean Presbyterian Church at around 4 a.m. The suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended by police. He was treated for minor injuries and remains in stable condition.

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