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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.

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

Source:

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

Source:

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

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.

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.

Am I eligible to sue for Lost Income Damages as a Stay at Home Spouse? Kalsi & Associates Responds

No one knows when or if they may be involved in an accident. You spouse who stays at home may get injuries due to an accident. Can he or she sue for Lost Income Damages?
 
The answer to the above query is yes; you can sue for Lost Income Damages. Such a case may prove difficult particularly since the claimant, has to show proof that the injuries affected their potential of earning an income. You can seek the services of a professional Personal Injury Lawyer to help you in this.
 
Other areas to consider include, showing how the injuries sustained has caused you to hire help from an outside source, who needs to be paid to, carry out the duties that were once yours. Also, a comparison between what other people who have the same qualifications as you, in the job market may come in handy.
 
If you do not know how to proceed with the claims process after sustaining injuries due to an accident, Contact us at Kalsi& Associates on (844) 905-2993.

Kalsi & Associates Recommend Contacting Your Insurance Company Immediately After Having an Accident

Kalsi & Associates Recommend Contacting Your Insurance Company Immediately After Having an Accident

Contact: 1-844-905-2993

Email: info@kalsilaw.com

The law office of Kalsi & Associates is proud to announce that they provide personal injury litigation services for accidents across Ontario and offer a free consultation for your personal injury case.

 

Right after an accident, we, at Kalsi & Associates, highly recommend that you contact your insurance company to report the accident even before seeking for legal assistance. This way, you will have your case documented as soon as possible and then you should be ready to contact a personal injury lawyer to protect your rights.

 

After suffering any personal injury in the accident, time starts running out and if you do not act immediately, you might have your rights compromised. When you contact your insurance company, you will be sent forms to start your accident benefits claim and will be contacted by them to make a statement about your accident. Before submitting anything or agreeing to meet with the insurance company, you should be advised by a personal injury lawyer in order to have your rights and options established.

 

To know more about what needs to be done after an accident, contact Kalsi & Associates at 1 (844) 905-2993 or apply for a consultation online.