If you have suffered an injury in a public place or facility as a result of the negligence of public authorities, then you may have a good chance to claim compensation from those authorities. Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers would be happy to look into your case and offer you a proper legal advice.
Rules may vary according to different states. Also, unlike an accident, it may often be hard to prove the fault of authorities in a place like a park or a swimming pool in case of an accident. In order to successfully surmount these legal challenges and get proper compensation, you will require help from people who have experience working in this area. That is exactly what you will find on contacting Kalsi & Associates personal injury lawyers Toronto.
What is most difficult in such cases is establishing a link between the cause of your accident and the person responsible. Often such cases end up going nowhere because people keep shifting blame to the person above or below them. This culture of passing the buck is a hallmark of bureaucracies around the world and even in a well-administered place like the Greater Toronto Area where the bureaucracy functions much more smoothly and effectively than other parts of the world, you can run into this problem.
One thing you need to remember is that evidence is the key and collection of evidence is most easily accomplished the earlier you begin. Hence, it is important for you to act as soon as it is possible for you. The more time that you take, the more difficult would be the task.
But do remain assured that we would be committed to helping you. Our team of legal experts would review the situation and make you well acquainted with your legal options.
Toronto City News
Road safety has emerged as a major issue in the Greater Toronto Area. This is one of the side-effects of the growth that this part of Canada has been experiencing in recent times and is likely to do so in the future as well.
The decline in road safety has been seen in both the growing number of pedestrian fatalities as well as collisions of vehicles. The local government has decided to act on this problem by launching a ‘Vision Zero’ road safety plan for 2017-2021 which aims to make the roads of this teeming metropolis safer.
Fatalities thanks to traffic accidents have gone up in recent years. In 2016, 77 people died due to road accidents. 43 of them were pedestrians, the largest segment. Not surprisingly then, the main focus of the authorities has been on making the roads safer for pedestrians. The overall strategy would involve using technology, educating people about road safety and stronger enforcement of laws.
When it comes to pedestrian safety, the authorities will identify those roads and zones which have been most accident-prone and take effective steps like reducing the crossing distance, enforcing speed regulations, protecting turning points etc. to bring down the casualty rate.
While this program was launched last year, this year too, the mayor and local administrators have taken strong steps to end the menace of road accidents. In March, the then Mayor John Tory unveiled some of the steps taken in this direction.
The same month also saw the councilors of Toronto vote in favor of similar measures to reduce the number of traffic accidents. One proposal though has generated diverse opinions. This is about creating lanes exclusively for bikes. The councilors want lanes for bikes while the mayor wants these lanes on a parallel street.
Whatever be the outcome of this debate, it is very reassuring that the local officials are tackling this problem head-on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toronto Man, Charged in Collision that Killed Cyclist in Vaughan
Source: 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.
Police 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.
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.