Tag Archives: motor vehicle accident

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Kalsi & Associates Reiterate the Importance of the Slow Down and Move Over Legislation

Every motorist should remember to abide by the law, Slow Down, and Move Over. This rule has gone through many changes over time, with more vehicles being added to the cars covered by this law.
 
This road safety rule is straightforward and easy to understand. It ensures the safety of workers who have to park their cars on or at the side of the road. Vehicles covered in this legislation, not only includes police vehicles and ambulances but it includes tow trucks, garbage collectors, utility workers among others.
 
Several cases have been reported of where the operators of said vehicles have been involved in accidents which lead to their injuries and sometimes death. We would like to reiterate to all motorists to slow down as they approach such vehicles, on the road.
 
If you are on the road with multiple lanes, then, move over and give the operators enough room to continue with their business or services. Let us be aware on the roads as road safety begins with each person.
 
Contact Kalsi & Associates at (844) 905-2993 for accident, slip and fall or any other related personal Injury Law services.

Tips for choosing an ideal Personal Injury Lawyer

Sources:

ABI NETWORK
INJURY LAW FREE ADVICE
ECONOMIC TIMES
 

If you happen to be involved in an accident and suffer an injury, be it a motor vehicle accident or a slip and fall, you may need a personal injury lawyer. The lawyer’s duty is to plead your case and try to ensure that you get a significant settlement.
 
The accident may lead to injuries on the head, neck, etc. As you undergo treatment at any medical center, a personal injury lawyer will be working on your case. So, how do you choose an ideal lawyer for your case amongst a pool of lawyers?
 
1. Opt for a lawyer who specializes in Personal Injury Law
 
It is not an assured that a lawyer who specializes in Personal Injury law will ensure the success of your claim. But, it is an added advantage to have one, as they have a better understanding of the motor vehicle insurance and personal injury systems.
 
The experience levels of your choice of a lawyer may also play a significant role in your case. Find out if and how many cases that are similar to yours, that the attorney has handled in the past.
 
2. Ask questions
 
Asking questions will help you to understand the lawyers that you approach or approach you, better. Ask whether the first consultation is free. Know the objective of the lawyer.
 
Talk to the team of lawyers before you settle. Do they only want to settle quickly and then proceed to the next case? Does the lawyer understand your injuries at the back of their hands?
 
3. Making the Final Decision
 
Once you have asked all questions, the next step is settling for a particular lawyer. Depending on your interactions with the lawyers, it may be best to settle for one that you feel at ease with.
Settle for one that answered your questions satisfactorily.
 
At Kalsi & Associates, we offer FREE consultation. If you don’t know who to hire as your Personal Injury Lawyer, you can reach out to us.

For Immediate Release Kalsi & Associates Provides Personal Injury Litigation for Clients in Need

For Immediate Release Kalsi & Associates Provides Personal Injury Litigation for Clients in Need

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.

 

If you have suffered any kind of personal injuries after an accident, you know that time is gold and cannot be wasted. From having proper medical care, getting in touch with insurance companies and contacting legal assistance, you must stay ready to seek for every help possible. This way it is easier to be fairly compensated for the damages you or a loved one has suffered and recover well. Otherwise, the consequences can be as traumatizing as the accident itself.

 

Kalsi & Associates in Ontario can help you receive the compensation you deserve before you can be taken advantage of by insurance companies. Our team has worked for many years with many challenging and complex personal injury cases and has gained respect developing strong relationships with clients, their loved ones and healthcare professionals.

 

If you or your loved ones is a victim of any kind of motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident , contact Kalsi & Associates at 1 (844) 905-2993 or apply for a consultation online. Kalsi & Associates provide personal injury litigation to all who are in need.