Am I Liable For Negligence, If My Dog Bites Another Person?

Being a dog owner is a responsibility – that’s something that you need to take into account. You are personally liable for the conduct of your pet and you need to ensure that it’s properly taught to behave. This is especially true when you go ahead and take your pet outside for a walk out in the public. With this in mind, there are quite a lot of things that you might want to take into account when your dog attacks another person or an animal. (more…)

All About Notifying The Parties In A Personal Injury Case

If you have fallen victim of an accident and you want to get reparation for the damages you’ve had to incur, you need to notify anyone who might be found responsible. Here is where some people trip over because they think they need to know who the “at fault” party actually is. This is not the case – you need to file a Letter Of Intent towards the people or entities that you just think are at fault. This may include the company owning the bus driven by the other party in the accident, third parties who took part and others of the kind. The fault determination comes at a stage which is much later in Ontario. (more…)

How To Defend Yourself In A Personal Injury Case?

There are quite a few different things that you might want to take into consideration when it comes to the actual defense in a personal injury case. One of the most important ones, is the way you should proceed with your defense, if you are on the receiving end of a claim. If you’ve been summoned as a defendant under a personal injury claim, you need to make sure that you undertake the best approach in order to conveniently handle the case without having to pay a tremendous amount of money. After all, you are looking for ways to save more. (more…)

New Road Safety Laws To Protect Pedestrians In Ontario

The most common pedestrian deaths occur amongst children and senior citizens. These two age groups account for over 60% of pedestrian related deaths. Because of this, Toronto has restructured their laws surrounding these occurrences and has increased the attention to upholding these new laws. Children often find themselves the victims of pedestrian/traffic accidents because of their size. While failing health and stability relates to the increase in senior citizen related accidents. Most often child related traffic accidents occur near school zones or with school buses. As a whole, most pedestrian traffic accidents occur because of a violation of traffic/driving regulations. The new laws have been put into place to circumvent these commonalities. (more…)

Consequences of Leaving The Scene After Hit And Run Accident

If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident is not a good thing for either party involved. Why the victim is left injured and alone? The defendant who left the scene of the accident will face penalties by law when caught. It is never a good idea to leave the scene of an accident. Even if no one else was involved, you will still be penalized for doing so. It is always best to contact help and law enforcement right away and go through the process of dealing with what happened. While you may still face consequences they will be far less serious than those faced when convicted of a hit-and-run. To clarify, a hit-and-run consists of an automobile accident including other drivers, animals, or inanimate objects where the at-fault driver leaves the scene before law enforcement has assessed and recorded the situation. It can also happen anywhere, not just a road. If you are leaving a parking lot, after hitting a parked car falls into this category. (more…)

Do I Need To Pay Tax On The Personal Injury Compensation That I get?

When someone receives a sizeable sum of money because of pay-out on an auto insurance claim the first question they ask is whether or not, they will have to pay taxes on it. This is a good question. In most cases the money given as restitution in an auto claim is not taxable. You may reach a settlement with the insurance company outside of court or in. When and how the claim is processed and the proceedings are followed, does not matter in regards to whether the sum is taxable or not. Personal injury claims are normally the type of accident claim that is taxable. Of course, consulting an accountant is a great option for clarifying any questions you may have regarding taxes on your settlement. (more…)

Understanding Different Types Bicycle Accidents Covered By Ontario Tort Laws

Bicycle accidents are usually particularly serious. This is mainly due to the fact that the bike rider receives absolutely no protection from his means of transportation and when his body collides with a few hundred pounds of steel, the results are pretty catastrophic. The compensation that you are eligible for will depend upon the level of injuries that you have sustained. There are, however, different types of bicycle accidents. Let’s have a look at some of them. (more…)