Accidents Waiting to Happen: Be Safe and Aware at Intersections
201811.05
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Accidents Waiting to Happen: Be Safe and Aware at Intersections

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In 2017, 41% of all pedestrian-vehicle accidents in Toronto occurred at intersections. It’s a busy city, and people certainly love their cars, but the increasing injuries and deaths suggest something may need to change. A U.S. study showed that over 90% of all accidents at intersections were the driver’s fault. What can drivers and pedestrians…

Waylaying Cold-Weather Collisions: 13 Helpful Tips to Avoid Accidents
201809.27
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Waylaying Cold-Weather Collisions: 13 Helpful Tips to Avoid Accidents

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Avoiding cold weather accidents is a crucial aspect of driving during winter months. It’s generally wise to start preparing your car for cold weather well in advance. Traffic collisions are more likely to happen when it gets cold. Ice and snow cause roads to be more treacherous, making it harder to control your vehicle while…

Can I Claim Benefits for Psychological Trauma?
201808.21
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Can I Claim Benefits for Psychological Trauma?

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Living with trauma is challenging when it interferes with your ability to function in society, work, and/or develop strong relationships. Psychological issues are considered clinical when they lead to deviance, dysfunction, distress, and danger. If you suffer trauma because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensatory financial damages, in addition to whatever…

How to be a Defensive Driver
201808.05
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How to be a Defensive Driver

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Good drivers sometimes seem few and far between, but safe and defensive driving saves lives. Some drivers speed aggressively; others switch lanes without using signals. Aggressive drivers are hazards. Being one can put you — and other people on the road — at risk. While you can’t control the way other people drive, learning how…

Preventing Slip-and-Fall Injuries in Your Home
201807.25
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Preventing Slip-and-Fall Injuries in Your Home

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Your home should make everyone, including guests, feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, your home may present unforeseen risks. As part of the “Occupiers’ Liability Act,” homeowners owe a duty of care to all people entering their premises to ensure they are reasonably safe while on the premises. Homeowners can be held responsible when someone is…

Dealing with Medical Bills after a Car Accident
201807.18
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Dealing with Medical Bills after a Car Accident

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A serious car accident can cause significant turmoil in a person’s life. In addition to the physical suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish, the ensuing financial strain can be challenging. Medical treatment for injury is often costly, leaving you with a stack of medical bills to contend with. Unfortunately, the party at-fault’s insurance provider will…

How Are Personal Injury Settlements Calculated?
201806.25
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How Are Personal Injury Settlements Calculated?

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If you are seriously injured in an accident (e.g. motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall, etc.) because of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. This is known as a “third-party claim” which is settled with the at-fault party’s insurance company. After establishing that the other party is at fault, it’s important to establish the value of…

Pros and Cons of Settling Your Case out of Court
201806.08
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Pros and Cons of Settling Your Case out of Court

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Personal injury suits vary. Regardless of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for damages, suffering, loss of income, and time missed at work due to an accident. Personal injury cases often occur when one party’s negligence, causes undue harm to another individual. This can result in serious injury, leaving the victim with costly…

Do You have a Valid Slip and Fall Claim?
201804.07
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Do You have a Valid Slip and Fall Claim?

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Everyone has slipped, tripped, or fallen down at some point in their lives. Usually, slips and falls may be caused by clumsiness, carelessness, or failure to pay attention. Occasionally, they are caused by other people’s negligence. Slipping or falling on somebody’s property does not automatically make that property owner liable for the injuries sustained. However,…

Steps to Take for a Medical Malpractice Suit
201804.03
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Steps to Take for a Medical Malpractice Suit

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Accuracy is critical when it comes to medical care. In the case of misdiagnosis, poor medical care, improper treatment, incorrect surgery or breach of doctor-patient confidentiality — physical, mental, financial, and other damages may occur. If you’ve suffered from medical malpractice, you may be eligible to file a suit against a hospital, clinic, medical practitioners,…