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Personal Injury Blog

Our lawyers regularly research legal findings and trends to make sure we have all the information we need to best serve our clients. Here is a collection of articles that you may find of interest.
Release Date Title
Jul 31, 2014
Hidden benefit of ride sharing services like Uber.
Ride sharing services are cutting down on drunk driving.
Jul 29, 2014
Right to counsel affirmed by Supreme Court.
In the era of cell phones police will find it harder to argue finding a telephone is impractical.
Jul 28, 2014
Texting and driving a growing problem requiring continued enforcement and stiffer penalties.
TEXTING AND CAR DRIVING; statistics show that charges continue to increase in Waterloo Region; not just teens the offenders but the highest rate among 25 to 34 years of age; people act out of habit and lack of patience; penalties need to be increased to force a change; continued police enforcement required to reinforce the message.
Jul 28, 2014
Car drivers making left hand turn need to ensure the way is clear.
UNSAFE TURN; car driver turns left into the path of a motorcycle; car driver needs to ensure that the path is clear to safely make the left hand turn; car driver needs to ensure that there is no oncoming traffic, including motorcycle; car driver needs to also watch for any pedestrians on the sidewalk in the path; car driver should look for any bicycle rider that may be on the road or sidewalk.
Jul 24, 2014
43% of Ontario prisoners have suffered at least one traumatic brain injury.
A recent report from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute concludes that almost half of all Ontario inmates have brain injury.
Jul 23, 2014
Injured bicycle rider charge with riding on crosswalk in Waterloo
BICYCLE RIDER IN CROSSWALK bicycle rider hurt in car accident in Waterloo; bicycle rider riding bike on crosswalk when she was struck by car; bicycle rider was charged by police with riding her bike in a crosswalk; the HTA charge is not final determination of liability in civil claim; the level of proof required for criminal and highway traffic act matters are different than the level of proof required in a civil claim; liability may be shared between the bicycle rider and the car driver; the HTA trial could provide some important admissions from car driver that could assist the injured bicycle rider at the civil trial.
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