What You Should Know About Accidents Involving Leased Vehicles

Leasing vehicles has become a popular practice in today’s society, and not because of the need of a vehicle to drive while your normal vehicle is being repaired after getting into an accident. It’s the perfect way to experience having a vehicle that would normally be unaffordable. The reason the cost involved in leasing a vehicle is considerably lower is because you are only paying the depreciation in value instead of the total value at the point of purchase. Read More

What Can I Do When My Auto Insurer Denies My Accident Claim?

According to the Insurance Information Institute’s most recent statistics, there are nearly 200 million insured vehicles traveling highways and roads. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident and have received medical treatment, you’ll need the experience and expertise of a personal injury lawyer to provide sound legal guidance in your case. Read More

How Can Informed Consent Affect Your Personal Injury Claim For Medical Malpractice?

Every physician has an obligation to fully inform their patients about the risks involved in any medical treatment and surgical procedure. In the fields of law and medicine, when a patient has received such information and agrees to a procedure or treatment, this agreement is referred to as “informed consent.” If the information isn’t provided or if the patient refuses to give their informed consent, and the patient suffers any injury during the procedure or treatment, they may have grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit for medical malpractice. Furthermore, they could be entitled to compensation for damages. Read More

How A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Wrongful Death Victims

When someone sustains injuries in an accident caused by another person’s careless or negligent behavior, it can be a traumatic experience. However, when a person dies from their injuries, the surviving family members are left devastated, heartbroken, and unsure of what to do. Accidental deaths not only impact a family emotionally, it can be financially devastating as well. If you’ve lost a loved one in this type of tragedy, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer about your legal options as you may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death claim. Read More

Determining Liability In A Commercial Truck Accident

Whenever an accident occurs between a commercial big rig and a motor vehicle (car, pick-up, SUV, van, etc.), the outcome typically doesn’t favor the motor vehicle and the people riding in it. According to recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, nearly 4,000 individuals die every year in motor vehicle accidents that involve these large commercial trucks while thousands of others sustain serious injuries. These types of personal injury cases can be very complex because proving liability or who’s at fault and responsible for damages is oftentimes extremely difficult. By hiring a lawyer to represent the claim, the plaintiff is able to get the right representation. Read More

Can A Personal Injury Claim Be Filed On Behalf of A Child?

When a child gets seriously injured, it’s as traumatic an experience for their parents as it is for them. In addition to the stress and worry, the child may have sustained serious, life-changing injuries that could adversely affect them for the remainder of their lives. If your son or daughter recently sustained injuries in an accident, a personal injury lawyer can explain your legal options and ensure that your child’s rights are protected during the legal process. The following are some things you need to know. Read More

Liability Issues For Autonomous Or “Driverless” Vehicles In Ontario

With the recent advent or arrival of autonomous or “driverless” vehicles, it’s obvious that the future has arrived in Ontario Province. Little did we know that technologies such as anti-lock braking systems and cruise control would be the forerunners of vehicles that are able to drive themselves without human intervention. Science fiction you ask? It may seem like it. However, one thing is certain. They are a reality and so are many liabilities that will exist whenever they are involved in an accident. And that is why the services of a personal injury lawyer in St. Catharines will be never-ending. Read More