An injured pedestrian is entitled to the same compensation as if injured while in a car. Even though you were a pedestrian, you can still claim Statutory Accident Benefits from your own insurance company and you can also sue the at fault driver for compensation. If you don’t have auto insurance, you can claim accident benefits from the automobile insurance company of the at fault driver. If the at fault driver is uninsured, you can make a claim to the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims fund which is administered by the provincial government.
Yes – in certain circumstances, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (“OHIP”) will provide funding for out-of-country medical treatment that isn’t available in Ontario.
I am a supervisor in a factory, am I responsible if an employee gets injured on the job?
If you are posting an ad for a new employee in any capacity, it is always a good idea to run the ad by your legal department or human resources team before posting it.
During the summer months, I receive many calls from cyclists who have been struck by automobiles while cycling on City roads. Many of these individuals use a bicycle as their primary mode of transportation and therefore, do not own cars and do not have automobile insurance. The good news is that this does not prevent an injured cyclist from being compensated.
What happens if the original Will has been lost?
Generally speaking and for various reasons, an Executor will require the original Will, signed by the Deceased.
Yes. Every Ontario motor vehicle liability policy includes coverage for Statutory Accident Benefits (SABs) for insured persons including coverage for accidents that occur in the United States.
65% of Canadians don't have a will. Would you like to know what happens if you die without one?
For any two people who have children but are no longer living together, they are faced with determining custody of their children. If parties are unable to agree on a custodial arrangement by way of negotiating terms of a separation agreement, the court will intervene and make a decision based on what is deemed to be in the children’s best interest.
In Ontario it is the law that all bicycle riders under the age of 18 must wear a helmet while riding. Wondering if the helmet you or your child is wearing fits properly? Use the 2V1 rule.