PERSONAL INJURY BLOG: Accident Benefits & TORT

If you are not at fault in the accident you will have two avenues to pursue compensation. They are called Tort and Accident Benefits.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents on Slippery Roads

Ice and Snow on Municipal Highways

If you or a family member has been hurt in a motor vehicle accident while driving on slippery roads, it is important to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer.

Motor vehicle accidents resulting from ice and snow on the roadway can become extremely serious when there are a number of vehicles involved. With each vehicle that is added to the pile-up, the potential for more and more serious injuries increases.

At Strype Injury Law, we’ve guided clients through more than 250 personal injury trials, helping them navigate a wide range of challenges. Compared to motor vehicle accidents on city streets or residential areas, highway accidents in Ontario can have a more devastating impact, both physically and emotionally, due to the higher speeds of the vehicles involved.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of other drivers or road crews, it is important to contact a skilled Toronto injury lawyer immediately.

AFTER MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, THE CLOCK BEGINS TICKING RIGHT AWAY

After an accident, you will need to file a report and request accident benefits within 30 days of the accident. If you are a family member of an accident victim who is still hospitalized, it is important to talk to one of our Toronto-based car accident lawyers as soon as possible in order to meet important deadlines.

Any time there is a dramatic speed change, there is a better chance for the driver to suffer significant injury. Even a lower-speed accident can have severe consequences. A head-on collision can be among the most deadly types of accidents possible.

An accident on a highway may require a police investigation and a full engineering investigation to determine all the people and organizations who should be involved in the suit. Typically, road conditions are significant in contributing to the seriousness of the accident.

Contributing conditions could include the following:

  • Improper road maintenance
  • Improper removal of snow
  • Items fallen off vehicles that have not been cleared from road
  • Breakdown of roads
  • Damage from snow and frost
  • Potholes that cause can cause a driver to bump steering and blow tires

Any of these conditions could cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle and cause a serious accident. The municipality has a duty to keep roadways clear, clean and safe for drivers. When that duty is not met, it can lead to potentially devastating car accidents.

When motor vehicle accidents are caused by slippery conditions, the municipality might have a difficult time defending its actions and schedule. It must keep detailed records of what mixture was used, what tonnage was dispersed, what the weather conditions were and what it did to keep the highways safe. In these situations, it is wise to retain an experienced accident lawyer.

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Boating Accidents

Despite much more stringent licensing requirements in recent years, recreational vehicles such as boats are still involved in many boating accidents every year that result in catastrophic injuries and deaths.

Police urge safety on Ontario waterways amid increase in boating deaths

Provincial police say three times as many people have died in boating accidents on Ontario waterways this year compared to the same time in 2015.

The OPP say eight people have died in six separate incidents so far in 2016.

The primary source of compensation in many boat accidents are accident benefits from a homeowner’s insurance policy. However, you may also have a claim against the driver who was responsible for the accident. This is known as a tort claim.
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Whether the most appropriate course of action is seeking accident benefits, pursuing a tort claim or seeking a third-party claim against the manufacturer of a recreational vehicle, our lawyers have the skills, knowledge and resources to seek the maximum rehabilitation and compensation on your behalf.

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Spring is here: It’s motorcycle season!

The motorcycles are out of storage and back on Toronto streets.

All participants in the traffic should be aware of the motorcycle riders who are back on the road. Unfortunately, this time of the year shows an increase in serious road accidents involving bicycles and motorcycles.

Ontario Provincial Police says spring sunshine often brings a spike in motorcycle collisions.

Whether on a motorcycle or a bicycle, if you have suffered injuries as a result of negligent motorists, you could be entitled to government-regulated accident benefits through your own automotive insurance policy as well as other benefits. Strype Injury Lawyers, can help you get your benefits.

After an accident, you will need to file a report and request motorcycle accident benefits within 30 days of the accident. If you are a family member of an accident victim who is still hospitalized, it is important to talk to one of our Toronto car accident lawyers as soon as possible in order to meet important deadlines.

In some personal injury cases, injury victims find it difficult to obtain rehabilitation and compensation for injuries. The trial lawyers at Strype Barristers LLP can help you get results. Motorcycle accidents often result in devastating injuries that can end careers and change lives forever.
We will work with our trusted medical team and the insurance companies to make sure you receive the treatment you need for serious injuries such as:

In addition to accident benefits and disability benefits, you may be entitled to additional benefits if you are not at fault in your accident. You may have a claim against the driver, known as a tort claim, who was responsible for the accident. We will work closely with you, making sure you understand all of the benefits available to you beyond your insurance.

To learn more about your rights after a bicycle or motorcycle accident, contact us for a free initial consultation with a Strype Injury Lawyer.