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Year: 2016

Cycling accident claims life of migrant worker near Hamilton

September 5th, 2016 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bicycles are an inexpensive form of transportation for many, including those who travel from abroad for work. Unfortunately, when bicycles share the road with motor vehicles, there is always increased risk of an accident. Incidents like these rarely go well…

Under-aged driver charged in fatal accident

September 2nd, 2016 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

There’s a saying in popular culture that nothing good happens after 2:00 in the morning. It certainly seems bad news often comes in the middle of the night. That was exactly the case for the families of two Ontario youths…

Who is at fault in an accident when no one is driving?

September 1st, 2016 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

The laws dealing with motor vehicles in Ontario are constantly evolving to keep pace with changes in how vehicles are built. From the creation of the first laws for horseless carriages to statutes covering headlamps, wipers and seat belts, each new…

2 dead after fatal multi-vehicle accident in Ontario

August 9th, 2016 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

With the coming of fine summer weather, there also comes an increase in the number of motorcycles on the road. Unfortunately, when a motorcycle is involved in an accident, the outcome is seldom good for its rider or passenger. Additionally,…

Seller Property Information Statement (SPIS)

August 5th, 2016 in Real Property

Many Canadians dream of owning a home, where they can decorate the interior as they please, start a family, raise children, renovate, improve, invest, and hopefully, watch the value of their home rise over time! The purchase and sale of…

Medical malpractice claims for preventable condition in babies

July 29th, 2016 in Medical Malpractice

Even though guidelines for testing have been in place for 10 years, babies in Ontario and other provinces remain at risk for serious complications from untreated jaundice. This is because some doctors fail to follow protocol for testing babies for…

Cottage Right-of-Ways: What are your real property rights?

July 28th, 2016 in Real Property

If you own real property, especially a cottage, or you plan to own one, you should know about potential issues with right-of-ways. Ownership of land is not without limitations. The right to the use of your land may be limited…

Brain research expected to be boosted by new MRI machine

July 18th, 2016 in Brain Injuries

When a brain injury occurs, the way in which it will affect the life of the person who suffers from it will depend on multiple factors including the treatment prescribed. Before a condition can be treated, the extent of the…

Looking to babies to help spinal injury victims walk again

July 12th, 2016 in Spinal Cord Injuries

When someone suffers an injury to the spinal cord their life may be changed forever. Among other things, it could render them unable to walk. While some individuals in this situation will never be able to use their limbs again,…

OPP patrol increased over holiday weekend

Each year on the first of July residents throughout the nation celebrate Canada Day. In the course of observing the long holiday weekend, it is not uncommon for people to spend time with friends and family. Regardless of whether people…

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