In Canada, a person who injures you as a result of his or her negligence must put you back in the position you were in before you were injured. In the case of a car accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will step in and compensate any injured parties. But who pays if the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the accident or has no insurance?
Imagine you are walking along a public sidewalk next to someone’s home and you happen to slip and fall on the ice and injure yourself. Who can you sue as a result of this slip and fall?
Jaw pain in the form of a temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as “TMD”, is a common injury from a motor vehicle accident. TMD is typically masked by other symptoms, such as neck pain and headaches. TMD symptoms usually appear later than other symptoms and may not be noticed until a few weeks or months after an accident. If you’ve been in a car accident before, you may have experienced symptoms of TMD, but what exactly is TMD?
As we discussed in an earlier blog, most people involved in a car accident suffer from some degree of emotional or psychological upset that may make them more hypervigilant while driving. In some cases, however, a car accident can trigger or aggravate a more serious psychological condition that may affect more than just their driving, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
“If I have outstanding criminal charges can I still to travel to the U.S.?”
“Will I be stopped at the U.S. border if they see I have a criminal record from the past?”
“If my criminal charges have been stayed, am I cleared to travel to the U.S.?”
YES YES YES!
Many people who have been in a motor vehicle accident find themselves doing one or more of the following things after the accident: