The new Federal and Provincial impaired driving laws give the police broad powers. Under these laws, police can stop drivers, demand samples, suspend driver’s licences and impound vehicles. These powers may even be unconstitutional.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident during your workday, you may be compensated through the Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB”) or through a personal injury claim. It can be difficult to determine how to proceed and which process applies. This blog post will outline the different claims processes and how to determine which process applies to your situation.
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).