High number of pedestrian fatalities in Toronto prompt calls for action

  • April 17, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, pedestrian accident, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Toronto, Will Davidson LLP,
An unusually high number of pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles in Toronto over the first three months of 2018, raising concerns among safety advocates, city planners, and personal injury lawyers. As of March 19, 11 fatalities and numerous serious injuries had been recorded. The spike in fatalities caught the attention of some of
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Pedestrian fatality is roadblock for autonomous vehicles

  • April 10, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • autonomous vehicle, car accident, car accident lawyers, driverless car, pedestrian injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety,
For years, road safety advocates and car accident lawyers have championed the development and gradual introduction of self-driving vehicles, which they say will drastically reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic accidents. However, it has recently become clear that the technology requires further testing. This March, the first reported fatal collision involving an autonomous
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Toronto Police Launch Safety Campaign in Response to Pedestrian Fatalities

  • February 27, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, pedestrian safety, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety, Toronto, Will Davidson LLP,
The City of Toronto is enjoying a period of success and global prominence: its arts, culture, and business scenes are all thriving; tourists are arriving from around the world; and its population is booming. However, as new arrivals flood in, the city has had difficulty ensuring the safety of its tens of thousands of road
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Cannabis Survey Reveals Misconceptions among Canadian Users

  • February 13, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • cannabis, car accident, car accident lawyer, impaired driving, marijuana, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
The Canadian Cannabis Survey, conducted by Health Canada between March and May, 2017, and released in December, revealed some troubling misconceptions held by Canada’s marijuana users. In particular, it found that ‘only half of respondents who had consumed cannabis in the last year felt that marijuana use affects driving,’ the National Post reported.  The findings
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Legislative changes decriminalizing impaired driving are a possibility in Ontario

  • February 6, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, drunk driving, impaired driving, Ontario car accident lawyers, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
In 2010, the British Columbia government enacted legislation that partially decriminalized drunk driving. Police officers were given power under the new rules to decide whether to file criminal charges or levy administrative sanctions against individuals who blew over the limit. Most first-time offenders were not charged, but had their licenses suspended for 90 days. After
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Ontario introduces new impaired driving laws ahead of marijuana legalization

  • October 17, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, drug impaired driving, impaired driving, marijuana legalization, Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
The Province of Ontario is preparing for the legalization of recreational marijuana in July 2018. In early September, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government announced plans to restrict province-wide marijuana sales to 150 LCBO-style dispensaries, prompting exhaustive debate. Then, on September 18, Queen’s Park unveiled “even tougher” impaired driving laws that have generally been applauded by
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Get your kids to and from school safely this fall

  • September 13, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, cycling injury, pedestrian injury, personal injury, road safety, Toronto personal injury lawyers, Will Davidson LLP,
For Ontario’s families, September is a flurry of activity: the days are cooler, vacations are over, and, most importantly, the kids are back in the classroom, meeting new friends and learning new things. As our frantic schedules get back under way, of course, safety risks tend to emerge. According to Allstate Insurance Canada, the first
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Is driving while tired as dangerous as driving while drunk?

  • July 18, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, car accident lawyers, injury lawyers, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
Most Canadians would never consider driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Since elementary school, we’ve been taught that doing so puts yourself and others at significant risk of catastrophic injury or death. Recently, road safety advocates, law enforcement officials, and car accident lawyers have worked to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving
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Road safety remains an issue in Toronto

  • May 30, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, cycling accident, cyclist, pedestrian safety, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Toronto, vulnerable road user, Will Davidson LLP,
Canada’s largest city, Toronto, is home to more than 2.7-million people, making it the fourth most populous city in North America. Every day, City Hall must ensure each of those people can get from point-A to point-B, a monumental undertaking. As the city’s population surges, the dangers of traveling in Toronto have become apparent to
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What to do after an automobile accident

  • May 23, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
You’ve just been in a car accident: your head is spinning; you’re scrambling to assess the damage to your car and checking to ensure no passengers are seriously injured. In all likelihood, carefully collecting evidence from the scene of the crash won’t be your first priority, but doing so can greatly improve your chances of
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What to do if you’re hurt in a hit-and-run

  • April 11, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
Most people will experience some form of car accident during their driving careers, and in most cases the accident will be minor and the ensuing moments will pass un-dramatically: you’ll emerge from your vehicle uninjured, exchange insurance information with the other parties involved, and resolve your dispute in a civil manner. In some cases, car
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Accident benefits decisions under Ontario’s Licence Appeal Tribunal

  • March 28, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • accident benefits, auto insurance, automobile accident, car accident, car accident lawyer, LAT, motor vehicle accident, Ontario car accident lawyers, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
The Province of Ontario’s 2015 budget announcement included several items of critical concern to Ontario car accident lawyers, accident victims, and victims’ rights advocates. Chief among those were modifications to the definition of “catastrophic impairment,” and severe proposed cuts to benefits for catastrophically and non-catastrophically injured accident victims. Additionally, the provincial budget proposed significant procedural
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Injured in a crash caused by faulty infrastructure? Here are your options.

  • February 28, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, faulty infrastructure, infrastructure accident, ontario car accident lawyer, Ontario personal injury lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
Every day, around 200 car accidents occur in the City of Toronto and Greater Toronto Area (GTA). When these cases result in injuries, the victims sometimes require the services of an Ontario car accident lawyer to help them access compensation for their damages. In some cases, the accident survivor’s auto insurance coverage will not deliver
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How can we stop distracted driving from becoming the new drunk driving?

  • February 21, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • automobile accident, car accident, car accident lawyers, car crash, distracted driving, drunk driving, impaired driving, motor vehicle accident, personal injury lawyers, texting and driving, Will Davidson LLP,
In August of last year, 38 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted driving in Ontario, compared to just 19 killed in impaired driving accidents. This scenario is becoming more and more common across Canada, as rates of drunk driving steadily fall and distracted driving becomes a more serious issue. In response to this
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Five things to remember when you get in a car accident

  • March 21, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • auto insurance, car accident, car accident lawyer, car accident lawyers, Ontario personal injury lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, personal injury lawyers, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
The immediate aftermath of a car accident is a confusing blur of activity. In this frantic environment, it can be difficult to gather your thoughts and devise a cohesive, step-by-step plan. Your mind will likely be racing: Is everyone alright? How bad is the damage? Am I at fault? What should I do next? To
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2016 was a dangerous year on Toronto’s roads; is there reason for hope?

  • February 2, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, personal injury lawyers, road safety, Toronto, Toronto car accident lawyers, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
By all measures, 2016 was a dangerous year on the streets of Toronto. Seventy-seven people were killed in automotive accidents around the city, with pedestrians most at risk: 43 people died after being struck by cars, up from 38 in 2015 and the highest total in more than a decade. After 24 pedestrians were struck
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