Safety Category Archives

Availability of Insurance in Fatal Accident Compensation Involving Reckless and Impaired Drivers

While the lockdown has seen a significant reduction in accidents, there has been an increase in the number of serious and catastrophic accidents caused by excessive speeding (including stunt driving) and, at times, driving while impaired. Incidents of stunt driving have increased dramatically since the pandemic, with the OPP often reporting on social media young drivers clocking speeds of 150 to 250 km/h on highways and roadways…

Parental Liability: When Can a Parent be Found Negligent for their Child’s Injuries?

When children get injured and bring a lawsuit, their parent can often be named as a defendant on the basis that the parent failed to properly supervise the child. The parent can be sued by the injured child directly, or named as a defendant in a counterclaim or third party claim…

Liability Waivers: Can You Still Sue?

Many companies require their patrons to sign a liability waiver before they can partake in the proffered activity. By signing a liability waiver, you are agreeing to give up your right to sue should you be injured during the activity. If you are injured during the activity, there are certain circumstances in which the courts have found waivers unenforceable…

Increase of Highway Speed Limits to 110 km/hour: Important Facts to Know

As part of a recent pilot project, the speed limit on certain Ontario highways have been increased to 110 km/hour in an attempt to improve traffic flow. As novel as many commuters will find this, there are several things people must keep in mind…

Can you consume alcohol in Ontario parks?

To the delight of business owners and consumers, provincial governments across Canada have been relaxing alcohol laws in an attempt to support hospitality industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ontario, for example, we have seen the government allow restaurants to expand their patios and include alcohol in takeout and delivery orders.

Dog Bite Attacks: What is the Settlement Worth?

Canine aggression is a difficult subject to accurately predict. Many different factors come into play including the health and biology of the dog, the training and treatment by the owners, and environmental conditions that “teach” a dog to apply certain behaviors.