Archive for the ‘Fatal Accident Claims’ Category

Riskier Roads – GTA Pedestrians and Cyclists Being Run Down at Record Rates

By Roger Foisy on February 28th, 2017

A rash of pedestrian and cyclist accidents in the GTA has been alarming to those people who choose to walk or bicycle. It is particularly upsetting because these accidents have caused increased pedestrian fatalities. With the continual increase in the number of automobiles in Ontario coupled with a...

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It’s the Law! Cyclists under 18 Must Wear Helmets

By Roger Foisy on June 9th, 2016

Did you know that from 2006 to 2010, 93.75% of cyclists under the age of 18 who were killed in cycling collisions were not wearing a helmet? (The Ontario Ministry of...

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Fatal Accidents and Understanding Grief [video]

By Roger Foisy on May 17th, 2013

Losing a loved one in an unexpected circumstance, such as a vehicle accident, is extremely difficult. People who were close to the deceased often wonder why their grief seems to feel so much more potent when someone else is to blame for the accident. Tragic, unexpected events are more shocking and...

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Coping with Grief from the Loss of a Loved One [video]

By Roger Foisy on March 27th, 2013

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult things that any of us have to go through in our lives. Particularly in the case of fatal accidents, when the loss is unexpected. Our video today is a brief departure from issues of law, as we think it is...

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What You Need to Know about Fatal Accident Claims [video]

By Roger Foisy on February 19th, 2013

What do you need to know about fatal accident claims? The loss of a loved one is devastating, and the thought of pursuing legal action in a time of grief may seem intimidating. Although no amount of compensation can begin to make up for your loss, knowing your legal options can help to make the...

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A Meaningful Book for Beginning the Healing Process

By Roger Foisy on December 20th, 2012

Because we have grieving clients who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one, we have begun to provide complimentary copies of this helpful book, I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye by Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, PhD. Highly Readable and Sensitively Written The twenty-four chapter book...

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Pedestrian Death Review Calls for Pedestrian-Friendly Roads

By Roger Foisy on December 5th, 2012

After 95 pedestrian deaths in 2010, Ontario’s Chief Coroner undertook a Pedestrian Death Review in order to make recommendations for improved road safety.  The review is clear that drivers of motor vehicles are not solely to blame.  Pedestrian behaviour and unaccommodating road design...

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Supreme Court of Canada Rules that Tree-Falling Fatality is a Motor Vehicle Accident

By Roger Foisy on July 31st, 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in the city’s favour after a rotted tree which the city owned fell onto a car killing the driver Gabriel Rossy. Despite the coroner’s report that stated the victim’s death was preventable as the city failed to maintain the rotten tree – in this case...

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Stay Safe This Summer

By Roger Foisy on July 27th, 2012

With summer now underway many are looking forward to road trips, visits to the cottage, BBQ’s and swimming. Unfortunately, the reality is that during the summer months the top causes for accidental death in Ontario include falls, motor vehicle accidents, alcohol and drug use, and drowning. Using...

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What are No Fault Insurance Benefits?

By Roger Foisy on June 21st, 2011

There is a common misconception that ‘no fault’ insurance means that after a car accident no one is held to be at fault. This is not the case and the expression ‘no fault’ can be somewhat misleading when it comes to injuries resulting after a motor vehicle accident. When someone is involved...

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I thought “AB” was just two letters in the alphabet and “Tort” was some kind of Pie?

By Roger Foisy on May 12th, 2011

After a car accident has claimed the life of a family member, individuals will seek legal advice to determine whether or not they can sue the driver of the other vehicle.  A lawyer may during a free initial consultation inform the family members of two major aspects of any case.  After a...

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Young People and Fatal Car Crashes – Too Easily Becoming A Statistic

By Roger Foisy on February 4th, 2011

Car Crashes are the leading cause of death for teens or young adults in Canada and in the United States.  In Canada, Statistics Canada reported that from the years 2000 through to 2004, motor vehicle crashes causing death accounted for 1.3% of all deaths in Canada; however, 17.3% of all deaths...

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New Drinking And Driving Measures May Help To Prevent Fatalities

By Roger Foisy on September 14th, 2010

Ontario is making the province’s roads safer for all Ontarians with new changes that will help protect young and novice drivers. Starting August 1, all drivers 21 years of age and younger must have a zero blood alcohol level when they get behind the wheel or face: An immediate 24-hour licence...

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How does Ontario measure up in Canada when it comes to motor vehicle accident deaths?

By Roger Foisy on September 7th, 2010

The Ontario Government and Ontarians alike have been suggesting that fatal car accidents have been on the rise. Despite the ever-increasing number of vehicles on the roads, half as many Canadians were killed in a motor vehicle accident in 2004 as there had been 25 years...

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