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Here you will find information and resources relating to personal injury law, car accident injury claims, slip and fall injuries and other tort litigation topics.
Accidents Can Just Happen. Fair Settlements Don’t . Why Do Some People Fail To Get a Personal Injury Lawyer?
In many cases victims of serious personal injuries innocently assume the “system” will do the “right” thing. They mistakenly believe the insurance company will make a fair payout without hassle or argument. They trust the kind person at the insurance company. Because they have never any experience even similar to this they do not […]
What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need?
You should look for a lawyer who deals only with the kind of legal issue you have. A real estate lawyer can help you buy or sell your house; if you are separating or getting a divorce, a family law lawyer is the best choice. If you or a family member has been injured in […]
What Rules of the Road Apply to Scooters and E-bikes?
The makeup of the road traffic in places like Toronto and Barrie has drastically changed over the last 5 years. Where once the cars, trucks and motorcycles had to share the road only with bicycles and pedestrians, today drivers have to be on the lookout for scooters and e-bikes as well. This leaves many drivers wondering… […]
Personal Injury Negligence – What does it mean?
Negligence is a term used for acts of carelessness or neglect A vast majority of accidents causing serious injury happen due to acts of negligence. Whether Involving car accidents on highways or serious workplace injuries, failure to follow rules is one of the main causes of severe accidents. When someone has failed to take necessary actions […]
What does Threshold & Deductible Mean?
The Kahler Personal Injury Law Firm has the dedication, knowledge and experience to achieve the highest results for its clients. Threshold and deductible are two important terms that people involved in a personal injury law suit must know. The threshold and the deductible combined can prove burdensome for victims of motor vehicle collisions and reduce their […]
Tort Law: Legal doctrines, whose side are they on?
Tort Law: A complicated law for complex situations On their own, car accidents are often extremely complex in terms of the laws governing them. The at fault driver/drivers have insurance that is supposed to cover any injuries or damages caused. For instance, it can be increasingly complicated when a stolen car causes the accident, or a […]
Car Insurance Disputes and Mediations
As seen in an article released February 15 th, 2012 by Stanley Pasternak a director at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association – “For the second time in less than a week, the provincial auto insurance regulator (the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, or FSCO), has been emphatically told by the Ontario court that disputes in the […]
Texting While Driving And The Rise in Car Accidents
Texting while driving is the action of writing, reading, and sending text based messages on a cell phone while being behind the wheel of an automobile. Most drivers know that using a cell phone while driving increases the risk of a car accident significantly. Here are some statistics you may not have known: According to certain […]
Auditor General Report on Public Insurance
“Delayed benefits are not just inconvenient – they can also potentially cause financial hardship and hinder medical improvement and return to work. Inconsistent decision-making inadvertently treats similar claimants differently.” In a 347-page annual report released on Wednesday, the MB auditor general says that Manitoba Public Insurance does not always offer or provide personal injury protection benefits […]
Motor Vehicle Deaths Usually Peak in Warmer Months
According to Statistics Canada, Motor Vehicle Deaths usually peak in warmer months, with the month of March being one of the safest months for driving. Statistics Canada research found that between the years of 2000 to 2004, an average of just under 8 Canadians died each day in auto accidents. However, the daily number of Motor […]
Slip and Fall injuries can have serious implications for seniors
Slip and Fall injuries can have serious implications for seniors, and often result in long-term disability, loss of independence or even death. In addition, there can also be significant personal costs. Wet or slippery floors, abrupt changes in flooring height, inadequate lighting, poorly built or maintained walkways and stairways and other negligent situations can present a […]
Courts Instruct Ontario Judges To Assume Jurisdiction
Courts instruct Ontario judges to assume jurisdiction when a claim involves a contract made in Ontario or is governed by Ontario law. In June 2003 Morgan van Breda, an Ontario women traveled from Toronto for a vacation at a Breezes resort in Cuba. Soon after arriving at the resort, Van Breda was paralyzed after an accident […]
Safe Driving Tips & How To Avoid Winter Car Accidents
Lets face it, If you live in Toronto or Barrie Driving in winter conditions can be challenging. As part of a their continued commitment to awareness and prevention, the Toronto car accident lawyers at the Kahler Personal Injury law Firm offer some safety tips for the fast approaching winter driving season. In Ontario, the Ministry […]
Stay Safe! Tips On How to Avoid a Snowmobile Accident This Winter
According to statistics, between the years of 1985 and 1990 there were 131 snowmobile deaths in Ontario. Studies show that fatal accidents are more likely to occur on lakes than on roads or snowmobile trails. Lakes – 66% Roads – 26% Trails – 8% The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs states that drowning is the […]
Physical or Sexual Abuse and Your Rights to Personal Injury Compensation
As a victim of an assault, battery or abuse you may have substantial rights to compensation from the individual who hurt you or others who could have prevented your injury. Studies show that two out of nine Canadian children will experience some form of sexual abuse while growing up. In most cases that abuse is […]
Personal injury cases involving “intentional torts” such as assault may face civil prosecution as well as criminal prosecution. In personal injury law, assault is the tort of acting intentionally. The harmful act can be carried out with either general or specific intent. Because assault involves intent, it is known as an “intentional tort” opposed to a […]
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