A personal injury firm with a reputation for earning Milton clients the settlement they deserve
Aside from the injury itself, the main problem injury victims soon confront is a vast labyrinth of legal terms and hurdles. That’s why our firm works closely with our Milton clients to give you a clear picture of how you can receive compensation, while we take care of the details.
Kotak Personal Injury Law
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Keeping Milton Area Residents Safe
Personal injury refers to any injuries a person may sustain in an accident, including physical, psychological and mental injuries.
Accidents include any event in which a person is unexpectedly injured, such as a slip and fall, motor vehicle accident, recreational accident, dog bite or the use of an unsafe product. These incidents can happen to anyone at any time, but are often avoidable when we are proactive with regards to our own safety, as well as that of our families and friends.
If you have been hurt or injured in an accident due to the negligence of another person, it is recommended that you consult with a reputable Milton personal injury lawyer such as the experienced team at Kotak Personal Injury Law. A personal injury lawyer can tell you upfront whether you have a legitimate claim for personal injury compensation and what will be involved in making and settling a successful claim.
A goal of a personal injury claim is to make the injured person whole again, to the fullest extent possible, through financial reparation. If you were seriously and permanently injured by a negligent person, this means that they and their insurer will be liable for the costs that are needed to allow you to live in a manner that’s as close as possible to your pre-injury circumstances.
The most common causes of personal injury in Milton are slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle collisions. Included in motor vehicle collisions are: motorcycle accidents, car and truck accidents, vehicle-pedestrian accidents and vehicle-cyclist accidents. Any of these may result in severe injuries like traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal injuries, depression, soft tissue injury, catastrophic injuries and chronic pain syndrome. Tragic accidents occur for any number of reasons. For motor vehicle accidents, the most prevalent factors are speeding, drunk driving and distracted driving; all of these circumstances frequently cause accidents resulting in serious injuries in our community.
In 2013, a twenty-two year old man was caught driving at one hundred and eighty-six kilometers an hour in a seventy kilometer an hour zone on James Snow Parkway in Milton. Of course, this was extremely dangerous and could have caused irreparable injury and damage to himself and others if a collision had resulted from his reckless driving. As a result of the charge, the driver received a hefty fine, his vehicle was seized and his driver’s license suspended for seven days. An significant increase in his insurance premiums will inevitably follow the charge made against him under Ontario’s stunt driving laws.
In another motor vehicle accident in Milton, a 50 year old father of five was tragically killed in a hit and run incident while cycling near Tremaine Road and Lower Base Line. He was hit from behind and suffered fatal injuries at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was alleged to be driving while impaired, and was later captured by Halton Police. The 33 year old female driver was identified by a witness who recorded the vehicle licence number and immediately phoned the police. She was subsequently charged with Dangerous Driving Causing Death, Impaired Driving Causing Death and Failure to Remain at the scene.
We often hear of circumstances and situations that seem unfathomable in terms of their tragic consequences or the carelessness that led to them. Accidents are, by their nature unpredictable, but in many cases, there are preventive measure and/or laws in place to the likelihood that they will occur in Milton or anywhere in Canada. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation suggests safety measures that all drivers are wise to adopt to significantly reduce the chance of injury, of which the key ones are: use of seatbelts, check your blindspots, drive at safe speeds, and yield the right of way.
In Ontario, laws have been put in place to encourage Canadians to abide by practices that are proven safe and also to hold those who are negligent responsible for their actions. For example, our adherence to the law requiring all motor vehicle drivers and passengers to wear seatbelts is responsible for a significant reduction in car accident fatalities in this province. The Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act (Bill 31) came into effect on September 1, 2015 and enforces stiffer penalties with regards to: distracted driving; putting cyclists in danger; and slowing down and moving over for service vehicles such as tow trucks. Law enforcement officers do not accept ignorance of the law as an excuse when laws are broken, so it is important to be well informed on current driving legislation.
The Milton Kotak personal injury law firm has years of experience and success in making settlement claims for our clients who have been injured in motor vehicle collisions and other types of accidents. We want you to be able to focus on the most important thing, your health. We fully support our clients in this goal, by recommending local medical experts for our Milton area clients, and by efficiently and effectively handling all aspects of your settlement process and/or application for accident benefits.
If you have been injured in an accident or need assistance with a disability insurance claim, the Kotak personal injury law team can help you get the compensation to which you’re entitled. You can contact us toll-free via phone, visit us at our office or you can fill out a free online form and have your case assessed with no charge.