Although most Ontarians are aware of the dangers of driving while distracted, many people continue to talk and text on their smartphones will driving, or engage in other forms of distracted driving. Distracted driving is an offence under the Highway Traffic Act in Ontario as well as the Criminal Code of Canada.
The personal injury lawyers at Jasmine Daya & Co. in Toronto can help you if you have been injured in an accident caused by an impaired or distracted driver. Facing an insurance company on your own can be intimidating and frustrating, especially when you are injured and in pain. Our dedicated personal injury lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the tactics insurers often use to try to refuse payment and deny claims, and we know what to do to ensure your case is taken seriously.
In Ontario, distracted driving rules preclude doing anything that takes your attention off the road. Under the Highway Traffic Act, drivers cannot do any of the following activities while driving, even while stopped at a light:
Distracted driving can also encompass many other types of behavior behind the wheel. Eating and drinking while driving, applying makeup, reading, or trying to reach an item in the back seat are all distractions that can cause someone to drive negligently and can cause a potentially serious accident. Unfortunately, we have all witnessed drivers on the roads who do not give their full attention to the task of driving.
When it comes to distracted driving accidents, pedestrians, bicyclists and other vehicles are all at risk. If you have suffered an injury in an accident, and you believe the driver was distracted, our personal injury team can step in to gather the right evidence and get you fair compensation for your losses. Even if the other driver was not charged by police, you can still obtain compensation for your injuries.
At Jasmine Daya & Co. in Toronto, we have significant experience handling accident injury claims for victims of accidents caused by distracted drivers. No two accidents are the same, and no two victims are the same, which is why we take an individualized approach to each of our cases. Our lawyers will take the time to learn the specific details of your accident and your injuries, and will to help you determine the best approach for resolving your case. Call us at 416-967-9100 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Toronto personal injury lawyers.