Car & Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

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Have you or a loved one suffered injury in a car, truck, or other motor vehicle collision?

The effects of this trauma can impact victims for a lifetime. Make sure you get the very best counsel after any accident.

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Every year, more than 150,000 Canadians suffer injury in a motor vehicle collision and several thousand lose their lives. Many of these accidents, sadly, are entirely preventable. Lerners Lawyers are committed to assisting those who’ve been the victims of a crash through no fault of their own.

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Canadian Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

Transport Canada’s National Collision Database (NCDB) contains data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions in Canada, as provided by provinces and territories each year.

In 2015, Canadian motor vehicle related serious injuries declined; however, there was a slight increase in the number of fatalities and total injuries.

  • Motor vehicle fatalities was 1,858; up 0.3% from 2014 (1,852)
  • Serious injuries continued to drop to 10,280 in 2015; down 1.1% from 2014 (10,397)
  • Fatalities per 100,000 population was 5.2 in 2015; unchanged from 2014
  • Fatalities per billion vehicle kilometres travelled was 5.1 in 2015, the lowest on record

Download the full Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics Report 2015

Lerners Lawyers are trusted and experienced in handling motor vehicle accident claims.

If you are in a car, truck, ATV, or other vehicle accident then you should consider consulting a personal injury lawyer at Lerners. Vehicle accidents happen in an instant, but their effects often last a lifetime.

 

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What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

After suffering a personal injury in a car accident there are a number of steps you should take as soon as possible:

  • Stop and remain on the scene.  If there are any injuries or damage to any vehicles, contact 911.
  • Seek immediate medical attention for any injuries you have suffered.

What are the Most Common Causes of Car Crashes?

Ideally we would love to eliminate motor vehicle accidents. Unsurprisingly, most car accidents are the result of preventable human behaviors and factors. Accidents are often caused by a combination of contributing factors, some of the most common include the following:

Distracted Driving

In a recent research study, dialing a phone increased a driver’s chance of crashing their car by 12 times; followed by reading or writing, increasing the risk by 10 times.

Impaired Driving

According to a 2011 Canadian Road Safety report, 40% of fatally injured drivers consumed some quantity of alcohol before the collision.

Excessive Speed

A 2006 British road casualty study showed that exceeding the speed limit was a contributory factor in 5% of all casualty crashes and 14% of all fatal car crashes.

Weather & Road Design

A US fatal motor vehicle study found that 16% of total crash fatalities were weather-related. Rain/wet conditions being more frequent than snow/icy conditions.

Get more motor vehicle accident statistics.

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Most importantly, we’re here not only to help you with your legal challenges but help you navigate insurance issues and help you find the kind of treatment you need to reclaim the best possible quality of life. Our personal injury lawyers serve all of Ontario, and while we have offices in London, Toronto, and Owen Sound, we’ll always be where you need us to be – at your home, in the hospital, or in our offices.

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