While the Canada Day long weekend marks the beginning of summer and people enjoying the warm weather, it also means more people hitting the roads and waterways around the GTA. This translates into an increase in accidents.
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
Hanson Duby Personal Injury Law (http://www.HansonDuby.com), a personal injury law firm serving the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), cautions motorists and bikers to be careful on the roads this long weekend, following a rash of serious accidents that left several people seriously injured and two dead.
On Sunday, June 23, two people were injured after a motorcycle and car collided in Mississauga. A male in his 30s was airlifted to St. Michael’s Hospital in critical condition, while a female, also in her 30s, was left with serious injuries. On Friday, June 14, two separate motor vehicle accidents in the GTA left several dead, including a teenage girl and young child.*
“While the Canada Day long weekend marks the beginning of summer and people enjoying the warm weather, it also means more people hitting the roads and waterways around the GTA. This translates into an increase in accidents,” says Spyros Bekiaris, a lawyer at Hanson Duby Personal Injury Law. “Whether it is a result of being impaired, speeding, or being distracted, most injuries and deaths on GTA roadways are avoidable. That said, people continue to make the wrong choices when they get behind the wheel. Those involved in a motor vehicle accident will likely experience some injuries as a result of striking the interior of the car.”
Bekiaris joined Hanson Duby Lawyers as an associate in September 2010. He graduated from York University with an Honours BA in political science in 2006 and from the Queen’s University, Faculty of Law with a JD in 2009. He formerly worked at a boutique insurance defence firm in Toronto, representing insurance companies.
Bekiaris has appeared before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Small Claims Court, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Divisional Court. Bekiaris represents clients in a variety of disputes including motor vehicle accidents, accident benefits, slips and falls, property damage claims and assault, representing the victims. Bekiaris is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’ Association.
The personal injury lawyers at Hanson Duby Personal Injury Law remind drivers that Ontario operates under a "no-fault" auto insurance system. This means that an individual injured in a motor vehicle accident (car, bus, truck, motorcycle, or van) can receive benefits from their own insurance provider. The right to sue to collect damages from the driver responsible for the accident is reserved only for those situations where the injuries are serious and permanent.
“Unfortunately, a car accident victim may not know the full extent of their injuries right away. That’s because it can take time for doctors to diagnose an injury properly and determine whether it will lead to a permanent disability. On top of that, the impact of an accident can linger long after the event itself,” Bekiaris observes. “Waiting too long for a medical determination means victims could run the risk of losing the right to seek compensation from the at-fault driver. Immediately following an accident, the victim should contact a personal injury lawyer right away.”
Hanson Duby Personal Injury Law is a personal injury law firm located in the Annex district of Toronto. The firm specializes in helping injured victims obtain compensation due to car accidents, long-term disability claims, life insurance claims, and product liability claims. The firm serves clients from across the Greater Toronto Area and provides service in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, Greek, and French. The site will soon evolve again and be updated to include pages in Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, and Greek to better serve those communities.
More information on Hanson Duby Personal Injury Law is available by visiting the firm's web site at http://www.HansonDuby.com or by calling 416-588-9100.
*Sources: Ngyuen, A., “Two people injured after collision in Mississauga,” June 23, 2013,http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/06/23/two_people_injured_after_collision_in_mississauga.html ; Weisz, D., “Investigations ongoing after two deadly automobile accidents in the Greater Toronto Area,” June 15, 2013; http://globalnews.ca/news/644398/investigations-ongoing-after-two-deadly-automobile-accidents-in-the-greater-toronto-area/.