Eastern Ontario has witnessed a notable surge in motor vehicle collisions this year, highlighting a concerning trend in road safety

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Eastern Ontario, including Cornwall, the Seaway Valley and Stormont Dundas and Glengarry has witnessed a notable surge in motor vehicle collisions this year, highlighting a concerning trend in road safety. Despite efforts to enforce traffic regulations, the frequency of accidents remains alarmingly high. Below is a list detailing the collisions recorded in the area thus far in 2024.

  • On January 16, 2024, there was a collision between a man in a delivery van and a train near Crowder Road in North Dundas at the crossing between Winchester and Mountain, Ontario.
  • On January 17, 2024, there was a two-vehicle collision on highway 138 between county road 22 and 15 (McLean Road). At least one occupant faced life threatening injuries.
  • On February 16, 2024, a man in his 70’s died after a head-on crash on County Road 34.
  • On April 10, 2024, there was a serious car accident at Fourth Street and Sydney Street, involving significant injuries to a three-year old.
  • On May 27, 2024, a man was struck by a commercial vehicle on County Road 12 in South Stormont Township.
  • On June 28, 2024, a man from Morrisburg was tragically killed in a three-vehicle crash between Winchester and Williamsburg on Bank Street / County Road 31.

Auger Hollingsworth’s team of lawyers in Eastern Ontario are ready to help accident victims and their loved ones to obtain fair compensation after an accident.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident as a pedestrian, cyclist or motorist, you are entitled to Ontario’s statutory accident benefits. These are no-fault benefits that are available regardless of who is at fault in an accident. They include medical and rehabilitation benefits, income replacement, attendant care and other benefits.  There is also a death benefit and funeral expenses available in the event of a fatal accident.

If the collision was caused by someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to additional compensation, including pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, loss of income, medical and care expenses among other compensation.  In the event of a wrongful death, there are unique forms of compensation available.

For more information about the options available to you and your family after a collision call Auger Hollingsworth’s Eastern Ontario team including Richard Auger, Brenda Hollingsworth, Calla Rose and Nicholas Krakana.  We can help you navigate North America’s most complicated insurance scheme for motor vehicle accidents.

Our initial consultations are always free.  Call us today or use this form https://ahinjurylaw.com/contact-us/.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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