Lawyer: Negligence Causing Personal Injury to Ontario Children

Here are examples of negligence that could result in injuries to your child.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

The driver of the car driving the child did any of the following:

  • Unsafe or illegal left turn.
  • Failure to stop at a stop sign or traffic light.
  • Losing control by speeding or driving too fast for the road conditions.
  • Rear-ending another vehicle.
  • Driving while distracted, either by the kids, a cell phone, food, applying make up, etc….
  • Impaired driving of any type.
  • Failure to put your child safety system improperly.
  • Having flying object inside the car.
  • Failure to properly maintain the car.
  • Tailgating
  • Driving in poor visibility, or poor weather.
  • Dangerous passing.
  • Hitting a pedestrian or cyclist.

A lawyer will have to review with you the facts of the motor vehicle accident which injured your child. Keep in mind, the driver does not have to be charged for these negligent acts to “stick”.

Other injuries:

  • Unsafe, unbarricaded swimming pool.
  • Failure to clear ice and snow from a walkway.
  • Unsafe play structure.
  • Failure to supervise at school, camp, nursery school or a friend’s house.
  • Failure to properly screen teachers or other adults or teens working with your child.
  • Failure to properly store knives, medication or fire arms.
  • Failure to maintain the schoolyard.
  • Failure to put an appropriately-size a life jacket on your child in a water craft.
  • Unsafe driving of a water craft.
  • Unsafe amusement park rides.

There are countless other circumstances where someone might be held negligent for causing injuries to your child. Consult a lawyer to see if your child has legal merit.

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