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A 19-year-old Ontario woman was charged recently with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, and operating a vehicle (with a blood alcohol level over 80 mg) causing bodily harm. The Kingston resident drove her vehicle off the road and onto the front yard of a residence. These types of car accidents very often involve too much alcohol.

When Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the scene, they said they found the woman in the vehicle with a female passenger. A second female was thrown from the vehicle and taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police also laid another impaired driving charge at the scene unrelated to the incident.

While investigating, police approached another stopped vehicle. An officer smelled alcohol on the female driver's breath.  A Breathalyzer test was administered. The woman, 48, blew within the warning range and had to forfeit her driver's license for three days.

With the help of a lawyer experienced in personal injury law and documented proof of damages, an Ontario civil court may award a judgment for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other losses caused by the incident. A personal injury lawyer knows how to approach insurance companies and will do what is necessary to ensure insurers act fairly and equitably. When litigation becomes necessary, the attorney can move the case forward.

Injured victims of car accidents such as this one in Ontario that result from another person's negligence may be able to get financial relief for damages incurred. It can sometimes be difficult to prove negligence or otherwise navigate the civil justice system. An experienced attorney can be invaluable in these types of cases.




Source: globalnews.ca, "Two female drivers found to be impaired by OPP at single accident scene - Peterborough", Aug. 8, 2017

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