Can an owner be held responsible if someone driving his car meets with an accident? – shares George Dietrich, a 2022 ThreeBestRated® award-winning Personal Injury Lawyer in Kitchener
Industry: Legal Services
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (PRUnderground) June 14th, 2022
When an accident occurs, the driver is examined as to blame, whereas the owner of the vehicle is often considered not responsible for the accident. But is the owner immune to any legal implications? No. What if I say the owner can be held liable for the injuries or damages caused during the accident? Confusing right? To clear it out, let’s ask an expert.
We reached out to George Dietrich, a 2022 ThreeBestRated® award-winning Personal Injury Lawyer in Kitchener, Ontario, to learn about it.
“A vehicle owner is also held responsible for any injuries or damages caused by someone driving their vehicle. Even when the ‘at fault’ driver (including the owner’s children or another person) has been found guilty of a driving-related violation in connection with the accident – such as failing to yield, speeding, disobeying a red light, careless driving or drunk driving – the vehicle owner can be held liable for injuries and losses caused to an innocent person if the driver has no policy of their own,” said Dietrich.
He cited the “Ontario Highway Traffic Act, s.19-2 (2)" as the law that governs this offence. For further clarification, he said, “Vehicle owners are vicariously liable for damages caused by their vehicle when there is either expressed consent or implied consent. In very limited circumstances, such as the vehicle being stolen or taken without consent, the owner would not be liable.”
If you happen to be in such a situation, immediately contact a lawyer. The lawyer will help you navigate through it.
About George Dietrich – Dietrich Law Office
With over three decades of experience, George Dietrich is a most sought-after personal injury lawyer in Kitchener, Ontario. He is an alumnus of the University of Windsor Law School and McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law, from where he pursued his Master's in Law. Apart from Personal Injury Law, George specializes in Disability and Insurance Law. Also, He served as chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal and as a director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
With those experiences, he started Dietrich Law Office in 2000. At Dietrich Law Office, his team of lawyers is dedicated to assisting injured persons in achieving diagnosis, treatment and compensation throughout the Kitchener-Waterloo Cambridge region. They take immense pride in maximizing both the medical outcomes and financial recovery for their clients. All the lawyers at George’s law office stay current with the medical and legal paradigms in the field of Personal Injury to help them better every step of the way.
To get in touch with George Dietrich, visit – https://www.dietrichlaw.ca/.
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