Archive for December, 2015

Vulnerable pedestrians in accidents, Part 1

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Pedestrian Accidents on: Thursday, December 31, 2015

One of two groups vulnerable to pedestrian/vehicle accidents is children. Annually in Ontario, approximately 20 school-aged children are killed in pedestrian accidents with school buses. Nearly half involve children hit by the front of the school bus. Frequently, it is determined that the bus driver is at fault. However, in some circumstances, other entities and […]

Tips for safe hunting

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Wrongful Death on: Thursday, December 24, 2015

Before long, spring hunting season will be upon us and there’s no better time to go over some safe hunting tips. Hunters must keep safety at the front of their minds and plan ahead in order to return home safely. Each year, there are some people who get lost while hunting, and unfortunately, some of […]

Clear work areas prevent many falls

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Slip & Fall Accidents on: Thursday, December 17, 2015

According to 2011 statistics provided by the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, each year more than 42,000 Canadian workers are injured in on-the-job falls.Falls at work cause roughly 17 per cent of all "time-loss injuries" accepted by the nation’s workers’ compensation commissions or boards. Falls attributed to slipping and tripping can often be […]

New film highlights the dangers of sports-related concussions

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Wrongful Death on: Friday, December 11, 2015

Head injuries and concussions are a lot more common among young Canadian athletes than you might think. In fact, you might say that the problem is pandemic. Even worse, these young athletes often face pressure from their peers and coaches to "power through" the pain and keep playing in spite of a serious injury. This […]

Did an impaired driver cause your accident?

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Car Accidents on: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Most car accidents are traumatising, but when the cause is attributed to the impairment of the other driver due to drugs or alcohol, they can be especially infuriating. While the focus of this post is on car accidents, it is important to note that impaired driving also includes operating snowmobiles, boats and off-road vehicles while […]