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1 dies when trucks collide in Ontario

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Car Accidents on: Friday, January 22, 2016

Ontario Provincial Police are asking any motorists who witnessed the two tractor-trailers being driven in the moments before they collided head-on in northeastern Ontario on January 11 to come forward. The accident happened on Hwy. 11 near Matheson in the morning. According to law enforcement sources, a Winnepeg truck driver, 29, was headed south and […]

Vulnerable pedestrians in accidents, Part 2

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Pedestrian Accidents on: Friday, January 15, 2016

A recent blog entry dealt with the children who were vulnerable to pedestrian accidents in Ontario. But there is another group who is also at high risk of harm from these type of accidents — senior citizens. There are various reasons for this. Today’s senior citizens often remain active far longer than their counterparts in […]

Do you have the cycling skills to avoid a bike accident?

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Bicycle Accidents on: Friday, January 8, 2016

It can be tricky to navigate the streets of Ontario on a bicycle, avoiding collisions with cars, trucks and pedestrians. Brushing up on your cycling skills can make for a safer riding experience. It’s important to ride a bike that’s a good fit for you and that has a properly adjusted seat and handlebars. Maintaining […]

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 […]

Icy sidewalks can lead to damage claims

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Slip & Fall Accidents on: Friday, November 27, 2015

As another Ontario winter looms ahead, the risk of pedestrians suffering serious injuries due to slip-and-fall accidents increases. Canadian winters can be brutal, bringing snow and ice storms that turn sidewalks and steps into dangerous hazards. Those who do wind up taking a tumble are likely to suffer the following common injuries from slipping on […]

Government policy punishes disabled and injured

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Car Accidents on: Friday, November 20, 2015

Next year, auto insurers in Ontario will begin profiteering off of those residents who are disabled and injured in motor vehicle accidents. As horrible as it sounds, the recent passage of legislation will cut in half the coverage for those victims who are most seriously injured in wrecks. The taxpayers will then be forced to […]