Tuesday, 23 August 2016
When it comes down to it, owning your pool is a privilege (and an awesome one at that), but are you doing everything you can to ensure that you’re protected from any sort of liability? As a property owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that nobody is harmed while they swim in your pool; pools clearly have the option to be deadly if the proper steps aren’t taken. There’s a legislation in place within Ontario that’s called the “Occupiers’ Liability Act”, which essentially means that property owners and occupiers of all types are responsible to keep their property safe. When it comes to swimming pools, this means things like ensuring nobody dives when the pool isn’t deep enough (as that’s bound to bring around spinal cord injuries).
Monday, 15 August 2016
New studies have shown that there are some significant changes to the brains of athletes who have a history of concussions, and this applies even after months (or years) of their injury occurring. Researchers were able to observe a 10 to 20 percent reduction in frontal lobe volume, as well as up to 25 (to 35) percent less blood flow to specific regions of your brain (but most particularly, the frontal lobe). This particular report, which was published in the “Journal of Neurotrama” during the month of July, was conducted by researchers located at St. Michael’s Hospital (in Toronto). They made sure that they went through an abundance of male and female athletes, within a broad range of age groups.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
So this Pokémon Go is a real thing. As personal injury lawyers we now have to worry about distracted pedestrians who are catching imaginary animals? Despite the absurdity of it all there is a real danger as children are running into traffic and people are getting genuinely injured from this game.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Priority disputes are common in the world of accident benefits. In many cases, it can be difficult to determine which insurance company to file a claim under. This becomes more pronounced when driving a company car or borrowing a friend’s vehicle.
By Daniel Diamond
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
The importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle cannot be overstated. While it may not be able to reduce the likelihood of an accident, helmets certainly reduce the severity of the injuries that can be sustained in an accident.
By Heikki Cox-Kikkajoon
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Sport can be an exhilarating test of skill and athletic ability. Millions of Canadians play and compete in amateur sports every year and increased risk may be part of the attraction. Although the likelihood of being injured in sport has decreased over time, there are times when injuries in sport may cross the line from those inherent to the sport itself, to the unanticipated.
Thursday, 09 June 2016
We’ve all been there. You have had a long day and you just want to get home, have some dinner and then get started on a long night of chores and housework. You sit patiently at the red light, waiting to be freed by that little green arrow, indicating you can make your left-turn safely, ahead of oncoming traffic. Salvation arrives as the green arrow lights up and you begin to make your final turn home…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016
If you ask regular, everyday people, who have never been involved in a motor vehicle accident, whether whiplash is a serious injury, you will generally receive a “Yes”. Conversely, if you ask most insurance company representatives, you will generally receive a “No” in reply. However, if you ask an experienced personal injury lawyer the very same question, their answer will most likely be “Depends”.
Friday, 27 May 2016
In the majority of cases, spinal cord injuries results physical trauma such as car accidents, slip and falls and sports injuries. When a spinal cord injury occurs usually a doctor who treats the injury will classify it by the nerve location and how much damage there is.
Friday, 20 May 2016
"How can I do it all?"
I am proud of what I have achieved in my life. I have a wonderful, loving and patient husband, two incredible and active daughters and an amazing and rewarding career.
I often am asked “how I can do it all”? How I can be a wife, mother and full time lawyer?