Friday, 16 September 2016
According to the OPP, the amount of distracted driving deaths we’ve seen recently has trumped the amount of deaths being reported from impaired driving, which is absolutely crazy. This means that people who are completely fine behind the wheel are dying, simply because they aren’t paying enough attention.
Monday, 12 September 2016
According to the CBC, "Canadian surgeons are urging people to throw out wire-bristled barbecue brushes, because none of them have figured out a surefire way of removing the wires when they get stuck in people's throats." Sharp wires on these brushes can cling onto food and barbecue grills, possibly causing damage to throats and epiglottis if swallowed.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Having a barbeque or summer get-together is a past-time that plenty of us enjoy taking part in, but it’s always nice to take a few extra steps when it comes to the safety of your guests.
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.
Friday, 05 August 2016
When it comes to being a kid and enjoying the summer, there’s nothing more exciting than camp. Whether it’s just day camp or overnight camp, there are going to be a lot of activities for them to get into!
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.