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Learning Liability: Swimming Pool Safety (and Occupier’s Liability!)

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Learning Liability: Swimming Pool Safety (and Occupier’s Liability!)

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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).

New Study Conducted by Canadians Shows Long-Term Changes to the Brain After a Concussion, Especially in Younger Athletes

Monday, 15 August 2016

New Study Conducted by Canadians Shows Long-Term Changes to the Brain After a Concussion, Especially in Younger Athletes

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.

Pokémon Go Sue Yourself

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Pokémon Go Sue Yourself

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.

The Importance of Wearing a Helmet

By Daniel Diamond Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Importance of Wearing a Helmet

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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.

Sports Liability - When Are You Just out of Luck?

By Heikki Cox-Kikkajoon Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Sports Liability - When Are You Just out of Luck?

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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.

Sharing the Road With Cyclists

Thursday, 09 June 2016

Sharing the Road With Cyclists

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…

When Whiplash Isn’t Just Whiplash

Wednesday, 01 June 2016

When Whiplash Isn’t Just Whiplash

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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”.

Sandra Zisckind provides an educational article for viewing, it should not be construed as legal advice.  If you need Legal advice please contact a lawyer or Sandra Zisckind at 1 800 567 HURT.

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