Wednesday, 28 June 2017
A law banning pit bulls from the province 12 years ago should have made people living and working in Ontario feel safer as dog bites declined, but your risk of being attacked appears to have increased. According to a news report, the number of dog bites reported in Toronto has increased even though the population of the breed the government declared to be responsible for attacks on people has all but vanished.
Monday, 26 June 2017
Some of the activities available for you to enjoy whether you live or are vacationing inOntario have risks associated with them. Whitewater rafting, skydiving, bungee jumping and skiing are only a few of the adventure sports in which a participant can be seriously injured or killed when something goes wrong. Companies offering such dangerous activities to the public routinely require you to sign a waiver of liability before allowing you to participate.
Friday, 23 June 2017
Distracted driving is a serious highway safety issue. According to the Ontario provincial police, distracted driving caused more fatalities in vehicle crashes last year than alcohol and drug impaired driving or speeding. Talking on a cellphone using a hands-free device might be legal under the law, but according to statistics reported by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, drivers using such devices are four times more likely to be involved in an injury-causing accident than drivers who put their phones away while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Canadian children are falling victim to sports-related head injuries at an alarming rate. Concussions were diagnosed in 39 percent of children between 10 and 18 years of age treated at hospital emergency departments for head injuries suffered during their participation in a sporting event. Another 24 percent of children in the same age group were diagnosed with possible concussions.
Monday, 19 June 2017
Amusement parks, fairs and carnivals can be wonderful places to have fun while spending a day with your friends and family. Roller coasters, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds and other rides offer hours of good-natured entertainment for people of all ages to enjoy. Sadly, things go wrong and people are seriously injured or killed on amusement park rides every year.
Friday, 16 June 2017
The statistics about brain injuries are shocking. Out of 100,000 children living in Ontario this year, 795 of them will become the victims a brain injury. There are almost half a million people in the province suffering from a brain injury with another person becoming a victim every 3.5 minutes. A brain injury can be severe enough to cause death or lifelong disabilities. For those victims able to do so, returning to work can help to improve their lives, but returning to the workforce can be a difficult transition to make.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
There were almost 5 million adults 65 years of age and older living in Ontario and other provinces throughout Canada according to the Census of Population completed in 2011. Most of them, about 92 percent, lived in private households. Data from the same census showed the percentage of older adults moving into congregate living facilities increased as people got older. This transition in living arrangements brings with it new legal issues for older adults.
Monday, 12 June 2017
Although they are frequently associated with children, bicycles are no longer a child’s toy. The number of adults using bicycles to get to and from work or as a way to improve their health through the exercise they get from cycling has grown to the point where accidents involving motorists and bicycle riders occur at an alarming frequency. For example, during the third quarter of last year, 541 bicycle riders were hit by motor vehicles in Toronto.
Friday, 09 June 2017
The shock caused by breaking glass and twisting metal as two motor vehicles collide can make it difficult to think clearly and make decisions. If there are injuries or property damage, a claim must be filed with your insurance company. Here are some tips to help you through the auto accident claims process following your Ontario accident.
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Whether you or a loved one are injured in a slip-and-fall on someone’s property, in a car accident or attacked by your neighbor’s dog, you will have to deal with insurance company investigators and claims adjusters to be compensated. Chances are the person you speak to at the insurance company about your claim will be friendly, engaging and appear to be sympathetic toward your plight, but the person’s primary goal is to protect and safeguard the interests of the insurance company for which he or she works.