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Staying Safe When Riding a Motorcycle

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

#AskCoryRubin

Motorcycles are a popular form of recreation and transportation throughout Canada. They are fun to ride and are fuel efficient to help their owners save money. There are more than 600,000 motorcycles registered across the country with about 30 percent of them registered in Ontario. A study of deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents in Ontario reveals that motorcyclists represent a disproportionate percentage of road fatality victims. They account for 10 percent of road deaths, but they only represent 2 percent of the vehicles on the roads. If you enjoy riding a motorcycle to get around on your daily commute or to venture out to see the country, there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of being in an accident or of sustaining a serious or fatal injury.

Protecting Yourself From Mortgage Fraud

Thursday, 12 July 2018

#AskIsaacZisckind

You might think the process is safe because of the documentation required to establish ownership of the property and title insurance to verify the legitimacy of the transaction, but a recent news story about the arrest of four people for committing mortgage fraud illustrates the dangers to homeowners and lending institutions. In fact, mortgage fraud has increased by 52 percent throughout Canada with Ontario being one of the provinces hardest hit by this criminal activity. It is important to understand how mortgage fraud occurs and what you can do to protect yourself from it.

Police Target Street Racing in Wake of Speed-Related Deaths

Thursday, 12 July 2018

#AskSimonDiamond

Law enforcement personnel from across Ontario are coming together to make roadways throughout the province safer this summer by combining their resources to eliminate street racing by stepping up enforcement of the law prohibiting it. Before the campaign began, Ontario Provincial Police had already stepped up enforcement efforts in the wake of 21 speed-related deaths in the province so far this year. 

Who Is Liable When Nursing Home Abuse Occurs?

Thursday, 12 July 2018

#AskHeikkiCoxKikkajoon

The nursing home facilities people trust to provide house and care for senior family members who can no longer live on their own generally do an excellent job. The CBC reports that some nursing homes are not only failing to provide the level of care their residents are entitled to receive, but some of their staff members are engaging in abusive behaviours toward them. The CBC estimates that nursing home abuse has increased by more than 148 percent. Individuals subjected to nursing home abuse have recourse against the facility and its staff, including the right to compensation for the harm done to them.

Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Lawyer When Purchasing a Home

Thursday, 12 July 2018

#AskJoshuaHimel

A home is more than just a place to live. For most families, it represents a dream come true. Years of financial sacrifices to save enough money for a down payment seemed worth it in order to provide your family with a place to live and grow for many years to come. It is probably the largest investment you will ever make in your life, so it’s understandable that don’t want anything to go wrong. Hiring a real estate lawyer who is committed to ensuring your dream purchase does not turn out to be a nightmare can turn what can be a confusing and anxiety-causing process into a smooth journey ending when the seller hands you the keys to your new home.

Keep Your Children Safe: What You Need To Know About Daycare Liability

Thursday, 12 July 2018

#AskDarrylSinger

The rise in the number of families with both parents pursuing careers outside the home has increased the need for child care services. Whether provided by a relative or a daycare facility, at least half of families in Canada make use of some form of child care for their children. Licensed daycare facilities are subject to inspections and standards under Ontario law and regulations, but not all daycare providers are required to be licensed. While most children in daycare receive proper treatment, reports of children being injured or killed in incidents at daycare prompts questions about the extent of daycare liability an injury occurs.

Tips for Staying Safe At the Cottage

Thursday, 12 July 2018

#AskZevBergman

Many Ontario families will spend this summer making memories by spending time at the family cottage. Cottages handed down from one generation to the next offer time for families and friends to be together enjoying a rustic way of life for a couple of weeks. Whether the cottage you are escaping to is one that you own or one you are renting, staying safe requires a little time and preparation. The following tips will help you to ensure your cottage getaway is a safe and pleasant experience.

Choosing The Right Car Seat For Your Child

Thursday, 12 July 2018

#AskCoreySax

According to the Canadian Automobile Association, motorists can reduce their child’s risk of being seriously injured or killed in an accident by 71 percent simply by installing and using a child car seat in their vehicles. Provincial and territorial laws have been enacted requiring the use of car seats to ensure the safety of passengers younger than 16 years of age. Parents, grandparents, babysitters and anyone else transporting a child in a vehicle must ensure the child is safely secured or risk being fined and incurring demerit points. There is a wide assortment of car seats on the market, but making the correct choice is easier when you have some basic information before you go shopping.

Keeping Young Drivers Safe: Know the Risks

Thursday, 12 July 2018

#AskStephanieSlavens

Parents simultaneously cheer and curse the day their children become old enough to become licensed drivers. It’s a day when a teenager gains new independence and no longer must rely upon mom and dad for a ride, but it is also the day that parents worry as their child confronts the dangers and risks of being a young driver. Unfortunately, government studies show parents have a great deal to be concerned about. Drivers between 16 to 24 years of age represent only 13 percent of licensed drivers, but they account for 24 percent of traffic fatalities and 26 percent of accidents involving serious injuries. Graduated driver licensing programs are a start toward making young adults better drivers, but there are a few behaviours young drivers can adopt to reduce the risk of an accident.

How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Short-Term Disability Claim

Thursday, 12 July 2018

#AskJeremyDiamond

If you are unable to work because of an injury or illness, the anxiety and stress from worrying about how to support your family can be overwhelming. Workers in Ontario could be entitled short-term disability benefits. Finding out what benefits you are entitled to receive and pursuing a claim for them can be difficult without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. 

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