Friday, 29 June 2018
Canada Day is a festive time throughout the country as Canadians celebrate their heritage. Whether your celebration involves fireworks, a drive to a mountain lake, a trip across town or a backyard pool party, keeping yourself and others safe should be your number one priority. Here are a few tips to you can follow to help enjoy the celebration without mishap.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
The pleasant summer weather means more people will be out driving. Whether driving to a lakefront retreat for a vacation or simply cruising around town, summer traffic increases the risks posed by aggressive driving. According to the Ontario Provincial Police, last summer saw an 80 percent increase in deaths caused by aggressive and dangerous driving behviours, and there is no reason to believe it is going to be any better this year. Anyone using the roads and streets, including pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicycle riders and drivers, are likely to be confronted at some point by an aggressive driver. Here are a few tips to help you deal with aggressive drivers.
Wednesday, 09 May 2018
Outdoor grilling is popular year round in Canada, but the warm summer months offer ideal conditions for firing up the barbecue. There is nothing better than to invite your friends and relatives over to spend the day with food prepared on your BBQ. Cooking devices, including your backyard grill, account for more residential fire injuries than any other source. Taking a few precautions before the cooking begins can help to ensure the safety of you and your guests.
Friday, 04 May 2018
Spring and summer weather provide the perfect opportunity for Ontario residents to enjoy their backyards. Inviting friends and relatives for a day of swimming in your pool followed by dinner cooked on the barbecue is a great way to spend a day, but keeping your backyard in top shape and ready for the outdoor activities you have planned takes work. There are several tips for backyard safety you should follow to ensure an enjoyable outdoor season.
Wednesday, 02 May 2018
Ontario offers an abundance of opportunities to cool off during the heat of summer with lakes, ponds and backyard swimming pools within easy reach of anyone wishing to go for a swim. As enjoyable as swimming can be, there are risks associated with it that can lead to injuries and death. There was an increase in the number of fatalities caused by drownings last year in Ontario. Young children under 5 years of age are at the greatest risk with drowning being the second leading cause of death in that age group. Adults can make a difference by taking a few precautions to make swimming safer for them and for their children.
Monday, 30 April 2018
Trampolines and bouncy castles offer hours of fun and thrills for children and for adults who decide to join in the fun. They are not without risk. The frequency of people being injured or killed while using trampolines or inflatable bounce structures is alarming. According to one study, 42 percent of injuries at amusement parks are caused by accidents on inflatables with inflatable slides accounting for 79 percent of falls. Trampolines are not much safer according to a report by the Canadian Pediatric Society with an injury hospitalization rate that was higher than snowboarding and only slightly less than alpine skiing. There are steps parents should take to protect their children, and themselves, from the risks posed by trampolines and bouncy castles.
Friday, 20 April 2018
Between the years of 1994 and 2012, a there were a total of 1,408 deaths due to bicycle accidents. This equates to about 74 deaths per year, which is a trend that is still true today. Approximately 57 percent of these deaths involved people under the age of 20.
Monday, 02 April 2018
Making it safe for everyone using the nation’s streets, roads and highways was the goal of the original Vision Zero Canada campaign under the direction of a private, nonprofit organization. The underlying premise behind the project was to achieve zero injuries and deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents. Focusing on infrastructure development, driver and pedestrian education, and law enforcement, the program has been adopted by government bodies throughout Canada, including the city of Toronto.
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Sports fans in Ontario have baseball, hockey and other professional teams to follow. The popularity of spectator sports and the sizable crowds drawn to those events can increase the likelihood of fans suffering injuries either as a result of a baseball or hockey puck flying into the crowd or as a result of the actions of other spectators. Personal injury lawyers are frequently called upon to determine responsibility when someone is injured while attending a sporting event.
Monday, 19 March 2018
The warmer springtime weather means more people will be enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. Ontario cities and suburban areas offer the perfect combination of high traffic volume and people walking and jogging to pose a high risk of pedestrian accidents and injuries. When pedestrians are hit by motor vehicles, it is the pedestrian who suffers the most serious injuries. It is essential for people to know their rights and how to protect and assert them if they are ever injured in a pedestrian accident.