Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Gyms and fitness centres are popular throughout Canada. Their popularity prompted lawmakers in Ontario to protect people by including gym membership contracts under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act. Along with an increase in the number of people using gyms and fitness centresthere is an increase in the number of people suffering injuries while working out and participating in the other activities available under a gym membership. When injuries happen, the injured party might be entitled to compensation.
Monday, 17 July 2017
Driving is a risky activity according to statistics released last year by the provincial government in Ontario. Motorists were involved in almost 36,000 collisions that resulted in personal injuries to 49,601 people and the deaths of 483 others. Pregnancy adds greater risk for mothers and their unborn child in the event of an accident and affects how personal injury claims are handled by lawyers and the courts.
Friday, 21 July 2017
This is the perfect time of year to enjoy some of the many festivals and concerts Ontario has to offer. From concerts in the park in Oshawa and a blues festival in Ottawa to the Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival, there are things going on throughout the province. Although promoters and organizers of these events usually go to great lengths to ensure the safety of visitors, accidents and serious injuries can quickly turn a day or evening of fun into a nightmare.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
The only major professional sport not to have a team calling Toronto home is American football. The demand for tickets to sporting events in the city has driven prices up, but higher prices do not seem to be deterring fans from buying them. As attendance at sporting events increases, sports stadium liability for spectator injuries may be an issue fans should take seriously.
Monday, 10 July 2017
When the physician you entrust with the health and wellbeing of you and your family causes harm instead, the usual remedy is to seek compensation through the courts in a medical malpractice or negligence case. Medical errors account for up to 43,000 deaths each year across Canada, but only 4,524 lawsuits were filed by patients over a five-year period according to the results of one study, and 3,089 of those claims were dismissed by the courts or abandoned by the victims.
Friday, 07 July 2017
Ontario Provincial Police have launched an effort to rid the streets of drivers engaged in street racing. Using officers in the air and on the ground to spot the illegal activity, the department intends to seize vehicles and charge drivers with violations of the law. Besides being against the law, street racing endangers the safety of participants, spectators and other vehicles on the roads. The OPP efforts began even before the start of the new campaign with the seizure of 12 cars at one location and the filing of charges against their drivers.
Wednesday, 05 July 2017
Injuries place a financial strain on the nation’s health care system. More than 3,000,000 residents throughout Canada suffer serious injuries each year at a cost of almost $20 billion. Injuries are the third leading cause of death in Ontario behind cancer and heart disease with 16 people dying each day in the province because of an injury they suffered. Sadly, many, if not most, injuries are preventable provided people make decisions that minimize rather than increase the risk of injury.
Monday, 03 July 2017
Auto insurance requirements differ from one province to another in Canada. While all provinces require drivers to carry liability coverage to protect third parties injured by your vehicle and accident benefits coverage to pay your medical expenses if you are injured, the minimum amount of coverage a driver must carry depends on the province in which you live. If you live in Ontario, there are a few things you should know to ensure you obtain the right car insurance.
Friday, 30 June 2017
The celebration of the nation’s 150th birthday promises to make this year’s Canada Day even more festive than usual with public events scheduled throughout the province of Ontario. Take a moment to review a few safety tips to help you enjoy the festivities and events while keeping yourself and others around you safe.
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.