Monday, 08 January 2018
It’s a fact of life throughout Ontario that winter brings snow and lots of it. Shovelling the icy substance from the sidewalks in front of your home or business might not be the most pleasant way to spend a part of your day, but not doing it could make you responsible if someone is injured while walking on it.
Friday, 05 January 2018
If you have been injured because of the negligent or wrongful conduct of another party, you could be entitled to compensation. Car accidents and injuries caused by falling on an ice-covered sidewalk that someone failed to clear are examples of the types of cases handled by personal injury lawyers. Choosing a lawyer to represent you can be a challenge, so here are a few questions to ask lawyers to help you find the best personal injury lawyer for your case.
Wednesday, 03 January 2018
The Ontario Disability Support Program provides financial assistance to disabled individuals and their families in need of help with essential living expenses. Included among the benefits of ODSP are prescription drugs, vision care and career and employment guidance. Individuals receiving compensation for pain and suffering in personal injury cases could lose all or part of their ODSP benefits, but recent changes in the government program could eliminate that risk.
Monday, 01 January 2018
Snowmobiles are a popular form of winter recreation for individuals and families throughout Ontario. They are also a necessity in remote regions where heavy snows make other forms of transportation impractical, particular in an emergency. The popularity of snowmobiles comes at a price when people fail to operate them safely. Media outlets reported a sharp increase in deaths attributed to snowmobile accidents. Here are some snowmobile safety tips you can use to avoid accidents and injuries this winter.
Friday, 29 December 2017
From private parties to public celebrations in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario has become the province New Year’s Eve revelers choose for their year-end celebrations. Parties are everywhere, but no matter whether you are a guest or a host, safety should always be a primary concern. Before the festivities begin, take note of a few tips designed to prevent accidents and keep everyone safe.
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities draw millions of people to the slopes throughout Ontario. A day on the slopes with friends can quickly turn to tragedy. Serious injuries and fatalities associated with downhill skiing and snowboarding have increased as the number of people participating in these popular winter activities has increased. Researchers have found that many of the injuries and fatalities are preventable if people would practise safety on the slopes.
Monday, 25 December 2017
If the mention of distracted driving brings to mind someone talking on a cellphone or texting, you would be only partially correct. Distractions include drinking a cup of coffee on your way to work, changing the address on your GPS or any activity that takes your eyes or mental focus away from the road and the task of driving. Distracted driving was the cause of more deaths in vehicle collisions on Ontario roads last year than any other activity, so learning how to avoid driver inattention can go a long way toward keeping you and the passengers in your car safe.
Friday, 22 December 2017
The government’s plans to decriminalize the use of marijuana has yet to become law in Canada, but it has already caused people to ask questions about the effect the legislation will have upon safety on the nation’s highways. Drug impaired drivers are already a major cause of fatal accidents. In a survey of young people who admitted to using marijuana, 22 percent of them acknowledged driving while impaired at least once.Driving while impaired by drugs has caused almost twice as many fatalities in road crashes as have alcohol-related collisions.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
If you asked Ontario drivers to list the safety features built into their vehicles, most of them would probably mention air bags, seat belts and anti-lock brakes. It is doubtful if any of them would mention their vehicle’s headrests, yet they are a proven method of reducing serious injuries in a collision. Research shows headrests can reduce whiplash injuries, particularly those caused by rear-end collisions, by 40 percent, but they must be properly adjusted to provide maximum protection in a crash.
Friday, 15 December 2017
When a friend or relative asks to borrow your car, the simple act of handing over the keys could unleash a Pandora’s Box of legal issues in the event of an accident. It’s difficult to say “no,” but before handing over the keys, you should consider what your act of kindness might cost you and what questions you should ask the other person to protect yourself.