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Liability in public transit accidents

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Liability in public transit accidents

#AskCoryRubin

Public transit systems located throughout Ontario offer a convenient and inexpensive method for people to travel about. The GO transit system servicing the Toronto and Hamilton areas now carries more than 70 million passengers each year. Other bus and rail systems are equally as popular with local residents and visitors. As with other means of transportation, such as cars, accidents can happen and people can suffer serious injuries. Recovering compensation against a public transit system can be difficult, but it is not impossible with the help of experienced personal injury lawyers aggressively investigating and pursuing the claim.

Stay safe by practicing ice safety this winter

Monday, 15 January 2018

Stay safe by practicing ice safety this winter

#AskKevinButler

The cold temperatures associated with a typical Ontario winter make it possible for children and adults to enjoy outdoor activities on frozen lakes and ponds. Skating, hockey and ice fishing are only a few of the activities people get to enjoy once the water freezes and it’s safe to head out onto the ice. Understanding a few basic things about ice at this time of year can go a long way toward keeping you and your children safe.

Medical malpractice: Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis

Friday, 12 January 2018

Medical malpractice: Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis

#AskMichaelBlois

Many people associate medical malpractice injuries caused to a patient by a doctor negligently performing a procedure or prescribing the wrong medication. A large number of patient injuries and deaths are the result of misdiagnosis leading to incorrect medical care being recommended or by delays in making a proper diagnosis resulting in a patient not receiving the appropriate treatment and leading to worsening of a medical condition.

Tobogganing safety in Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Tobogganing safety in Ontario, Canada

#AskStevenWilder

Tobogganing is a popular way to have some outdoor fun and take advantage of the long, snowy winters that are common in Ontario, Canada. The equipment needed to participate is not that expensive and hillsides offering the perfect conditions for the sport are usually only a short drive away or within walking distance. Tobogganing is an activity that all members of the family can enjoy, but the risk of injuries has led some local governments to impose restrictions with hefty fines for individuals choosing to violate them. Minimizing the risks and ensuring safe tobogganing is not that difficult to accomplish.

Liability and shovelling this winter

Monday, 08 January 2018

Liability and shovelling this winter

#AskStevenWilder

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. 

Questions to ask before hiring a personal injury lawyer in Ontario

Friday, 05 January 2018

Questions to ask before hiring a personal injury lawyer in Ontario

#AskRobertGabor

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.



Ontario introduces welcome changes to its Disability Support Program

Wednesday, 03 January 2018

Ontario introduces welcome changes to its Disability Support Program

#AskScottTottle

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.

Snowmobile safety

Monday, 01 January 2018

Snowmobile safety

#AskSimonDiamond

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.

 

Staying Safe During New Year’s Eve

Friday, 29 December 2017

Staying Safe During New Year’s Eve

#AskSandraZisckind

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.

Avoid injuries by practising safety on the slopes

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Avoid injuries by practising safety on the slopes

#AskHeikkiCoxKikkajoon

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.

Sandra Zisckind provides an educational article for viewing, it should not be construed as legal advice.  If you need Legal advice please contact a lawyer or Sandra Zisckind at 1 800 567 HURT.

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