Friday, 02 June 2017
According to the most recently completed National Household Survey, almost 202,000 people said they used a bicycle to commute to work. Weather conditions and the distance individuals must travel to get to their jobs makes bicycle travel more popular within the downtown area of cities more popular than in outlining areas. The introduction of designated bicycle lanes as a way to improve safety on Toronto streets and roadways has created questions about the rules for riders and motorists particularly when it comes to yielding the right of way.
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Recovering compensation for the losses you suffer at the hands of a negligent party frequently ends up in a courtroom with your lawyer having to prove how an accident or incident occurred. Besides using eyewitnesses, police reports and other documentary evidence to prove the facts and circumstances of your claim, your lawyer might call upon the services of an expert witness to help the trier fact in the decision-making process.
Monday, 29 May 2017
If you are not feeling well and go to a doctor, the law recognizes a standard of care your doctor must meet in providing services to you. Doctors whose actions fall below that standard of care could be liable for injuries suffered by a patient. The level of competency required of physicians and the way the laws are set up to compensate patients who are injured are pretty clear, but what might not be as clear are the rules that apply when health care professionals are not at the office, clinic or hospital and render assistance to someone in an emergency situation.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Recovering damages from a negligent party is a two-stage battle. First, your lawyer must present evidence proving the other party was negligent and the negligence caused you to suffer an injury. The second stage is proving the existence of your injuries. Proving the existence of a broken bone or a laceration and scarring are relatively easy compared to the task a lawyer has of proving the existence of chronic pain.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Whether using canoes, sailboats, kayaks or powered boats, people throughout Ontario and other parts of Canada have taken to the waters to make boating a popular recreational activity. A study released by the Canadian Red Cross attributes 40 percent of drowning deaths to be related to boating activities. One of the recommendations in the Red Cross report is for the use of personal floatation devices by everyone when on the water. Here are 10 tips boaters should use to prevent boating accidents.
Monday, 22 May 2017
Summer brings with it hot weather, vacation getaways and heated confrontations as travelers take to highways and thoroughfares throughout Ontario. Eighty percent of Canadian drivers admitted to exhibiting some of the telltale signs of road rage, such as aggressive driving, shouting, using profanity and displaying obscene gestures. Knowing what to do if you become the victim of road rage begins by learning more about the signs and causes of it.
Friday, 19 May 2017
If you plan to celebrate Victoria Day this year by treating your friends and family to a dazzling fireworks display, you should take a few minutes to learn about the laws and the safety practises to keep you out of trouble and free from injuries. Cities and municipalities across Canada have their own bylaws regulating the use of fireworks within their jurisdiction, and simply because it might be legal, does not mean you cannot be held responsible if someone is injured.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Ontario has more than 400,000 lakes, streams and rivers offering boaters countless hours of pleasure. The enjoyment of being on the water comes to a quick end when someone falls overboard. According to the Canadian Red Cross, drowning accidents claim the lives of about 525 Canadians annually, but 90 percent of drownings occurring on the waterways could be prevented by simply wearing a lifejacket.
Monday, 15 May 2017
According news reports citing a recent study of the worst traffic in Canada, Toronto motorists spend up to 45 hours a year on average stuck in rush hour traffic during their daily commutes. Statistics compiled by Transport Canada and others might suggest a link between traffic congestion and some of the almost 150,000 injury-causing traffic accidents in 2014, the last year for which accident data is available.
Friday, 12 May 2017
Annual reports of motor vehicle accidents throughout Canada have shown a decline in the number of fatalities and serious injuries. National Road Safety Week is approaching, so this seems like a good time to review a few safe driving practises that can reduce your risk of being involved in an accident and help to prevent injuries when accidents occur while traveling on Ontario streets and thoroughfares.