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.
Friday, 16 March 2018
Determining whether a doctor committed medical malpractice cannot and should not be based exclusively upon the outcome of the treatment or procedure. The reality is that a skilled surgeon can perform a flawless operation on a patient who by all accounts receives the best level of care possible only to have the patient die. The death of the patient does not mean the doctor, hospital or medical staff did anything wrong. Some patients simply succumb to their illnesses or injuries despite the best efforts of medical professionals to save them. Medical malpractice is determined by a standard of care to which all doctors are held and evaluated.
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
When you send your children off to school in the morning, you expect them to be safe while under the supervision and care of teachers and school administrators. Unfortunately, children can be injured in accidents occurring while at school, which can lead to parents wondering about the legal responsibility of schools and school officials when a child is injured while under their care.
Monday, 12 March 2018
The snow and ice of winter might finally be over, but the risk of becoming the victim of a slip and fall accident remains. In fact, the nicer weather that encourages people to get outdoors and walk instead of taking the family car or public transportation increases the likelihood of slipping and falling. Falling and being injured is such a frequent occurrence that everyone needs to know what to do if they are injured.
Friday, 09 March 2018
The end of winter has a lot of people spending time in their garages getting their motorcycles ready to take onto the roads throughout Ontario. Motorcycle enthusiasts boast of the pleasure of traveling through the cities and countryside without the confinement imposed by the steel and glass enclosure of other types of motor vehicles. Riding on a motorcycle might offer a sense of freedom and the chance to enjoy the sights, scents and sounds of the open road, but it is also a dangerous activity that is responsible for at least 10 percent of all fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents even though motorcycles represent only 2 percent of the vehicles on the road. There are steps motorcycle riders can take to reduce their risk of being involved in an accident and limiting the seriousness of their injuries.
Wednesday, 07 March 2018
The warmer daytime temperatures and the disappearance of snow of ice from the streets and sidewalks are sure signs that spring has arrived in Ontario. More cars and other vehicles take to the roads as individuals and families travel to parks, lakes and other recreation areas to enjoy the change of seasons, but accidents can occur as motorists must share the roads with more motorcyclists, joggers, children at play and bicyclists than might have been out during the long, cold winter. Drivers and others using the roads, streets and highways can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries by following a few safe driving tips for springtime.
Monday, 05 March 2018
The province of Ontario offers residents and visitors an endless variety of scenic trails to hike and explore. Springtime offers a much-needed change from the cold and snowy winter weather and what better way to take advantage of it than by hiking through the countryside. Hiking in the springtime presents challenges, so here are a few tips and precautions to keep in mind for a safe hiking experience.