Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Motorcycles are a popular form of recreation and transportation throughout Canada. They are fun to ride and are fuel efficient to help their owners save money. There are more than 600,000 motorcycles registered across the country with about 30 percent of them registered in Ontario. A study of deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents in Ontario reveals that motorcyclists represent a disproportionate percentage of road fatality victims. They account for 10 percent of road deaths, but they only represent 2 percent of the vehicles on the roads. If you enjoy riding a motorcycle to get around on your daily commute or to venture out to see the country, there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of being in an accident or of sustaining a serious or fatal injury.
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.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
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.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Speeding, tailgating and weaving in and out of lanes are more than bad driving behaviours that violate the law, they are also signs of aggressive driving. According to the provincial police in Ontario, fatalities caused by aggressive driving have increased by at least 80 percent. Aggressive and unsafe driver behaviour is so dangerous that the provincial government amended the Highway Traffic Act to make common aggressive driving behaviours a violation of the law punishable by fines, license suspension and the possibility of serving six months in jail.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
A recent announcement by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario of changes it plans to implement in how it sets premiums for 300,000 businesses in the province might have drawn only passing interest from most people. Unless you own a business or you are a worker who has suffered an injury on the job, the WSIB goes about its work largely unnoticed.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
In major cities throughout Ontario, a large segment of the population relies on taxi cabs each day. As an example, there are more than 5,000 taxis driven by more than 10,000 licensed cab drivers in Toronto, and an estimated 60,000 people in the city make use of them each day. Taxis are a convenient way to get around, but cab drivers are as at risk to be involved in a collision with another vehicle as is any driver. When accidents occur, injured passengers could be left wondering about their compensation rights for the injuries they suffer.
Monday, 14 August 2017
Playgrounds offer an opportunity for children to get some exercise outdoors, but allowing your children to play on some of them could be increasing the risk of injury. News reports point to playgrounds in Ontario and throughout Canada as causing injuries to more than 28,000 children each year. The lack of regulations requiring upgrading of older equipment is one factor that could be causing so many children to be hurt on them, but there are other reasons as well.
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.
Friday, 09 June 2017
The shock caused by breaking glass and twisting metal as two motor vehicles collide can make it difficult to think clearly and make decisions. If there are injuries or property damage, a claim must be filed with your insurance company. Here are some tips to help you through the auto accident claims process following your Ontario accident.
Monday, 01 May 2017
There are some hearty souls who refuse to allow the Ontario winter weather to deter them from cooking on their outdoor grills, but the warmer summer weather is when neighbourhoods really come alive with friends and families enjoying backyard barbecues. For safety’s sake, it is important for hosts to be mindful of a few backyard BBQ safety tips to prevent accidents and injuries.