Driving While Drowsy a Leading Cause of Accidents

Thursday, 27 September 2018

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Drivers who do not get enough sleep are responsible for at least 20 percent of the motor vehicle accidents in the country and are as dangerous on the road as someone who is driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol according to a spokesman for the Canadian Automobile Association. Officials in Ontario report that 65 percent of fatal highway crashes and 42 percent of those only causing injuries on highways in the province were caused by fatigued drivers. Young adults between 17-24 years of age are at a greater risk than other drivers of being in a collision in which fatigue or drowsiness was a factor. Recognizing the signs of drowsy driving can help drivers and their passengers to stay safe on the highways.

Are liability waivers enforceable?

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Are liability waivers enforceable?

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If you are uncertain of its meaning when someone mentions a liability waiver, you’re in good company. Few people aside from lawyers and people working for insurance companies understand the full impact of a liability waiver, but many people put their signatures on them without hesitation. Chances are pretty good that you signed a liability waiver when you went skiing this winter and purchased the lift pass or rented skis. Before setting out for a day kayaking on your favorite river, you probably had to sign a liability waiver before joining your guide who would be leading the group. The legal effect of these documents is not as clear as you might expect considering how frequently you are asked to sign one of them.

Ontario introduces welcome changes to its Disability Support Program

Wednesday, 03 January 2018

Ontario introduces welcome changes to its Disability Support Program

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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.

How To Avoid Black Friday Injuries

Monday, 20 November 2017

How To Avoid Black Friday Injuries

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Saving money by doing your holiday shopping on Black Friday appears to have become a tradition in Canada. Millions of people will converge upon stores throughout the country to take advantage of the savings offered by retailers. The huge and frequently unruly crowds have caused injuries and even deaths throughout North America as people surge to get into a store as its doors open or fight with each other over merchandise. Here are a few tips for staying safe while bargain hunting in Ontario this Black Friday.

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