Thursday, 12 July 2018
Law enforcement personnel from across Ontario are coming together to make roadways throughout the province safer this summer by combining their resources to eliminate street racing by stepping up enforcement of the law prohibiting it. Before the campaign began, Ontario Provincial Police had already stepped up enforcement efforts in the wake of 21 speed-related deaths in the province so far this year.
Friday, 16 February 2018
Children always seem to be doing something. Whether riding a bicycle or playing an organized sport, the activities children participate in putting them at risk of suffering a concussion due to an injury to the head. The Government of Canada reports that 64 percent of hospital emergency department visits by children between 10 and 18 years of age are related to sports or other physical activities, and doctors determined that 39 percent of those children were diagnosed with concussions and another 24 percent were suspected of having concussions. Given those statistics, here is what every parent needs to know about their children and concussions.
Monday, 01 January 2018
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.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Last year proved to be the deadliest on record in Toronto in terms of pedestrian fatalities. Of the 43 people who lost their lives, 86 percent were 55 years of age or older. Police in the city reported 1,958 collisions involving motor vehicles and pedestrians. Equally as alarming were statistics released by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation revealing 96 pedestrians killed throughout the province. The total number of accidents resulting in pedestrian deaths or injuries was 4,189 in Ontario.
Friday, 13 October 2017
It is estimated that more than 400,000 drivers in Ontario do not have insurance covering their vehicles in the event of an accident. This situation exists even though it is the law in the province for all motor vehicles to have insurance to cover medical costs, lost wages, and the other damages suffered by a victim injured in a collision. The provincial government estimates that at least 2,100 motorist each year are involved in collisions without having the mandatory insurance coverage on their vehicles.
Wednesday, 06 September 2017
When an accident victim meets with a Toronto lawyer to talk about filing a claim for compensation, a topic that must be touched upon is the difference between pain and suffering awards in the U.S. and Canada. News stories about multimillion dollar awards for pain and suffering in the U.S. simply do not happen in Canada. Actually, to be more accurate, they cannot happen because of a series of court decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada that have come to be known collectively as “the trilogy.”
Wednesday, 02 August 2017
Buying a used vehicle can be a gamble. You might end up with a great car at a bargain price, or you might be acquiring someone else’s headache. Fortunately for folks in Ontario, Canada, there is a program to help you avoid getting an unsafe vehicle, but you still have to be smart about how you shop.
Monday, 03 July 2017
Auto insurance requirements differ from one province to another in Canada. While all provinces require drivers to carry liability coverage to protect third parties injured by your vehicle and accident benefits coverage to pay your medical expenses if you are injured, the minimum amount of coverage a driver must carry depends on the province in which you live. If you live in Ontario, there are a few things you should know to ensure you obtain the right car insurance.
Friday, 05 May 2017
If you are headed out to the beach, pool, lake, park, or festival this summer, you need to be aware of the dangers of sun exposure. Sun exposure can cause skin cancer, heat stroke, sunburn, and other heat-related illnesses. Infants, young children, and senior adults are at the highest risk for sun-related illnesses during the summer. Make sure that you take steps to avoid illness and injury this summer by protecting yourself and your family from the sun.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
What to do and say following a car accident might not be something on the mind of the average Ontario motorist. A safety-conscious driver is probably not thinking about being involved in a collision. However, according to a report produced by the Ministry of Transportation in Toronto, almost 65,000 vehicles were involved in collisions on Ontario roadways resulting in personal injury or death in a single year. Drivers who know their legal obligations in advance might avoid legal issues and criminal penalties when an accident happens.