Safety Category Archives

Stay Safe Overseas: Roadblocks of International Injury Cases

For most, travelling south for a winter vacation away from the cold weather, work, and other responsibilities is a trip to paradise. But travelers should be aware that if an accident or a tragedy strikes, it may be difficult, if not impossible to seek proper compensation for the loss.

The Death Knell for Waivers? Not Quite.

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In December 2008, Elizabeth Woodhouse was injured during a skiing trip with her spouse and grandson at a ski facility run by Snow Valley Resorts. The lawsuit that followed, Woodhouse v. Snow Valley Resorts, breaks new ground for waivers of liability in Ontario. Liability Forms Liability forms are legal documents that are intended to reduce a person or company’s risk of being liable for accidents …

3 Things You Should Do Before Lending Your Vehicle

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When friends or family members ask to borrow your vehicle, you may be inclined to agree without giving it much thought. While allowing someone to borrow your vehicle is legal in Ontario, it is important to understand the potential risks before handing over the keys.

Could this Reality Show Make Ontario Roads Safer?

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On January 3, 2017 the Discovery Channel debuted Heavy Rescue: 401, a reality show that follows emergency rescue and recovery towing operators on Ontario’s 400-series highways. The show follows on the heels of Highway Thru Hell, a highly successful program filmed in the British Columbia interior which finished its fifth season in 2016. The program is a pleasure to watch. Tow operators compete to be …

RIDE Program Begins Seasonal Crackdown on Impaired Motorists

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The holiday season is here, which means the return of festive spirit, quality time with friends and family, and unfortunately… increased numbers of impaired drivers. The latest Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program launched on November 24 in anticipation of the holiday season. By December, the random spot check initiative led by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had already resulted in over 100 impaired driving charges. Whether this year’s …

How to Choose the Best Car Seat for Your Child

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This fall, many parents have brought their little ones back to school or daycare. Parents undoubtedly take the time to carefully consider where their child will attend and make every effort to ensure that they are in a safe learning environment. However, parents should also turn their minds to the safety of their child’s commute and take the same care in selecting a car seat. This article will help the busy parent make the right choice and use it properly.