When You’re in an Accident with an Uninsured Motorist
201705.30
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When You’re in an Accident with an Uninsured Motorist

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Most of us don’t expect to find ourselves in vehicular accidents with uninsured motorists. You purchased and paid for insurance, and expect other motorists to be responsible and law abiding and do the same. Unfortunately, there are still people who find themselves involved in accidents with other vehicles who have no insurance. In Ontario, uninsured…

The Importance of Wearing a Life Jacket
201705.11
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The Importance of Wearing a Life Jacket

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Wearing a life jacket is critically important for a variety of reasons. Anything can happen when sailing or water skiing and it is important to be prepared at all times. A life jacket can easily save your life if rough weather or high winds send you into the water. A life jacket helps us to…

Avoid Boating, Seadoo, and Jet Ski Accidents
201704.20
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Avoid Boating, Seadoo, and Jet Ski Accidents

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Spring has sprung and everyone seems ready to head to the lake or river for enjoyment on the water. Before joining the mad dash to the shore, put into practice these twelve ways to stay safer and avoid boating accidents. The five top reasons accidents occur on water include: ● Inattentive operator ● Inexperienced operator…

Cycling Safety This Season
201704.18
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Cycling Safety This Season

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Spring Cycling It’s finally warming up and there’s a fresh breeze in the air. Many Canadian cyclists hang up their helmets during the winter, but when springtime hits, they can’t wait to hit the open road (or the crowded city streets). Despite the lack of slippery surfaces, it’s still important to avoid obstacles, stay aware,…

Safety Precautions when Riding an ATV
201704.17
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Safety Precautions when Riding an ATV

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ATVs (or “all-terrain vehicles”) are notorious for some serious accidents. The vehicles can flip and seriously injure a driver with its massive weight. Head-on collisions occur with other vehicles, causing catastrophic injuries. In the event of an accident, find a lawyer dedicated to handling personal injury cases. To avoid ATV accidents and protect yourself, consider…

Occasions When Drivers Must Yield Right of Way
201703.31
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Occasions When Drivers Must Yield Right of Way

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To be a responsible driver, you must know when to wait your turn. This is especially true in the absence of traffic lights. Below are six scenarios in which you must yield the right of way, according to Ontario law: 1. You come to an intersection with no signs or lights, and another car approaches…

Winter Driving Tips for Safety
201702.27
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Winter Driving Tips for Safety

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Driving in bad weather can be dangerous, and costly. Avoid challenging circumstances and sticky legal situations by taking extra precautions and following some tips for winter driving: Create a Survival Kit When it starts to snow in some parts of Canada, it falls quickly and heavily. You may find your vehicle unexpectedly marooned in an…

How to Save Your Neck: Prevent “on-the-job” Injury
201702.08
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How to Save Your Neck: Prevent “on-the-job” Injury

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Life today revolves around technology. Working at a desk and/or computer is a requirement for many well-paying jobs or careers. Much of the working population find themselves sitting at a desk, in a stationary position, moving only our eyes, arms, fingers (and sometimes our toes) for hours on end. We often ignore the medical challenges…

Why Personal Injury Risk Increases During Winter
201701.27
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Why Personal Injury Risk Increases During Winter

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There are significantly more car accidents, collisions, and wrecks in winter than any other season. Law enforcement officials attribute this increase to winter weather, less sunlight (“shorter days”), and lower visibility. In Ontario (as well as much of Canada) snow can make driving difficult for all motorists. No matter how good a driver you may…

Zero Driving Visibility: A Canadian Nightmare
201701.11
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Zero Driving Visibility: A Canadian Nightmare

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Have you ever driven on a rainy QEW or the 401 and realized you could barely see brake lights in front of you? Has blowing snow covered your windshield, making driving terrifying and hazardous? Even fog can make it difficult to stay in your lane on regular city roads, especially in early morning or sundown…