Safety tips for all drivers, and co-pilots, to keep mind before heading out on the road.
Yesterday, the clocks turned back one hour.
The Canada Day long weekend is a time for outdoor fun and cooling off in the water. There are many ways that people engage in water sports but often getting into the water means diving from a dock, pier, platform, balcony or boat. These activities, while fun, can be fraught with hidden dangers when diving into unfamiliar waters.
The government is proposing significant changes to auto insurance that would significantly reduce the benefits available to those who have been catastrophically impaired.
When you have been injured in a motor vehicle crash it is very important to seek the assistance of a lawyer as soon as possible.
It can be painful to pay income tax. As Canadians we see a very significant percentage of our income go the government.
Extreme sports is a growing industry that is profiting from the human desire to experience the adrenaline rush associated with risk-laden activities.
The leaves are gone and the snow has returned. Winter is back! With the return of winter comes the return of ski season.
Are municipalities getting nailed with lawsuits for kids and families tobogganing on city property? Absolutely not! Are they held responsible when they know someone will get hurt, but do nothing about it? Sometimes, but it is extremely rare.
By now, most people have heard the story of Jennifer Hucuulak-Kimmel. She and her husband travelled to Hawai’i on October 27, 2013, while Jennifer was 24 weeks pregnant.
Recent research on concussions in children now indicates that even the mildest concussions need to be treated with “brain rest” to avoid injuries that can possibly have long-lasting effects on children.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada (“MADD Canada”) estimates that 1,082 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Canada in 2010 due to impaired driving. MADD Canada further estimates that approximately 63,821 injuries occurred in impairment-related crashes in 2010 (roughly 175 per day).
December is a festive time of year. Often times, company holiday parties are a way for company owners to show their appreciation to their staff and spouses for the work that they do all year.
It looks like we are in for a lot of snow this season. Drive safe by following these easy winter driving safety tips.
Schools will often provide field trips and activities to enhance the students’ enjoyment and interest in education. These trips can be fun and exciting for your child. However, these trips may come with a certain level of risk.
Many of us will plan to host or attend a special event this holiday season. Whatever the celebration, it is likely that alcohol may be part of the festivities.
Now that we are well into the fall and another school year has started, seas of yellow school buses are once again active in our neighbourhoods. School buses can be quite large and make frequent stops, picking up and dropping off students at their homes and schools throughout the day.
The benefits of living an active lifestyle are becoming ever more widely known. As a result, our community is increasingly involved in sports and recreation. Most of us understand that there is an inherent or acceptable risk of injury associated with playing sports.
The statistics are clear. Vehicle occupants who fail to wear a seatbelt are much more likely to injure themselves in the event of a crash than those who do.
TBIs have become a pervasive feature of the Canadian social landscape. Where, 30 years ago, certain kinds of trauma to a person’s head would have been fatal, medical advancements now result in more people surviving. This, in turn, means that an increased number of Canadians live with the ongoing effects of a TBI.
Secondary drowning is difficult to detect because it comes on gradually. The victim will walk and talk as if there is nothing wrong, but sudden changes in personality, awareness, or energy levels after a near-drowning experience may indicate an underlying problem.
Manufacturers have a duty to take reasonable care to protect the consumers of their products from harm.
Enough of this war on our streets between drivers and cyclists. The real problem is that governments are not protecting everyone who uses our roads.
While helmets may not prevent concussion, they are an effective piece of safety equipment when participating in sports that take place on hard surfaces.
Early Diagnosis & Rehabilitation is the key to a successful future in Paediatric Brain Injuries.
Biking can be a great form of commuting, exercise, and recreation, there are some important things to keep in mind while cycling.
What rights do cruise ship passengers have if they get injured as a result of negligence?
Bill Anderson from Classical 96.3FM interviewed Roger Oatley from the PIA on Thursday 24th April to talk about the PIA and how advertising for Personal Injury Law firms has changed over the past decade.
In Ontario, Bill 203 appears to have had a positive effect, the one thing that remains certain is that speeding remains the second most common contributor to motor vehicle fatalities.
Get The Facts about why you need a Personal Injury Alliance lawyer.
While some birth injuries are unavoidable, others can occur because of failure to respond to complications during a woman’s pregnancy or delivery.
Be safe on the roads this spring, report any potholes and road damage to the city for repair.
Distracted driving has been on the rise, now Ontario drivers face new penalties.
What happens when an injury occurs outside the normal standards of snowmobile insurance coverage?
It’s a homeowner’s responsibility to clear ice and snow from their property to avoid the risk of injury.
Juries are a crucial part of the justice system and serving on one can be quite interesting.
Helpful tips to keep you safe while having fun this winter.
Will mandatory helmet legislation save lives?
Helpful tips to keep you safe on Ontario’s icy winter roads.
How liable are you as a party host? Read our blog post if you plan on having a party this holiday season.
John McLeish, Partner at McLeish Orlando, talks to Peter Athanasopoulos of Outspoken! Magazine about what to expect after selecting legal representation.
Top tips for keeping safe when the clocks roll back this weekend.
Cycling at night is dangerous without the following required safety equipment.
Kids often get bumps and bruises at school but a serious injury can have a negative impact on a child’s future. Read on to learn what to do if your child is seriously injured.
Roger Oatley of Oatley, Vigmond LLP, interviewed by Peter Athanasopoulos in Outspoken! Magazine, talks about selecting the right personal injury lawyer for complex spinal cord injury cases.
Drivers and Riders are responsible for road safety, car and motorcycles alike.
A ‘bicycle’ is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, which means cyclists and drivers share equal rights and responsibilities when it comes to the road.
Whenever you’re operating an all-terrain vehicle, the law firms of the Personal Injury Alliance have some helpful tips to keep you safe.
How safe is each major mode of transportation?
9 things that will not help someone with a brain injury.
Whether it’s up north to the cottage, or swimming in one of Ontario’s fresh water lakes the Personal Injury Alliance has some safety tips to keep in mind when in, on or around the water.
Look before you leap this August Bank Holiday Weekend!
Know your rights when it comes to Accident Benefits.
Motorcycle safety gear gets sophisticated.
The cost of visiting someone injured in a motor vehicle accident is recoverable.
Judge finds cyclist liable for injuring other cyclist during a charity ride.
It’s important to the member firms of the PIA that all accident victims receive the best legal representation following a life-altering accident. To share this message, the PIA released a 30 second tv spot with Alan Farrer, the managing lawyer of the PIA, speaking to these shared values.
As temperatures rise, so will the number of Canadians driving vehicles out of town, read on for helpful information about litigating an out-of-province accident.
Whether you’re operating a sailboat, speed boat, jet ski or canoe, the law firms of the Personal Injury Alliance have some summer boating safety tips for you to follow.
As a pool owner, it’s time to consider the steps you need to take to protect yourself from liability.