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Month: March 2016

Proposed guards beneath trucks could save lives

Semi-trucks pose a unique risk to cyclists and pedestrians. That risk is getting sucked beneath these large vehicles. A Halifax councillor wants to see that risk reduced by forcing city trucks to include special guards that would prevent this from

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Invisible injuries can last a lifetime

The immediate injuries suffered in a car accident may heal in days, weeks or months. Things like broken bones and lacerations may just need time, proper medical care, and rest. However, experts warn that these may not be the only

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Spring Driving Tips

Now that temperatures are rising and snow is melting, we need to adapt our driving habits. Winter may be behind us, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that driving conditions are better. Here are 10 tips to help you drive safely

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Tips for getting the best Injury Claim Settlement

When you’re in the process of seeking compensation for the injuries you suffered following a motor vehicle accident, you are entering into an extended negotiation process with the insurance company. You will be dealing with an insurance adjuster whose job

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What exactly is a coma?

Catastrophic injuries are those that can affect victims for the remainder of their life. Spinal cord injuries and brain injuries are two possible catastrophic injuries. When it comes to brain injuries, a person can suffer from a minor injury or

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Tips for safe spring motorcycle riding

Spring is almost here and for many motorcyclists, that means it’s time to get riding. For those who are new to this adventure, there are some tips that can help you stay safe during spring riding. First, get a good

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You can’t prevent all accidents but you can take action after 1

Car accidents can lead to tragedy. While it isn’t possible for you to prevent all car accidents, it is possible for you to ensure that you are as prepared as possible before you hit the road. We know that you

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Broken Bone Injuries – Symptoms & Treatment

A motor vehicle accident can lead to serious injuries, such as broken bones. A bone will break when it can’t withstand the pressure exerted upon it, such as with the impact of a car accident. Signs and symptoms of broken

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Amputation Injury – Losing a limb in an accident

Motor vehicle collisions can cause serious injuries. Some may unfortunately lose a limb following an accident. After an amputation, you may experience suffering both physically and emotionally. Losing a limb can also have long-term impact on your quality of life,

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Pedestrian accidents are often due to negligent drivers

Nearly 300 pedestrians are killed in pedestrian accidents each year in Canada. These accidents are often the result of a driver not paying attention and slamming into the pedestrian. Even when a pedestrian isn’t killed in an accident, there can

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Lawyers Call for Public Inquiry into Medical Assessments of Injured

The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) is calling for the Ontario Government to conduct a public inquiry into medical assessments of people injured in motor vehicle accidents. The FAIR Association of Victims for Accidents Insurance Reform and OTLA have both

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When to see a doctor after a Motor Vehicle Accident

Meeting a doctor after a motor vehicle accident is very important. It’s a big mistake made by many to not seek medical attention rapidly. Not only can it put your health at risk, but it can also affect your claim

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