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How Does the Law Treat Parking Lot Accidents?

Parking lots can be dangerous, with potentially two thirds of drivers  distracted by their phones while driving in a parking lot. Parking lot accidents are common, and due to the low speeds involved, usually fairly minor. However, the slow speeds in parking lots can make drivers feel safe to text or make calls, and serious […]

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Travel Insurance Claim Denied? Some Common Reasons Why

Getting hurt or sick on vacation is inconvenient at best, and having to make a claim against your travel insurance policy is complicated and time consuming. When your insurer denies your claim, the inconvenience becomes a very serious financial problem. The right legal advice can help get your claim resolved more quickly. Was your travel […]

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Preventing Elder Neglect – Know The Signs

Elder abuse is a “catch all” term that includes physical, sexual or emotional abuse of an elderly person, or taking advantage of their financial assets. It can also take the form of neglect by a caregiver or family member. Older adults are targeted because they are perceived as being vulnerable. In many cases, the victims […]

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Celebrate Safely at the Cottage This Canada Day

Cottages and campgrounds will be busy this long weekend as Canadians celebrate the 150th anniversary of confederation. Unfortunately, a careless moment at the cottage can sometimes result in a serious injury, leading to weeks or even months of recovery. Who is responsible for an injury that happens at the cottage? In some cases, an accident […]

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Why a “Dash Cam” Can Be a Good Investment

Dashboard cameras, or “dash cams” are increasingly common in Ontario. Have you considered whether you should have one of these devices? After a motor vehicle accident, they can provide valuable evidence. How do dash cams work? The camera is usually mounted to the car’s interior, such as the upper windscreen or top of the dashboard. […]

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Distracted Driving a Factor in 80% of Accidents

Distracted driving, including texting and driving, is now a contributing factor in 80% of the collisions that occur on Canadian roads. Deaths resulting from distracted driving collisions have doubled since 2000. Last week, the York Regional Police charged 144 drivers with distracted driving, which carries a $490 fine and three demerit points. Police are catching […]

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