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The Top 10 Most Bike-Friendly Areas in Vancouver

Published on May 23, 2019 at 2:46 pm in Bicycle Accidents.

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As a cyclist, you may be interested in knowing where the safer areas to ride are located in the city. The city of Vancouver has a detailed map that lists the various lanes that you can use to make a route that you’re comfortable with. Perhaps sticking to the safer areas will decrease your chances of getting harmed in a bicycle collision because the routes are more defined, protected, and motorists will be more aware in these places.

5 Facts You May Not Know About Vancouver Auto Insurance Laws

Published on May 9, 2019 at 2:52 pm in Car Accidents.

Whether you’ve had your auto insurance policy for years or you’re in the market for a new one, it’s important to understand how Vancouver’s auto insurance laws work. This will ensure you are following your legal obligations and have access to the resources you need in the event you are in a car accident. Let’s take a look as five facts you may not know about auto insurance laws in Vancouver.

How Homeowners Can Prepare for Warm Weather

Published on May 1, 2019 at 6:40 pm in Slip and Fall.

While warmer weather brings thoughts of days lounging in the pool and family picnics, if you’re a homeowner there are things you need to do to prepare your property for the warm weather. When maintaining a home, some owners only think about what needs to be maintained in the wintertime – especially when ice and snow are concerned. Many don’t realize that there are potential hazards that could put visitors in danger in the warmer weather, as well. In order to avoid any premises liability or slip and fall issues, you’ll want to take the following tips into consideration when preparing your home for the warm weather.

Identifying the Signs of Shock After a Car Wreck

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 2:21 pm in Car Accidents.

When people think about car accident injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and burns often come to mind first. Not every injury is visible, however. Sometimes, the most dangerous injuries are the ones that impact the body and mind from the inside.

Immediately following a collision, it’s possible the people involved could go into a state of shock. This condition can be psychological or physical. While the psychological shock is likely to wear off within a few hours, the physical condition can result in serious complications, medical emergencies, and even death.

Most shock victims aren’t able to identify the signs of the condition themselves, so if you’ve been in a car accident being able to recognize the signs could save someone’s life. To understand the signs and symptoms associated with the condition, you first have to understand the different types of shock the body can go into.

What Other Sports Cause Brain Injuries?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 2:34 pm in Brain Injury.

Even a minor brain injury has the potential to completely change the course of a person’s life. While sport-related injuries rarely result in fatalities, sports and other recreational activities account for a significant number of traumatic brain injuries – especially among those between the ages of five and 19.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately 46,000 children and teens are diagnosed with concussions in emergency departments every year. The majority of these injuries occur while participating in a sport. While it’s common to associate brain injuries with hockey, there are a number of sports that can pose a risk to players. If you or a family member participates in sports, it’s crucial to understand what the risks are for sustaining a brain injury, and what can be done to reduce the chance of getting hurt.

The Hidden Dangers of Repeated Concussion Injuries

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm in Brain Injury.

Head injuries are among the most catastrophic because a person’s cognition, motor skills, and memory can be negatively impacted. While it may seem like a minor concussion isn’t a big deal, especially because of how commonly they occur in activities like sports, repeated head injuries can cause life-altering brain conditions and diseases.

Recognizing the hidden dangers of repetitive concussions is important if you or a loved one has sustained multiple injuries. You may be able to seek medical treatments to prevent serious deterioration. If you know you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, our attorneys maye able to help you take legal action.

Why Do Spinal Injuries Rarely Fully Heal?

Published on Feb 28, 2019 at 5:09 pm in Spinal Injuries.

Severe accidents can often result in severe injuries. One of the most devastating is a spinal injury. They can take a long time to recover and sometimes they don’t fully heal. Why do spinal injuries rarely heal? Let’s look at the facts about these types of injuries:

Understanding the Severity of Spinal Injuries

When someone suffers from a spinal injury, the spinal cord experiences trauma and the nerve cells are damaged. Those cells don’t regenerate, meaning that’s it’s highly unlikely someone will fully recover from a serious spinal injury.

It’s important to know that the spinal cord doesn’t need to be severed for damage to occur. The injury can still result in the loss of function.

How Do Canadian Hit-and-Run Accident Laws Work?

Published on Jan 24, 2019 at 3:13 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents are jarring experiences for everyone involved. After one occurs, the drivers usually exit their vehicles, exchange information, report the incident to the police if they have to, and then move on from there. But what happens when the person who caused the accident flees the scene? These situations, called hit-and-run accidents, are serious criminal offenses.

It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with Vancouver’s hit-and-run accident laws so you’re aware of what you’re supposed to do after a car accident and what the other person failed to do.

How to Avoid Causing an Accident in Winter Weather

Published on Jan 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm in Car Accidents.

While wintertime brings holidays and winter sports, the first major snowfall of the year is often accompanied by an increase in auto accidents. As a result, many suffer from preventable injuries and some even lose their lives. While Vancouver may not see a significant amount of snow each year, this can make it even more dangerous because drivers aren’t prepared when it does fall.

It’s important to remember there are ways you can avoid car crashes and keep yourself and your passengers safe in winter weather. In order to know how to avoid accidents, it’s important to know why they happen. Let’s take a look at the top causes of winter car accidents.

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