Common Pedestrian Injuries

Pedestrian injuries are an unfortunate fact of life, particularly in urban environments. As personal injury lawyers, we often represent pedestrians who have suffered injuries caused by motor vehicles. As would be expected, these injuries are often severe. Many factors...

Safety Tips for Winter Motorcycle Riding

Motorcycle riding can be dangerous at the best of times. A study by ICBC found that only two per cent of BC drivers were motorcyclists, and yet they were 15 times more likely than drivers of other vehicles to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. While winter...

Many Car Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue

Motor vehicle accidents have many causes. One that doesn’t get as much attention as it should is driver fatigue. But that’s starting to change. Calgary Police recently warned that they have seen an increase in the number of collisions caused by driver fatigue. As of...

Does the Colour of My Car Affect My Safety?

Vehicle colour does affect safety and car accidents. Various studies make this clear. But the precise findings might surprise you. One study found that drivers perceive red as the safest vehicle colour, probably because of its association with safety equipment. The...

How to Avoid a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

Here are a few suggestions to avoid a motor vehicle accident claim: Drive Defensively This requires a shift in mindset. Don’t think only in terms of what other drivers are likely to do, or what would be reasonable for them to do. Instead, think in terms of what is...

Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are a common — and often tragic — fact of life in Canada. There were 2,227 motor vehicle fatalities across the country in 2010, according to Transport Canada. The number of people injured in motor vehicle accidents was much larger...

The Distracted Driving Bugbear

There has been much discussion in the media lately about texting or talking on the phone while driving. Alberta recently introduced its own version of a “distracted driving law.” While reading the blog offerings of my colleagues around the country, I came...

Drivers Responsible for Their Passengers

A young girl recently died when she was ejected from her vehicle when it was struck by another vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway. This happened near Valley Ridge in the Calgary area. The girl was not wearing a seat belt. I feel it’s important to draw some...