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Publish on: July 13, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Unfortunately, drowning is the second leading cause of death in children in Canada. While many drownings occur at the pool or the lake, most infant drownings occur in bathtubs and other small amounts of water. Toddlers are more likely to drown in swimming pools, but ponds, rivers, and lakes can also be a serious threat. … Continue reading Drowning Prevention

Publish on: July 11, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), there are nearly 1,000 bicycle accidents that involve a vehicle and cause injuries or death every year in the Lower Mainland. By comparison, in 2016, there were more than 1,000 cyclists and pedestrians hit on Toronto streets by June. Bicycle safety is obviously a serious concern … Continue reading What to do If You Have Been in a Cycling Accident

Publish on: July 6, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

When you drive a rental car, you are often in an unfamiliar vehicle with different controls and operations than your own. You are also frequently on roads you do not recognize in places you have never been before. The combination can increase your likelihood of being involved in a car accident. If you are in … Continue reading What to Do If You Get into an Accident while Driving a Rental Car

Publish on: July 4, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Between 2010 and 2014, an average of seven pedestrians lost their lives every year in motor vehicle collisions in the city of Vancouver. In fact, in 2014, pedestrians were 36% of the total accident fatalities in Vancouver. According to Transport Canada, nearly 15% of all road traffic deaths involve pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrian safety continues to … Continue reading Pedestrian Safety

Publish on: June 29, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Saturday, July 1, 2017, is Canada Day, and this year is an especially exciting celebration as Canada is turning 150 this year. In 1867, four provinces united to form Canada, and Canadians everywhere will be celebrating by participating in parades, festivals, and other displays of Canadian pride. Many cities put on their own fireworks shows … Continue reading How to Have a Safe Canada Day

Publish on: June 27, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Summer is nearly upon us, and for most, that means getting outdoors and enjoying nature and the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, as engagement in outdoor activities rises, so do the potential for injuries and even death. Between 2006 and 2010, for example, British Columbia saw an average of 58 people pass away due to adventure activities … Continue reading Outdoor Adventure Injury Risk

Publish on: June 22, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Travel can be dangerous. It can also be more expensive than you had planned if accidents or unexpected events disrupt your plans. As you make your summer travel plans this year, you may want to consider the possibility of getting travel insurance. Travel insurance can help you with a variety of issues that may crop … Continue reading How do Travel Accident Compensation Claims Work?

Publish on: June 20, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Mild traumatic brain injuries are commonly known as concussions. These injuries are often caused by a blow, jolt, or bump on the head. Anytime the brain hits up against the wall of the skull, a concussion can result. Mild traumatic brain injuries can technically range from mild to severe, depending on how the injury occurred … Continue reading Preventing Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

Publish on: June 15, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve near Tofino and Ucluelet is getting a new program to help prevent swimming accidents and drownings in the area. The CoastSmart Program is based on similar programs in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Hawaii. It will be the first coastal safety program in Canada. The Coast Smart Program in Action … Continue reading Swimming Safety Tips

Publish on: June 13, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Financial abuse against elderly individuals is far more prominent than most people realize. In fact, in 2015 alone and estimated 25,000 elderly Canadians were financially harmed. In a 2014 survey, approximately 40% of seniors said that they had been financially abused in the past. Unfortunately, this abuse may be caused by individuals in whom you place … Continue reading Elder Financial Abuse: How to Protect Yourself