April 2016 Archives

Dog Bite Treatment and Prevention

dog-bite-640x278.jpgWhat You Need to Know After Experiencing a Dog Bite

Dogs are loyal friends, loving family members, and dedicated workers. Just like people, dogs are individuals with unique personalities and life experiences that can affect their behavior, sometimes for the worse. Although no dog maliciously wants to bite a person, accidents happen. With some extra preparation, you can prevent a dog bite from happening. However, if you, someone you care about, or even your own dog is bitten by another dog, you should know what steps to take to keep everyone safe.

Spring Motorcycle Safety in Ottawa

ottawa-injury-lawyer-motorcycle-640x278.jpgOttawa Injury Lawyer Discusses the Importance of Being Mindful on the Roads

As the warm weather approaches, drivers can expect to see more motorcyclists on the road. While sharing the road with motorcycles is nothing new to seasoned drivers, ask any Ottawa injury lawyer and they'll tell you that sometimes, these two varieties of traffic don't mix well-with occasionally tragic results. Motorcycle safety is a two-way street, and it's important to be mindful regardless of what you're driving. Here are a few important tips for being mindful on the roads and avoiding motorcycle accidents:

Workplace Safety Is a Team Effort

workplace-safety-personal-injury-658x278.jpgWhat Your Personal Injury Lawyer in Ottawa Wants You to Know

In the workplace, the safety of each worker is of paramount importance. There are multiple regulatory bodies and laws in place for exactly this purpose, including the Ontario Health and Safety Act (OHSA), the Canada Labour Code, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)-the latter should be familiar to anyone who's ever had an accident at work. All of them are based on the same basic tenet: that safety in the workplace is the responsibility of all, including employers and employees. And if you have been injured in the workplace and are discussing your case with a personal injury lawyer in Ottawa, their first step will be ensuring that both you and your employer held up your end when it came to ensuring safety.

Ottawa Law Firm Talks Uber, Insurance Gap

ottawa-law-firms-uber-658x278.jpgInsurance Coverage for Independent Drivers Carrying Customers Is Here, but What Does It Mean?

Do you use the popular ride-sharing service Uber? For many without their own cars-or who perhaps simply don't have a designated driver after a night at the bar-Uber has quickly outclassed traditional taxi services as the go-to for getting a drive. What makes it so special? Well, a lot of people love the convenience of the mobile application which simply allows them to input their current location and their destination, and then be matched with a driver. Automatic payments (and the ability to split those payments) are a nice feature, too. But for many, the biggest draw is the price. Because the UberX product matches users with drivers who are using their own vehicles (as opposed to licensed limo or taxi drivers), it can provide cheaper rate, since the overhead for the driver is lower. But as any Ottawa law firm may warn you, this price advantage comes at a major cost-and only now is it being addressed.

Ottawa Lawyers Talk Tattoo Liability

ottawa-lawyers-tattoo-liability-658x278.jpgBefore You Get Inked, Be Absolutely Certain You Are in Safe Hands

While your grandparents may insist that tattoos are for soldiers and sailors, the reality is that today, they are one of the most popular forms of self-expression among people of many ages. From small, decorative tattoos on fingers and behind ears to expansive murals on torsos, thighs, and sleeves, you'll see many creative and colourful pieces, and you may be considering getting one for yourself (especially as they begin to gain greater and greater acceptance in the workplace). This is a choice for you and you alone, but local Ottawa lawyers want to make sure that you do understand that there are associated risks, and how to avoid them (and having to launch a liability suit).

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