Author Archives: Nicole Kelly

Nicole Kelly

About Nicole Kelly

Nicole joined Slater Vecchio in May 2010. She has been involved with personal injury files arising out of motor vehicle accidents, sports and recreation and occupier's liability.

February.7.2017
Steps for Childproofing Stairways
safe children on stairs
It may be a few small steps for you, but to a little child a staircase could be a giant leap or tumble to a serious injury. Each year, thousands of children are hurt on stairs and most of these are completely preventable falls. Whether it’s up to bedrooms, down to the basement, or to…
December.28.2016
Childproof Your Kitchen
safer kitchen for kids
Parents have a lot of worries when it comes to home safety for their kids. But there’s one room in the house that provides both nourishment and danger – the kitchen. It’s full of knives, burners, and interesting places for kids to climb around and explore. We continue our series of helpful tips for childproofing…
November.17.2016
Childproof Your Living Room
living room safety for kids
As a parent, you worry endlessly about protecting your kids but you may be overlooking a major problem area. Your living room is a kid hazardous zone. That glass coffee table or that ultra-modern media centre with the slick TV and sharp corners may look great to you, but to a toddler they represent danger…
May.10.2016
Is Your Open House a Safe House?
Open House Safety
A man trips and falls in a hole on a driveway and seriously injures himself. He sues the homeowner. The homeowner argues that the hole had been there for years and no one had tripped before. The court rules that, even though the likelihood of injury was small, it did not diminish the danger. The…
February.9.2016
Concussion Increases Suicide Risk
concussion suicide
Adults who suffer "mild" concussion injuries are three times more likely to die by taking their own lives than the rest of the population according to a recent Canadian study. Researchers suggest a better long-term follow-up for concussion patients. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found There was an average delay of…
December.5.2015
Winter Driving Tips
winter driving vancouver
Winter driving presents challenges for BC drivers including slippery roads, limited visibility, and subzero temperatures. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday season. Scrape snow and ice off your vehicle before driving. Frosty windows and snow falling from your roof will limit your visibility. Always remember to clear headlights…
May.26.2015
Concussion Safety through Education
Concussion safety Vancouver
Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority, especially when engaging in sports. The serious, cumulative, and long-lasting effects of concussions cannot be overstated. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If…