Author Archives: Michael Slater QC

Michael Slater QC

About Michael Slater, QC

Michael Slater QC is the founding partner of Slater Vecchio. The majority of his practice is confined to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury cases.

April.18.2017
Driving and Marijuana: A Dangerous Combination?
legalizing marijuana in Canada driving dangers
A recent study in BC showed that among frequent marijuana users, 80% of men and 75% of women admitted to driving after consuming marijuana in the previous month. While some will claim they are “better drivers” when they’re high, evidence says otherwise. According to that same study “acute marijuana use approximately doubles the rate of…
April.11.2017
Helping Kids Recover from Sports Concussions
preventing sport concussions in kids
You’re in the stands cheering on your kid as he or she is playing their favourite sport, when suddenly, they take a hard hit to the head. You panic, rush to the sidelines, and make sure they are alright. Checking for signs of a possible concussion, you and the coach agree to remove your child…
March.14.2017
Are Distracted Driving Laws Tough Enough?
texting and driving canada
Marc Garneau was the first Canadian in space, but now as the federal Minister of Transport, he’s blasting off again – this time against distracted driving in this country. Just recently, Garneau came out in support of creating a consistent set of rules and penalties for distracted driving from coast to coast, especially when it…
December.31.2016
7 Resolutions for a Safe 2017
safe 2017
Every new year means new resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, saving money, or spending more time with loved ones, it’s good to start the year with new goals. But if you’re tired of the old clichéd goals or don’t want to have to fight the January lineups at the gym, we have seven ideas that…
November.9.2016
Are You a Petextrian?
dangers of texting and walking
Like an army of zombies left over from an apocalypse or a cheesy horror flick, you see them everywhere – people walking around, absorbed in their mobile phones. They’re texting or checking social media but they’re not paying attention to where they are going. Tripping on a curb or bumping into a pole might amuse…
October.4.2016
Bike Safety at Night
biking at night safety tips
With summer behind us, the days ahead are shorter and darker. If you’re a cyclist in the Vancouver area, that means a change of clothing and a change of mindset. While most other Canadians are locking up their bikes for the season, milder weather on the West Coast allows us to cycle year-round. But biking…