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James Buckley

James Buckley

About James Buckley

James was part of the team of lawyers who joined Tony and Mike at the start up of Slater Vecchio LLP in 1998. James has only ever practiced in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury law.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
November 21, 2017
Signs of PTSD after a Car Accident
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common mental health problem suffered by people following a serious car accident. Knowing what to look for and how to get help can make a big difference in your recovery. The Canadian Mental Health Association defines PTSD as a mental illness following exposure to a traumatic situation involving death…
concussion recovery tips
June 14, 2017
Getting Back to Your Life after a Concussion
Whack! You’ve had a sudden knock to the head and suddenly you find yourself in pain and in a fog. A trip to the emergency room and a few doctor visits later and it’s confirmed: you have a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Whether you got it playing a contact sport, whiplash…
concussion breakthrough research
January 20, 2017
3 Recent Concussion Breakthroughs
Concussions are mysterious to many of us but medical science is getting better at understanding how to test, treat, and aid recovery from them. Here are three recent breakthroughs you should know about – two of them from right here in Canada. New blood test for concussions A Canadian team of researchers have made a…
damage of one concussion
December 2, 2016
One Concussion Is Too Many
All it takes is one blow to the head and your life can be changed forever. Concussions are becoming all too common, especially among young people. And new research is showing that the consequences of just one concussion can have long-term effects on your mental, intellectual, and physical abilities. Scientists from universities in the US,…
sport concussion in kids
September 20, 2016
Kids, Sports, and Concussions
A new sport season is about to kick off and that means all sorts of active fun. But are your kids playing it safe? If they do get hurt, do you know how to identify a concussion? And do you know what to do? These are questions every parent should be asking themselves whenever their…
long weekend drinking driving
August 30, 2016
End Holiday Weekend Drunk Driving
Holidays and long weekends make life all the more sweet. A family gathering, a night out with friends, and all too often, one drink too many. Unfortunately, they also come with a higher number of car crashes related to drinking and driving. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you are going…
swim safety for kids
July 26, 2016
Swim Safety for Kids
Last one in is a rotten egg! Summer’s here and there’s nothing like a dip in the water to cool off on a hot day. But whether it’s at a local lake or a backyard pool, a drowning tragedy can happen in seconds. Parents and kids need to remember that when it comes to water…
Furniture Safety Children
July 6, 2016
Dangers of Falling Furniture
There is something in your home posing a great risk to your children and their safety and you may not even be giving it a second thought. Furniture tip-overs are a common occurrence, resulting in some very serious injuries, even death. In the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that each year, 8,000 to…
Graduation Safety Vancouver
May 17, 2016
Road Safety a Priority for Graduation
Grade 12 students across British Columbia are anxiously counting down the final weeks of the academic calendar and their high school years. No doubt, graduation is a milestone in a young person’s life – a time filled with great anticipation and celebration. Whether it’s the prom or the parties or the graduation ceremony itself, it’s…
March 14, 2016
Will Stiffer Distracted Driving Penalties Save Lives?
Distracted driving is responsible for 80 deaths in BC every year. A 16-year-old Maple Ridge girl was killed by a train while texting and wearing headphones listening to music in 2014. A young woman from Victoriaville, Quebec was killed when her car slammed into a truck while texting her boyfriend. Could stiffer distracted driving penalties…