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James Richards

About James Richards

James Richards has been with Slater Vecchio since 1999 and became a partner in 2007. James practices in the area of Personal Injury, focusing on cases involving traumatic brain injury (TBI)

8 Reasons Why Kids Should Play Contact Sports
Should you enroll your kids in contact sports? It’s a question more and more parents are struggling to answer. Not surprising, given the vast body of research highlighting the dangers of concussions and head injuries in youth sports. While our national hockey teams have proven their dominance at the international level, recent surveys have found…
Safety Improvement Project Begins on Stanley Park Causeway
The Province has committed to improving safety along the Stanley Park causeway. The project was prompted by the tragic death of a 61-year-old cyclist last May. Surveying is slated to begin later this month. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says they will spend three weeks looking at the existing infrastructure along the 2.2 km…
Overexposed? Review Your Privacy Settings on Facebook
When was the last time you looked at your Facebook privacy settings? You can review what personal information is available to the public by following these steps: Click the Privacy Shortcuts icon in the top right of the Facebook utility bar Click Who can see my stuff? Click View as under What do other people…
Are you ever too old to drive?
A recent article in the Globe and Mail adds fuel to a sensitive debate relating age to driver competency. A few facts: There are more than 3.5 million people over the age of 65 driving on Canadian roads. Seniors are the most collision-prone drivers on a per-kilometer basis. Seniors have some of the highest insurance…
Province Commits to Improving Safety on Stanley Park Causeway
At last, an update about the future of the Stanley Park Causeway. It sounds encouraging. The province has made a commitment to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety along the Causeway. The initiative comes a few months after a 61-year-old cyclist died after colliding with a bus. There have been three recorded cyclist accidents on the…
Growing Support for Vancouver’s Separated Bike Lanes
The bike lane controversy in Vancouver continues. This time the debate surrounds a proposal for a new route in Kitsilano along the Point Grey-Cornwall corridor. Those opposed are quick to criticize Mayor Gregor Robertson. A new Kits resident himself, "Mayor Moonbeam" will have bike lanes "right to the office," writes one sarcastic critic. Many oppose bike…
“CATTching” on to Concussion Care
Dr. Shelina Babul works in the Department of Pediatrics at UBC's Faculty of Medicine. She also specializes in sports injury at BC Children's Hospital. Her work has put her on the receiving end of an increasing number of calls from concerned parents of kids who have suffered a concussion. That's the good news: that parents…
Cyclist Safety on the Stanley Park Causeway
A cyclist was killed on the Stanley Park Causeway Saturday evening when she came in contact with a pedestrian on the shared sidewalk causing her to fall into traffic. The tragedy occurred only two days before Vancouver's bike-to-work week and has fueled an ongoing debate about bike lanes in the city. Those in favour of…
Stay Safe this Long Weekend
Sugar rushes from too much chocolate might not be the only thing you suffer from this long weekend if you're not careful. The Province reports that ICBC stats show an average of four deaths and over six hundred injuries over this long weekend in B.C. Over half of these accidents occur in the Lower Mainland.…