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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)

Tired? Don’t Drive!
I've blogged before about the dangers of driving while tired. And now the Province reports that a new study from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute shows just how serious a problem it is. The Institute installed cameras and sensors in 100 cars and gathered data for a year. This information showed that driver drowsiness contributes to at least 20%…
Will Your TV Hurt Your Children?
Every two weeks a child dies from a TV tipping over onto them. Every 45 minutes a child is admitted to the hospital for treatment from injuries suffered from a falling TV. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that more than 25,000 children are injured every year from tip-overs. And from 2000-2011, nearly…
Don’t Forget to Gain Your Sleep Back
It's that time of year again, one many look forward to: Day Light Savings! On Sunday, yes, we gained back our extra hour of sleep. But many of us celebrated by staying up extra late. And the disruption in our usual sleep patterns may have negatively impacted our concentration and alertness while driving. Studies show…
June Is Bike Month: Share the Road
June is Bike Month all across Canada. As cycling becomes more popular the City of Vancouver is working to improve road safety and reduce collisions between drivers and bicyclists. On high risk streets with the most crashes, the City is proposing to build new bike lanes on Commercial Drive, Point Grey Road, and Cornwall Avenue.…
Facebook – Only Half the Picture
At the end of March 2012, there were over 900 million active Facebook users. 300 million photos are added to Facebook every day. From family vacations, outings with friends, or just things you find interesting, Facebook is a great place to share your life. It is easy to upload and tag photos from anywhere. These…