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About Slater Vecchio

Slater Vecchio is a boutique plaintiff personal injury law firm located in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

March.18.2016
Death and Distracted Driving
A recent tweet by the Richmond RCMP has gained a lot of attention over the past week. The tweet consists of a picture of an individual’s driving record with 12 distracted driving infractions since 2011. The driver has now received two more distracted driving tickets in just 10 days. Distracted driving is a serious concern.…
March.16.2016
Protect Your Pet
A recent accident in Vancouver is a warning to all pet owners to secure their pets when riding in their car. In this unfortunate accident a 12 year old Jack Russell terrier “Radar” was sleeping in the passenger seat of her dog walker’s car.  The car was t-boned by another car and Radar died instantly when…
March.16.2016
New Brain Scanning Technique for Detecting Concussions
A new brain scanning technique developed at UBC can show how concussions damage the brain. These findings question the effectiveness of the tools doctors currently use when assessing and treating concussions. To test this technique, researchers scanned the brains of male and female UBC hockey players before the start of the season. Multiple scans were…
March.14.2016
Vancouver’s Bike Share Program Approved
Vancouver has approved a public bike share program with 1,500 bikes at 150 solar-powered stations. Vancouver will have the largest public smart-bike share system in North America according to Jerry Dobrovolny, the city's general manager of engineering services. The program’s proposed start date is June 15 when the city expects to have 1,000 bikes ready…
March.14.2016
Do Bike Helmets Prevent Concussions?
It's a beautiful day in Vancouver and you're cycling around the seawall. Without warning, a cyclist riding in front of you abruptly stops resulting in you taking a nasty spill. Will your bike helmet prevent a concussion? Dr. Cirelle Rosenblatt, clinical director with Advanced Concussion Clinic in Vancouver, said “When you’re an unprotected cyclist, whether…
January.15.2016
Distracted Walking
Texting and walking dangers
Have you bumped into someone on the sidewalk while texting? You're not alone. According to News1130, thousands of people are crashing into each year due to distracted walking - they can't take their eyes off their smartphone. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conducted a survey on distracted walking because most people believe they aren't…
January.8.2016
Top 10 Slater Vecchio Blog Posts of 2015
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10. Social media and personal injury claims A BC Judge shows how courts interpret social media posts that appear to contradict an injury claim. Read more... 9. White brain matter, depression and concussions Have you had a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury? Do you suffer from symptoms of irritability, depression, and anxiety? A…
January.3.2016
A Seatbelt for Your Brain
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A local Vancouver company has begun selling a helmet sticker, BrainShield, designed to prevent concussions. According to The Vancouver Sun, BrainShield is compatible with all helmets, and it has the potential to reduce head injuries for sports teams, cyclists and motorcycle riders. "It can significantly reduce the sharp twisting and compression of the brain," said…
December.23.2015
Do Helmets Prevent Concussions?
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According to CBC, Reebok-CCM has been told by the Competition Bureau that it cannot claim its hockey helmets prevent concussions. A Virginia Tech study found helmets don't prevent concussions, though they will protect against skull fractures. Researchers assessed the effectiveness of helmets based on the rotational and linear acceleration that occurs in a concussion or…