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Slater Vecchio

About Slater Vecchio

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

Lexis Practice Advisor Launch
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Slater Vecchio is honoured to have been selected by LexisNexis to contribute to the Lexis Practice Advisor Personal Injury Module. We are excited to share our experience in advancing the cases of persons who suffer personal injuries. Lexis Practice Advisor is a practical online resource designed to help practitioners and their teams to produce more…
What Happens to Your Brain During a Concussion?
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According to the Sports Concussion Institute, a concussion occurs when the brain moves rapidly inside the skull. The brain is a three-pound organ that floats in cerebral spinal fluid inside the skull. The spinal fluid acts as a shock absorber for minor impacts but it doesn’t provide total protection against concussion. Concussions are a common…
Halloween Safety Tips
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Halloween is an exciting time for children. With the distraction of candy and costumes children can easily forget safety tips. Here are some simple tips to keep Halloween a safe night for everyone. Motorists Drive slower than usual on residential streets. Don’t pass stopped vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings. Look for children at intersections,…
3 Bike Safety Tips for Fall and Winter
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According to the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), approximately 7,500 cyclists are injured on Canadian streets every year. Cycling is also a leading cause of hospitalization from unintentional injury in Canadian children under the age of 14. Whether you’re commuting to work or just cycling around your neighbourhood, always be alert, pay attention and plan ahead. Familiarize…
Top 5 Cycling Safety Blog Posts Since 2010
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The most popular cycling blog posts from the past five years focus on helmet safety, concussion prevention and cycling innovation. Helmets Protect, Just Not Against Concussions Sidney Crosby and Junior Seau both received concussions while wearing helmets. Helmets were designed to protect wearers from linear injuries such as when a person hits the ground or…
LifePaint: Invisible By Day, Luminous By Night
Ever year in the UK, over 19,000 UK cyclists are injured in roadside accidents. Due to these alarming statistics, Volvo created LifePaint, an invisible spray that protects bikers during the dark evenings. LifePaint is invisible by day and luminous by night. Volvo is confident that their new product will drastically reduce roadside cyclist deaths and…
Cycling Technology to Keep You Safe
During this time of year, staying visible as a cyclist is crucial. These new products focus on connecting drivers and cyclists to keep everyone safe on the road. Signaling at the tip of your fingers: Zackees has developed turn-signaling gloves to clarify cyclist intentions for drivers. Activated by touching your thumb to your index finger, the…
Road Rage Leads to Liability
Cycling Road Rage Nanaimo Court Case
Sometimes other motorists, including cyclists, can say or do things that irritate you. But is it worth stalking and intimidating someone in your vehicle to prove a point? In the case of Davies v. Elston, it wasn't. On a sunny October day in 2011, Jim Davies, an active 77-year old and experienced cyclist, rode along…
New Year’s Resolutions to Keep
                                Start off the New Year with Resolutions for a safer 2015: I will not use my mobile device while driving: It’s time to put your phone down while driving. No message is more important than someone’s life. I will…