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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.

Bionic Hand Assisted by iLimb iPhone App
For a young man with a prosthetic hand, the phrase"there's an app for that" has a whole new meaning. Jason Koger lost both his hands in an electrocution accident caused by a downed power line on an ATV. He has tried many different prosthetic hands but the latest one comes closest to a real hand.…
Michael Slater, Q.C., Awarded 2013 Bar Award by TLABC!
Slater Vecchio is pleased to announce that one of our founding partners Michael Slater, Q.C., has been awarded the 2013 Bar Award by the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. Mike has been a practicing lawyer since 1976 in the area of personal injury. He specializes in traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury cases and…
Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool
"No athlete should be allowed to return to play after a concussion or suspected concussion," confirmed the panel of global concussion experts. Dr. Meeuwisse from the University of Calgary led this fourth International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich in November 2012. These experts have developed a tool, a "Sport Concussion Assessment Tool"…
Time to Spring Ahead
It's Daylight Savings Time this Sunday, March 10. That means less sleep for many of us who are already sleep deprived. The New England Journal of Medicine conducted a study that showed loss of sleep produces 17% more car accidents on Monday. This increase was 8% higher than when the study was done 15 years…
Cheat-Proof Concussion Scan
A new research program has been created at Surrey Memorial Hospital to develop a tool that determines if a hit to the head is a concussion or not. The goal is to "create something as easy to use as a home blood pressure cuff to take a quick reading of your brain's functional status, so you…
Does Your Cell Phone Make You A Target?
Mobile smartphones can be incredibly useful. From built in maps to mobile internet and games, it seems that there's an app for everything. Most phones now come with a GPS built in. Many apps now have access to that GPS and connects users to a location service that provides up-to-date information about their location. But…
Online Safety – Keep You and Your Family Safe
It's been a month since Amanda Todd's tragic suicide. In response, the B.C. and the federal governments have unveiled a new anti-bullying strategy at an anti-bullying conference that took place in Vancouver. ERASE Bullying is an anonymous reporting tool for those who are being bullied or have witnessed bullying. The goal is to create safe…