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NFL Football Brain Injury Conidi
May 12, 2016
Neurologist Tackles NFL Brain Injuries
There’s no denying that the NFL has a serious issue with concussions. After years of trying to sweep it under the rug, they’ve since come around to establishing procedures for dealing with concussed players. But what about the NHL? Is the group that governs the professional league of Canada’s most loved sport playing in the…
Open House Safety
May 10, 2016
Is Your Open House a Safe House?
A man trips and falls in a hole on a driveway and seriously injures himself. He sues the homeowner. The homeowner argues that the hole had been there for years and no one had tripped before. The court rules that, even though the likelihood of injury was small, it did not diminish the danger. The…
Emergency Preparedness Week
May 5, 2016
Getting Emergency Prepared
Are you ready for the Big One? Or what about a small or medium sized one? Chances are, you’re not at all ready for a disaster of any kind. Getting you there is what Emergency Preparedness Week – happening May 1 to 7 across Canada – is all about. Whether it’s an earthquake, a flood,…
April 25, 2016
Drug Driving Suit
Ford has created a ‘Drug Driving Suit’ that simulates the effect of driving while under the influence of illegal drugs. The suit uses ankle weights, padding, goggles, and headphones to demonstrate the physical effect of driving after taking drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, MDMA or LSD. It simulates slowed reaction time, distorted vision, hand…
April 13, 2016
Distracted Driver Banned From Driving
A BC driver who received 14 distracted driving tickets in five years is now prohibited from driving in BC. The Richmond RCMP first encountered the driver in early March when she almost collided with a police car. The officer was surprised to find 12 previous distracted driving convictions.  The following week the same driver was…
April 5, 2016
Police Nab Distracted Drivers
Police officers are taking a bird’s eye view to catch you on your hand-held electronic devices. The West Vancouver Police and North Vancouver RCMP disguised themselves as city workers to spot drivers using their electronic devices. They issued 42 tickets in one day. “It’s not worth it to actually drive your vehicle and be distracted…
consequences of distracted driving
March 24, 2016
Consequences of Distracted Driving
In 2010 BC banned the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving. Despite crackdowns, distracted driving remains a serious problem. Chief Constable Neil Dubord stated, "BC drivers know it's against the law, but far too many still make excuses for their behaviour, and put themselves and others at risk by using their phone while driving."…
March 24, 2016
Slater Vecchio Partners with MADD
Slater Vecchio is honoured to be a proud sponsor of MADD Metro Vancouver. MADD strives to stop impaired driving across Canada. In addition to offering support services to victims, MADD educates the public about the dangers of impaired driving. Slater Vecchio partner, James Richards, will be working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to support upcoming…
March 24, 2016
Save a Life with CPR
Three years ago, Daphne Hodgins had a cardiac arrest while running. “I don’t remember what happened ... Apparently I stopped running, there was something wrong, fell to my hands and knees and then passed out.” Lucky for Daphne, a fellow runner immediately began CPR and saved her life. But everyone is not as lucky as…
March 24, 2016
Slater Vecchio Presenting at Upcoming LexisNexis Webinar
On April 6, 2016, Slater Vecchio LLP is presenting at the LexisNexis webinar “Personal Injury Update & Tools To Make Your Life Easier”. This is a CPD-accredited webinar specifically designed for personal injury law in British Columbia. The webinar will also include industry authorities from Dye & Durham, and LexisNexis Canada Inc. By joining this…