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Did You Know Your Right To Sue After An Accident Is In Jeopardy?
With Bill 15 - the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act - having recently passed a second reading, Pace Law Firm's lawyers are reaching out to MPPs and asking them to fight for accident victims' rights.
This piece from the Chicago Tribune serves as a good warning for drivers on Halloween night:
Here's a scare for parents and drivers: Kids are more than two times as likely to be killed by a car on Halloween night as any other night, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.
Distracted driving causes dozens of personal injury accidents in Ontario every year. Usually this involves the use of cell phones or other handheld devices. Now researchers are saying that talking to hands-free infotainment systems can be just as bad, if not worse:
A report from the Toronto Star says that pit bull attacks and dog bites are down since Ontario banned the breed in 2005. In 2004, there were over 160 reported pit bull bites. In 2013, that number dropped to 13.
The issue of breed bans is still wrapped in controversy, however:
Members of the Pace Law Firm team were proud to take part in this year's RBC Run for the Kids. This event raises money for Sunnybrook Hospital's Family Navigation Project:
As many as two million young people in Canada are struggling with a mental health issue, yet only one in five will get the specialized treatment they need. This is largely because families don’t know where to turn to find the right services.
How much of a problem is distracted driving on the roads of Ontario? A big one. According to this report from City News, two more fatal crashes resulted from distracted driving over the Labour Day weekend. Police charged over 10,000 people for the offense during the same period:
September 2, 2014: Toronto police are launching a road safety blitz this week as children return to the classroom:
The "Back to School, Back to Basics – Remember Road Safety" campaign aims to educate drivers, parents and students with back-to-school road safety tips. Police and parking enforcement officials will also be targeting unsafe drivers in school zones during the two-week campaign, which runs until Friday, Sep. 12.
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