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Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers

By Dani Grandmaitre of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Oct 31, 2019
Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers
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Tags: Car Accidents, Pedestrian accidents, Safety

The Roads to Safer Travels During Summer Long Weekends

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Aug 28, 2019
The Roads to Safer Travels During Summer Long Weekends
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Car Seat Safety

By Dani Grandmaitre of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Dec 15, 2017
Did you know that according to the Ministry of Transportation car collisions are the number one cause of preventable injuries leading to death in children? Although a car seat cannot help you avoid a collision, it can significantly reduce the severity of your child’s injuries when used properly.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Head Injury, Personal Injury, Safety, Serious Injury

Are you up to date on Ontario's rules of the road?

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 10, 2017
Did you know that the Ontario Government recently made changes to the rules of the road? We provide a summary of the changes most likely to effect every day driving.
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Impaired Driving, Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

Bikes and Badges in Cornwall

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 06, 2017
We had a great time distributing helmets at the Cornwall Community Police Services' Bikes and Badges event, where children learned about bike safety.
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Community Involvement, Safety

Recreational waivers and your rights as a consumer

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Apr 30, 2017
Not every right can be waived. Two recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decisions make it clear that an occupier's right to waive liability does not trump a consumer's right to service of a reasonable quality under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002.
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Tags: Amusement Park Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Ski Day with SCI Ontario a great success

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Mar 01, 2017
Ski Day with SCI Ontario a great success
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Tags: SCI, Safety

A winter hazard: Snow and ice breaking loose from vehicles

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Dec 30, 2016
Winter driving comes with difficult conditions. One risk that might not be so obvious is the risk of snow and ice breaking loose from a vehicle and causing a car accident.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Tips for Keeping Your Property Safe This Winter Season

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 24, 2016
Winter means freezing rain, snow, and ice, and also typically results in an increase in slip, trip and fall accidents on residential and commercial properties. Here are precautionary steps that you can take to prepare for winter weather and reduce the risk of someone being injured on your property.
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Tags: Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Accident Involving Stroller Raises Concerns About Pedestrian Accidents

By Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Nov 18, 2016
There were many pedestrian-motorist accidents in Ottawa in the fall of 2016, the most recent of which involved a baby stroller clipped by a driver turning at an intersection.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

Back To School Safety

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 07, 2016
Millions of students went back to school this week and many of these children travel on a school bus. Here we look at some important laws and safety tips for motorists as well as students, to ensure the safety of everyone.
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Tags: Safety, School Bus Accidents

Cyclist's Death Results in Calls for Better Cycling Infrastructure in Ottawa

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Sep 04, 2016
Cyclist's death results in calls for better cycling infrastructure in the City of Ottawa
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Safety

Claiming Compensation For An Injury Caused By Minor

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Aug 29, 2016
Accident victims are entitled to file an injury claim against the negligent party who caused their injury and losses. However, what happens when the negligent person is a minor? Here we look at one’s legal options when they have been hurt and/or injured in an accident caused by a minor.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

Government Crackdowns on Distracted Driving Accidents

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Aug 24, 2016
Government and police directives throughout North America are aimed at the increasing problem of car accidents and injury caused by distracted driving. Here we look at how the issue of distracted driving has affected Ontarians and the ways in which motorists can reduce incidents.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Filing An Injury Claim When You Have Contributed To Accident

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 19, 2016
Sometimes our actions inadvertently contribute to an accident in which we are injured. However, being guilty of a traffic violation or another act that may have contributed to an accident does not necessarily preclude an injured person from successfully claiming damages against a negligent party.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Let's Run and Stay Safe

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 11, 2016
Ottawa is celebrated for its award-winning running events and its abundance of scenic trails. The newly created 5/15 Farm Run on July 15th is one of many events scheduled for 2016. Remember to practice safety while running to avoid the potential for physical injury.
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Safety

Rowan's Law - Youth Concussions

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jul 07, 2016
Rowan’s Law brings much needed awareness to the seriousness of concussions in adolescent athletes. Learn how concussions may affect you and your family.
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Tags: Brain Injury, Head Injury, Personal Injury, Safety, Serious Injury

Pool Safety This Summer

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 21, 2016
Pool related injuries can be prevented if safety measures and precautions are taken by those indulging in swimming activities. Here we discuss steps you can take to keep yourself safe.
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Tags: Personal Injury, Safety

Hockey Injury Damages

By Colleen Burn of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Jun 03, 2016
A Montreal boy was awarded $8 Million in damages for a catastrophic hockey-related injury, when the judge determined that the injury exceeded the inherent risks of the game.
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Tags: Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety, Serious Injury

Almost 500 helmets distributed to school children

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on May 11, 2016
bike helmets distribution 2016
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Community Involvement, Head Injury, Personal Injury, Safety

Citizens for Safe Cycling

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Apr 13, 2016
Citizens for Safe Cycling
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Tags: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Community Involvement, Free Consultation, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety, Serious Injury

Are Snowmobiles Safe For Children

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Apr 05, 2016
Snowmobiling causes more injuries than any other winter sport in Canada, and can be particularly dangerous for children. Find out how to make snowmobiling safer for everyone.
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Tags: Personal Injury, Safety

School Bus Safety

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 29, 2016
While students in Ontario are rarely hurt while riding inside school buses, the frequency of accidents involving students hit by cars while getting on or off a bus is fairly high. Driver inattention is the most common cause of pedestrian-vehicle accidents involving bus students, and this negligent action can have devastating consequences.
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Tags: Negligence, Pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Safety, School Bus Accidents

What to ask a lawyer at the first meeting

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 26, 2016
People are hurt every day and in most cases while they are participating in everyday activities. It’s easy to forget that risk of injury is present almost everywhere and with every decision that is made and even those that aren’t. Here we look at a recent accident and address common questions that are asked by clients.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Drunk Driving Accidents and Wrongful Death

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 18, 2016
Driving while impaired is a choice that takes a terrible toll on the victims and families of the victims. Whether car accidents result in wrongful death or severe injuries, accident victims and their loved ones commonly suffer a long term impact that can never be undone.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Impaired Driving, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Joint Liability In Car Accidents

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 18, 2016
The 2016 ruling in a recent Ottawa trial, Gardiner v MacDonald, has received much media attention, particularly with respect to the alleged negligence of a City of Ottawa bus driver in a fatal crash. The case addresses the issue of multiple causal factors and several defendants in the determination of liability and damages resulting from a car accident.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety, Serious Injury

Fires and Personal Injury

By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 16, 2016
Fires occur more commonly than most of us realize, and often cause personal injury within the home or on the job. When injuries result from another person’s carelessness or intent, we have the right to seek damages from the negligent party.
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Tags: Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety

Choosing the right car seat for your child and installing it correctly

By Dani Grandmaitre of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 02, 2016
Because of their small stature and lack of muscle strength, children are vulnerable to greater injury when involved in a car accident. One way to help reduce this risk is to choose the right car seat, install it correctly and buckle them in safely.
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Tags: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

Are You Discounting Your Injury Compensation?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Feb 01, 2016
The steps you take after an accident can dictate the successful outcome of your claim. Read how you can unknowingly minimize your not so visible injuries and learn how to avoid doing so.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety

What Are Your Rights As A Passenger?

By Eliane Lachaîne of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on Jan 26, 2016
Accidents unfortunately occur every day and while we often hear about the personal injury claims for drivers of the vehicles involved in the accident, what about the rights of the passengers who were injured? Here we look at the legal options available to passengers injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident.
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Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Impaired Driving, Negligence, Personal Injury, Safety