With the autumn season coming upon us, here are some safety tips
that we haven't had to consider for months:
Be a safe driver. As the days get shorter and the weather gets
greyer, people, bicycles motorcycles, and other cars can be harder
to see. Drive carefully!
Be a safe walker and rider. If you are the pedestrian or
bicycle rider instead, know that the change in weather and
shortening of the days can make you harder to be seen by vehicles
that are bigger than you. Be as visible and careful as possible
when you are on the road.
Start getting ready for the first big winter storm to hit. If
you have a generator, make sure it is in good working order. Stock
up on supplies such as flashlights and extra batteries. As soon as
the first winter storm hits and causes the power to go out,
you'll be glad that you planned in advance.
Keep walkways and driveways clear. As the leaves start to fall,
they can make a slippery mess on your driveway and walkways.
Likewise, prepare now for the below freezing days on the horizon
– keep salt or sand at the ready to control icy patches
where you, your family and neighbours will be walking.
Winterize your car now. Everything from changing to a heavier
weight oil to flushing the radiator, restocking your
car's emergency bag, checking the air in the spare tire,
and making sure the windshield scraper is where you left it at the
end of last winter will ensure a safe and prepared drive whether
you are going across town or across the country.
Despite everyone's best efforts to stay safe, accidents
can still happen. If you or someone you care for is injured in any
kind of accident, please make sure to speak with an injury lawyer
who can help you understand your rights and get the help that you
need to recover.
It's not often that our little blog intersects with such titanic struggles as the U.S. presidential race – and by using the term "titanic" I certainly don't mean to suggest that anything disastrous is in the future.
J.J. v. C.C., is an interesting case in which the court held that an automotive garage owes a duty to minor children to secure the vehicles on the premises by locking the cars and safely storing the car keys...
In Irwin v. Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, 2015 ABCA 396, the Alberta Court of Appeal found that the "ABVMA" failed to afford procedural fairness to a veterinarian undergoing an incapacity assessment.
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