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Drowsy Driving - Safety Tips

Victor Lewin
Monday, January 22, 2018

With Canadians working longer hours, driving while drowsy is becoming increasingly problematic. Driver drowsiness occurs when a driver is too fatigued to be behind a wheel, putting other drivers at risk. Fatigue can cause lower reaction times and inattentiveness. Drowsiness increases the chance of an accident occurring so it’s important to recognize the signs of when you may be too tired to be behind the wheel.  ..

Bread Price-Fixing Class Action

Victor Lewin
Monday, January 08, 2018

The Competition Bureau is investigating illegal price-fixing of bread products by major supermarket chains in Canada. The conduct is said to have taken place over a nearly 14 year period.  ..

Do I have to speak with insurance companies following a car accident?

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and deemed not at fault for the collision, a call will inevitably come from both your insurance company and the insurance company of the other driver. Many individuals phone our office wondering if they are obligated to speak to these insurance adjusters. ..

Staying Safe at Night

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It’s that time of year again! It is getting darker earlier in the evening. This can lead to visibility issues for both pedestrians and drivers. While dark conditions may be unavoidable, there are a number of precautions you can take to stay safe. ..

Walking and Texting

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

We all know how difficult it can be to do two things at once – chewing gum and walking is one example that comes to mind!  But that doesn’t seem to stop many of us when it comes to walking and using our smart phones at the same time.  With smart phone technology being so prevalent in our modern society, many of us need to be forced to look up from our screens so that we can focus on the environment around them.  Failure to do so can result in injury, including serious injury and in some cases, death. ..

Renewed calls for widespread use of the Surgical Safety Checklist

Victor Lewin
Friday, November 03, 2017

Surgical Safety Checklist
The Surgical Safety Checklist (SSCL) is a vital tool that was introduced in by the World Health Organization in 2008 and followed by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute in 2009, that can improve the safety of surgery, thereby reducing patient harm and death. In 2010, the SSCL was recognized by Accreditation Canada as an essential component to patient safety. ..

Do I have to speak with insurance companies following a car accident?

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and deemed not at fault for the collision, a call will inevitably come from both your insurance company and the insurance company of the other driver. Many individuals phone our office wondering if they are obligated to speak to these insurance adjusters. ..