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  • 07/02/2017
    Winter Car Maintenance Tips to Prevent Motor Vehicle Accidents

    As we have learned from our experience as personal injury lawyers, Newfoundland and Labrador presents unique winter driving challenges. Newfoundland drivers must be prepared for all types of weather. Keeping your vehicle well-maintained is an excellent way to prepare you for any weather conditions the winter may bring. Here are the top winter car maintenance tips to prevent motor vehicle accidents that we have gathered as Newfoundland and Labrador personal injury lawyers:

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  • 19/09/2016
    Distracted Driving as a Leading Cause of Accidents

    Distracted driving is the major contributing factor leading to motor vehicle accidents in Canada. On average drivers engage in distracting secondary tasks approximately 30 percent of the time their vehicles are in motion.

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  • 14/07/2016
    Car Accident Compensation

    Every year, Transport Canada reports a high number of car accidents. The Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics from 2013 tell us there were 120,660 collisions with personal injury in Canada. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the casualty rates divulge 567.1 injuries and 7.7 fatalities per 100,000 licensed drivers. Closer examination of these statistics reveals that nearly three quarters of the car accident injuries occurred in urban locations. Injuries by road user class were : 46.2% drivers, 20.7% passengers, 14.5% pedestrians, 11.6% motorcyclists and 4.6% bicyclists.


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  • Motor Vehicle Car Accident
    14/07/2016
    Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

    The impact of a motor vehicle accident lingers long after the event itself. Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident have to contend with the pain and suffering from their physical injuries and may also have to deal with economic loss. Transport Canada National Collision Database statistics show 567.1 injuries and 7.7 fatalities per 100,000 licensed drivers in Newfoundland in a single year. Serious injuries and fatalities occur across all age groups but fatality rates are highest among drivers 25 to 34 years of age and those 65 and older. If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, your injuries could be minor, serious, permanent or even fatal.

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