Author Archives: Saro Turner

May .12 .2016

Neurologist Tackles NFL Brain Injuries

There’s no denying that the NFL has a serious issue with concussions. After years of trying to sweep it under the rug, they’ve since come around to establishing procedures for dealing with concussed...
January .28 .2016

Another NFL Concussion Death

Tyler Sash was just 27 when he was found dead in his Iowa home from an accidental overdose of pain medication. After 16 years of playing football, Tyler won a Super Bowl in just two seasons with the...
November .25 .2015

Winter Pedestrian Safety Tips

On average, one person is struck by a vehicle every day in Vancouver. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the road. Shorter days and winter weather conditions increase pedestrian danger....
August .31 .2015

Your Vehicle is a Write off- Now What?

Have you ever been in a car accident and ICBC tells you that your vehicle is a write-off? This means that the repair costs are more than the fair market value of the vehicle.
September .18 .2014

Owners Liable if Dog Escapes

Rocky is an 89 pound Doberman. One day, he escapes his owners’ enclosed yard and bolts towards a 61 year-old cyclist, knocking him from his bike. The cyclist suffers injuries including broken ribs...
June .18 .2014

Judge Says Drivers Must be 'Particularly Aware and Accommodating' of Police on the Road

RCMP Constable Mark Maddex is driving southbound on a four lane highway near Parksville, B.C. He is using radar to monitor the speed of oncoming traffic. There are no vehicles travelling close behind...
May .15 .2014

What Does Your Liability Waiver Actually Cover?

Signing a waiver of liability before participating in a recreational activity means you give up your right to sue if you are injured. Simple, right? Not exactly. Last year, I commented on B.C....
February .14 .2014

Will the B.C. Government Respond to 'Disturbing' Court Ruling Against Injured Designated Driver?

A recent BC Supreme Court ruling will make you think twice before getting behind the wheel as designated driver.
January .8 .2014

The MIPS Helmet Protects Against Concussions

Concussions occur when the brain rotates within the skull after an impact. The movement causes axons in the brain to tear or stretch, leading to symptoms associated with brain injury. Helmets that...
August .29 .2013

Remote Texter Can Be Liable

Have you ever texted someone who you knew was driving when you hit the send button? A New Jersey judge says that a "remote texter" may be responsible for third party injuries in an accident caused by...
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