Christopher Dawson's Archive

Robotic legs of paralyzed teen will kick-off this year’s world cup of soccer

Advances in medicine that once seemed to be the stuff of science fiction are slowly turning into reality.  While some scientists are doing break through work with actually re-growing human tissue, scientists on the other side of the table are trying to create robotic parts that can do the same thing.  No doubt, some major […]...Read More

Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap

A young entrepreneur named Ludwick Marishane has invented the world’s first waterless bath.  It’s called DryBath and apparently it is a fairly cheap alternative.  For many people in the world who have limited access to clean water for bathing, let alone for drinking purposes, DryBath could have widespread application that improves the health of millions. […]...Read More

Ontario Court says an ATV is an Automobile

The Ontario Superior Court has recently released a decision that is instructive on the “what is an automobile” analysis.  On April 24, 2013 the Court found in favour of the plaintiff who, in this case, was a farmer driving his ATV on a gravel road just outside his farm property when he was struck from […]...Read More

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month In Ontario

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ontario.  According to the Brain Injury Association of Canada, it is estimated that thousands of Canadians suffer a traumatic brain injury each year – the majority being young adults.  Statistics indicate that the incidence of brain injury is two times greater in men.  There is no question that […]...Read More

The Importance of Having Sufficient Insurance Coverage

Question: “I drive a truck and a close friend of mine will borrow my truck sometimes for errands, and then I just use his car. We have different vehicle insurance policies. If I was to get in an accident with his vehicle, could I access my insurance policy if his policy isn’t enough?” The short […]...Read More

Legal Representation that Works for You!

Question: “I have been in a car accident and I have a lawyer representing me; however, I feel like my lawyer is not representing me appropriately.  What do I do if I want to change lawyers?”   It is important for clients to know that they have the right, at any time, to change their […]...Read More

Holiday Parties – What hosts need to know

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to enjoy the festive season and catch up with family and friends. However, if alcohol is being served or consumed at your holiday party, it is even more important for you to be aware of your potential liability as a social host. Before planning your holiday event […]...Read More

Distracted Driving in Ontario

The cellphone prohibition while driving only applies to hand-held devices. If necessary, drivers may still have telephone conversations while driving so long as they use hands-free devices (such as Bluetooth devices). In addition, the law also does not apply to drivers in vehicles pulled off the roadway, vehicles that are lawfully parked, to 911 calls, […]...Read More

Pay Attention to This! Distracted Driving in Ontario

Most Ontario drivers are now well aware of the fact that it is illegal to use hand-held devices will driving. Since October 26, 2009, this new law has been in force. The “cell phone while driving ban” was introduced through Bill 118, which amended Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. The amendment prohibits drivers from using hand-held […]...Read More

Safe Cycling & Injury Prevention

A bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA). This means that a cyclist has the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users. Cyclists charged for disobeying traffic laws will be subject to a minimum set fine and a Victim Surcharge fine of $20.00 for most […]...Read More

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