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Fall risks associated with e-scooters

August 25, 2023 Brittany Sinclair, B.Sc., P.Eng. 30 Forensic Engineering

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the biomechanics of rider falls from e-scooters. Part 2 will appear next week.   Canada’s capital is in the midst of its fourth electric scooter (or e-scooter) pilot program.

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An insured driver is injured when an uninsured car-jacker steals her car. Who covers?

December 1, 2022 by David Gambrill

Insured drivers owning stolen vehicles must go to Facility Association — not their own private auto insurers — to get compensation for injuries sustained in assaults against them involving uninsured car-jackers, a Nova Scotia court has ruled. The Supreme Court

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Auto insurance doesn’t always apply just because an auto’s involved

November 29, 2022 by David Gambrill

Two Quebec Court of Appeal decisions in 2022 demonstrate it’s not enough to show an auto is involved in a claim for an insured to be eligible for compensation under the province’s auto insurance scheme, a Quebec lawyer writes in

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Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

June 20, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and

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Autonomous vehicles coming, but auto books will not disappear any time soon: CIAA event speaker

April 17, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Autonomous vehicles are coming, but there is no need for property and casualty insurers to panic that their auto books are going to quickly disappear, Andrew Lo, president and chief operating officer of Kanetix Ltd., said Thursday at the Canadian

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Tempering Temporary Risk

February 2, 2017 Ben Daee, Senior Consultant, Property & Construction, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Temporary structures, commonplace on construction sites, can bring
with them significant high-risk exposures. Understanding the types and inherent risks associated with the design and erection of temporary structures is critically important to avoid damage, disruption and injuries.

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TT Club offers advice on packaging, securing coiled materials in containers

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Specialist freight transport insurer TT Club has issued specific guidance on packing and securing coiled materials in containers in a bid to prevent the costly and potentially injurious consequences of improperly secured coils. Investigations into incidents along the international supply

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U.S. “quiet car” safety standard to help prevent thousands of pedestrian injuries once fully implemented: NHTSA

November 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Pedestrian protection is the driving force behind a federal “quiet car” safety standard adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that will require an audible alert on all newly manufactured light-duty hybrid vehicles (HVs)

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Manitobans taking advantage of low-interest Winter Tire Program

October 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Manitoba’s goal to enhance road safety is advancing with the announcement that 53,000-plus loans have been processed for provincial residents taking advantage of the low-interest Winter Tire Program. Helping Manitobans equip their vehicles with snow tires, the

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Alcohol, drugs different, drug-impaired driving a growing concern: panel

September 22, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Alcohol and drugs are different and approaches to addressing related impairment issues will likely need to be different as well, Doug Beirness, senior research associate with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), suggested Wednesday during a State Farm-sponsored event

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Single Recovery

May 1, 2016 Matthew Owen, Associate, Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan LLP

In its ruling in Basandra v. Sforza, the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld decision of a trial judge who reduced a jury’s award, from $105,000 to nil, for past and future attendant care, medical/rehabilitation and housekeeping costs. The decision was made to ensure the plaintiff did not recover from the same losses both from no-fault accident benefits and from a tort award.