An Enduring Power of Attorney is an extremely important document to have. In fact, many lawyers equate it as being equally important to having a Will.
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:
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.
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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