Paul’s Blog

Make Time for Road Safety

“If only everyone…would just…slow…down”. Jordan said those words with paused, deliberate emphasis as he commented on road safety. He was referring to my last column, when I wrote about the congested traffic situation when two lanes…
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A common, and avoidable, intersection crash

‘Tis the season….for heavy traffic. Heavy traffic sets up one of the most dangerous circumstances I see in my personal injury practice. Approached with alert, common sense, they aren’t dangerous at all.  Unfortunately, “alert, common…
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Rules of the Road in Parking Lots

‘Tis the season….to be in a parking lot. It’s a cruel kind of torture, driving up and down isle after isle to find a spot. Everyone else seems to have the uncanny sense of anticipating…
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It’s yours, not the ice’s fault!

Brand new winter tires are installed, I have anti-lock brakes, I pay taxes for road maintenance services and never exceed the posted speed limit.  Who is at fault if I hit a patch of ice…
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Face some Consequences!

“The driver who rear-ended my car should have to arrange child care for my kids when I have to go for my treatments, and should have to sit in the waiting room with me”. A…
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Mindfulness – and a Contest!

“I would like to inform you about the tremendous positive impact you have had on my driving behaviour and that of my husband.  In addition, your influence has resulted in me becoming a better pedestrian.”…
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Adding Insult to Injury

I was inspired to do a sprint distance triathlon last summer.  Jake Van Allen, a triathlete who articled with my firm, was my inspiration. The name of this miniature triathlon fits for real triathlete’s like…
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