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Peter Cho Named Outstanding New Lawyer by OTLA

Peter Cho

Smitiuch Injury Law’s very own Peter Cho has been named as the recipient of the Martin Wunder, Q.C. – Outstanding New Lawyer Award for 2016 by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA).

The Martin Wunder, Q.C. – Outstanding New Lawyer Award is awarded to an OTLA member in recognition of exceptional commitment to and promotion of the advancement of OTLA’s Mission:  To fearlessly champion through the pursuit of the highest standards of advocacy the cause of those who have suffered injury or injustice. 

The award will be presented to Peter on May 25, 2016.

Why Ontario drivers pay the highest insurance premiums in Canada

Auto Insurance

Why Ontario drivers pay the highest insurance premiums in Canada

ROBERT COLLISON

Special to The Globe and Mail

Published

Insurance

The Fraser Institute’s landmark 2011 study on public-versus-private delivery of auto insurance in Canada concluded that Ontario’s private-sector insurance regimen enjoyed the questionable distinction of being the most expensive in the country – a conclusion even more damning because the report’s major takeaway was the overall superiority of the private system in other parts of Canada.

Read the complete article in the Globe and Mail.

 

It’s bicycle season!

It’s bicycle season! The weather is getting warmer (and dryer?) and the end of school is in sight, perfect reasons to dust off the old wheels and take to the road. But before our kids do, we as parents need to remind them about bike safety and wearing a helmet. Wearing a helmet is not just a matter of having something on your head, it needs to fit properly and it needs to be worn correctly.

The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (www.otla.com) started an initiative in 2002 called “Helmets on Kids”. The program is intended to put a helmet on every child who needs one, provide safety education and awareness about bicycle helmet use. Participating OTLA members distribute, free of charge, new helmets through their local community partners. Since 2002, over 12,000 helmets have been distributed and this year 250 helmets while be distributed in Brantford by Smitiuch Injury Law and the Children’s Safety Village of Brant (www.csvbrant.ca).

Wearing a bicycle helmet is important. According to OTLA:

• Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of a brain injury by up to 88%.
• It is the law in Ontario that children under the age of 18 MUST wear a bicycle helmet while riding a bicycle on the road or sidewalks.
• Helmets more than 5 years old should be replaced because they lose their protective abilities over time.
• You should replace your helmet if it has been in a hard fall or crash or has been dropped on a hard surface even if there is no visible damage.
• Baseball caps, hats, headphones, large hairclips and other such items should not be worn under a bicycle helmet.

So before your children take to the streets on their bicycles this summer, make sure they are wearing a helmet!

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