July 2017 Archives

Spinal cord injuries lead to doctor seeking ban of trampolines

A doctor in another province seeks a total ban on recreational trampoline use. As a pediatric emergency room physician, she has noticed a significant increase in children needing treatment after suffering trampoline injuries over the past four years. Along with head injuries, fractured bones and strokes, spinal cord injuries -- often leading to months of rehabilitation and, in some cases, permanent disability -- were prevalent.

Car accidents: 1 in 4 linked to distracted driving

Too many people in British Columbia die or suffer traumatic injuries such as TBI or spinal cord injuries due to distracted driving. A significant number of car accidents in this province are linked to distractions. Although children in the car, eating, drinking and grooming can distract drivers, cell phones and other mobile devices have been identified as primary causes of driver distraction.

How will car accidents on Canada Day 2017 compare with averages?

In the aftermath of Canada Day 2017, there are sure to be British Columbia families who were left traumatized by loved ones suffering injuries or worse in car crashes during the day of celebrations. Statistics apparently show that, on average, one person dies and 180 people suffer injuries in car accidents on Canada Day every year. It is too soon for numbers related to this year to be available.

Car accidents: The basic damages covered by ICBC

All British Columbia drivers must have insurance coverage that is provided by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), which is a provincial Crown corporation. When car accidents occur, the insurance provider will cover basic damages. This may even apply if the insured driver is partly at fault.

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