Category: Motorcycle Injuries

Motorcycle Accidents: How they happen and what you can do to avoid them.

by John McKiggan

Motorcycle Accident Compensation Claims

I am in the middle of preparing for a trial involving a motorcyclist (my client) who was injured in a motorcycle – car collision. The driver of the car made a left turn in front of my client while my client was driving through a green light. The injuries the motorcycle rider suffered were more serious than you tend see in a typical car-car collision.

While motorcycle collision cases form a relatively small part of the cases I am asked to handle, the injuries in those cases tend to be more severe and complicated. So if you spend any time on the road, as I’m sure all of you do, here is some important information regarding motorcycles and motorcycle injuries.

Nova Scotia Car Accident Claims – Hands Free Cell Phones Don’t Reduce Traffic Risks

by John McKiggan

I was driving to work this morning and some lady talking on her cell phone almost sideswiped me when she swerved into my lane of traffic. She wasn’t holding the cell phone. She was using a headset. But she didn’t have a clue about the rush hour traffic that was surrounding her.

Hand Held Cell Phone Ban
It has now been three years since Nova Scotia introduced its law requiring drivers to use hands free cell phones.

However, recent research suggests that the use of hands free cell phones does not reduce the risk associated with cell phones and traffic safety.