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Newfoundland and Labrador Accident and Injury Law Blog

St. John's injury, malpractice, and class action lawyer Ches Crosbie and his team write blog articles on interesting law-related issues in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada. These blogs articles are about issues that affect clients, consumers, and the public. We hope you find our blog interesting and informative, and feel free to submit a comment at the end of the articles. We like to hear your opinions, too!


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2/5/2014
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Reason for Avalon Traffic Mess is Uncovered

Vehicle registrations in Newfoundland and Labrador are skyrocketing and so are the number of vehicle accidents.

Category: Car Accidents

1/21/2014
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Will Road Rage Come to St. John's?

Moose Class Action lawyer Ches Crosbie discusses extreme road rage in the USA. Government should establish a task force to prevent road rage incidents in NL.

Category: Car Accidents

12/3/2013
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Vulnerable Road Users and the Law

There is a presumption that when an accident occurs, the accident is the fault of the motorist. This presumption can be rebutted by evidence from the motorist.

Category: Car Accidents

11/29/2013
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Challenging the Intersection and Avoiding Injury

Ches describes what he learned about "challenging the intersection" from the 2013 Safety Services NL conference and the dangers of driving in St. John's.

Category: Car Accidents

11/13/2013
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Traffic Task Force is the Road to Sanity

The Coalition Advocating for Road Safety (CARS) calls on governments to collaborate in establishing a task force on traffic in the St. John’s region.

Category: Car Accidents

10/17/2013
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Rick’s Rant Unfair to Insurance Brokers

In the interests of a good skit, Rick has blamed brokers for the one-way flow of cash from consumer to insurer...

Category: Car Accidents

10/16/2013
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Giving Thanks for Road Safety Initiatives

This initiative enforces driving safety and punishes dangerous driving practices at a time when the number of drivers significantly increases on our roads.

Category: Car Accidents

9/13/2013
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CBC Road Safety Poll Results

We called CBC news to find the results of a recent online poll they conducted about road safety.

Category: Car Accidents

9/3/2013
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Long Weekend Driving Safety

There were no reports of fatal car accidents this Labour Day long weekend. A recent study shows long weekends present higher risk of driving.

Category: Car Accidents

8/8/2013
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Enforce the St. John's Bicycle Helmet By-Law

Newfoundland and Labrador lawyer Ches Crosbie reflects on his Free Helmet Program and enforcing the mandatory helmet by-law in St. John's.

Category: Car Accidents

7/19/2013
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Hands-Free Devices Are Not Risk Free

Using hands-free devices to talk, text, or send emails while driving can be even more distracting than talking on a hand held cell phone.

Category: Car Accidents

7/8/2013
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Motorcycle Training Courses: A Worthwhile Investment

This blog explains the benefits of motorcycle training courses for beginner, intermediate, and even advanced riders.

Category: Car Accidents

7/4/2013
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Moped Madness in St. John’s

Newfoundland and Labrador car accident lawyer Ches Crosbie comments on motorcyclists driving without helmets. Click here to read what he has to say.

Category: Car Accidents

6/18/2013
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Watch Out for Cows?

Newfoundlanders are used to moose advisories, but there's an advisory now for another kind of wildlife roaming the roads.

Category: Car Accidents

5/31/2013
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Are You Outraged by Distracted Driving? Here's Why You Should Be.

Here's why we should be just as outraged by distracted driving as we are impaired driving.

Category: Car Accidents

5/24/2013
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Why Mandatory Helmet Laws are Still Good for Provinces

Laws are often a reflection of public opinion. Government should be a leader in saving lives and preventing brain injury with mandatory helmet legislation.

Category: Car Accidents

5/22/2013
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Minister’s Response to CARS News Conference Lacking

Minister Nick McGraw's reponse to the CARS news conference on May 13, 2013 lacked substance and missed the point.

Category: Car Accidents

5/22/2013
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Minister Misses Point of CARS Task Force Demand

The Telegram reported from the CARS news conference May 13th that CARS calls for a steering committee. This is not true. It calls for a task force.

Category: Car Accidents

5/14/2013
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How Government Should Improve Your Auto Insurance

Lawyer Ches Crosbie explains why and how the NL Government needs to update mandatory insurance requires.

Category: Car Accidents

5/14/2013
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How Can the Province Reduce Your Chance of Collision?

The provincial government has "failed miserably" at protecting the travelling public. A straight forward solution is to use fences along the roads in NL.

Category: Car Accidents

5/14/2013
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It's Time to Take Action

These are the major points that emerged from the CARS news conference on Monday May 13, 2013.

Category: Car Accidents

5/6/2013
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UN Road Safety Week: When Will NL Government Take Action?

When will the NL government take action on Road safety? The WHO is urging governments to do something and May 6th-12th marks UN Road Safety Week.

Category: Car Accidents

4/22/2013
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Time to Stop Complaining and Do Something: Auto Accidents Out of Control

All of us Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have to take action to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents on our roads.

Category: Car Accidents

3/11/2013
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Litigation Loans for Personal Injury Clients: Buyer Beware!

Does an insurance company have to reimburse me for interest on loans to cover my bills?

Category: Car Accidents

11/21/2012
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National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Car Crashes Marked in St. John's

The National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Canada is a day set aside to remember those killed or injured on our roads.

Category: Car Accidents

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