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Winter tires required?

You know winter is here when the topic of conversation around the water cooler, or in my case a birthday party, is, “So… have you put your winter tires on...

Pedestrian vs. vehicle

Most of us learned to look both ways before crossing the street and this simple advice couldn’t have been more applicable than during my recent trip to New...

Medical leave

If you are injured in an accident you may need time off from work. Time away often creates problems for both employers and employees. Some of these issues...

Death worth less than injury?

It may be hard to believe but it’s true that the loss of a loved one, caused by a wrongful act of another, such as negligence in a motor vehicle accident, is...

Left turn - who""s at fault?

We’ve all been there, sitting in our car in a left turning lane waiting impatiently for the never ending traffic to pass or the light to turn yellow so that...

What""s in your medical records?

What’s in your medical records? Do you know? The answer to this simple question can have a significant impact on what insurance companies, like ICBC, are...

Steps in a lawsuit

There are new Supreme Court Rules coming into effect in British Columbia on July 1, 2010. While many rules remain the same, there are also some significant...

Be sure you""re insured

Most of us drive around confident that we have insurance coverage in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, many people find out after the fact that they...

More motor car accident facts

FAQ – I was in an accident in BC, but the other driver was from another province, can I still make a personal injury claim? Answer: Yes. You are still...

Malingering

Wherever there is money to be made, there will always be people who are looking to abuse the system. Many of you may have seen insurance scams uncovered on...

Workplace injury

If you have been injured on the job you may be wondering about suing your employer, co-worker, the manufacturer of the equipment involved or some other person...

Duty to monitor alcohol consumption?

“It’s the most wonderful time of year” and as the lyrics of the Christmas classic go on to say “There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for...

Top 3 car accident FAQs

There are several questions that personal injury lawyers get asked over and over again. This month""s column sets out the top three questions I get asked with...

Invisible injury

Despite the title, this article is not about the insurance industry""s perspective that a large portion of the population fabricates or exaggerates their...

Personal Injury claims in court

Personal Injury claims worth $25,000 or less should be pursued in Small Claims Court. While it can be difficult to determine the value of the claim, if the...

Motor vehicle accident checklist

The following checklist contains a summary of things you are required to do and some of the things you should do if you are involved in a motor vehicle...

Slippery when wet!

While you know to be cautious on the road, you might not think about the hidden dangers lurking on sidewalks, in parking lots, or in your local grocery or...

""Tis the season: drinking and driving

With graduations, weddings, camping and back yard BBQ’s abound, one might say ‘tis the season for alcohol consumption. For most of us, the thought of...

Renewing auto insurance

Every year when you renew your auto insurance, the insurance agent asks you a few questions. You initial and sign the form and if you are like most of us, you...

Medical malpractice

Most of us were brought up never to question our doctor’s advice or recommendations. As a result, the thought that doctors can make mistakes does not usually...

ICBC Accident Benefits

If you are injured in an accident in Canada or the US that involves the use or operation of a vehicle licensed in BC then you are likely entitled to ICBC...

Personal injury claim mistakes

MISTAKE #1 - Failing to seek or follow medical advice. In every personal injury claim the main evidence relied on by the other side in assessing the claim is...

What is my case worth?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, one of the questions that will likely cross your mind is “what is my case worth?”  The following is a brief...

Body of law

Say the words “personal injury lawyer” to just about anyone and the phrase “ambulance chaser” will come to mind. Therefore it is no surprise that when...
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