Our Canadian Politeness

We are known for our courtesy and compliance. In keeping with true Canadian values, we apologize whenever possible. Saying sorry seems to be part of our Canadian fabric. But did you know that we actually have an Apology Act? Interestingly, it says that apologizing is not an admission of fault. Go ahead, say sorry if […]

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The Need For An Injury Lawyer

Over the last week or so, we’ve been discussing settlement of one of our car accident files with an ICBC adjustor. His tone is very friendly, and it seems like he really wants the best for our client. In numerous emails, he’s mentioned that he wants everyone to be happy, that he wants things done […]

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Perils of Distracted Driving

A driver looked down for a moment to adjust his air conditioning. That’s all it took for him to rear-end the taxi in front of him. A propane tank was in its trunk. It exploded, killing the taxi driver, father of a 3-year old, and severely injuring his female passenger. (R v Chisholm, 2009 BCPC […]

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Sound Advice from an ex-ICBC adjustor

I recently met with a client who was in a rear-end car accident and badly injured. She came to us by referral, but when the accident first happened, she had no idea what to do. She spoke with a friend who is an ex-ICBC adjustor. Her advice was “Hire a good lawyer.” From first-hand experience, […]

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Know Your Limitation Date

Last week, we had a client come to us who was injured in a car accident. After getting some basic information, we learned that the accident took place two years ago minus one day. That meant that we had to file her claim by the next day. Luckily, she came to us just in time […]

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Wrongful Death

What happens to the family members of victims who have been killed at the negligent hands of another? Canadian courts attempt to compensate these family members for their loss. Unfortunately, British Columbia is the only province that still echoes the archaic system that originated in England, dehumanizing the victim and treating their death simply as […]

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What to Do In an Accident

1. Make sure you (and all others in the vehicle) are okay: You may not realize you’re hurt because you may be in shock. Take a minute to determine if you feel any discomfort, dizziness, nausea, or pain. Call an ambulance if needed and never attempt to drive if you’re dizzy or otherwise concerned. 2. […]

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Don’t Be Fooled

You were in an accident that was the other person’s fault. You’re injured and suffering emotionally, physically, and financially. All you want is to get better so that you can get your life back, but your injuries are chronic and won’t get better. Nobody can take the pain away, so the only thing you can […]

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