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

The Accident Behind You

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. […]

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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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I Object! Reasons why television portrayals of legal practice are just outright silly

Some of my favorite shows are Boston Legal, Suits, and the Good Wife. Sure, they’re entertaining, but do they even come close to representing the realities of the legal profession? “Order in the Courtroom!” In almost every television courtroom scene, there are dramatic outbursts or laughter that prompts the judge to strike his gavel and […]

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The Summer Party: What a Business Needs to Know

It’s just about summer time and as we near the patio season and summer parties, there are plenty of things to consider as a host. If you are a business, corporation, non-profit and charitable organization and are hosting a summer party, for your employees, clients and/or volunteers, there are unfortunately, potential liability issues which could […]

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Don’t Settle For Less

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A majority of cases settle before they go to trial, but it’s important not to settle for less than what you deserve. That’s where a qualified personal injury lawyer comes in. An experienced lawyer can quantify your claim so that your settlement reflects the best settlement achievable based on the circumstances of your case. Before […]

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ICBC Cyber Investigations & What You Need to Know

Most recently, on February 11, 2016, ICBC posted an article called “ICBC’s Hall of Shame: Cyber Fraud Files of 2015” which outlines those fraudsters discovered as a result of ICBC’s digital investigations. The article discloses a woman who claimed she was too injured to work yet participated in roller derby, a man who made a […]

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The Drunk Passenger

So a drunk passenger interferes with your driving by grabbing the steering wheel and crashing the vehicle. Not only do his actions severely injure you, but in fact, he dies in the collision. This is precisely what happened in the Felix case recently decided by the BC Court of Appeal. What legal remedy if any, […]

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Beware to Victims of Hit and Run

Beware if you’ve been injured in a “hit & run” or any accident where the at-fault vehicle or driver’s identity is unknown. It’s important, of course, that you report the incident immediately to the police and ICBC. Although you have a right to pursue a claim for your injuries and any other damages, a word […]

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