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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Tourists Beware

British Columbia is world-renowned for its breathtaking beauty, attracting countless tourists every year arriving with their cars, trucks, caravans, campers, motor homes, RVs, and motorcycles. And, every year, a percentage of these tourists end up learning about BC’s traffic laws the hard way. If you are coming to BC, keep the following in mind: Speed […]

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The Great Conflict Conundrum

Drivers in British Columbia are well-aware of the fact they live in a province where ICBC holds a monopoly over automotive insurance. What may not be so apparent however, is what that can mean in a motor vehicle injury claim. If someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident and found to be not at […]

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The Immaculate Electorate

Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau

Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau recently made a platform speech outlining his 32-point democratic reform plan. If headlines are any indication, the point that most impressed itself upon the media and political pundits alike is the intention to get rid of the “first-past-the-post” electoral system. What exactly is first-past-the-post and why would someone […]

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Justice and the Jury

A civil trial is generally heard by a judge alone. Nevertheless, in most types of actions, a party has the right to trial by judge and jury and may call for a jury trial by serving a jury notice. By statute, there are actions that may not be tried by a jury. In BC, jury […]

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The Enforcer Cometh

The BC Government has once again decided to expand the scope of ICBC. In case you haven’t heard, Finance Minister Michael de Jong recently tabled Bill 13 – 2015 which, if passed, will make a number of legislative amendments. The proposed amendment that has garnered the most attention and public outcry would change the Financial […]

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These are the Jokes, Folks

Why won’t sharks attack lawyers? Professional courtesy. Did you hear about the group that hijacked a plane full of lawyers? They called down to ground control with their list of demands, threatening that if their demands weren’t met, they would release one lawyer every hour.   We’ve all heard them. Books have been published in […]

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Beyond Right and Wrong

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Davies v. Elston, 2014 BCSC 2435, dealt with the duty of care owed by drivers to cyclists on BC roads. In this case, the elderly plaintiff and his son were riding in a bike lane when they passed the defendant’s Ford F350 which was parked […]

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A Picture is Worth … ?

ICBC’s Low Velocity Impact Policy has been previously discussed in the December 8, 2012 article on the Einfeld Law Blog, which can be viewed here. The Low Velocity Impact Policy is based upon the belief that an injury cannot occur in a minor motor vehicle accident. Despite the fact this conclusion has been rejected by […]

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Once More (I)nto The Breach: The Short View

Ride-sharing. Ever hear of it? It has become big business for tech companies such as Lyft and Uber. In case you don’t already know, these companies have created a service in which an app connects people needing rides with private drivers. Of course this isn’t free, and the fare collected by the driver is then […]

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