Everyone likes to have a good time–especially during the holidays. Whether a party is centred around a holiday or a gathering of friends, alcohol is commonly involved. If you are hosting a party with alcohol, you are likely concerned with ensuring your guests have a good time. However, if you do not take measures to ensure … Continue reading If I Throw a Party Am I Responsible for the Actions of My Guests?
Historically, the tools available to determine fault in a car accident were limited. Investigators could inspect the damage to the vehicle and interview witnesses, but the cause was often hard to determine. When both drivers pointed the finger at each other– often it could be impossible to determine fault. As technology continued to spread, personal … Continue reading Should I Use a Dashcam in British Columbia?
For years, pain and suffering damages were a common part of small claims lawsuits in British Columbia. Even seemingly minor injuries often resulted in substantial awards. A steady increase in the amount of benefits paid out each year led to the provincial government to drastically reduce them. Now, the government places a firm cap on … Continue reading Is Pain and Suffering Awarded After a Minor Car Accident?
Loaning your car to a friend or neighbour may seem like the most natural thing in the world. However, new ICBC regulations mean you should think twice before doing it. ICBC and car loaning On September 19, 2019, new ICBC rules concerning the loaning of vehicles came into effect. Motorists are now asked to list … Continue reading Can I Loan My Car to a Friend?
It is no secret that car accidents are traumatic. Broken bones, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries are only some of the consequences. In many cases, these are immediately obvious. After all, it is hard to miss a severe burn or a broken bone. However, others take time to manifest. Conditions involving soft tissue, or the … Continue reading Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?
Of all the types of automobile collisions, few are as dangerous as a T-bone accident. Commonly referred to as a side-impact crash, this results when the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another. Many victims of these accidents never see the other car until the moment of impact. Additionally, an impact to … Continue reading What Happens When Your Car is T-Boned?
Car accidents can have serious, long-term ramifications for your ability to earn a living. Many accident victims find they are unable to return to work for months or years afterwards. Even those who do return to work may find their ability to advance in their careers sharply curtailed by their accident-related injuries. The Two Accidents … Continue reading Gill v. Lai: B.C. Court of Appeal Reduces Damage Award to Victim of Multiple Car Accidents
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In assessing damages following a car accident, a British Columbia judge will carefully scrutinize the victim’s pre-accident medical condition, includi
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