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If I Throw a Party Am I Responsible for the Actions of My Guests?

January 08, 2020

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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?

Should I Use a Dashcam in British Columbia?

January 06, 2020

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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?

Is Pain and Suffering Awarded After a Minor Car Accident?

January 02, 2020

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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?

Can I Loan My Car to a Friend?

December 23, 2019

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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?

Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

December 23, 2019

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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?

What Happens When Your Car is T-Boned?

December 20, 2019

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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?

Gill v. Lai: B.C. Court of Appeal Reduces Damage Award to Victim of Multiple Car Accidents

September 15, 2019

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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

Can ICBC Record My Daily Activities to Undermine My Personal Injury Claim?

November 16, 2018

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This sounds like a plot from a television comedy series: A car accident victim sues the negligent driver for damages. The victim said he suffered terr

Can You Prove a Car Accident Caused You to Lose Your Business?

November 09, 2018

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The effects of a car accident can play out over a period of several years. In many cases, a victim’s injuries will degrade his or her ability to earn

Loss of Past and Future Income: What Do B.C. Judges Look For?

November 02, 2018

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An auto accident can significantly harm your long-term employment prospects. Whether you are currently employed or looking for work when your accident

Will I Have to Pay More for Car Insurance After a B.C. Auto Accident?

October 31, 2018

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In the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia, the individuals involved inevitably confront a series of questions: Was anyone injur

ICBC Part 7 Benefits: What You Need to Know

October 26, 2018

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As we’ve discussed before, when you’re involved in a car accident in B.C., you may have as many as three distinct legal claims: a claim for Part 7

Case Study: B.C. Court Reverses Award for Loss of Earning Capacity

October 13, 2018

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When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, your first thoughts go to seeking medical treatment. But shortly thereafter, you may realize that yo

Do I Need Expert Testimony to Prove I Suffered Emotional Injuries in a Car Accident?

October 06, 2018

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A motor vehicle accident can leave you with permanent physical, mental, and emotional injuries. This can affect every aspect of your daily life going

Damages in British Columbia Tort Claims: What You Need to Know

September 28, 2018

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When a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia, he or she may have as many as three types of ICBC claims. One of those is a

Choosing the Best Car Seat for Your Child in British Columbia

September 27, 2018

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On average, 1,300 children younger than 10 are injured in a motor vehicle collision in British Columbia each year, according to ICBC—and five die as

Case Study: Failing to Yield at an Intersection Proves Costly for Burnaby Driver

September 23, 2018

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Many, if not most, motor vehicle accidents are the result of simple carelessness. Drivers must always pay attention to traffic and other road conditio

ICBC Auto Repairs: The Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

September 19, 2018

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Motor vehicle accidents remain far too common in British Columbia. According to the most recent data published by the Insurance Corporation of British

Is a Distracted Driver Always Responsible for a Car Accident?

September 16, 2018

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Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents in B.C. In many respects, drivers distracted by their phones and other electronic devices pose an

Proving a Car Accident Actually Caused the Victim’s Injuries

September 09, 2018

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When dealing with the legal aftermath of car accident, you cannot assume that a B.C. judge will conclude that your claimed injuries were the direct re

Can I Seek Damages for PTSD Following a Car Accident?

September 02, 2018

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After a motor vehicle accident, our immediate focus tends to be on treating any physical injuries. But accidents are also a serious form of trauma, on

How Do B.C. Courts Assess Damages for Chronic Pain Victims?

August 15, 2018

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Not all car accident injuries heal with time. Many B.C. residents find themselves dealing with chronic pain for years following an accident. Chronic p

How Can a Negligent Defendant Shift Blame to Me for a Car Accident?

August 14, 2018

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In any auto accident case, the defence may invoke two legal principles designed to shift blame away from their own negligence and towards the plaintif

How can a Car Accident Affect My Ability to Earn a Living?

August 14, 2018

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A car accident lasts just a few seconds, but it can have a lifelong impact on your physical and mental health. In many cases, an accident will lead to

How Do Previous Accidents Factor Into My Personal Injury Claim?

July 04, 2018

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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

Ten Mistakes People Make With ICBC Claims

June 14, 2018

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Each year, British Columbia’s compulsory auto insurer, ICBC, processes around 900,000 insurance claims. In 2016, the average settlement for minor in

Am I Entitled to Compensation for the Risk of Future Surgery Following a Car Accident?

May 10, 2018

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The effects of a car accident can stay with a victim for the rest of his or her life. Naturally, that includes

What You Need to Know Before You Contact ICBC

May 01, 2018

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Car accidents occur every day in British Columbia. Many result in little more than minor property damage that is easily

How Not Seeking Medical Treatment After a Car Accident Can Cost You in Court

March 30, 2018

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Last updated Aug. 31, 2018. For most British Columbians, being involved in an automobile accident is a thankfully rare occurrence. And being injured

Five Benefits of Hiring an ICBC Lawyer

March 08, 2018

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Last updated Oct. 18, 2018. When is it a good idea for you to hire an ICBC lawyer to assist you with your ICBC claim? Maybe you were involved in a