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?
Canada’s citizens are known worldwide for demonstrating an uncommonly high degree of care and concern for their fellow countrymen. However, this penchant for politeness can work against your interests in an automobile accident. Under certain circumstances, a polite apology after a car crash might be interpreted as an admission of liability. The legislature in British … Continue reading Is Apologizing After a Car Accident Admitting Fault?
If you leave the scene of any car accident that causes injuries to people, animals or results in some property damage, you may be both civilly and criminally liable for hit and run. After you are in an automobile collision, the laws of Canada and British Columbia obligate you to stop and investigate and to … Continue reading Is Leaving the Scene of an Accident the Same as Hit and Run?
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) will call after you’ve reported a motor vehicle accident. They may ask for additional information, request that you sign a medical release form, or notify you of a pending offer. It is important to understand that you have legal rights and options. Their first offer is not necessarily … Continue reading Should I Accept the ICBC’s First Offer?
Following a car accident, it is likely that ICBC will quickly get in touch with you. In many cases, they will ask you to give a brief recorded statement about how what happened. Even though they might not tell you a statement is mandatory, it is often implied. Do you have to give a statement … Continue reading Should I Give the ICBC A Recorded Statement?
Yes – It Is Always In Your Best Interest to Get a Lawyer for ICBC Claims While it is possible to obtain a fair settlement from ICBC, the first offer is not necessarily unbiased or as much as you deserve. It is in the best interest of the insurer and the taxpayer to pay you … Continue reading Do You Need a Lawyer if the ICBC Offers You a Settlement?
Following a motor vehicle accident, you want to seek medical attention immediately, whether that’s through your primary care physician or the nearest emergency room. However, when it comes to collecting compensation for your injuries through ICBC, you will be required to see a doctor of their choice. Defence Medical Examinations are warranted when you apply … Continue reading Do I Have to See the Doctor the ICBC Chooses?
The Insurance Company of British Columbia, or ICBC, is the crown-operated corporation that insures all registered vehicles. It can cover claims from a fender bender to a serious, life-changing injury. While these claims can result in monetary compensation for your injuries, there is no guarantee that they will succeed. This especially true if you try … Continue reading How Long Do You Have to Make an ICBC Claim?
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