Vancouver ICBC Lawyers Discuss “What Happens After I File an ICBC Claim?”

The hours, days, and weeks immediately after a motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming, particularly if you have sustained serious personal injury as a result of the accident. It is an excellent strategy to consult with a lawyer at a Vancouver personal injury law firm before speaking to ICBC.  Most people are told that they need to notify ICBC of the accident, but have no idea what happens next. Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

ICBC Lawyers in Vancouver Answer 10 Personal Injury FAQs

Do I need a personal injury lawyer? Ultimately, the best way to determine if you need a lawyer is to speak to one. The lawyer will ask you questions about how the accident happened and about the nature of your injuries. Generally speaking, you should hire a lawyer if any of the following apply: You have sustained any injuries such as a broken bone, whiplash, or a concussion; You have missed Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Who is at Fault if Your Slip and Fall in Front of a Business on a City Sidewalk in BC?

If you get injured from a trip or slip and fall on the sidewalk in front of a local business, you may be wondering who is responsible – the business or the city. The Occupiers Liability Act governs all business and municipalities and makes the “occupier” of the premises responsible. Who is the “Occupier?” Sometimes identifying who the occupier is not obvious, but a personal injury lawyer Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Are Winter Tires Legally Necessary in Vancouver During the Winter?

Without a doubt, winter tires are highly beneficial in the winter months, but they are not a legal requirement in Vancouver unless there are signs posted requiring winter tires. Driving without winter tires in Vancouver will not void your insurance if you are involved in an accident and need to make a claim.  Not having  winter tires doesn’t’ mean that you are automatically at fault in a crash. Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

What Are The Benefits Of Having A Camera on Your Motorcycle Helmet? Are They Even Safe?

As the quality improves, helmet cameras are fast becoming a popular addition to motorcycle helmets for evidence in the event of a car accident. There is no law against using a Helmet Cam, but if you choose to use one, it must be secured to a helmet that meets DOT, Snell or ECE safety standards in British Columbia. Failure to meet helmet safety requirements can result in a fine and seizure of any non-compliant Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

How to Find a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer in Vancouver B.C.

It can be a difficult time in your life when you are personally injured from an accident caused by someone else. In addition to dealing with physical pain, medical appointments, and personal frustration about being unable to do activities you previously enjoyed, you may have financial difficulties of being unable to work, care for your family and home. Finding a skilled personal injury lawyer in Vancouver Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Can You Be Held Responsible for Distracted Walking in British Columbia?

While Toronto City Council has passed a motion to encourage regulation of distracted walking, reports indicate that the BC Ministry of Transportation is not going down the same road. The Ministry of Transportation has declined to weigh in on the issue. Pedestrian advocates argue that “at the gentle speed of a normal walking pace, we can afford to multitask, while at higher speeds, we can’t”. Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Avoid Common Longboarding Accidents and Injuries in Vancouver

Longboarding is one of the hottest ways to get around these days. Calgarian longboarder Brandon Harrison has contributed in popularizing the new sport with his reported cross Canada trek on his longboard to raise awareness and money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation. While this sport’s growing popularity is a fun way to stay active and is helping Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Right Turns and Cyclists: Who Has the Right of Way in Surrey?

When the weather improves we will see more bicycles on the roadways. As the days get warmer and longer, cycling is an efficient, environmentally friendly and healthy alternative to the regular commute. Vancouver and Surrey BC lawyers hear of many cycling accidents each year. For both cyclists and drivers, sharing the road can be challenging when the lanes are narrow and a cyclist is moving at a Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Conditions for Cycling Accidents in Vancouver

Each year many cyclists traveling Vancouver roads and are involved in car accidents. The majority of these accidents occur during the peak months of May through October, with 160 BC cyclists injured per month on average. Most cycling accidents are caused by drivers’ lack of awareness and failure to yield the right-of-way. Many motorists lack an awareness of cyclists, fail to accommodate for weather Continue reading about Injury Law [...]