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 [...]

Distracted Driving in Vancouver B.C.

In British Columbia, distracted driving is the second leading cause of car accident fatalities and the cause of one-quarter of all crashes. Driver distraction entails attention being diverted from driving tasks. This can result in significant costs to society, such as: tragic loss of life, serious injuries, health expenses, property damage and insurance rates. Activities that can impact your ability Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Cross Walks: Is the Right of Way Absolute in B.C.?

Many pedestrians, at their peril, believe that they have an absolute right of way when they seek to cross a roadway in a marked or unmarked crosswalk. However, while a duty of care is owed by drivers to pedestrians, pedestrians are also obligated to exercise due care for their own safety and the safety of others. If you fail to observe due care for your own safety and the safety of others as a pedestrian Continue reading about Injury Law [...]