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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Increasing Pedestrian Safety in Vancouver

Summer is coming to an end, but for those with children this can be an exciting time as students head back to school this September. For B.C. drivers, this means we are sharing the road with more pedestrians, as many more children are out and about walking to and from school. According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), on average 290 children aged five to eighteen are injured Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Common Driving Challenges for Seniors in B.C.

Seniors are often the most experienced drivers on the road and driving can be a source of freedom and independence in retirement. However, as we get older we are also more vulnerable to accidents on the road due to age-related changes which can impact our vision, alertness and confidence. The ratio of drivers age 81 or over of “at fault” collisions exceeds “not at fault” collisions by 2.5 times, Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Driver Fatigue and Road Accidents in B.C.

Driver fatigue is a problem that routinely plagues Canadian roads. A 2007 survey on road safety found that about 60 percent of Canadian drivers admitted that they occasionally drove while fatigued, and a further 15 percent of respondents admitted that they had fallen asleep while driving during the past year. These numbers are extremely troubling. Fatigued or drowsy driving can take the form of Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Child Car Seat Safety

Not many trips are as nerve wracking for parents than that first drive home from the hospital with your new child.  Having a properly installed child car seat in good working order can not only bring comfort to a parent, but it can be the difference between a minor injury and a major one. Buying a Car Seat The most important thing when choosing a car seat for your child is making sure it’s Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Travelling by motorcycle can be a fun, fuel efficient way to travel that puts you in touch with nature, but it can also come with some risks: Increased Volume of Traffic As everyone who lives in British Columbia has become painstakingly aware, there are significantly more vehicles on the road nowadays, the majority of them cars and trucks.  This leads to more accidents occurring and a huge increase Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Apps to Avoid Texting & Driving in Vancouver B.C.

Like many of our modern-day technologies, texting can be fun and useful. You can make plans with friends, keep in touch, and stay connected with the latest news. But, also like many modern-day technologies, texting has an appropriate time and place. Doing it behind the wheel is not one of these times or places. Read our blog for a list of responsible phone applications that can help your eyes on the Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Are You Entitled to a Rental Car If Your Car is Getting Repaired After an Auto Accident in B.C.?

Most motor vehicle accidents create enough damage that auto repair is needed, which leaves you requiring an alternate form of transportation the interim. Already consumed with the stress of the motor vehicle accident, you need to consider how you will get to medical appointments, get groceries, and get to work or school if you are able to attend. This disruption from the accident is minimized if you Continue reading about Injury Law [...]