Diamond & Diamond™
BRITISH COLUMBIA OFFICES

Vancouver Head Office

1727 West Broadway, Suite 400

Surrey Consultation Office

7404 King George Blvd. Suite 200

Burnaby Consultation Oflice

4720 Kingsway Suite 2600

Kelowna Consultation Office

1631 Dickson Avenue Suite 1100

Richmond Consultation Office

5811 Cooney Road Suite 305 South Tower

ONTARIO OFFICES

Toronto Head Office

255 Consumers Road, 5th Floor

Thunder Bay Consultation Office

278 Algoma Street South

Windsor Main Office

13158 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 38

Barrie Main Office

299 Lakeshore Drive. Suite 200

Mississauga Consultation Office

2233 Argentia Rd. Suite 302, East Tower

Ottawa Main Office

1081 Carling Avenue, Suite 704

Peterborough Consultation Office

459 George Street North

Orangeville Consultation Office

PO Box 157

Toronto Main Office

5075 Yonge Street. Suite 805

Motorcycle Safety

The long northern winter is fading into memory and warm spring days are just over the horizon. It’s a great time of year to hop on your motorcycle. From the winding hills and shade of the forests along the Pacific Rim Highway (B.C. Highway 4) or the sights of Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton on the … Continue reading Motorcycle Safety

Keep Your Child Safe at Summer Camp

As the last chill winds of the long Canadian winter fade away, the thoughts of parents across British Columbia begin to turn to plans for the summer. For those with children, this often means summer camp. If the traditional camp experience of boating, hiking and campfire sings are what you’re after, there are plenty available … Continue reading Keep Your Child Safe at Summer Camp

Safe Boating

Whether it’s sailing around the coastal waterways that make up the Salish Sea or exploring the nearly pristine expanse of the Great Bear Rainforest (one of Destination British Columbia’s top ten places to go in B.C.), British Columbia offers boaters spectacular scenery, diverse wildlife (bears included), unspoiled wilderness and many friendly coastal towns and marinas. … Continue reading Safe Boating

All-Terrain Vehicle Safety

Whether it’s to ski at Whistler and Blackcomb, fish for salmon and halibut or golf among panoramic mountain vistas, British Columbia is among the world’s most popular destinations for active vacationers, regardless of the season.   Among the more popular pursuits in non-winter months is back country exploration on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). While designs … Continue reading All-Terrain Vehicle Safety

Safe Driving in Vancouver Rain

To borrow a well-worn phrase, rain in Vancouver is as inevitable as death and taxes. However, Environment Canada reports that in 2018 residents endured the fifth wettest January on record. While winter and early spring driving in the cold of higher elevations can surely test the skill of the most seasoned motorist,  American research indicates … Continue reading Safe Driving in Vancouver Rain

Safe Farming Practices

The continuing popularity of documentary television shows such as  Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers shows that, like their American counterparts, Canadian television viewers are fascinated by stories of ordinary people who risk their lives to earn a living. There’s a certain glamour associated with these professions, particularly since we watch them from the safety … Continue reading Safe Farming Practices

Damages for Mental Anguish

Victims of serious automobile crashes often say that time seemed to slow down while, in reality, it was all over in just a few seconds. Glass shatters, air bags explode and metal crunches against metal. Suddenly it’s all over. You catch your breath and check for injuries. You’re going to be sore, but you don’t … Continue reading Damages for Mental Anguish

Limits On “Minor” Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claims

Although regulated on both the federal and provincial level, the life and property and casualty (including automobile) insurance business in Canada is an almost exclusively private, for-profit affair. The market is comprised of about thirty insurers of various sizes, each competing for Canadians’ business. All operate as for-profit companies, passing along net revenues to their … Continue reading Limits On “Minor” Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claims

What to Do If You Are in an Accident With an Uninsured Driver

You’ve been in an automobile accident. Although you are certain you weren’t at fault and nobody was seriously injured, like a James Bond martini, you are shaken. What’s more, your car is a total loss. Fortunately, the other driver’s insurer will pay for a new one. But what if you discover that he or she … Continue reading What to Do If You Are in an Accident With an Uninsured Driver

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Filing an ICBC Claim

British Columbia residents who have never had to make an auto accident claim may assume that the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (“ICBC”) is just another insurance company. In many respects this is correct, though it is nevertheless unique in several ways: Like the Post Office Department and Air Transport Security Authority, the ICBC is … Continue reading Common Mistakes To Avoid When Filing an ICBC Claim