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Publish on: October 10, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Drivers should be extra cautious in school zones because children are often present. Children do not always watch out for traffic as they should or use designated crossing points properly. Drivers should slow and watch carefully for children, both in and out of crosswalks. As a rule, speed limits in school zones are generally 30 … Continue reading Safety Tips for Driving in School Zones

Publish on: October 5, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Your spine and spinal cord affect virtually every aspect of your life. A severe injury to your spinal cord may affect your body in ways that you may not have been able to predict. Serious injuries can lead to an inability to use portions of your body at all. Traumatic injuries, including damages from motor … Continue reading Spinal Cord Injury Basics

Publish on: October 3, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Of all the vehicle collisions in Canada, only 0.3 percent of those that cause personal injuries or death involve school buses. School buses are one of the safest methods of travel for children today. In fact, from 1995 to 2004, school buses have transported children as many as 6 billion times. There are approximately 3.4 … Continue reading School Bus Safety

Publish on: September 28, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Traffic tickets can have long-term negative effects. If you are convicted of a traffic violation, it can result in points on your driver’s licence and fines. Ultimately, these points will increase the cost of driving in BC. The government also has an option to garnish your wages or bank account if you fail to pay … Continue reading Traffic Tickets in British Columbia

Publish on: September 26, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Virtually anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia may have a personal injury claim. This is true even if you were not in a vehicle at the time of the incident. Cyclists, pedestrians, and passengers may all have personal injury claims. In fact, even infants and unborn children who … Continue reading Who Can Claim Compensation?

Publish on: September 21, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Virtually every legal claim has a “time limit.” This limitation is designed so that those who are injured or harmed do not wait too long to assert their rights. Evidence can grow stale, and potential defendants do not want to live their entire lives in fear of being sued. It is a good idea to … Continue reading Time Limits to Sue in British Columbia

Publish on: September 19, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

With today’s technology constantly demanding our attention, even walking can be a dangerous activity. Unfortunately, pedestrians can walk into traffic, ignore traffic signals, and even run into inanimate objects or other people. Technology sometimes changes pedestrians into “zombies” who have no idea what is going on around them. In 2016, the Toronto City Council decided … Continue reading Can You be Held Legally Responsible for Distracted Walking?

Publish on: September 14, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Before you lease a car for personal or family use, you should compare the benefits and drawbacks with buying the vehicle outright. Leases can be smart financial choices in some situations, but looking at all your options first is a good idea. The Basics: What is a Lease? You enter a lease agreement when you … Continue reading Leasing a Car in British Columbia

Publish on: September 12, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) adjusts your driver risk premium and driver penalty point premium based on how many points you have. Under the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act, you will receive points on your driving record for every traffic, speeding, or another driving offence. Certain Criminal Code violations will also result in … Continue reading Understanding the Points System

Publish on: September 7, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Large commercial vehicles can cause serious accidents that may result in severe injuries and even death. In fact, approximately 9% of all traffic fatalities involve commercial vehicles. Large trucks require special considerations on the road. For example, they take significantly longer to stop, get started, and merge because they are so cumbersome and large. They … Continue reading What Drivers Can Do to Avoid Commercial Trucking Accidents