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Publish on: February 8, 2018 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

After years of financial hardship at ICBC, the BC NDP government announced on February 6, 2018, a series of changes to ICBC that may affect those injured in a car accident in BC. These changes include a $5,500 cap on pain and suffering on minor injury awards and the introduction of a Civil Resolution Tribunal … Continue reading BC Government Announces ICBC Changes

Publish on: January 16, 2018 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Falls and resulting injuries can happen for any number of reasons, including accumulated ice, a water spill on the floor of the local grocery store or a cracked sidewalk. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall due to these or other conditions, you may be considering legal action against the … Continue reading Slip and Fall Accidents on Private and Public Property

Publish on: January 11, 2018 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Under the Canada Consumer Safety Act and associated regulations, any toy sold in Canada must satisfy a variety of highly detailed requirements concerning matters as diverse as the flammability of its component materials, the presence of any choking hazards and its packaging. The Ministry of Health has the power to issue mandatory recall orders for … Continue reading Toy Injuries

Publish on: January 9, 2018 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Eating and drinking, smoking, adjusting the radio or interacting with passengers can all divert a driver’s attention from the road. Nearly everyone has a story about a driver he or she saw blithely applying makeup or even reading the newspaper while piloting a 1,200-kilogram vehicle down the highway at 100 kph. There’s no mystery regarding … Continue reading Distracted Driving

Publish on: January 4, 2018 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Each winter British Columbia’s spectacular scenery and relatively mild weather attract tens of thousands of Canadian and American outdoor sport enthusiasts to the province. From accomplished downhill speedsters ready to tackle North America’s fourth highest vertical drop at Kicking Horse Mountain to families enjoying a back country snowshoeing or dog sledding weekend at Kimberley Alpine … Continue reading Safety on the Slopes

Publish on: January 2, 2018 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

According to a recent poll conducted for the GoodLife Fitness website, improvements to personal health and wellness were at the top of the 2018 New Year’s resolutions list of more than one in three Canadians. Due in part to competition spurred by the proliferation of lower cost clubs such as the giant American chain Planet … Continue reading Injured at the Gym – Can You Sue?

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

From the beaches along its 27,000 metre long Pacific coastline to mountain peaks more than 4,500 metres high, the diverse beauty of British Columbia is unmatched. This variety, however, also means that drivers traversing the province will likely encounter a variety of road and weather conditions throughout the year. Even in mild weather, narrow mountain … Continue reading Winter Driving Tips

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

In any contest between an average human and an 1,100 kg auto, the human will undoubtedly be the loser. According to the British Columbia Coroner’s Service, there were nearly 400 fatal traffic-related pedestrians deaths in the province between 2010 and 2016. That’s nearly 50 per year or one each week. While accidents can and do … Continue reading Pedestrian Safety

Publish on: December 22, 2017 by Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Every year, thousands of people in British Columbia operate their vehicles while either intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. In 2008, for example, nearly 40 per cent of fatal crashes involved the driver consuming some amount of alcohol. The percentage of people who had alcohol levels above 80mg% was also about 35 per cent. … Continue reading Laws Regarding Impaired Driving

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

The new year is a great time to host a party for family and friends. It brings everyone together and allows them to relax and enjoy the end of the year. Many social gatherings involve serving alcohol. As a host, do you need to worry about the amount of alcohol you are serving to friends … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Social Host Liability