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

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

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Ice Fishing Safety Tips

To some, a day spent ice fishing represents the epitome of boredom. To them, it means sitting in a cold shack in the middle of a lake staring down mindlessly for hours at a hole one has laboriously drilled through the ice. Two thousand of Canadians, though, even an unproductive day of “hard water” angling … Continue reading Ice Fishing Safety Tips

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Slip and Fall Accidents

British Columbia permits you to sue the property owner if you slipped, fell, and injured yourself under the Occupier’s Liability Act. However, just because you hurt yourself on someone else’s property, that does not automatically mean that you will obtain compensation. Instead, it is your obligation to prove that the property owner is legally responsible … Continue reading Slip and Fall Accidents

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Animal Crossing: ‘Tis the Season!

Accidents involving wildlife result in millions of dollars in damage and injuries every year. Crashes with animals are notoriously underreported, especially when the driver swerves to hit an animal and ends up runninginto something or someone else instead. Big game populations, particularly deer, are on the rise. When you combine the increased number of animals … Continue reading Animal Crossing: ‘Tis the Season!

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What to Do After a Hit and Run

A “hit and run” is an accident where an unidentified driver hits another vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, or property. The driver leaves the scene right after the crash, leaving everyone unable to identify the driver or whether he or she has insurance coverage. Hit and run accidents also include situations where someone hits your parked car … Continue reading What to Do After a Hit and Run

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Safety Tips While Trick-or-Treating

Fall is a great time of year for kids and adults alike. Many parents relish in children going back to school and fall sporting events. Children often enjoy the social aspects of meeting new children in the classroom and getting ready for upcoming holidays. Many children (and parents) also enjoy getting dressed up for Halloween … Continue reading Safety Tips While Trick-or-Treating

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Safety Tips for Driving in School Zones

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

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Spinal Cord Injury Basics

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

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School Bus Safety

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

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Who Can Claim Compensation?

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?

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Can You be Held Legally Responsible for Distracted Walking?

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?

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What Drivers Can Do to Avoid Commercial Trucking Accidents

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

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What to Expect When You Have an Injury Claim

Being involved in an accident can be extremely stressful and overwhelming, even after the collision has occurred. You may not know where to turn or whom to trust. Your recovery may take a significant amount of time, and getting the process started right away is vitally important. Your Treatment and Recovery Getting medical attention is … Continue reading What to Expect When You Have an Injury Claim

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How to Avoid Skateboarding Accidents in Vancouver

Skateboarding is a popular activity in Vancouver, particularly for the younger populations. Many people also use skateboards and longboards in addition to bicycles and motorcycles to travel as well. Using a skateboard or longboard to move is a fun and healthy way to get around town. However, these methods of travel can be dangerous, even … Continue reading How to Avoid Skateboarding Accidents in Vancouver

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Steps Involved in a Collision Claim

If you have never made an insurance claim before, the process can seem pretty daunting. However, if you have suffered damage to your vehicle, whether it was in an accident or because it was vandalised or had damage due to weather, you may need to make an insurance claim. After all, the reasons you have … Continue reading Steps Involved in a Collision Claim

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What Affects the Cost of Your Auto Insurance

Drivers are required by law to carry auto insurance. You can be fined for failing to have valid auto insurance in British Columbia. The minimum fine is $598.00. If you drive without proper insurance, you may also have your licence suspended, and your vehicle may be impounded. If you are involved in an accident in … Continue reading What Affects the Cost of Your Auto Insurance

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How Will a Pre-existing Condition Affect My Accident Claim?

When someone is involved in an accident, he or she may have existing injuries or health conditions when the accident occurs. These conditions were not caused by the accident but were present before the crash happened. What happens when the accident aggravates your pre-existing injuries? Are you able to get compensation for that type of … Continue reading How Will a Pre-existing Condition Affect My Accident Claim?

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What to do if You’re Injured on an Amusement Park Ride

Thousands of children and adults are injured on amusement park rides every year. Children are especially vulnerable to injuries because they are smaller and do not fully understand the risks associated with the ride. Because of the favourable weather, amusement park ride injuries and fatalities significantly increase during the summer months. Some parks, fairs, and … Continue reading What to do if You’re Injured on an Amusement Park Ride

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Tips for Cycling to Work

Cycling to work has all kinds of benefits. It has significant health advantages and does wonders for the environment by reducing emissions. In fact, registered bike-to-work participants in British Columbia reduced CO2 emissions by 291,999 Kilograms in the last year alone. They also burned over 40,400,000 calories in just one week in 2016! While cycling … Continue reading Tips for Cycling to Work

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Canoe and Kayak Safety

Unfortunately, roughly 100 people will die in boating accidents every year, and many more individuals will be severely injured. Thankfully, however, most boating deaths and injuries can be avoided by following simple safety tips. Canoes and kayaks are referred to as “human-powered water crafts,” in British Columbia, which means that the requirements to operate these … Continue reading Canoe and Kayak Safety

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