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

Icicle Dangers

For years tales have been told of the “perfect murder” being committed with an icicle. A weapon that melts away even before the body is discovered? Ingenious. While most if not all of these stories seem at best improbable, they persist, perhaps in part due to the lack of a clear consensus of whether an … Continue reading Icicle Dangers

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Things to Do (and Avoid Doing) After a Car Wreck

According to the Transport Canada website, in 2015 Canada’s 25 million licenced drivers were involved in around 160,000 automobile accidents in which a driver, pedestrian or passenger suffered reportable injuries. Many other crashes involve only damage to the vehicles or other property. While these numbers are relatively modest in comparison to those in many other … Continue reading Things to Do (and Avoid Doing) After a Car Wreck

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Injured at the Gym – Can You Sue?

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?

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Laws Regarding Impaired Driving

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

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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 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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Time Limits to Sue in British Columbia

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

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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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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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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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Playground Safety

As the weather heats up and more people are moving outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, children flock to playground areas. There are many benefits of taking children to the park, including teaching children how to share, make friends, and follow the rules. Exercise and fresh air are great for children of all ages. Equipment and … Continue reading Playground Safety

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Exploring Liability Laws in British Columbia: What You Should Know to Protect Yourself

If you have been involved in an accident that was due to the fault of someone else, you may have a legal claim for damages. However, legal claims are much more complicated than simply stating that someone else was at fault for your accident. Instead, you must show that the other person had legal liability … Continue reading Exploring Liability Laws in British Columbia: What You Should Know to Protect Yourself

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Pedestrian Safety

Between 2010 and 2014, an average of seven pedestrians lost their lives every year in motor vehicle collisions in the city of Vancouver. In fact, in 2014, pedestrians were 36% of the total accident fatalities in Vancouver. According to Transport Canada, nearly 15% of all road traffic deaths involve pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrian safety continues to … Continue reading Pedestrian Safety

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