Diamond and Diamond BC
B.C. Offices

Langley Consultation Office

8661 201 Street, 2nd Floor

Richmond Consultation Office

5811 Cooney Road Suite 305 South Tower

Burnaby Consultation Office

4720 Kingsway Suite 2600

Kelowna Consultation Office

1631 Dickson Avenue Suite 1100

Surrey Main Office

13737 96 Ave #1104

Vancouver Head Office

1727 West Broadway, Suite 400

ONTARIO OFFICES

Brampton Consultation Office

341 Parkhurst Square, Suite 5

Etobicoke Consultation Office

34 Greensboro Dr 2nd Floor

Toronto Head Office

255 Consumers Road, 5th Floor

Sudbury Consultation Office

144 Elm Street, Suite 201

Peterborough Consultation Office

459 George Street North

Ottawa Main Office

1081 Carling Avenue, Suite 704

Mississauga Office

2155 Leanne Blvd #113

London Main Office

256 Pall Mall St, Suite 102

Hamilton Consultation Office

105 Main Street East, Suite 1500

Barrie Main Office

17 Poyntz Avenue

Windsor Main Office

13158 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 3B

Thunder Bay Consultation Office

278 Algoma Street South

ALBERTA OFFICES

Calgary Consultation Office

909 17th Avenue SW, 4th Floor

Edmonton Head Office

4246 97 Street NW, Unit 100

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

BC Government Announces ICBC Changes

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

The Dangers of Driving Drowsy

For commercial truck drivers, sleepiness is the enemy. Because they are typically paid by the mile driven, down time, including rest and sleep breaks, is non-earning time. Despite federal laws limiting the number of hours a Canadian driver can work in a day, many try to drive extra shifts in order to earn overtime pay, … Continue reading The Dangers of Driving Drowsy

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

Snowmobiling Safety

The notion of a motorized vehicle that can run on deep snow has been around almost as long as the internal combustion engine. The first patent for a workable sled, the “Vehicle Propeller” was granted in Canada in 1911. In 1916, a United States patent was issued for a “traineau automobile”, believed to be the … Continue reading Snowmobiling Safety