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
Safety on the Slopes
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
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?
Winter Driving Tips
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
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
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
What You Need to Know About Social Host Liability
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
Diamond and Diamond Lawyers Featured in the Jerusalem Post
Diamond and Diamond Lawyers were recently featured in the Jerusalem Post. The article discusses the firm’s recent expansion into Vancouver and transition into a full-service firm (including: real estate, corporate law, family law, wills & estates and notaries and commission). Just one office in 2013, Diamond and Diamond now boasts 13 more offices across Canada … Continue reading Diamond and Diamond Lawyers Featured in the Jerusalem Post
What Happens If You Drive Without Insurance?
You are required to carry automobile insurance in British Columbia. However, many people continue to drive even though they do not have insurance coverage. This article explains what will happen if you drive without insurance in BC. Potential Offences If you are pulled over, and you cannot show your insurance card, the police officer can … Continue reading What Happens If You Drive Without Insurance?
5 Winter Walking Safety Tips
Winter weather definitely attributes to an increase in the number of outdoor falls every year. In fact, according to one study, older people fall 20 percent more often after a freezing rain alert. Other winter weather alerts may also signal greater fall risk, particularly for the elderly, as well. While it is best to stay … Continue reading 5 Winter Walking Safety Tips