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
4 Ways to Prevent the Most Common Holiday Injuries
The holidays are a wonderful time of the year for many families. However, they can also be very dangerous. In fact, emergency rooms see an increase in visits over the holidays due to festivity-related mishaps. Calls to the poison centre increase, and there is even a rise in allergy symptoms over the holidays as well. … Continue reading 4 Ways to Prevent the Most Common Holiday Injuries
7 Ways to Stay Safe While Winter Cycling
While cycling is undoubtedly more common at other points in the year, it is possible to cycle during the winter as well. In fact, roughly 30 to 40 percent of Canadian cyclists will bike the entire year-round. However, cycling during the winter can be dangerous because of the increase in hazards—from shorter days to snow, … Continue reading 7 Ways to Stay Safe While Winter Cycling
Getting the Most Out of Car Repairs
Taking your car in to get a repair can be intimidating. You may not know much about how your car works or what it will need to be repaired. Because of this lack of knowledge, the possibility of a car repair shop taking advantage of you is a real concern. However, you can avoid or … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of Car Repairs
Fire Safety During the Holidays
November 24 through November 30, 2017, is National Home Fire Safety Week. There is no better time to consider how safe you and your loved ones are in your home, particularly with the holidays upon us. Year-Round Fire Safety You should practice fire safety tips throughout the year, but these tips are especially important over … Continue reading Fire Safety During the Holidays
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
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!