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
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
Traffic Tickets in British Columbia
Traffic tickets can have long-term negative effects. If you are convicted of a traffic violation, it can result in points on your driver’s licence and fines. Ultimately, these points will increase the cost of driving in BC. The government also has an option to garnish your wages or bank account if you fail to pay … Continue reading Traffic Tickets in British Columbia
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?
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
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?
Leasing a Car in British Columbia
Before you lease a car for personal or family use, you should compare the benefits and drawbacks with buying the vehicle outright. Leases can be smart financial choices in some situations, but looking at all your options first is a good idea. The Basics: What is a Lease? You enter a lease agreement when you … Continue reading Leasing a Car in British Columbia
Understanding the Points System
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) adjusts your driver risk premium and driver penalty point premium based on how many points you have. Under the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act, you will receive points on your driving record for every traffic, speeding, or another driving offence. Certain Criminal Code violations will also result in … Continue reading Understanding the Points System
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
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