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 DangersTags: Icicles, Injury, Injury Prevention, Liability, Premises Liability Act
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 SlopesTags: Helmet, Liability, Safety, Ski, Snowboard
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?Tags: Assumption of Risk, Gym, Injury, Liability
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 LiabilityTags: Alcohol, Liability, Safety, Social Host
Who is Liable in an Accident When You Lend Your Car?
When you lend your vehicle to someone else, you have very little control over what he or she does behind the wheel. The person that borrowed your car may end up getting into an accident that may or may not have been their fault. Even if you were not driving, you could still be partially … Continue reading Who is Liable in an Accident When You Lend Your Car?Tags: Accident, Auto Insurance, Guest Driver, Insurance, Liability, Vehicle Lending
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 YourselfTags: Damages, Injury, Liability, Negligence
Outdoor Adventure Injury Risk
Summer is nearly upon us, and for most, that means getting outdoors and enjoying nature and the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, as engagement in outdoor activities rises, so do the potential for injuries and even death. Between 2006 and 2010, for example, British Columbia saw an average of 58 people pass away due to adventure activities … Continue reading Outdoor Adventure Injury RiskTags: Injury, Liability, Outdoor Adventure Industry, Waiver