If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, caused by an individual who has limited or no insurance, or involved in a hit-and-run where you cannot find the driver, British Columbia has a statutory program put in place which allows for the compensation to be awarded regardless of no insurance or limited insurance. Section … Continued
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It is that time of year again. Snow is in the forecast for the Tri-Cities and the Greater Vancouver Area, and for the next few months all of B.C will be facing whatever winter throws at us. In winter conditions, it is important for you to drive safely and know both you and your vehicles … Continued
Owner/Occupier Duty of Care – Part 1 If you have been injured in a slip and fall or trip on property, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner, occupier, or contractor responsible for the property. At common law, a person has a duty to take reasonable care for their own safety, to keep … Continued
Even though your case won’t be affected, I want you to know about the changes to ICBC coverages effective April 1st 2019. 1. The maximum compensation allowed for a pain and suffering award will be reduced from $370,000 to $5500, unless an innocent accident victim can prove the injury is “major or catastrophic”. A “minor” … Continued
Did you have an accident while away from home? Knowing the difference between travel and liability insurance What you need to do now What you need to know if you have been injured while travelling It’s not pleasant to think about personal injuries when we are about to embark on a fun getaway, but accidents … Continued
Understanding Owner Liability for a Dog Bite Dog bites and attacks are thankfully rare. However, when they do happen they can result in serious injury and disability for the victim, and serious consequences for the dog and their owner. If you are attacked by a dog, is anyone liable? In Canada, our courts apply the … Continued
BC drivers involved in motor vehicle accident will likely have insurance coverage through ICBC for repairs to their vehicle. If your vehicle is determined to be a total loss, your insurance may pay you the cash value, or may pay for a replacement vehicle depending on the age and condition of your vehicle and the … Continued
Six Answers To This Vitally Important Question In 1974, the government created ICBC – the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia – to make sure every driver in the province is protected by basic auto insurance. This not only protected the driver, it also protected passengers and the public. If anyone was injured in an accident, … Continued
Travel insurance is a must. It cannot be overstated. If you are in medical distress or injured while travelling outside the country, you need to know there is full coverage for your emergency and medical expenses. Travel Insurance or Travel Medical Insurance is purchased to cover emergency medical expenses when travelling outside BC or outside … Continued
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