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Our law firm blog is your legal information resource for the latest tips, news, and legal information online. Using the categories on this page, you can navigate to the area of practice you are most interested in. Whether you are searching for information regarding Family Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law, Personal Injury Law, or anything in between, our law firm blog offers a wealth of information to browse.

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Personal Injury Law 2017/11/28

How important is it to follow your doctor’s advice when you are claiming damages from ICBC for injuries suffered in a car accident?

Original Published: May 14, 2014 When you are injured in a car accident and claim damages from ICBC, you are under an obligation to “mitigate” your damages, that is, to take reasonable steps to minimize your loss. In the recent case of Maltese v. Pratap, 2014 BCSC 18, several medical professionals recommended that the plaintiff … Continued

Personal Injury Law 2017/08/22

Hit-and-run compensation

According to ICBC statistics an average of 34,000 hit-and-run incidents occur in the lower mainland each year, 2,100 of which result in injury.  In British Columbia hit-and-run victims are eligible to receive up to $200,000 in compensation from ICBC for damages and injuries.  Section 24 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act provides a statutory right of action, … Continued

Personal Injury Law 2017/02/22

Gathering Witnesses: 4 Dos And Don’ts

Being in a car accident, even a minor one, can be a traumatic experience. It is important to keep your cool while taking actions to protect yourself in possible future insurance or legal investigations. Of course, you should exchange information with the other party, but you should also gather evidence about the accident. A phone’s … Continued

Personal Injury Law 2016/08/08

4 Ways to Get Witnesses to Your Car Accident

When you’re involved in a lawsuit following a motor vehicle collision, witnesses to your car accident often play an important role. Third-party witnesses—unrelated to either the claimant or the defendant—don’t have any stake in the outcome of the lawsuit, meaning that their statements are impartial. Witnesses to your car accident thus provide unbiased information to … Continued

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