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
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If you were injured in a car accident, how do you make sure your settlement will protect you and your family well into the future? There is no question, car accidents are traumatic. This is especially true if you sustain a significant injury. There are the physical effects, the emotional upset, the possible financial worries, … Continued
The majority of motor vehicle accidents occur in intersections. This is likely a surprise to no one, as every driver knows that navigating a busy intersection requires utmost attention. With traffic coming in multiple directions and in many cases pedestrians and cycle lanes to account for, the potential for a collision rises greatly. When it … Continued
Underinsured Motorist Protection, otherwise known as UMP insurance, protects drivers when they are involved in an accident where the at-fault driver does not have sufficient insurance to cover costs. In British Columbia, all ICBC-insured drivers have minimum $1 million UMP insurance. If you’ve suffered a personal injury in a motor vehicle accident, you may find … Continued
Under British Columbia law, every car owner is required to have insurance through ICBC. In addition to covering the other driver’s damages when you’re at fault, ICBC is responsible for covering some of your treatment costs, whether you were at fault or not. 1.Call a lawyer Remember that any statement you make to ICBC can … Continued
A soft tissue injury—such as whiplash suffered in a car accident—can be incredibly painful and life affecting. Whether you sustained an injury in a motor vehicle accident in Kelowna or a restaurant in Coquitlam, personal injury lawyers will work to ensure you receive due compensation for your pain and suffering and to cover the costs … Continued
Whether you were in a car accident, were hurt by a defective product, or were attacked by someone’s pet, you may be able to sue for compensation for your pain and suffering. Not sure if you’ve got a legal claim for your personal injury? Learn about three basic signs below, and then get in touch … Continued
As Greater Vancouver, including the Tri-Cities, becomes more green, the number of bikes on the road—and the bike lanes that go with them—are increasing. In Coquitlam alone, cycle routes have been built into Alderson Avenue, Rochester Avenue, Westview-Whiting, Guildford Way, and Chilko Drive. With the changing intersections in Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, and Coquitlam, laws … Continued
You’re out and about with your family, taking a leisurely stroll through a shopping centre, when—before you realize what’s happened—your feet fly out from under you and you’ve taken a bad fall. Sometimes we think the best thing to do is shake it off, but the reality is that what you do next could affect … Continued
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