You can probably recall a time where you were waiting to turn left, across oncoming traffic, to either enter a parking lot or another street. Sometimes, your view is obstructed and another motorist “waves” or “gestures” for you to go ahead. The Courts have been clear…MORE First Published May 29, 2015
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The tax one must always consider when purchasing or acquiring any real estate in BC is the Property Transfer Tax. For more information about what it is and how it is calculated, click on the following link: Property Transfer Tax A first time homebuyer may qualify for a complete or partial exemption of the property … Continued
You may have heard about a Representation Agreement before, which is a key legal document that a person in British Columbia needs to plan for their own personal health care. A Representation Agreement is a legally enforceable document that can be used if you are not able to speak for yourself. If you are unconscious … Continued
People often think discrimination applies only to racial and ethnic differences, but as DBM always advises our clients, the BC Human Rights Code covers much more than that. The Code prevents employers from discriminating against potential employees due to race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or the conviction of an “offence that is unrelated to the employment … Continued
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
Choosing to buy strata property is becoming very popular in BC. According to the BC Government’s website, more one million British Columbians living in strata housing, although not all of these are owners. There seems to be, however, some confusion about what exactly strata housing is, and what the rights of strata owners are. At … Continued
I think I was let go from my job unfairly. What rights do I have? Here are the answers to 4 key questions about wrongful dismissal. Many psychologists rank losing your job among the top five stressful events you can go through in life. It ranks up there with divorce, major illness, even the death … Continued
The top 4 reasons you shouldn’t accept ICBC’s first offer. As a general rule, don’t accept ICBC’s first offer, and in most cases, not even their second, third or fourth offers. At DBM, we advise our clients that after you file a claim, ICBC stops being “your insurance company” and starts defending the party who … Continued
So you’ve been in an accident, now what? 6 things you should do on the scene Motor vehicle accidents are traumatic, even minor ones. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident it is important to know how to deal with the situation. To help prepare you for dealing with an accident, we … Continued
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