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
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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
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
It’s hard to remember what we did before the cell phone. Texting while doing almost any other task is by now second nature—even for your once cell phone-resistant hippie uncle. But with the power of constant connectivity comes great responsibility—not least of all to ourselves. We all know the dangers of texting (or Googling or … Continued
No one plans to get into a car accident—which means most of us avoid doing our “car accident” homework. But it’s important to know what to do before an accident occurs. With any luck, you’ll never need to put this list into practice. However, being prepared for the worst means you’ll know how to achieve the … Continued
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