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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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
Unpaid traffic tickets received in Washington State can lead to criminal charges, fine, imprisonment and the loss of your nexus card. If you live in British Columbia and have unpaid traffic tickets from Washington, you could face criminal charges, fine and imprisonment, and the loss of your Nexus card if you are caught driving south … Continued
More than in most other regions in Canada, renting is a way of life in the Lower Mainland. Knowing your renters’ rights under tenancy law is important in making sure your living situation is a fair one, especially in Greater Vancouver’s eternally hot rental market. If you need legal representation for your tenancy law situation, … 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
Although a will is intended to outline a person’s last wishes in full, settling an estate can nevertheless be a complicated process. 1. “Executor” is a complex role Often the testator (the person who made the will) will choose an executor (a person appointed to carry out the will) who has a law or accounting … Continued
Many residents in Metro Vancouver, including in the Tri-Cities, are renters. And many of the people they rent from are private homeowners. Often tenancy relationships go smoothly, but there are times they don’t—whether it’s a dispute over rent increases, failure to make repairs, unpaid rent, or eviction. If discussion between you and your landlord or … Continued
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