Even though Canada is at the frontline of quality medical and dental care, sometimes mistakes do occur. Medical and dental professionals (including nurses and other health care professionals) must provide an acceptable level of health care that protects their patients from harm. If this duty of care is not met, then the health care practitioner…

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If you’ve sustained injuries as a result of a motor vehicle collision, your doctor, at some point, will likely recommend that you attend treatment of some sort. Whether it be physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy, active rehabilitation, medications or even psychological counselling, your doctor is recommending these treatments with a view to alleviating your injury…

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What is a Hit and Run? A hit and run is when an unknown driver damages your vehicle or injures you but leaves the scene of the collision. Fortunately, anyone involved in a hit and run in BC has the right to seek compensation for a hit and run directly from the Insurance Corporation of…

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Getting Dog Attack Compensation in BC Have you been bitten or attacked by a dog in BC? If so, you may be entitled to compensation from the dog owner. Typically, owners of dogs have a home insurance policy that provides coverage to the owner in the event of a dog bite injury even if the…

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Ensure Your Rights are Protected & You Get a Fair Settlement I quite often advise clients to ensure they have a lawyer for their ICBC or personal injury claim to ensure all of their rights are protected and they receive a fair settlement.  I tell them not to talk to ICBC before they get legal advice. …

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Tien Sher didn’t follow any of the recommended guidelines in the Traffic Manual for work on Roadways produced by the Ministry of Transportation when it obstructed a permanent stop sign by blue construction fence and placed a temporary stop sign into the angular part of the fence, and as a result, on Friday, Mr. Justice…

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Mr. Justice Weatherill released Reasons for Judgment recently for injuries being claimed for a motor vehicle accident that occurred in May 2009. This motor vehicle accident saw a Smart Car make a left turn into the path of a sedan driven by Sharon Brown. Both vehicles were written off. ICBC denied liability and denied the…

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The lastest annual report from BC Vital Statistics says life expectancy climbed to 82 years and is the highest for any province in Canada.  This is important in icbc and other personal injury cases as many heads of damages such as future cost of care and loss of earning capacity often have to factor in the…

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