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Hire a lawyer: Protect your Extended Health Benefits from MVA injury treatment costs
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Hire a lawyer: Protect your Extended Health Benefits from MVA injury treatment costs

After the accident who pays for treatment? Some people are fortunate to have medical benefits plans provided by their employers or unions that cover things like prescriptions for drugs and therapy provided by chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapy and others. Pacific Blue Cross, Great West Life and Sun Life are common providers in BC. So, If…

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Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claims

Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Claims British Columbia insurance law makes sure that every vehicle licensed in this province carries at least basic coverage of $200,000 in third party liability insurance through ICBC.  This basic level of required ICBC coverage means that if someone else injures you with their vehicle, you at least have some…

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Video Blog: Speeding Cyclists and BC Law

Video Blog: School Zones, Speeding Cyclists and BC Law Last week a local cyclist was ticketed for speeding in a school zone. The event attracted considerable news attention and a lot of discussion on social media – with many wondering if speeding cyclists are subject to the Motor Vehicle Act.  In this week’s video blog we…

Navigating Your ICBC Claim
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Navigating Your ICBC Claim

The simplest way to explain how motor vehicle claims in B.C. are handled is to divide them into two categories: (1) accidents that you are at fault for, and (2) accidents that are the fault of someone else.  When you are injured in a vehicle accident that is your own fault, the Insurance (Vehicle) Act…

Don’t be Frustrated at the Driver Who stops for the Pedestrian to Cross
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Don’t be Frustrated at the Driver Who stops for the Pedestrian to Cross

Most drivers do not know that a pedestrian has the right of way to cross at an uncontrolled intersection, whether there is a marked crosswalk or not.  In our blog post “Common Driver Mistakes:  The Unmarked Crosswalk” we described how many drivers misunderstand that a pedestrian has the right of way to cross the road…

What is a Crosswalk?  The Answer Might Surprise You
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What is a Crosswalk? The Answer Might Surprise You

Most people think that a crosswalk is only that area on a street marked with parallel white lines.  Unfortunately, most people are incorrect.  The B.C. Motor Vehicle Act defines a crosswalk as: “crosswalk“ means  (a) a portion of the roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by signs or by lines…

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