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201609.20
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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…

201609.06
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Video Blog: Are Waivers (for Accidents) Enforceable in BC?

Video Blog: Are Waivers (for Accidents) Enforceable in BC? This week I am going to talk about the enforceability of waivers, which are incredibly common and powerful clauses in contracts we all come across almost every day.  From getting on a chairlift or a ferris-wheel, to renting a car, a bicycle or piece of garden equipment,…

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Video Blog: Liability for Unsafe Premises – BC’s Occupiers Liability Act

Video Blog: Unsafe Premises, an Overview of Occupiers Liability Law in British Columbia In British Columbia the law provides that a person who is in physical possession or control over premises has duty of care to see that another person, and that person’s property, is reasonably safe in using the premises (basically, a law against…

Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accidents – Effective Liability Waivers
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Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accidents – Effective Liability Waivers

When is a Liability Waiver Effective? Giving up, or waiving, the right to claim for the consequences of someone else’s carelessness is something we all frequently do.   A surprising number of activities we regularly engage in involve a written, but often unseen, contract which contains a “waiver” clause, being a promise not to sue for…

BC Cyclist Found at Fault for Passing on the Right
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BC Cyclist Found at Fault for Passing on the Right

On November 6, 2009, a 16 year-old British Columbian who was riding his bike on a country road was forced off the road by an unidentified driver who was unaware of the cyclist’s presence.  As a result, the cyclist fell down a rocky embankment and was injured in his fall.  At the time of the…

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