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Red Flags with Victoria’s Protected Bike Lanes and Green Boxes
201705.03
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Red Flags with Victoria’s Protected Bike Lanes and Green Boxes

Protected Bike Lanes on Pandora Open to Mixed Reviews On Monday, May 1, 2017 the Pandora St. protected bike lanes officially opened to the public. The intent of this two-lane track that runs from Wharf St. to Cook St. is to separate bike traffic from car traffic and make cycling more efficient and safer. While the…

201508.29
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Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know

After a car accident in BC, some people choose to deal with ICBC themselves.  If they are claiming for compensation for injuries sustained in the accident, it will be necessary for medical information to be provided to ICBC.  ICBC provides an authorization form it expects self-represented claimants to sign that allows adjusters to deal directly…

201504.08
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When a bus crashes, can passengers claim compensation?

Bus accidents in British Columbia are rare occurances.  Passengers who choose to ride the bus tend to have peace of mind about the qualifications of the person entrusted to drive the bus and the road worthiness of the bus they are riding in.  Given the consequences of a bus accident should it happen, it is imperative that…

201503.27
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Focussed on What Matters: Our Client’s Interests

Legal procedures and issues can be frustrating and stressful and often get in the way of meeting business objectives or personal goals.  When legal issues are not given the attention to detail they need, or when lawyers fail to listen to their clients and understand the problems they face, the solutions available, and their client’s…

201503.03
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Understanding Marine Collision Regulations – More like guidelines, than actual rules

Clearly the Collision Regulations under the Canada Shipping Act 2001 (the “ColRegs”) serve an important purpose in promoting the safe navigation of vessels on coastal and non-coastal waters.  Like laws governing motor vehicles on land, these rules of the road reduce the risk of damage through collision by requiring predictable behaviour. Mariners expect other mariners…

BC Cyclist Found at Fault for Passing on the Right
201412.03
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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…

201410.31
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Common Car Accident Injuries

In a survey released in August 2014, ICBC recorded roughly 260,000 crashes in BC in 2013 – one in 5 car accidents (52,000) resulted in either injuries and/or death.  The most common kinds of injuries sustained in car accidents include: soft tissue injuries, fractures, concussions and psychological injuries.  Identifying and treating these injuries is often the…

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