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Are BC Injury Settlements subject to Family Law claims? (Video blog)
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Are BC Injury Settlements subject to Family Law claims? (Video blog)

If you are splitting up with your spouse, what happens to your personal injury settlement may be the least of your concerns however, there are significant financial consequences if steps are not taken to protect the award from Family Law claims. The law in BC presumes that all family property will be divided equally. Personal...
What is a Crosswalk?  The Answer Might Surprise You
201604.03
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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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Distracted Driving – BC’s Leading Cause of Road Fatalities

In British Columbia, distracted driving kills more people every year than any other motor vehicle related cause of death, including impaired driving. Despite the potentially devastating consequences, many British Columbians continue to engage in risky and distracting behaviour while driving. Recently, several videos were released in which people are captured driving while doing things that…

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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…

201505.22
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Top Victoria Crash Hotspots Identified

Crashes occur in almost every intersection and interchange on Vancouver Island. In fact, between 2005 and 2010, ICBC has recorded about 450,000 crashes; 175,000 of which have caused injuries.  To help municipalities determine the spots that need a safety upgrade, ICBC and certain research entities release road collision statistics each year. Here is a summary…

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Distracted Driving a Problem for Young Drivers in BC

In British Columbia, about 6.6 percent of drivers are aged between16 and 20 years of age, however they account for 14 percent of drivers involved in a crash.  Research has shown that those who are in the beginner stage of the Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) – “N” drivers are 45 percent more likely to get into an accident than experienced drivers.  Further, the crashes…

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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…

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