In a personal injury claim, whether your claim arises as a result of a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or some other unfortunate event, compensation can be pursued for things like pain and suffering.
If you are injured in a hit-and-run accident in British Columbia, it is important to be aware that you may still be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. The British Columbia Insurance (Vehicle) Act outlines the process by which an injured party can seek to recover injury compensation even though the identity of the responsible driver is unknown. There are, however, some key factors that impact whether you will be [...]
An employee that faces a unilateral change to their employment contract may have the right to treat the contract as wrongfully terminated and resign. In these ‘constructive dismissal’ situations, the employee, upon resignation, is entitled to claim damages in lieu of reasonable notice. It is important to note, however, that not every unilateral change amounts to constructive dismissal. The change must affect a fundamental term or [...]
The law requires that we fasten our seatbelts while driving or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle. This law exists, at least in part, because seatbelts are proven to help reduce the risk of serious injury or death in the event of an accident. As a result of these proven safety implications, our law will often reduce the compensation that an injured motorist is entitled to receive if the motorist was not wearing their [...]