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ICBC Denies Compensation in a Hit-and-Run Accident

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Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
In a recent Supreme Court of British Columbia case the court confirmed that if you are injured by a hit and run driver, you do not need to do everything conceivable in order to identify the driver.

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Employees Distinct From Contractors

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
In the world of employment law there are “independent contractors” and there are “employees,” each one has pros and cons from both the employer and employee perspective.

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Is There A Cap On The Amount Of Injury Compensation I Am Entitled To?

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Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
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.

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Hit And Run Accidents – Can You Still Seek Injury Compensation?

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Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
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 [...]

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Constructive Dismissal

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Categories: Blog, Employment Law
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 [...]

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Don’t Forget To Buckle Your Seatbelt

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Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
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 [...]

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