In this issue - #145 March 31, 2011

  1. The Personal Injury Group At Pushor Mitchell LLP 
  2. The Top Ten Mistakes That Could Screw Up Your ICBC Claim, Mistake #5 
  3. Relocation Under The Proposed Family Law Act 
  4. Hit And Run Accidents – Can You Still Seek Injury Compensation? 
  5. What Is An Examination For Discovery? 
  6. 10 Secrets To Cycling With Traffic 
  7. I Have A Simple Question 
  8. The Perils Of Registering A Teenager's Car In The Parent's Name 
  9. Naked Joyrides Not Illegal In Nebraska But Naked DUI Is 
  10. Legal Aid Report Released By Public Commission On Legal Aid 
  11. Legal Lite 

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The Personal Injury Group At Pushor Mitchell LLP

The lawyers in our Personal Injury Group have extensive experience representing clients with wide ranging injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, physical assaults, medical malpractice, product malfunctions, and many more.  Our lawyers have extensive experience representing numerous clients with severe and catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries and spinal injuries, and have obtained compensation for many of these clients in the multi-million dollar range.

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The Top Ten Mistakes That Could Screw Up Your ICBC Claim, Mistake #5 - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

This series, by BC personal injury lawyer Paul Mitchell Q.C,.will explain the Top Ten mistakes to avoid with your ICBC personal injury claim.

The articles will give tips on how to ensure you do not make serious mistakes that could be fatal to your claim. For 10 issues of Legal Alert, Paul will focus on one mistake you should avoid, and what you should do instead to ensure your ICBC personal injury claim is not prejudiced.
This month, Mistake # 5   Failing to Follow Medical Advice

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Relocation Under The Proposed Family Law Act - by Taryn Moore*

As discussed in several of our department’s article since the summer of 2010, the provincial government of British Columbia released the White Paper on Family Relations Act Reform: Proposals for a new Family Law Act (the “Family Law Act”). As discussed, the Family Law Department at Pushor Mitchell wishes to produce a series of Legal Alert Articles outlining various parts of the Family Law Act that we believe are interesting and significant. This will by no means be an exhaustive review of all of the provisions of the Family Law Act, but rather a brief description of some of the proposed changes.

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Hit And Run Accidents – Can You Still Seek Injury Compensation? - by Greg Pratch

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.

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What Is An Examination For Discovery?

In British Columbia, each side in a law suit has the right to examine the opposing side under oath.  In its simplest form, an examination for discovery is the oral testimony of a Plaintiff or Defendant taken under oath before trial.  The basic rule is that questions asked need only address themselves to information that is relevant to the case or to the discovery of relevant facts.

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10 Secrets To Cycling With Traffic - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

With spring arriving, there will be an increasing number of cyclists on the road.
This article is a refresher on safe bicycling practices, and how to avoid an injury riding your bike.
It is a good read for all members of your family who ride.

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I Have A Simple Question - by Alfred Kempf*

These are the words most dreaded by an employment lawyer.  Quite frequently these calls come on a Friday afternoon moments before you are scheduled to meet friends for a cold one.

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The Perils Of Registering A Teenager's Car In The Parent's Name - by Paul Mitchell, Q.C.

Should a parent register their teenager's car in the parent's name to save on insurance premiums?
 
Some parents register a car to be used by their teenager in the parent's own name, to save on insurance premiums. This article explains the tremendous risks in doing so.

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Naked Joyrides Not Illegal In Nebraska But Naked DUI Is

A Nebraska man took the freedom of the road to a new level last week when he was cited while enjoying a naked joyride.

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Legal Aid Report Released By Public Commission On Legal Aid

Commissioner Leonard Doust, QC has made a number of recommendations to address the delivery of legal aid in British Columbia, after consulting with the public and legal and social service agencies during an 11-community tour of the province last fall.

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Legal Lite
In Washington State, you can’t carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.
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