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BC Vehicle Insurance System

With the upcoming election, there have been discussions about the possibility of changes to the way our automobile insurance works. In particular, you may have heard the discussions about a “no fault” insurance system. Currently, we have what is known as a “pure tort system”, which means that you, if injured by someone driving a …

Fatal Accident Claims – Flaws in Compensation

There remains an ongoing debate amongst those in the legal and insurance profession of the adequacy of compensation when someone dies as a result of the negligence of another. Under our current laws, the only individuals who can seek compensation for the death is the spouse, parents, and children. Siblings cannot make a claim. Further, …

Slip and Fall

Given the amount of snow and ice we had recently, injuries from slip and falls have occurred much more frequently than normal. If this has happened to you, or does happen to you, there are a few things you should know. If you are injured on city property, it is usually very difficult to obtain …

Estate Litigation

Estate litigation is a term describing when people – usually children – feel that they are getting less than they deserve from their parent’s Will, and challenge the contents of the Will. Normally, such challenges are brought under the provisions of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, which literally allow the court to change the …

Aviation Claim

Travelling on planes is something we all do at one time or another. Usually, such trips are without incident. However, things can happen, and you can be injured when travelling on a plane. This may occur while boarding, while on the plane, or while disembarking. If you are injured on a plane, make sure your …

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA TO RULE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES

When traumatic events like motor vehicle accidents happen, people can become injured. The most common injury is physical injuries. However, another injury which is less well known is a psychological injury. This can include many symptoms, such as nightmares, depression, and significant personality changes. Psychological injuries can occur with a physical injury, or sometimes, and …

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