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British Columbia study breaks down cycling safety and hazards

A recent study from the University of British Columbia is providing some insight on how cycling environments are associated with injuries that cyclists suffer. The study took place over an 18-month period and focused on bicycle riders who visited the emergency room departments of five different hospitals.

Brain injuries have serious ramifications in British Columbia

According to medical statistics, brain injuries are on the rise, and the impacts are grave. With 50,000 Canadians already suffering brain injuries on an annual basis, the legal and financial impacts of such injuries may be under observation.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit in British Columbia

According to the Family Compensation Act, family members are permitted to file a wrongful death lawsuit after an act of default or neglect that resulted in death. The provisions of the act includes language that governs who may benefit from a wrongful death action.

The impact of the Family Compensation Act in British Columbia

The Family Compensation Act allows a family member of an injured or deceased person to seek compensation. In most cases, the suit will be handled by a personal representative of the beneficiary of such a case. If compensation is sought for more than one person, any award granted may be split between all parties seeking compensation. The manner in which such compensation is split may be determined by a jury or by a judge.

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