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Brain-injured victim: Why did drunk driver only get 3 years?

A nurse in British Columbia is having a difficult time accepting the court's decision in a criminal case against the person that caused her brain injury and her friend's death. The drunk driver that caused the deadly crash was sentenced to only three years. Reportedly, this followed a plea bargain in which six charges against him were thrown out in exchange for a guilty plea.

Don't rush to settle claim for a child victim of a car accident

If your child suffers injuries in a crash, will you know what action to take that would be in the long-term best interest of your child? When a child is involved in a car accident in British Columbia, any legal actions taken on the child's behalf are subject to specific laws. You may be talked into accepting an insurance settlement without realizing that it would not be in the child's best interest.

Bicycle accidents can lead to life-changing injuries

Everyone using British Columbia roads must comply with applicable laws, and compliance by all will likely limit injuries and deaths resulting from crashes. However, the injuries suffered by victims of bicycle accidents are often more severe than those suffered by car crash victims. Authorities say if vehicle operators and cyclists watch out for each other, they could avoid a significant percentage of collisions.

Typical questions about car accident lawsuits

Victims of automobile accidents in British Columbia may face financial difficulties due to unanticipated medical expenses and lost income. It would only be natural to have questions about the legal options available to a car accident victim. In any crash, a negligent driver might be held liable for the damages sustained by injured victims.

Car accident: Battle against distracted driving might save lives

Unfortunately, many British Columbia residents have suffered the consequences of crash injuries that were caused by distracted drivers. Throughout the month of March, law enforcement across the province will work on creating a higher awareness of the dangers of distractions as well as the importance of wearing safety belts. Every car accident that can be prevented by this campaign may save a life.

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