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What You Need To Know About Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries: Part 1

There are 86,000 people living with spinal cord injuries in Canada and by 2030, projections estimate there will be 35,000 more. Given that spinal cord injuries do not discriminate and can affect anyone, it is important to understand what is involved.

Who Is Responsible For A Distracted Driving Accident?

Who is responsible for a distracted driving accident? As it turns out, it could very well be the person who sent the text. According to an insurance and legal expert, an individual sending a text message could be considered liable if they knew that the recipient was driving.

Changes Coming For Car Accident Victims in British Columbia

It looks like British Columbia may be catching up to the rest of the country when it comes to leaving the full tort system behind. The legislation, introduced in late April and set to take effect next year, makes it so that settlements for minor injury claims will have a $5,500 cap. It will also aim to have claims for small injuries resolved within a 90 day window, outside of the B.C. Supreme Court.

Bereaved British Columbia Parents File Civil Suit After Car Accident

When three people died, two of them young children, as a result of a multi-vehicle car accident in April 2017, several families’ worst nightmares came true. Ella Hernandez, 9, and Tyler Mollie Wong Hernandez, 3, as well as a 30 year old woman were killed when a driver tried to pass on the highway located near Pitt River Road and forced two other vehicles into oncoming traffic. One year later, the driver of the vehicle was charged with driving without due care and attention under the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act. His punishment? A $368 fine and six points against his driver’s license.

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