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Personal injury lawsuit after crash may cover medical expenses

Drivers on British Columbia roads are responsible for the safety of their passengers. For this reason, no driver should get behind the wheel of an automobile if he or she is under the influence of alcohol, drugs or prescribed medication. The same goes for drivers who know they suffer from medical conditions that could cause emergencies if they fail to manage their illnesses -- else they could be held liable for medical expenses and other financial damages of a passenger injured in a crash.

Wrongful death claim may follow hit-and-run crash

Following the death of her daughter in March this year, a British Columbia mother now has to adjust to living without a loved one. The person responsible for the death of this young woman will spend four-and-a-half years behind bars and is banned from driving for 10 years. The 25-year-old woman lost her life in a hit-and-run accident in Burnaby. Grounds for a wrongful death claim in civil court clearly exist.

Wrongful death claims may follow fatal crash on Highway 1

Losing a loved one unexpectedly is naturally a devastating experience. Knowing that another person's negligence caused such a death can make the loss even more traumatic. Along with the heartache and grief, the surviving family members also have to cope with unanticipated expenses. Although no amount of money can fill the void left by such a tragedy, financial losses may be recoverable by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Such a lawsuit may follow a fatal crash that occurred on Highway 1 in British Columbia on a recent Saturday.

Who can file wrongful death lawsuit, and what is recoverable?

Upon the unexpected death of a loved one, the pain can be unbearable. Learning that his or her death resulted from another person's negligence can exacerbate the trauma, and those left behind may wish to see justice done. However, if a criminal court sends such a person to jail, the surviving family members are left facing unanticipated expenses and the loss of his or her support and care. This is where a wrongful death claim can bring relief.

Wrongful death lawsuit may follow fatal pedestrian accident

When a family loses a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, the loss will likely be more devastating than if it was a natural death. Although the surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit, the void left by the loss will remain. A British Columbia pedestrian recently lost his life when a vehicle struck him.

Wrongful death suit may follow ferry passenger's tip

Losing a loved one in a car accident is naturally a traumatic experience, but when a hit-and-run driver caused the fatality, the unanswered questions can be overwhelming. Surviving family members may only get answers once the driver deemed responsible is identified and brought to justice. Financial relief is also obtainable by filing a wrongful death claim in a British Columbia civil court.

Distracted driving campaign aims to lower risk in Burnaby

Dangerous driving habits can quickly lead to accidents. To take control of the situation, Mounties in Canada have been working on a number of enforcement campaigns to eliminate risks to drivers. One campaign in particular affects Burnaby and aims to reduce distracted driving to keep the roads safe.

What happens when you die without having a will?

If you die without a will in British Columbia, there are a few things that can happen. First, you're legally going to be known as dying intestate. This means you won't have the opportunity to decide how your assets are going to be divided, and the province where you live will.

British Columbia earthquake prevention statistics show dangers

If an earthquake happens tomorrow and you're hurt because someone wasn't prepared to take action in an emergency situation, can that person be held liable? What if that person is an entity like an educational department? In an interesting report about the recent Victoria earthquake, it's discussed how failing to prepare buildings and structures for seismic activity could lead to lawsuits, especially when scientists have been predicting a major event for many years.

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