According to law enforcement authorities with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, two 18-year-old men died in an accident in northern British Columbia. The accident reportedly occurred on April 3 on Highway 97.
The driver who caused a fatal head-on crash on Easter Sunday 2013 made no attempt to avoid the collision, according to a new report issued by the British Columbia Coroners Service. The report said the driver who was struck tried to swerve out of the way before the deadly impact.
Several people were hurt in a two-car accident near the British Columbia Institute of Technology campus in Burnaby on Feb. 17. The crash happened around 1:30 p.m.
If your loved one died because of a driver's negligent actions, our law firm may be able to help you hold the driver liable for damages. Serving the greater British Columbia area, Michael Golden Law Corporation has nearly three decades of experience in personal injury claims and is familiar with the province's strict regulations surrounding these legal procedures.
Two people died following a two-car accident that occurred in British Columbia on Jan. 23. Police said that weather may have been a contributing factor in the crash, which occurred when one of the vehicles involved lost control and struck the other.
All people in British Columbia are required to carry insurance purchased through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. In the event a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, he or she may make a claim to ICBC.
A large percentage of residents of British Columbia and across the nation consider drunk driving to be a major concern, according to an annual study by The Road Safety Monitor. Although the number of people who died in alcohol-related car accidents was steadily declining since 2006, the number arose to 744 fatalities in 2010. These fatalities represent about a third of all traffic accidents in Canada, which is a slight decrease from several years prior to 2010.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police made a recent appeal to residents across British Columbia, particularly in Vernon, for information regarding a driver who recently caused a crash that severely injured a 44-year-old woman and then fled the scene without providing assistance. The Dec. 3 accident reportedly happened at around 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Alexis Park Drive and 38th Avenue.
Wrongful death lawsuits in British Columbia follow specific procedures as outlined in the law. When a person has died as a result of the wrongful or negligent actions of another person, the other person may be held to be liable for damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
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.