A 51-year-old hit-and-run driver recently received a conditional sentence of eight months followed by probation for 18 months for knocking down a pedestrian in Jan. 2014. According to British Columbia Supreme Court documents, this pedestrian accident occurred on a morning with poor visibility when the defendant backed out of his driveway. He failed to notice a woman who was on her morning walk and struck her with his vehicle.
During the week of 16 to 22 May, the Canada Safety Council ran an annual awareness campaign that focused on the behaviours of drivers and their passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and bikers. The aim is to remind people of the importance of being sober and alert when they drive, as well as the importance of using seat belts to provide protection in the event of a car accident. Police in a British Columbia city used YouTube to underscore the importance of responsible driving.
A gifted young soccer player in British Columbia lost his life in a crash while he was travelling home after a recent practice session. According to a crash report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the fatal car accident occurred at about 9 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. The 17-year-old boy survived the wreck but succumbed to his injuries two days later.
Following a crash with injuries in British Columbia, the information gathered will likely play a significant role in a subsequent claim to recover damages. After any necessary medical treatment, an accident victim can write down everything he or she remembers about the accident. It will be helpful if photos can be taken of the crash scene, the vehicles involved and even the injuries suffered.
Victims of crashes in British Columbia will likely have to answer many questions as soon as their insurance companies -- or the other party's insurance -- gets wind of the accident. For this reason, it might help to take note of what they are likely to be asked. It may be best not to simply rely on a police report, and gather as much of the relevant information as possible. This may help the lawyer if it is decided to pursue recovery of damages sustained in the car accident by filing a personal injury claim in a civil court.
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.
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.
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.
A combination of adverse weather and alcohol is a recipe for disaster. Driving on slick road conditions requires special skills that could be compromised if the driver is impaired. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says such circumstances might have led to the death of a man in a recent British Columbia car accident.
Whenever an injured victim of any type of accident pursues recovery of damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit in a British Columbia civil court, that person must establish negligence. However, understanding the concept of negligence and how to go about proving it is important. If an individual fails to take reasonable care while driving, and a car accident follows, that person may typically be held liable for damages.