If you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, you may wonder if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. A slip and fall claim can be brought about under certain guidelines. Let’s take a look at those.
We are addicted to our phones. While most of us happily abide by the rules and regulations of the road, Port Coquitlam injury lawyers find that the one thing most people are struggling with today is keeping their hands off their smartphones and electronic devices.
Today in BC, between 21 and 36 people suffer from a traumatic brain injury each day with over half of them as a result of a car accident. As Nanaimo personal injury lawyers, we see how these serious injuries can have life-altering effects on the victim and his or her family.
Today, more research is being done on post-traumatic stress disorder and its correlation to motor vehicle accidents. In one of these studies, accidents were found to be the traumatic event that was most experienced by men and the second most traumatic event experienced by women.
When it comes to a personal injury claim, your credibility is everything. But according to ICBC, ten to fifteen percent of injury claims are exaggerated or even fraudulent. You want to be assured that you get a sufficient settlement for your injuries. Why put this at risk by being untruthful?
If you think about it logically, the insurance company will never offer you the fairest settlement right out of the gate. In all fairness, getting you to settle cheaply as quickly as possible is in their best interest. Over the years, ICBC has gone from being a celebrated public auto insurer to a corporation in financial peril. So it becomes the job of adjusters to pressure injured parties to settle for as little as possible.
If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is very likely that emergency medical professionals will be dispatched to the scene of the accident. But what about the case where you aren’t sure if you have been injured?
Today, cycling around BC is more popular than ever. As summer approaches, we see more cyclists sharing the road with motorists each day. Unfortunately, drivers often fail to see cyclists. When a cyclist comes into contact with a 1,500 kg car, the odds are not in the cyclist’s favour. If you share the road as a cyclist today, you most probably are aware of the risks and dangers involved and choose to be responsible for yourself on the roadways.
Summertime is when families are taking to the roads on vacation. Unfortunately, each year, infants are killed in motor vehicle accidents in BC. In fact, ICBC reports that an average of 1,300 children aged nine and under are injured and five are killed in accidents each year. Before you head out on your family vacation, make sure your infant is properly restrained. Making sure you have the right car seat and making sure it is installed correctly may be a life or death situation in a motor vehicle accident.