What Do I Do After I’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 3 of 12

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In this twelve-part blog series, personal injury lawyers Bree Hankins and Adrienne Staley discuss important steps to follow after a motor vehicle accident and what you need to know about making a personal injury claim. Part 3 focuses on disability benefits you may be entitled to after an accident. I’ve just been in a motor vehicle accident, what…


What Do I Do After I’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 2 of 12

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In this twelve-part blog series, personal injury lawyers Bree Hankins and Adrienne Staley discuss important steps to follow after a motor vehicle accident and what you need to know about making a personal injury claim. Part 2 focuses getting treatment after you have been in an accident. I’ve just been in a motor vehicle accident, what should I…


What Do I Do After I’ve Been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 1 of 12

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In this twelve-part blog series, personal injury lawyers Bree Hankins and Adrienne Staley discuss important steps to follow after a motor vehicle accident and what you need to know about making a personal injury claim. I’ve just been in a motor vehicle accident, what should I do? (This article) Getting Treatment I can’t work after my accident, what benefits…


You’re Fired! Now What?

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There are some people out there that can proudly boast “I have never been fired.” Unfortunately for many people this is not the case. Termination of employment is a great cause of stress in many peoples’ lives. The fear of being terminated often weighs in the back of employees’ minds. We spend the majority of…


I Have a Will, But How Do I Know if I Need to Update it?

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Just over one half of B.C. adults have a valid Will, yet many of us fail to regularly review our estate planning documents to ensure that they continue to reflect our current situation and wishes. Updating your will is important. A comprehensive personal and estate plan for B.C. adults includes not only a Will, but…


Special Considerations for Estate Planning

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There is no such thing as a “basic” or one size fits all estate plan. However, I rarely meet a new client who doesn’t think their situation is “very simple” and all they need is a “basic will”. In my experience the majority of clients have one or more special considerations for estate planning that…


Mental Injury Claim vs. Physical Injury Claim

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Most people are familiar with the concept of making a claim for compensation for physical injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. However, most people will not have experience with a mental injury claim. There is more than one classification of physical injuries. For example “soft tissue” injuries where there are no broken bones; orthopaedic…


Wondering What to Expect When Purchasing a Home in Kelowna?

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Thinking about purchasing a home in Kelowna? This helpful video explains the process and what you can expect when you’re ready to move forward with this exciting decision! Find out what you can afford. Get pre-qualified with your bank/mortgage broker. Hire a realtor, look at homes and right a conditional contract for your favourite home.…


Estate Planning for Albertans Who Own Property in BC

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As soon as the warm spring weather arrives, so do the scores of Albertans, seeking sun, golf, boating, great food and wine. It’s a well understood phenomenon in the Okanagan that many Albertans choose to invest in a vacation property in BC. However, the implications of estate planning for Albertans who own property in BC…


Foreshore Rights, Docks and Retaining Walls

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A number of years ago I wrote an article about the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources’ decision to direct additional resources towards reviewing foreshore rights and enforcing the use and construction of docks, retaining walls and other structures along the shoreline. Giving the ongoing flood event in the Okanagan, it seems an opportune…