What do I do after I’ve been in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Part 8 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? Getting Treatment I can’t work after my accident, what benefits am I…


How To Recover Your Legal Costs

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Even before a person commences a lawsuit, they begin to incur expenses to gather evidence and eventually prosecute their claims. The further down the litigation path a person travels, the more a person incurs as legal costs and out of pocket expenses. When a matter is resolved, either by Judgement after a trial or as…


The Way We Were… and The Way We Are

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When I think back upon my year of Articling as a Law Student in 1971-1972, and my call to the Bar in 1972, I realize how it may look the same, but the practice of law today is very different.  It’s different for us lawyers, and also for our clients. Having spent most of the…


Using Legal Counsel to Proactively Understand and Manage Legal Risk

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There can be a perception that lawyers help paper a deal that has been already agreed to or that lawyers help you write letters and start lawsuits after a dispute has arisen. Unfortunately this perception is overly simplistic and, especially for small businesses and entrepreneurs, can end up costing significant legal fees that could have…


Why do Personal Injury Cases Settle?

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Most cases settle before they ever get to trial and there are good reasons why. This article will discuss some of the reasons why many personal injury cases settle in B.C. The foremost reason is certainty.   If you are a plaintiff and settle, you know exactly how much money you will receive. If you are…


Bike Safety

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Many parents gave a huge sigh of relief as children headed back to school.  No more giving bored kids suggestions as to how to occupy their time, or finding caregivers for the kids.  Lots more juggling of schedules, and figuring out how to get the kids to and from school.  One healthy option is to…