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Serving Greater Vancouver and Nearby Areas of British Columbia

Wed, August 26, 2015

Any time that you consume a food item, purchase something from a store, or are preparing for any type of medical treatment or surgery, you have an expectation that you are being given food or an item that is up to a certain standard.

This means that, if you consume food that harms you, purchase something that is defective, or are given a medical device or drug that doesn't do what it's supposed to, you may have grounds for legal action.

At Stephens & Holman, our Vancouver defective product lawyers can help you determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit because of your suffering. A defective product lawsuit can be...

Mon, August 10, 2015

If you or a family member has been involved in an accident, you may be wondering what should be your next steps and whether or not you should hire a lawyer You may be experiencing fear, pain, and may have damages to your vehicle or other property; you may just feel lost as to what to do. Thankfully, our Vancouver lawyers at Stephens & Holman can help you determine your next steps and whether you have recourse for any type of legal action.

Different Types of Cases

If you were involved in any type of accident and are suffering from injuries, our lawyers can review your case for free. When you retain us to help you with your claim...

Mon, July 20, 2015

The time following the death of a loved one can be the most challenging you will face. Questions about what really happened may take over, leaving few resources for grieving. Our British Columbia wrongful death lawyers have helped families through this trying time and ensured that they receive the justice that can help the healing process begin.

What is a Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligent actions or misconduct of another. Under the Family Compensation Act, the surviving dependants of a person who is killed due to the negligence of another are entitled to compensation for financial...

Mon, June 15, 2015

A car accident is one of the most terrifying incidents that any person can be involved with. Your first instinct will be to panic and you may not know what to do other than experience your fear. At Stephens & Holman, our Vancouver car accident lawyers have experience helping countless clients get compensation after their accidents.

With this experience, we've put together the following information to help you know what steps to take after being involved in a car accident:

  •  Contact the authorities -- call the police and ensure that they document the scene; do not give any statements of fault or about...
Tue, June 02, 2015

If you have been hurt or suffered damages in Vancouver by using a defective product, you might have a product liability claim. A defective product lawyer can help you determine if you have the basis for a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit due to defective design, defective manufacturers or lack of adequate warnings or instructions.

Take the Right Steps

Defective products come in many different forms, including cars and car parts, medications and medical treatments or equipment, or household items that do not operate properly. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, it is...

Tue, May 26, 2015

If you are faced with a legal battle following an injury in Vancouver, you may be faced with complex legal rules that are difficult to understand. Your injury case may keep you from performing at your best, leaving you at the mercy of insurance companies. In these situations, it is well worth the cost to hire a British Columbia injury lawyer to act on your behalf. The B.C. injury lawyers at Stephens & Holman have the experience necessary to help you get compensation.

Commitment to Justice

Our team of BC injury lawyers is dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims. We work hard to represent...

Fri, May 15, 2015

ICBC is the automobile insurer in British Columbia, and vehicle owners are required to obtain their basic coverage from ICBC. If you are involved in an auto accident in Vancouver or elsewhere in British Columbia, you need a lawyer who has experience with ICBC and all the laws and regulations that apply. Vancouver ICBC Lawyers can help you navigate the legal process to maximize your compensation.

Important Factors to Consider for your ICBC Claim

  • Statute of Limitations:  In British Columbia, there is a statute of limitations on accident claims which requires any lawsuit to be filed within...
Thu, April 23, 2015

If you’ve been involved in an accident, you may not know where to turn for help. Maybe you’ve decided that you have grounds to file a lawsuit, but you aren’t sure how to choose a Vancouver attorney to represent you. Allow our attorneys at Stephens & Holman to describe what sets our firm apart from the others you can choose from.

Our attorneys have been helping the Vancouver community with their accident and injury cases for over 20 years. There isn’t a case that we haven’t seen or a scenario that we don’t have experience with. We understand how to navigate difficult cases and also how to expedite easier cases that should earn...

Mon, April 06, 2015

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Vancouver, you may not know exactly how to file your claim or proceed when interacting with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). The ICBC can make filing a claim for damages to your vehicle exceedingly difficult. They may also deny your claims for coverage if you or your family members have been injured. If this is the case, turn to the Vancouver ICBC claim attorneys at Stephens & Holman.

Our lawyers have been helping British Columbia residents file claims with the ICBC for over 20 years and have the experience necessary to help get you compensation.

If any of...

Sun, March 22, 2015

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, there are a multitude of fears that may be running through your mind. Primarily, you’re worried about your health and the health of those involved in the accident, but you may also be worried about whether you’ll be able to return to work, fix your vehicle, and eventually pay for all of the bills associated with the accident.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident that was caused by another’s negligence, our British Columbia car accident lawyers at Stephens & Holman can help get you compensation. Filing claims through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) can be...

Wed, March 18, 2015

The loss of a loved one is the worst pain that one can experience. The suffering that you go through while you mourn their loss is beyond compare and our attorneys at Stephens & Holman understand that. While there is nothing monetary that could possibly resolve the heartache you’re suffering, if another is responsible for your loved one’s death, there are legal options that might ease this difficult time.

If you have lost a loved one and you believe it was due to the negligence of another, our Vancouver, British Columbia wrongful death lawyers can help you.

Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed because of any of the...

Mon, March 02, 2015

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is the insurance company for drivers in the British Columbia area. If you've been in a car accident, there are several steps you should take to protect yourself, but one of the major steps is to determine if you can file a claim through the ICBC. Oftentimes, this process can be difficult and overwhelming, which is why our Vancouver auto insurance lawyers at Stephens & Holman are here to help!

Our attorneys have helped countless members of our community get compensation after being involved in a car accident. We have the knowledge of the ICBC process and how to help prove that...

Sun, February 15, 2015

If you or a family member have been involved in a burn injury, you may be at a loss for what to do next. Burn injuries are definitely one of the most severe injuries that one can go through the pain of experiencing. Our Vancouver burn injury attorneys are here to get you help if you're suffering and at a loss for what to do.

Burn injuries can leave you suffering from any of the following:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Blisters
  • Severe pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of mobility

Care for these injuries may leave your family dealing with a myriad of medical charges. On...

Wed, January 28, 2015

Being involved in a collision with a truck can cause major injuries.  Because of their extremely large size and weight, semi-trucks can be the cause of tragic accidents. If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident that was caused by the negligence of another, our team of Surrey injury lawyers can help you.

At Stephens & Holman, our accident lawyers have experience pursuing claims involving the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) and can help you and your family get compensation for injuries suffered from a truck accident.

Truck accidents can cause a myriad of injuries including the following:

  • ...
Sat, January 10, 2015

If you or a loved one is suffering from a severe injury, you may not know where to start when looking for help with treatment costs. However, if the injury occurred because of another’s negligence, our team of Vancouver injury lawyers can help. Our lawyers at Stephens & Holman have been helping injured people get financial compensation for more than thirty years and we can help you.

A severe injury may occur from any of the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Dangerous premises
  • Defective product injuries

These types...

Wed, December 31, 2014

At Stephens & Holman, our Vancouver injury lawyers have decades of experience helping people get compensation for their injuries. If you've suffered an injury that you believe was caused by the negligent care of another's property, you may have recourse to make a claim for compensation.

Dangerous premises lawsuits can be filed for the following:

  • Unsafe flooring
  • Concrete that is not even
  • Dangerous stairs
  • Slippery areas that you may step on
  • Blocked walkways
  • Unsafe environments

When someone is responsible for the care and maintenance of premises, that person...

Fri, December 12, 2014

While the initial airbag recall for Takata only included vehicles in the humid southern states of the U.S., Ford Motor Company is recalling over 27,000 automobiles in Canada in compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) requirements.

Takata airbags are being recalled on a massive scale because a defect has been found that can cause the airbags to explode without warning. There have been at least four deaths and numerous injuries due to these defective airbags. In the cases where people were injured or killed by these airbags, the airbag inflators would burst and send shrapnel at drivers and...

Thu, November 27, 2014

Studies are showing that distracted driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. With distracted driving becoming an epidemic as drivers focus on their phones, navigation systems, and even eating, the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) has put together some staggering statistics to help remind everyone to focus on the road while driving.

Here are 8 alarming facts about distracted driving, per the CAA:

  • Drivers that are texting are 23 times more likely to get in a car accident
  • 84% of distracted driving accidents that resulted in a fatality were from carelessness behind the wheel
  • 80% of crashes...