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December 21, 2020
There is no requirement to hire a lawyer for an ICBC claim. This is true even in cases that go to court. Of course, choosing to go it alone means just that. You will be required to deal with any and all issues that arise on your own and your settlement will, likely, reflect this. You do not have to hire a lawyer for an ICBC claim, but you might want to. Having a lawyer on your side helps ensure you are completely aware of all of your options, helps protect your best interests, and may even help you secure a larger and more comprehensive settlement. Determining Compensation The ICBC determines compensation… Read Full Post
August 13, 2020
Hand touching a casketA wrongful death claim may be filed by family members who have lost a loved one in an accident. Most often this includes spouses, children, and parents, but it may include other family members in certain instances. One of the best ways to determine if you have cause to file suit is through a one-on-one consultation with a… Read Full Post
Category: Wrongful Death
April 14, 2020
Injured-looking woman in wheelchair in hospital roomDoctors, nurses, and other medical professionals face life-and-death situations every day. These health care providers are expected to maintain a reasonable standard of care. When they fail to provide this standard of care, the consequences are often devastating. In the most tragic cases of medical malpractice, the outcomes are fatal. For more than 35 years, Stephens & Holman… Read Full Post
March 11, 2020
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) provides basic, public auto insurance and optional additional coverage to countless Canadian motorists. In the event of an accident, you can currently hire a lawyer to help you sue the at-fault driver and obtain maximum compensation during the claims process. However, the company hopes to adopt a no-fault insurance model in 2021 as part of its Enhanced Care coverage, pending approval by the Legislative Assembly. Under this new insurance model, you will not be able to sue the at-fault driver in most situations. The company has expressed that this change will nearly eliminate legal costs,… Read Full Post
February 28, 2020
Vancouver man is fired and files a wrongful dismissal claim against his employer. Getting let go or fired from your job impacts every area of your life, putting your quality of life in financial peril. Your employer has the right to fire you with or without cause, but how they do so matters. You're owed an honest explanation for the "just cause" of your termination or a notice period if there's no reason for your dismissal.… Read Full Post
January 23, 2020
Car accident in British Columbia requires local lawyer Whether you’re a local or visiting BC, auto accidents and other personal injuries can happen at any time. There are a variety of people who visit British Columbia—from out of town Canadians to individuals and families from other countries such as the United States. Out-of-towners often rent vehicles to visit popular tourist… Read Full Post
December 30, 2019
Woman in British Columbia reads disability insurance denial letterMillions of Canadians struggle with a disability that impacts their ability to work and perform daily functions. Whether you have a physical ailment or an “invisible illness,” there is short- and long-term disability insurance available to which you’re entitled. Unfortunately, many British Columbians who have an established and valid disability are denied… Read Full Post
December 27, 2019
Gavel covers medical malpractice claim for compensation in BC at Stephens & Holman Doctors, nurses, and hospitals have a duty to provide patients with the basic standard of care expected from all medical professionals and institutions. Unfortunately, patients may not receive appropriate care, be it for childbirth, a sudden illness, or a routine procedure. Medical malpractice or negligence… Read Full Post
November 26, 2019
Car with broken and smashed front end in Vancouver, B.C. ICBC claims are more difficult to pursue than ever before due to legislation effective April 1, 2019, that limits the compensation for injured auto accident victims if the injuries are "minor." This distinction makes it critical to your ICBC claim that you follow the proper steps and gather all relevant information to ensure a speedy and just resolution. The extent of… Read Full Post
Category: ICBC Law
October 14, 2019
New ICBC claims law affects injured woman in British Columbia Legislation passed by the provincial government of British Columbia took effect on April 1, 2019, to limit the compensation for motor vehicle injuries that are deemed "minor." This new category of "minor injuries" caps the monetary amount available for ICBC claims and all auto accident claims at $5,500, with… Read Full Post