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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 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 sites, and motor vehicle… 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
August 20, 2019
Teen texting while driving Although the number of fatal car accidents in British Columbia and Canada as a whole has decreased significantly over the past 20 years, auto accidents are still the leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 19. In fact, teens make up just 13 percent of licensed drivers in Canada, but they account for 20 percent of motor vehicle deaths and injuries. For parents who are sending their teenage kids back… Read Full Post
May 10, 2019
ICBC-accident-lawyer-surrey-bc.jpg Being injured in a car accident is a traumatic experience that can result in long-term consequences for your physical, mental, emotional, and financial well-being. The complex and confusing process of recovering a claim through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) can make this difficult time even more trying. Because every car accident is unique… Read Full Post
Category: ICBC Law