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19 February 2021

Cell phone use while driving: A common-sense ruling

By Cassidy Gale

The use of cell phones or other handheld electronic devices while driving has been banned in BC since 2010, but defining what constitutes “use”, especially with the advent of Bluetooth technology that allows for increased hands-free capabilities, has created a legal grey area that the courts have been left to clarify. A recent Supreme Court…

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17 October 2019

The Power of Layperson Testimony in Personal Injury Law

By Janet De Vita

In personal injury cases, evidence is frequently given by witnesses who have first-hand knowledge of facts or circumstances related to the case that can help the court understand post-accident changes in a plaintiff’s life. This “lay evidence” provides a broader context for the court to properly assess the true extent of the plaintiff’s injuries. This…

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4 July 2019

Injured in an accident? Know your rights.

Our experienced Personal Injury Group will help you understand your rights when you’ve been injured in an accident, so you can focus on your recovery. Learn more in our recent video and reach out to our Personal Injury Group for a free consultation.

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11 January 2019

Pedestrians, Take Care!

By Britni Troy

During the dark winter months it is important that drivers be extra vigilant when it comes to watching out for pedestrians and cyclists.  Poor visibility and wet roads can make it harder to see what’s in your path, and any amount of excessive speed makes drivers less able to stop suddenly if they have to.…

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4 January 2019

B.C. Winter Road Conditions – Beware!

By Britni Troy

With winter upon us and many British Columbians hitting the road for the holidays or to hit the slopes, it is important to keep winter driving conditions in mind to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Despite Metro Vancouver’s typically mild weather, the winter months can still be unpredictable, and weather conditions…

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