June 17, 2020

Andrew Brine

Andrew Brine

Medical Malpractice. A new Standard in the Standard of Care?

Medical Malpractice. A new Standard in the Standard of Care?

A recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal may be a game-changer in medical malpractice claims – and not to the benefit of plaintiffs. In medical malpractice cases, one of the most hotly contested elements the plaintiff needs to prove is often whether the doctor’s or nurse’s care fell…

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June 9, 2020

Sarah Mansfield

Sarah Mansfield

Medical Malpractice Disguised

Medical Malpractice Disguised

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor fails to provide proper medical care to the standards expected of their profession and as a result causes injury to a patient. When an injury occurs, that could have been prevented the injured patient is legally entitled to seek compensation. Many patients do not…

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Injured in a boating accident?

Injured in a boating accident?

Boating accidents are unfortunately quite common in the Okanagan. As the temperatures skyrocket, so do the number of boats on the lake, which increases the risk of an accident. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident, you may be wondering if it is possible to pursue compensation similar to…

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May 28, 2020

Bill Dick

Bill Dick

Horseback Riding and Trail Ride Injuries

Horseback Riding and Trail Ride Injuries

There are many businesses located throughout B.C. that offer recreational horseback trail rides. In most cases, a guide will provide some basic instruction on how to ride and then take a group of people on a leisurely ride along trails in the wilderness. On most occasions, the ride is uneventful…

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May 8, 2020

Kevin Hyde

Kevin Hyde

Recreational and Sports Injuries Caused by Someone’s Negligence

Recreational and Sports Injuries Caused by Someone’s Negligence

Every year an increasing number of Canadians participate in amateur recreational sports. In doing so, these participants, both children and adults, are assuming the inevitable risk of injury that comes with most sports. The question then arises: what are the legal rights of participants in sports when they are injured,…

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December 3, 2019

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Murphy Battista

Holiday Parties: Liability and Your Responsibilities as a Host and a Partygoer

Holiday Parties: Liability and Your Responsibilities as a Host and a Partygoer

T’is the season of the holiday party. The time of year when there is lots of cheer (and beer). However, as fun as holiday parties can be, they can also lead to a legal nightmare. With the recent legalization of cannabis, hosts won’t only be concerned about the liability risks…

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October 29, 2019

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Murphy Battista

Teen Safety and Halloween

Teen Safety and Halloween

For a teenager, the attraction of attending Halloween parties far outweighs staying home watching a scary movie or two. As a responsible, caring parent, it’s vital to have an open conversation with your teenager about managing expectations and their safety without the drama. Below are some steps to take before…

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Revisions to ICBC Part 7 Accident Benefits – What They Mean for You

On April 1, 2019, many changes came into effect which alter how ICBC treats no-fault benefit claims (sometimes known as Part 7 claims). Among the most significant changes are increases to the wage loss, homemaker, and death benefit amounts available. Previously, the government increased coverage from $150,000 to $300,000 for…

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You’ve Been in a Cycling Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle – What do you do?

You’ve Been in a Cycling Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle – What do you do?

Summer has finally reached our beautiful province. However, with summer weather, bicycle accidents are at their peak. ICBC estimates that 740 cyclists are injured in car crashes from June to September every year.  Last year, cyclist Anthony Floyd was involved in a collision when a driver pulled into a cycling…

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June 12, 2019

Bill Dick

Bill Dick

Know the Limits: Teen Grad Parties and Social Host Liability

Know the Limits: Teen Grad Parties and Social Host Liability

To host or not to host? Arranging gatherings for your teens at home can be riddled with questions. However, in the past decade parents face a much more difficult decision, whether or not to include alcohol among the appetizers. This poses a much larger issue at heart with hosting teen…

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