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Consult With A Lawyer After A Head Or Brain Injury Accident

May 17, 2017

The Brain Injury Association of Canada reports that about 160,000 Canadians sustain a brain injury each year, approximately half of which result from motor vehicle accidents or falls. If you suspect that you or a loved one have acquired a head or brain injury from an accident, then you will want to consult with a…

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When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Vancouver?

May 9, 2017

Getting injured is never fun. Being involved in an accident can cause tremendous pain, emotional suffering, social isolation, difficulties with employment, income loss, and extensive medical expenses. You may need compensation for your losses. Perhaps the most common personal injury claims relate to motor vehicle accidents and occupier’s liability claims. These scenarios, medical malpractice, and…

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When Does a Slip and Fall Become a Personal Injury Case?

December 5, 2016

Slip and fall accidents can happen virtually anywhere, from stairways to parking lots. In many cases, property owners are at fault for failing to make expected and reasonable repairs to their property. When they fail to provide the proper upkeep, it can put visitors, residents, or customers in danger. While you may adamantly believe that…

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When Can You Sue for Wrongful Dismissal in Vancouver?

November 8, 2016

Wrongful dismissal impacts many workers not only in Vancouver, but throughout British Columbia (B.C.) and it needs to be redressed quickly when it occurs. To file a claim under the B.C. Employment Standards Act, you have just six months from the termination date and to sue your employer, you have a two years from when…

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Motorcycle Passenger Injury Claims | Paine Edmonds LLP

October 26, 2016

What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Passenger Injuries Claims in Vancouver? Motorcycle accidents are known for being more likely to cause those involved to be injured and injured severely. From road rash to concussions motorcyclists and their passengers can sustain painful injuries from these accidents. The lack of a hard protective shell and soft…

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What Constitutes a Pedestrian Injury Claim in Vancouver?

October 19, 2016

When a vehicle hits a pedestrian, it is a frightening matter. The accident is often very serious for the pedestrian and can result in life-change injuries or death, even if the vehicle was moving slowly. An unsuspecting pedestrian has virtually no protection from a motor vehicle, unlike the driver inside. Young children and older adults…

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Common Misconceptions About Spousal Support in Vancouver

October 13, 2016

Over 160,000 couples lived in common law relationships in British Columbia in 2011. According to Statistics Canada, the rate of common law couples in British Columbia is growing at a rate three times faster than the rate of married couples. To keep up with this increasingly important social trend, the BC government updated the laws…

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January 25, 2016

Brad Garside and Kathryn Taylor of Paine Edmonds LLP obtained a large judgment against Greyhound Bus Company from the British Columbia Supreme Court arising from a bus accident on the Trans-Canada Highway near Hope, B.C. Greyhound denied responsibility for our client’s injuries, income loss and other damages. The case involved complex medical evidence respecting our…

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Drive Safe this Long Weekend!

May 17, 2014

By Ivar Lee, Vancouver personal injury lawyer and partner at Paine Edmonds LLP The entire personal injury law team at Paine Edmonds LLP reminds everyone to drive safe this May long weekend. According to a News 1130 report today, there are on average 2,000 crashes and 500 people injured every May long weekend. Give yourself…

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