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What Does the Term “Crashworthiness” Mean?

Published on Aug 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm in Car Accidents.

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When you’re driving a car, you want to know that it’s dependable. The car is able to get you to your destination without breaking down and will protect you in the event of an accident. You may also look into crashworthiness. Crashworthiness focuses on occupant protection to reduce the number of fatal and serious injuries that occur each year. This line of research helps improve vehicle design and safety measures for the benefit of vehicle occupants.

The Most Dangerous Road Conditions to Watch for in Vancouver

Published on Aug 8, 2019 at 1:22 pm in Car Accidents.

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All across British Columbia there are hundreds of car accidents every day. A significant number of those accidents happen in Vancouver. While negligent drivers are often the cause of crashes, there are instances where dangerous road conditions are a contributing factor.

Even the safest driver is bound to run into dangerous road conditions every once in a while. When that happens, it’s important for the driver to know what to do and how best to avoid an accident. The most dangerous road conditions to watch out for in Vancouver typically involve highway and bridge problems, electrical problems, seasonal issues, and wildlife crossings.

How Driving Speed Affects the Severity of a Car Accident

Published on Jul 25, 2019 at 2:26 pm in Car Accidents.

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While some drivers always pay attention to the road’s speed limit, it sometimes seems like others treat it as a suggestion. They do not fully grasp how going 10 km above the speed limit could increase their chances of getting into a crash and how much worse their injuries could be. Here’s what you need to know about the effects that speeding can have on the resulting implications of a car accident:

What Are Canada’s Laws Regarding Athletes and Head Injuries?

Published on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm in Brain Injury.

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As any athlete will tell you, injuries are typically a part of participating in any sport. They can happen during practice, at a training facility, in a school gym, or on the field or court. While the majority of injuries can be easily treated, there are those, like concussions, that can compromise an athlete’s ability to function or be life-threatening.

High-impact sports like football and hockey can easily result in a concussion if a player sustains a blow to the head. Even a minor hit can be enough to cause the brain to make contact with the skull. It’s important for athletes, coaches, and others to be aware of concussions and their impact. While there aren’t many Canadian laws regarding athletes and head injuries in British Columbia, there are some regarding youth sports.

What You Need to Know About BC’s Tribunal Process for Car Accident Claims

Published on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:46 pm in Legal Information.

The car accident claims system in British Columbia has changed. Prior to the change, you could proceed to court if you disagreed with a payout offered by an insurer after a crash. Now, however, the Civil Resolution Tribunal system applies. This new way of handling claims was introduced to reduce the number of disputes handled in the courtroom. If you’ve been in an accident, it’s crucial to understand how these changes could impact the compensation you receive for your crash-related injuries and losses.

Am I at Risk for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) After an Accident?

Published on Jun 20, 2019 at 3:54 pm in Car Accidents.

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When you’ve been in a car crash, you may have injuries. You may expect to get treated for common injuries like whiplash or a broken bone. You think you’ll undergo treatment and will heal over time. But sometimes, pain may persist, indicating that something more may be happening. It’s possible that you may have complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS. This kind of injury can be difficult to diagnose and treat. When the medical bills start to compile, you need someone who will fight for your rights to compensation. Wishart Brain & Spine Law has skilled Vancouver car accident lawyers who can get you a fair settlement after a negligent driver has harmed you.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Vancouver 2019 Edition

Published on Jun 14, 2019 at 6:24 pm in Fun Stuff.

There’s no better place to be in the summertime than Vancouver. Locals and tourists can experience a number of popular attractions, festivals, family-friendly activities, and restaurants. When the weather reaches is sunniest and warmest in July through September, there’s always something to do outside. If the weather’s too hot, there are plenty of indoor activities, as well! No matter what your interests, there’s bound to be something for you to experience this summer in Vancouver. We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to summer fun, so you can make the most out of the season.

5 Tips to Ensure a Safe Summer Road Trip

Published on Jun 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm in Car Accidents.

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With summer comes family vacations, weekend trips, and trips to new destinations. Unfortunately, not all drivers are responsible behind the wheel. Negligent drivers may choose to drive distracted or fatigued, or break traffic laws in an attempt to get to their vacation location faster.  When this happens, accidents are a real possibility. The increased traffic on the roads also contributes to a rise in crashes.

If you’re planning on taking a road trip this summer, there are steps you can take to ensure you have a safe trip and arrive at your destination unharmed. It’s important to note that the majority of the steps take place before you even get behind the wheel.

The Top 10 Most Bike-Friendly Areas in Vancouver

Published on May 23, 2019 at 2:46 pm in Bicycle Accidents.

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As a cyclist, you may be interested in knowing where the safer areas to ride are located in the city. The city of Vancouver has a detailed map that lists the various lanes that you can use to make a route that you’re comfortable with. Perhaps sticking to the safer areas will decrease your chances of getting harmed in a bicycle collision because the routes are more defined, protected, and motorists will be more aware in these places.

5 Facts You May Not Know About Vancouver Auto Insurance Laws

Published on May 9, 2019 at 2:52 pm in Car Accidents.

Whether you’ve had your auto insurance policy for years or you’re in the market for a new one, it’s important to understand how Vancouver’s auto insurance laws work. This will ensure you are following your legal obligations and have access to the resources you need in the event you are in a car accident. Let’s take a look as five facts you may not know about auto insurance laws in Vancouver.

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