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How Do Canadian Hit-and-Run Accident Laws Work?

Published on Jan 24, 2019 at 3:13 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents are jarring experiences for everyone involved. After one occurs, the drivers usually exit their vehicles, exchange information, report the incident to the police if they have to, and then move on from there. But what happens when the person who caused the accident flees the scene? These situations, called hit-and-run accidents, are serious criminal offenses.

It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with Vancouver’s hit-and-run accident laws so you’re aware of what you’re supposed to do after a car accident and what the other person failed to do.

How to Avoid Causing an Accident in Winter Weather

Published on Jan 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm in Car Accidents.

While wintertime brings holidays and winter sports, the first major snowfall of the year is often accompanied by an increase in auto accidents. As a result, many suffer from preventable injuries and some even lose their lives. While Vancouver may not see a significant amount of snow each year, this can make it even more dangerous because drivers aren’t prepared when it does fall.

It’s important to remember there are ways you can avoid car crashes and keep yourself and your passengers safe in winter weather. In order to know how to avoid accidents, it’s important to know why they happen. Let’s take a look at the top causes of winter car accidents.

10 Tips to Stay Safe as a Pedestrian in Vancouver

Published on Dec 27, 2018 at 2:13 pm in Pedestrian Accidents.

Plenty of people choose to navigate the city without a vehicle. Vancouver isn’t any different. Walking allows people to not worry about operating a vehicle or finding a parking spot. It’s also a great form of exercise and may offer you more freedom in getting where you want to go. However, just because you’re not in a car doesn’t mean that you’re automatically safe from traffic accidents. In Vancouver, about 60 percent of serious injuries and fatalities from collisions involve cyclists or pedestrians. Our pedestrian accident lawyers help those who were wrongfully injured by negligent motorists.

Pedestrians have next to no protection in collisions, so their injuries tend to be severe. People can suffer serious head injuries like traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or neck and spinal cord injuries that inhibit their ability to walk. These injuries could potentially have permanent consequences and affect if you can return to work.

The Dangers of “Dooring” Accidents

Published on Dec 13, 2018 at 6:39 pm in Bicycle Accidents.

Dooring accidents can cause severe and debilitating injuries to individuals who are walking or are traveling on forms of transportation that are not enclosed. These types of accidents occur more often in urban areas because of the higher populations and tighter spaces to get around. Hundreds of dooring collisions are likely to happen every year. In order to prevent injuries and avoid accidents like this, it’s important for drivers and cyclists to be aware of the issue and what can be done about it.

5 Traffic Laws in Vancouver You May Not Know About

Published on Nov 29, 2018 at 2:20 pm in Car Accidents.

Nearly everyone drives at some point in their life. People generally know the basics of driving laws: follow the speed limit, don’t tailgate, and so on, but there are a few areas where people may not know the law. Unfortunately, this can lead to people making uninformed decisions that endanger themselves and others, and could potentially result in an auto accident. If you’ve been injured because of a reckless driver, a Vancouver car accident lawyer from Wishart Brain & Spine Law can help you.

Breaking Down Vancouver’s Most Dangerous Streets and Roads

Published on Nov 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm in Car Accidents.

Vancouver is the most densely populated city in Canada. As a result, it means our roads often see heavy traffic which can lead to a high risk of auto wrecks in and around the city. While there’s no way to completely protect against the possibility of a collision, you can make yourself aware of the more dangerous spots. If you’ve been involved in a crash that someone else caused, our Vancouver car accident lawyers can help you with your ICBC claim to ensure you receive the results you deserve.

Why is Brain Injury a Risk to Football Players?

Published on Oct 31, 2018 at 4:28 pm in Brain Injury.

Football is one of the most popular sports in Canada. Whether a young person is learning how to play the game for the first time, or your family and friends have gathered to watch your favorite teams play, football offers a sense of community. While we love to watch the game and root for our favorite players, there are serious and sometimes deadly consequences associated with the sport that need to be discussed.

When considering the nature of the game, it’s easy to see how players can be injured. Sprains, broken bones, and bruises are definitely common. But more dangerous and less visible consequences lurk every time a player gets hit in the head. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are becoming more and more common among football players.

What You Need to Know About U.S.-Canadian Cross-Border Laws

Published on Oct 1, 2018 at 12:27 pm in Cross-Border Law.

If you’re injured in a car accident, truck accident, or any other type of accident that results in personal injury in a country other than your country of residence, both the laws of the country the accident occurred in and the laws of your residential country will come into play. This is because any insurance coverage you have will be based in your country of residence, including medical insurance, work insurance, and auto insurance coverage.

When a legal case is filed that involves laws and policies from two separate countries, a concept known as cross-border law comes into play. Any laws that affect the claim and its settlement outcome must be taken into consideration during every step of the case. Oftentimes this requires multiple lawyers, attorneys, and law firms to work together while their companies are based in separate countries.

As you can begin to imagine, cross-border laws can be complex, especially when it comes to personal injury cases. There’s also the fact that if a case is settled in one country without the victim and/or the victim’s attorney checking to make sure that all other laws and policies from the victim’s country of residence have been considered, that victim may find themselves in another legal battle later—or worse yet, short-changed regarding a final settlement amount.

Welcome to the New Wishart Brain & Spine Law Website

Published on Oct 1, 2018 at 11:37 am in Firm News.

From all of us at Wishart Brain & Spine Law, welcome to our new website! We hope to provide you with answers to all the complex legal questions you may have, as well as guide you in the right direction if you are seeking legal representation for your personal injury claim.

Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping and representing clients other firms may shy away from. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to represent a variety of personal injury victims. Many of our clients are victims of serious and debilitating injuries, who deserve compensation for what they’ve been through.

As you may be able to tell based on our name, we specialize in brain and spine law. We want to represent the clients with the most difficult cases because we know we have what it takes to win. Even though we specialize in traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, we represent clients with all types of injury claims. Some of our most common areas of practice include cases involving car accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, and wrongful death. For a full list of all our practice areas, click here.

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