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Motorcyclist Not At Fault for Crashing in “Agony of the Moment”

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Today’s guest post comes from B.C. injury claims lawyer Erik Magraken The legal principle of “agony of collision” sometimes also called “agony of the moment” gives wide latitude to a Plaintiff who is confronted with a sudden and unexpected hazard on the roadway due to someone else’s negligence. This principle was in action in reasons […]

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Insuring Autonomous Vehicles In The Fabulous New

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Bennett Jones LLP In Blade Runner 2049, Nexus-9 replicant Luv asks the LAPD’s Lieutenant Joshi, “In the face of the fabulous new your only thought is to kill it? For fear of great change? You can’t hold the tide with a broom.” While autonomous vehicles will not necessarily present the same challenges to society as […]

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Driving Safely in the Fog

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

It’s night and I’m driving into the gray cotton of fog caused by a lingering temperature inversion. Vision is limited, the roads are wet, it’s just a few degrees above freezing and some of the traffic to my left is driving like it’s a sunny afternoon in August. As they whoosh by me nose to […]

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IIHS Announces Top Safety Pick Ratings for 2018

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

•Six Subaru models earn high marks from IIHS, including four Top Safety Pick+ winners when equipped with optional EyeSight and specific headlights •2018 Impreza earns Top Safety Pick+ rating, the only small car to achieve top ratings in all IIHS evaluations •2018 Legacy earns yet another Top Safety Pick rating, making it the longest running […]

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Could getting demerit points from speeding increase my insurance?

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

By JASON TCHIR I got a speeding ticket for going 20 km/h above the limit but it doesn’t say how many demerit points I lose. Does that mean I won’t lose any? I really don’t understand how demerits work and I’m worried that my insurance will go up. – Mike, Toronto At a loss trying […]

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IBC releases 2017 Top 10 stolen vehicles list

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Source: IBC Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) published on December 5, 2017 its annual Top 10 Most Frequently Stolen Vehicles list. High-end luxury SUVs are the most commonly stolen vehicles in Ontario. This year’s 10 most frequently stolen vehicles in IBC’s Ontario region are: 1.2016 Toyota 4Runner 4-door 4WD SUV 2.2015 Toyota 4Runner 4-door 4WD […]

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Motorist Found Fully At Fault For Clipping Cyclist While Attempting to Pass

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Reasons for judgement were published this week by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, assessing fault for a collision involving a cyclist and a motorist. In this week’s case (McGavin v. Talbot) the Plaintiff had merged onto the roadway where a bike lane ended. Shortly thereafter the Defendant, proceeding in the same direction of travel, […]

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BC Seniors to Get New Driving Assessment called the Enhanced Road Assessment (ERA)

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

The Superintendent may require that a driver complete an Enhanced Road Assessment (ERA) as part of the process of making a Driver Medical Fitness determination. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) administers the ERA on behalf of the Superintendent.There is no fee charged to the driver for the ERA. For more information on the […]

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Distracted driving technology pilots for British Columbians

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

With insurance rates in B.C. under escalating pressure, in part from the rapidly increasing number of crashes occurring on our roads, the provincial government, ICBC and police are launching two pilots to explore how technology can help combat distracted driving in our province. Phone apps paired with telematics on B.C. roads The first pilot – […]

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$100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Adding to this site’s archived damage assessments for thoracic outlet syndrome, reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for such an injury. In today’s case (Sharma v. MacDonald) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2013 collision that the Defendant accepted fault for. The Plaintiff suffered a variety […]

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