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May 2015 Archives

Active Rehabilitation Following a Motor Vehicle Accident: Your Duty to Mitigate

If you've been injured in a motor vehicle accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian accident, your doctor has likely advised you to attend physical therapy for rehabilitation of your injuries. However, the competing demands of work, school and family responsibilities can make it difficult to find time to attend physiotherapy, massage therapy and/or chiropractic appointments.  If you've suffered a back injury, neck injury or other soft tissue injury, you may also be feeling stiff, sore and fatigued - the last thing you want to do is head to the gym for a strength and stretching session. However, a recent decision of the BC Supreme Court demonstrates the importance of following your doctor's advice when it comes to post-accident physical therapy. 

ICBC Launches Pedestrian Focused Campaign

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), police forces and the B.C. government recently launched a month-long campaign focusing on the failure to yield and other high-risk driving behaviour. Their aim is to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians.

The Impact of Social Media on a Personal Injury Claim

Having now been involved in our new website, as well as the associated Facebook page and Twitter account, I have been reminded of the potential for social media to negatively impact a plaintiff's personal injury action.

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