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Injured Because of a Building Code Deficiency?

  What is the BC Building Code? The British Columbia Building Code governs how new construction, building alterations, repairs and demolitions are completed throughout our province.  It establishes minimum requirements for safety, health, accessibility, fire and structural protection of buildings and energy and water efficiency. It applies throughout the province except for some federal lands…

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Slip and Fall Accident on Public Property – Difficulties in Suing a City

*written by Vic Maan, associate lawyer at Holness and Small Law Group In a recent blog post, we discussed how the City of Burnaby was held liable under the Occupier’s Liability Act for the injured claimant’s injuries in a backyard fire-pit accident. In this blog post, we will delve deeper into the law when an…

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Occupier’s Liability – City Liable for Injuries Caused by a Fire Started by its Tenant

*written by Vic Maan, Associate at Holness and Small Law Group If you are injured because of a hazardous or dangerous condition on either public property (city or province owned) or private property, you may have a claim for compensation against the property owner or tenant who had control over the property. This type of…

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Slip and Fall Claim – The Importance of Not Missing Limitation Dates

A limitation date is a specific period of time that people have to start a legal proceeding when suing in the civil justice system which includes suing in slip and fall claims. In 2013, the current Limitation Act came into force which sets out the time limits for filing civil lawsuits. This new reformed act…

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COVID-19 Suspends ICBC Injury and Civil Limitation Periods

Personal injury cases with time limits falling after March 26, 2020 have been stalled by COVID-19. Car accidents, ICBC injury claims, slip and falls, medical malpractice and other civil claim limitations will be in large part suspended due to the pandemic. However, the Supreme Court Registry confirmed with us today that they are still accepting…

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What you need to do if you are injured in a slip and fall on Private Property (Occupier’s Liability)

If you are injured because you have slipped or tripped on a hazard on private property, you may have a claim for compensation for your injuries against the property owner or the occupier of the property (i.e. tenant). Private property owners or occupiers include homeowners, business owners such as retail stores, restaurants and coffee shops,…

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