The advent of self-driving cars may open up a whole can of worms when it comes to insurance claims. As it now stands under personal injury law, British Columbia residents have the right to speak to a lawyer about compensation when they have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. In instances when self-driving cars are involved in collisions where one or more individuals are hurt or killed, who would be at fault?
Being involved in car accidents may not only cause physical injuries, but emotional ones as well. A British Columbia resident who is involved in a car crash would do well to contact a lawyer experienced in personal injury law after doing a few things right after the incident. The first thing is to call 911 if anyone is injured, and if damage to the cars is severe, do not move them.
Spinal cord injuries can be debilitating. However, research is making leaps and bounds into finding a cure for this devastating personal injury, and British Columbia is the leader of the pack when it comes to this research. A University of British Columbia researcher was the leader of a group that came to the conclusion that people with spinal cord injuries should have about a half an hour of medium-to-high intensity aerobic exercise three times every week. The research that led to this conclusion will be presented at the International Spinal Cord Society's annual meeting in Ireland.
A multi-vehicle crash in Surrey recently sent three people to hospital. Many British Columbia residents involved in car accidents suffer personal injury. Police said in this case those taken to hospital suffered serious injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.
One person is dead and two injured in a bus accident in downtown Vancouver last month. Under British Columbia personal injury law, those injured can pursue compensation. That is also true for the family of the 49-year-old man who died as a result of the accident that saw a charter bus jumping a curb and hitting several pedestrians.