May 2020 Archives

Cross-border personal injury: Living with chronic pain

Millions of people in British Columbia and other provinces live with some level of chronic pain. Reportedly, 66% of Canadians live with moderate, severe or chronic pain. Car accidents often give rise to long-term pain, and when this happens during a trip south of the border, recovering damages could be complicated. Cross-border personal injury claims need an understanding of the applicable laws and insurance regulations of both countries.

Living with a spinal cord injury could pose many challenges

Spinal cord injuries can affect the lives of victims in different ways, depending on the location and severity of the damage. Car accidents are often the cause of these injuries, and if the negligence of one or more drivers caused the crash, victims might have grounds to pursue damage recovery. However, if the victim is from British Columbia and was travelling in Washington state, the resulting cross-border personal injury claims could be a confusing mix of legal and insurance concerns.

Cross-border personal injury: Most common contributors

Residents of British Columbia might be surprised to learn that a leading cause of accidental death and injuries in the province is auto accidents. However, this is likely a statistic that is not only true in British Columbia but also south of the border. The difference is that cross-border personal injury claims are significantly more complicated than those that follow accidents in Vancouver or elsewhere in the province.

U.S. Immigration: Travel restrictions extended to May 20

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced the extension of the travel restrictions and border crossings until May 20. This follows a mutual agreement between the United States and Canada that was reached approximately a month ago. It was decided to closed all border posts for nonessential crossings until April 20, including the one between British Columbia and Washington state. U.S. immigration will allow only essential travel across the border.

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