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Key Evidence in Trip and Fall Cases

September 28, 2022

Key evidence is necessary for a plaintiff to prove that their trip and fall incident was the result of a property owner’s negligence. If you have been injured in a trip and fall accident, you should contact an experienced trial lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will immediately begin gathering evidence from a variety […]

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How Is a Class Action Lawsuit Different from a ‘Mass Tort’?

September 21, 2022

David Klein was the first lawyer to get a class action lawsuit certified in British Columbia. Since that time, Klein Lawyers has been a leading firm in class action litigation. Class action lawsuits make it possible for multiple plaintiffs who have been harmed by a defendant or multiple defendants’ negligence to recover compensation without the […]

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What Legal Duties Do Occupiers Have in British Columbia?

August 29, 2022

Have you been injured on premises belonging to someone else? You may be entitled to compensation through an occupiers’ liability claim. The definition of an “occupier” can be found in Section 1 of British Columbia’s Occupiers Liability Act. An occupier “means a person who (a) is in physical possession of premises; or (b) has responsibility […]

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Common Trip, Slip, and Fall Accidents That Occur During the Summer

August 10, 2022

Trip, slip, and fall accidents account for a significant number of the accidental injuries and emergency room visits that occur every year throughout Canada. These injuries can be serious and result in hospitalization and missed time from work. They can occur during any type of activity, from home chores to vacations, from shopping trips to […]

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What Should I Do If I Have Been Hurt on Someone Else’s Property?

July 21, 2022

You have rights if you suffered an injury owned and/or occupied by someone else. In British Columbia, personal injury claims on dangerous premises are governed by the Occupiers Liability Act. Occupiers’ liability claims are complicated and can be difficult to handle on your own. Generally, it is in your best interest to consult a knowledgeable […]

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The TDF Class Action: Viread, Truvada, Atripla, Complera and Stribild

June 8, 2022

Seeking Justice When Corporations Put Profits Over People The History and Uses of TDF Drugs Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is an oral medication developed and manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. and is used in conjunction with other compounds to treat and prevent the transmission of HIV. TDF drugs manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. include Viread, […]

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Roundup Weed Killer Class Action

June 1, 2022

Roundup was a spray weed killer developed and manufactured by Monsanto in the 1970s. First registered for use in Canada in 1976, Roundup is a chemical herbicide that could be used for both personal and commercial purposes. Over the decades, it became one of the most popular and widely used chemical herbicides in the world. […]

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How to File a Class Action Lawsuit

April 27, 2022

Class action litigation represents a kind of “strength in numbers.” Proceeding as a class action allows multiple plaintiffs who have been harmed in the same manner to pursue compensation without navigating the challenges of bringing individual claims. Who Can Bring a Class Action Lawsuit? Just about anybody can file a class action lawsuit. Part 2, […]

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Harrington v. Dow Corning Corporation – The First Certified Class Action in British Columbia

March 2, 2022

The Origin of Class Action Lawsuits Class action lawsuits have existed in the legal system, in some form or fashion, for hundreds of years. Appearing for the first time in England in the 13th century and known as group litigation, the common issue in those cases typically addressed some action that broke a rule or […]

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The Importance of Institutional Negligence Class Actions

February 23, 2022

What Is an Institution? Institutions are fundamental to our lives. They are often enormous, far-reaching organizations that we utilize, become employed by, or receive care from. They become part of our lives on a routine basis. We place our trust and confidence in institutions. Common examples of institutions include: Governmental departments Banks Universities Schools Police […]

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What Is a Representative Plaintiff in a Class Action Lawsuit?

January 19, 2022

A class action is a type of lawsuit that allows victims to seek collective relief both for themselves and for others who have similar claims against the same party. In this blog, we’ll examine the role, responsibilities, and intricacies of the representative plaintiff in class action lawsuits. What Is a Representative Plaintiff in a Class […]

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What Is No-Fault Insurance in British Columbia?

November 1, 2021

The launch of the no-fault auto insurance scheme on May 1 brought a number of changes to the process of filing a claim after a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia. Unfortunately, the majority of these changes are unfavourable for those who have been injured in accidents, including drivers and pedestrians. Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists […]

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Updating Estate Plans After Divorce: What Happens When a Will Is Not Revised

February 3, 2021

It is estimated that nearly 40% of marriages end in divorce throughout Canada. In addition, “More than one in four Canadians aged 35 to 64 who were in a couple relationship in 2017 were in their second or subsequent marriage or common-law relationship.” But what happens in these second marriages when previous estate plans were […]

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Why Are Truck Accident Claims Complicated?

September 15, 2020

If your vehicle is insured in British Columbia or you were the passenger in a B.C.-insured vehicle at the time of a crash, you are generally eligible for ICBC accident benefits. This is true of collisions involving semi trucks as well. However, you may find that ICBC accident benefits do not fully compensate you for […]

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Four Tips on How to Deal With an ICBC Adjuster

August 19, 2020

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is a publicly-owned crown corporation that has provided universal car insurance to drivers in B.C. since 1973. By law, the owner of any vehicle that is parked or driven in B.C. must purchase the basic ‘autoplan’ coverage that provides protection against third-party claims, hit-and-run accidents, uninsured and underinsured […]

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Understanding the RCMP Racism Class Action Lawsuit

July 28, 2020

Police forces throughout North America have come under intense scrutiny for their treatment of race and ethnicity. Communities as well as those who work in law enforcement in both policing and non-policing roles are speaking out as concerns about systemic racism continue to mount. On July 7, 2020, Klein Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit […]

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ICBC Compensation After an Accident

How Does ICBC Decide How Much to Award an Injured Person?

July 13, 2020

For most drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, the first step after being in a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia is to file an ICBC claim. It is important to know that you have several different options for filing a claim, which in turn can affect how much you may be awarded in benefits and […]

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ICBC Insurance Benefits for Bicycle Accidents

Are ICBC Benefits Available for Bicycle Accidents?

June 24, 2020

Accident benefits through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) are most commonly associated with car crashes. However, you don’t have to be the driver or a passenger of a vehicle to be eligible for benefits. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident with a vehicle that is insured by ICBC, you have […]

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Proving Fault in a Motorcycle Accident Case

June 9, 2020

Most motorcyclists are very cautious when they are on the road. However, society often views riders as thrillseekers who take unnecessary chances. As a result, it can be difficult for motorcyclists to be compensated fairly after accidents that are not their fault. ICBC no-fault benefits are available for motorcycle accidents, but what if the driver […]

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Car Accident Benefits and Compensation

What Kind of Damages Can I Seek After a Car Accident?

May 28, 2020

Few events are as stressful as getting into a car accident. In the short-term, you may require extensive medical treatment. In the long-term, you may be unable to work or face difficulties returning to the job you had before the accident. Both of these short-term and long-term effects are accompanied by significant financial challenges in […]

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