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Personal Injury Mediation

Mediation is the best trial prep ever. Full stop. First of all, let’s talk about what the process is. In personal injury matters, is really, a professionally guided negotiation between the opposing sides of a case. Typically, there are five players in the room. There is the lawyer for the insurance company, an employee from the insurance company, the plaintiff (also known as you, the client), your lawyer (also known as us), and the mediator. Your mediator will be trained in dispute...


Motorcycle Accident Claim

Motorcycle riders understand the importance of defensive riding. Without the protection of a typical vehicle, riders are much more vulnerable, and can also be harder to see. Unfortunately, no matter how skilled a motorcycle rider may be, accidents can be caused by other drivers. Here’s what you need to know as a motorcycle rider. If you’ve been injured, contact Hemminger Law Group Westshore today. http://www.hemmingerlawgroup.com/


Avoid These 10 Costly ICBC Claim Mistakes

Accidents can happen to anybody. If you’ve been injured in an accident, or even if you haven’t, it’s good to know the costly mistakes that should be avoided with respect to your ICBC claim. Something as simple as not seeing your doctor regularly can have a negative effect should you ever be injured. You’ll also want to hire a lawyer, and right away. We’ve seen countless examples where people who hired and paid a lawyer still pocketed much more money than they would have by accepting the...


The Best Thing Your ICBC Lawyer Can Do

The job of your motor-vehicle accident lawyer is to get you the most money possible to compensate you for your injuries. This includes pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs, and out of pocket expenses. Your lawyer will communicate with the ICBC adjuster or another adjuster and tell the story about your injuries and how they’ve impacted your life. If your lawyer is unable to reach an agreement with the adjuster, they must then present your case in court. Your lawyer’s job goes much...


Your ICBC Claim: 3 Things To Know

If you’ve suffered a personal injury, such as a collision, you’ll want to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Many injured people wonder if it’s worth it to hire a lawyer for their ICBC case. This is where a free consultation can help you. ICBC adjusters may seem friendly, but this is part of their job. They don’t work for you, they work for ICBC, and are not acting in your best interest. It’s shown that most people who use legal representation end up with a larger...


006 - How Not To Be A Grinch At Christmas When Sharing Custody

Christmas can be a tough time for separated parents sharing custody. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be! For the sake of your child or children, there are many things you can do to ensure a happy Christmas for them. Conversely, you should be aware of some actions that can make things a whole lot more difficult than they have to be. How do you handle each parent having different religious beliefs? Should your Christmas gifts be kept at your home only? Can two...


004 - The Best Child Custody Advice

Having dealt with many child custody cases, lawyer Val Hemminger shares the single most important piece of child custody advice. You’ll hear why it’s important to take the high road in a custody battle, even though it may seem difficult or you may want revenge. With custody comes responsibility. It’s not about winning, it’s about what is best. Hemminger Law Group Westshore is based in Langford, British Columbia, Canada. Need legal advice? Visit HemmingerLawGroup.com for a free...


001 - Marriage-Like Relationships

Whether or not a relationship between two parents is considered spousal can have a significant impact should they decide to part ways. Even though there may not have been an official marriage, a relationship can still qualify as “marriage-like.” This can be tough to determine in court, factoring in everything from sleeping arrangements to family vacations, and is important to be aware of. Listen as Val Hemminger from Hemminger Law Group Westshore explains marriage-like relationships and...