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If You Are Injured in a Bike Accident

People’s Law School

Explains your rights if you’re injured in a bike accident, how bike accidents are treated under the law, accident benefits you may be eligible for, the circumstances under which you may be able to claim damages, and more.

Last reviewed June 2024
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If You Slip and Fall

People’s Law School

Explains the law if you’re injured after a slip and fall, including the occupier’s duty of care. It covers who is responsible for a slip and fall, and explains the time limit to bring a legal action relating to a slip and fall.

Last reviewed June 2024
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How Much Your Personal Injury Claim Might be Worth

People’s Law School

Explains the legal term “damages,” including what damages are for, and the different types of damages. Find out how you can figure out what your claim might be worth.

Last reviewed June 2024
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Defamation: If Someone Hurts Your Reputation

People’s Law School

Explains the law of defamation, which protects your reputation from harm that is unjustified. It explains the differences between libel and slander, and what you must show to establish a claim for defamation.

Last reviewed June 2024
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Dial-a-Law: Medical Malpractice

People’s Law School

Explains that medical malpractice occurs if a health care provider gives substandard treatment that causes harm to a patient. It explains the legal duty to give proper medical care, and your rights. It also covers the time limits to start a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Last reviewed June 2024
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If You’ve Been Accused of Defamation

People’s Law School

Explains your rights and the steps to take if you’ve been accused of defamation. It explains the defences to a defamation claim.

Last reviewed June 2024
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Making an Employment Standards Complaint

People’s Law School

Explains the steps you need to take to make an employment standards complaint to the BC Employment Standards Branch. It covers what you should know, including the limits on what you can complain about, and that employers can’t fire you for making a complaint. There are links to helpful agencies and where you can get free or low-cost legal help.

Last reviewed June 2024
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Your Tenancy: Locks and Keys

Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre (TRAC)

Explains the rules landlords must follow about locks and keys. It includes what you need to know when starting a tenancy, during a tenancy, and when ending a tenancy. It includes information on dispute resolution, with previous Residential Tenancy Board decisions.

Last reviewed June 2024
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Estate Administration On-Reserve: Templates Package

Government of Canada

Contains generic templates to help with the routine tasks of administering a simple estate under the Indian Act. It’s intended to be used with the booklet “Estate Administration On-Reserve: A Guide for Executors and Administrators in British Columbia.”

Last reviewed May 2024
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Estate Administration On-Reserve: A Guide for Executors and Administrators in British Columbia

Government of Canada

Guide for people appointed by Indigenous Services Canada as the executor or administrator of the estate of a family member or friend who has passed away.

Last reviewed May 2024