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30Nov 2017

Reasons for judgment were released earlier this week in the case of Ross v. Dupuis 2017 BCSC 2159.  This case involved the assessment of damages for a 35 year old female plaintiff, following injury in a car accident that had occurred five years prior to the trial. The trial judge made a number of interesting […]

23Nov 2017

Reasons for judgment were released today in the case of Sharma v. MacDonald 2017 BCSC 2121. This case involved the claim of a female plaintiff who had been injured in a car accident three years prior to trial when she was 23 years old.  There was a dispute relating to the nature and extent of the […]

21Nov 2017

Reasons for judgment were released today in the case of Burke v. Schwetje 2017 BCSC 2098.  This case involved a claim for damages as a result of a serious car accident that had occurred in May 2010.  Fault for the accident was admitted.  The plaintiff suffered a permanent injury to his right hand and wrist […]

14Nov 2017

Reasons for judgment were released this morning in the case of Wolford v. Shlakoff.  This case concerned the claim of the female plaintiff for damages for injuries that she suffered in a motor vehicle accident on June 30, 2014.  Liability was admitted with the only question for trial being the amount of damages that the […]

09Nov 2017

Often when you take part in an activity that has some element of danger to it, or some possibility of causing injury, you will be required to sign a Liability Release Agreement, or a waiver.  Without signing it you will not be allowed to participate.  Often these agreements will operate to prevent you from being […]

07Nov 2017

Distracted driving results in the death of 78 British Columbians each year.  In the face of the ICBC financial crisis, Attorney General David Eby has announced that he will move to designate distracted driving as a high-risk behavior, similar to impaired driving and excessive speeding under ICBC’s driver risk premium program.  This will result in […]

06Nov 2017

Reasons for judgment were given last week in the case of Morgan v. Allen, a decision which involved the claim of a 53 year old woman for damages following two motor vehicle accidents.  Before the accidents the plaintiff was an active and healthy person, with no significant physical ailments or limitations.  The first accident occurred […]

02Nov 2017

The BC Government has announced that they have selected PwC Canada to lead an operational review of ICBC.  The purpose of the review is to identify waste, find ways to prevent fraud and overbilling, and identify opportunities for business reform at ICBC. The news has been full lately with stories about the dire financial situation […]

30Oct 2017

Today is Halloween Eve.  If you have kids they are no doubt excited about dressing up and trick or treating tomorrow.  Halloween can be a lot of fun for both the young and the young at heart.  Unfortunately though, Halloween is also a time when car crashes increase by 25 percent according to ICBC.  ICBC […]

24Oct 2017

ICBC reports that crashes spike by 25 percent on Halloween, resulting in 330 people being injured in 920 crashes across BC.  To help decrease that spike in accident rates, ICBC has provided the following tips: Tips for Drivers Stay well below the speed limit in residential areas, particularly between 5 and 9 which is the […]