20Jun 2016

All of us in Vancouver remember the Stanley Cup rioters of 2011.  It was a horrible evening and one that resulted in a significant amount of property damage.  ICBC, in an effort to recouple the costs incurred due to the actions of the rioters, brought a claim against 82 people that they identified as participating […]

13Jun 2016

Reasons for judgment were released today in the case of Woelders v. Gaudette.  In the decision Madam Justice Balance provides a great explanation for the way in which loss of earning capacity following injury in an event such as a car accident occurs.  She describes the process of assessment as follows: [126]  In advancing a […]

08Jun 2016

  Reasons for judgment in the case of Henry v. BC (Attorney General) were released today.   This case involved the wrongful conviction of the plaintiff following a failure to provide adequate disclosure in his criminal trial.  As a result of the conviction the plaintiff spent 27 years in jail for the sexual assault.  After his […]

02Jun 2016

June is Brain Injury Awareness month.  It is a month to focus on helping the millions of Canadians that have suffered from a brain injury and to bringing awareness to this silent epidemic.  Brain injuries are the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44 in Canada.  Males are two times […]

02Jun 2016

Fines for distracted driving jumped today to $543 including the cost of penalty points.  Combine that significant fine with undercover operations to detect distracted drivers as well as new technology hopefully will decrease the incidence of texting and driving and other high risk distracted driving behavior. ICBC reports that on average 81 people die each […]

01Jun 2016

  This morning I rode my bike to work rather than hopping in my car.  It was a beautiful morning for it and although I got passed on my fancy road bike by many of the regular commuters on what should have been slower bikes, it got me thinking about the many benefits of riding […]

31May 2016

Its bike to work week and the weather has cooperated!!  I hope that you will be able to get out to enjoy the weather and enjoy commuting to your work.  Here are a few tips to help keep you safe on your ride to and from work:  One of the most common ways that cyclists […]

25May 2016

Reasons for judgment were given by the British Columbia Court of Appeal denying ICBC’s appeal of a judgment awarding disability benefits to a woman months after being injured in a motor vehicle accident.  This case concerned entitlement to no fault disability benefits.  No fault benefits are payable under Part 7 of the Regulations and the […]

18May 2016

Victoria Day long weekend is upon us and many will have plans that will involve some sort of road travel.  Last year there were 1900 motor vehicle accidents on the Victoria Day long weekend, resulting in 490 injuries and two deaths.  It is a weekend where there are lots of motorists on the road and lots […]