24Apr 2017

A recent British Columbia supreme court decision considered a claim for loss of opportunity to marry.  The case of Wilhelmson v. Dumma concerned the female plaintiff’s claim for damages after she suffered significant injuries in a motor vehicle accident.  Her claim and the resulting decision concerned a number of interesting legal issues in the assessment of […]

12Apr 2017

The long weekend is almost here and many of us will have plans to get away.  If those plans include a road trip, ICBC has some safe driving tips for you.  According to ICBC, on average on this long weekend four people are killed and 650 injured in 2300 crashes in the province.  To help […]

09Apr 2017

ICBC, as BC’s public auto insurance provider, often takes steps to make our roads safer for everyone.  That includes steps such as public awareness campaigns.  Distracted driving is one of the largest causes of death and injury on BC Roads and ICBC is now exploring ways to reduce distracted driving.  ICBC has posted a Request for […]

05Apr 2017

Distracted driving has the distinction of becoming the number one cause of motor vehicle accidents and deaths.  In BC there are approximately 81 fatalities each year attributable to distracted driving.  The Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia alongside community groups and professional associations from across the province have launched a public awareness campaign called the […]

05Apr 2017

The recent decision of Parhar v. Clarke demonstrates the manner in which damages for pain and suffering are assessed following an injury such as a motor vehicle accident.  The damages that are awarded are meant to put the plaintiff back in the position that they would have been in if they had not been injured.  Damages […]

05Apr 2017

Reasons for judgment were released on Friday of last week in the case of Ma v. Haniak.  This case concerned the Plaintiff’s claim for damages from injury in three motor vehicle accidents.  Fault for all three accidents was admitted and the trial was solely to assess the amount of damages the Plaintiff was entitled to.  The […]