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 […]

29Mar 2017

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents happen and they happen despite you being a careful, conscientious driver.  They happen because of inadvertence, they happen because of distraction and they happen because people make mistakes when they are driving.  If you do have the unfortunate experience of being in a car accident you can protect yourself by taking […]

23Mar 2017

When an individual is injured in a car accident due to the fault of another, they are entitled to compensation to put them back in the position they would have been in if they had not been injured.  A component of that is compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life that […]