07Sep 2016

Injuries in car accidents can often impact an individual’s ability to work.  A recent British Columbia Supreme Court decision, Salame v. Sutherland explained the process of assessing this loss.  The plaintiff in Salame was injured in a June 1, 2013 motor vehicle accident.  The plaintiff was 52 years old and prior to the accident she […]

06Sep 2016

A judge has declared a mistrial in a motor vehicle accident case in which ICBC denied fault.  The case concerned a collision in which the driver of a vehicle ran into the back of a snowplow.  There were two passengers in the vehicle, both of which brought personal injury claims.  In one of those cases, […]

02Sep 2016

Expect to see increased enforcement of BC’s distracted driving laws throughout the province in the month of September as well as various awareness events throughout the province.  Despite significantly increased fines and penalties for distracted driving the continuation of the problem is easy to see when you are on the road.  Distracted driving is dangerous […]

01Sep 2016

  ICBC’s application for a rate hike has included as a rationale for the required increase, the increased rate of legal representation of claimants, which they attribute to lawyer advertising.  In their application last year they also pointed to increased legal representation as one of the reasons for increased costs.  The BC Utilities Commission in […]

30Aug 2016

I had the opportunity this past weekend to participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.  The ride raised over $7 million dollars for cancer research in BC and involved approximately 1700 participants riding from Vancouver to Seattle.  I rode for Team Ovcare, where the dollars raised go directly to Ovarian Cancer research in British Columbia.  […]

30Aug 2016

I had a great opportunity yesterday to be a guest on Gloria Macarenko’s show, The Almanac.  We discussed the proposed rate hikes by ICBC.  You can catch the show here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/programs/bcalmanac/aug-29-2016-icbc-rates-summer-jobs-1.3740285