29 Jun Mitigating Your Losses

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and you don’t do everything you can to mitigate your losses, ICBC may try to argue that your damages should be reduced as a result.In Biefeld v. Neetz, 2016 BCSC 689, the...

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27 Jun Defendant is a Novice “N” Driver

What are some of the issues a Court looks at when the motor vehicle accident is caused by a novice driver?  The case of Nahal v. Ram, 2016 BCSC 39, involved a novice driver involved in a single vehicle accident.The Plaintiff...

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24 Jun Plaintiff Has Complex Pre-Collision History

No-one’s life is perfect, but some people do have more difficulties in their lives than others.  Even if a person’s life is complicated before their accident, those difficulties may not prevent them from making a successful personal injury claim.In Birkich...

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20 Jun Lay Witnesses are Very Important

We cannot stress enough how helpful friends and family can be to your personal injury case.  If their testimony corroborates yours, it can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.In Olson v. Yelland, 2016 BCSC 216, the Plaintiff...

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17 Jun Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In the case of Shongu v. Jing, 2016 BCSC 901, the Plaintiff, Mr. Shongu, was injured in a motor vehicle accident which caused his prior post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to resurface, leaving him severely disabled.By all accounts the Plaintiff had had...

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10 Jun ICBC Disability Benefits

In Symons v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2016 BCCA 207, the Court of Appeal upheld the judge’s interpretation of the legislation governing ICBC disability benefits.  ICBC disability benefits provide partial wage replacement to those unable to work following a collision. ...

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08 Jun Low Velocity Collisions

Insurance companies typically argue that a Court ought to award no or minimal damages based on a “low velocity” defense.  They argue that if the collision involved a low velocity impact and caused minimal or no vehicle damage, then there...

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