09 Aug Commercial Host Liability

When people drink in a commercial establishment, does the bar or restaurant have a duty to ensure that they don’t leave the premises drunk and then drive? The Court considered this issue in Widdowson v. Rockwell, 2017 BCSC 385.On the day...

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12 Jul Liability When Turning Left

In the case of Schlachter v. Foster, 2017 BCSC 300, the only issue to be determined was who was responsible for causing the accident. The Plaintiff was driving through an intersection just after the light turned yellow when he hit the...

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04 Jul Hip Injury Following Rear-End Collision

In Erwin v. Buhler, 2017 BCSC 362, the Plaintiff injured his neck, back and hip following a rear-end collision in 2011.  The issue was whether or not the collision caused the pain in his right hip.  The Defendant argued the collision...

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06 Jun ICBC Will Be Checking Your Social Media

ICBC has a cyber team within their Special Investigations Unit which looks into potentially exaggerated or fraudulent claims. This cyber team carries out social media searches in order to prove whether or not you are being honest when you make...

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05 Jun Who is Responsible for a Rear-End Collision?

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has decided that fault generally lies with the “following driver” in a rear-end collision. Most people would agree that this is common sense.The Court also emphasized that a rear-end collision is merely evidence, for...

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