20 Mar Cost of Future Care for Paraplegic

When a person is seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, the cost of caring for them in the future is an important part of their personal injury claim.  For example, in the case of Warick v. Diwell, 2017 BCSC 68,...

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24 Feb Police Responsibility in High Speed Chases

The main issue in the case of Kweon v. Roy, 2016 BCSC 2305, was whether an RCMP officer was partly responsible for causing an accident by initiating a high speed pursuit of the Defendant’s vehicle in dangerous circumstances. The Plaintiff, Ms....

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02 Feb Cancer Misdiagnosis Case

Typically, medical negligence claims involving cancer allege a failure to diagnose the cancer in a timely manner.  However, the converse may also occur.  In Kooijman v. Bradshaw, 2016 BCSC 2316, the Plaintiff alleged the Defendant pathologists wrongly diagnosed her with thyroid...

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30 Jan Double Costs after Trial

The Rules of Court contain incentives to encourage parties to settle cases out of court.  If a Plaintiff makes an offer to a Defendant in order to settle a case and that offer is rejected, the matter will proceed to...

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19 Jan Depression Following a Car Accident

In the case of Beaton v. Perkes, 2016 BCSC 2276, the Plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended when she was stopped at a red light. Liability was admitted by the Defendants.The case was relatively straightforward because the medical experts and legal counsel were...

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14 Dec ICBC regional rate increases

A recent article by CBC highlighted the increased financial pressures felt by ICBC customers.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/icbc-rates-telkwa-1.3834054Darcy Repen, the mayor of the small village of Telkwa in northern British Columbia, plans to file a complaint with B.C.’s Human Rights Tribunal over the unfair...

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