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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15 May Injured and Unable to Return to Work

In many personal injury cases, the largest award of damages is for a loss of future earning capacity. This is because the Court is attempting to compensate the Plaintiff for all of the lost wages they will forgo in the...

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08 May Single Vehicle Accidents

In most motor vehicle injury cases the injured party is struck by another vehicle. However some cases, such as Gaebel v. Lipka, 2016 BCSC 2391, involve a single vehicle accident.  The Plaintiff passenger, Mr. Gaebel, alleged that the Defendant driver of...

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05 May Causation in Personal Injury Cases

To obtain an award of damages in a personal injury case, one must prove the collision caused the alleged injuries.  In legal terms, this refers to “causation”.Causation was a key issue in Kodelja v. Johal, 2017 BCSC 164.  The Plaintiff alleged...

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10 Apr Chronic Pain After a Motor Vehicle Accident

In Brown v. Mitchell, 2017 BCSC 125, the Court assessed damages for chronic pain.  The Plaintiff sustained injuries in two motor vehicle collisions, the second of which was more serious.In the first collision, the Plaintiff was rear-ended after stopping behind traffic...

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24 Mar Loss of Housekeeping Capacity

A claim for loss of housekeeping capacity is for the loss of the value of the housekeeping work that a person would have done but can no longer do because of injuries. The basis for such a claim is the...

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