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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06 Jun Pain and Suffering in the Golden Years

In Bardua v. Han, 2016 BCSC 861, the Court reviewed the principles of assessing pain and suffering damages using the “golden years” doctrine.At the time of the collision, Ms. Bardua was 76-years old and was recovering from hip surgery. She was...

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27 May Medical Marijauna

Just because the courts make an award for medical marijuana in one case does not automatically mean that they will make such an award in another case.  Judges review each case on its own merit and look at whether there...

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25 May Facebook – Please Be Cautious

Did you know that ICBC can and will use your Facebook posts against you in court? If you claim to be injured and unable to engage in pre-accident activities but your posts show you are active and social, you will...

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