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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20 May Accepting a Ride With an Intoxicated Driver

If you accept a ride with a driver you know is intoxicated, you can be held partially responsible for any injuries you suffer if the driver has an accident.  In Glanville v. Moberg, 2014 BCSC 1336 (heard at the same...

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16 May Changing the Venue of Your Trial

A Plaintiff usually sets the trial in the city where he or she resides.  However, on occasion trials are set in another venue.  If that other venue is not convenient to the Defendant, they might apply to the Court to...

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09 May Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle in a Crosswalk

When a pedestrian is struck in a crosswalk, what laws come into play?  Section 179 of the Motor Vehicle Act is the statute that governs the rights of way between pedestrians and motor vehicles. The relevant sections of that provision...

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04 May Credibility of the Plaintiff is Important

Credibility of the Plaintiff in personal injury actions is very important.  In order to assess the appropriate level of compensation, the Court often must rely on the subjective evidence of the Plaintiff concerning the areas of injury, the level of...

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