03 Mar 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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05 Feb Cyclist Knocked Over and Injured by Dog

In the case of Gallant v. Slootweg, 2014 BCSC 1579, the sixty-one year old Plaintiff was riding his bicycle in front of the Defendants’ yard when the Defendants’ Doberman ran from their property, unimpeded by the electronic fence that was intended...

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26 Jan Compensation for Chronic Pain Caused by Bus Accident

In Dhaliwal v. Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp., 2015 BCSC 2147, the Plaintiff was injured when the Greyhound bus he was on was involved in an accident.  The Defendants admitted fault for the accident and the Court assessed damages.The Plaintiff was a...

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13 Jan Court Rejects Defense Medical Opinion of Dr. Grypma

In Litt v. Hassan, 2015 BCSC 1920, ICBC relied on a medical-legal report prepared by Dr. Grypma.  His report stated that the Plaintiff did not suffer any injuries from the two motor vehicle collisions he was involved in.The Court rejected Dr....

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