29 Dec Adding Punitive Damages To Your Personal Injury Claim

Adding Punitive Damages To Your Personal Injury Claim In the case of Howell v. Machi, 2017 BCSC 1806, the Plaintiff was injured in a hit-and-run accident.  She suffered serious injuries in the accident, including a skull fracture and a complicated mild traumatic...

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19 Dec Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorder Case In British Columbia, Plaintiffs are obligated to take all reasonable measures to reduce their damages, including undergoing treatment to alleviate or cure injuries.  In a personal injury case in which the Plaintiff has not pursued a course...

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15 Dec The Defendant’s Prior Driving Record

The Defendant’s Prior Driving Record Should a Plaintiff be allowed to include particulars about a Defendant’s prior driving record in personal injury pleadings?  There was no British Columbia authority on this issue until the recent case of Rezai v. Uddin, 2017 BCSC...

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12 Dec ICBC Seeks Order for Plaintiff to Have X-Ray

ICBC Seeks Order for Plaintiff to Have X-Ray ICBC will often request that a Plaintiff see a doctor hired by ICBC.  This is called an independent medical exam (“IME”).  If the Plaintiff does not cooperate, ICBC can apply to the Court...

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08 Dec Damages for Assault

Damages for Assault In Bajwa v. Deol, 2017 BCSC 1673, the Plaintiff and his wife attended a wedding celebration in Surrey.  As they were leaving the banquet hall, the Plaintiff was seriously injured when he was assaulted by the Defendant and an...

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05 Dec Be Responsible When Turning Left

In the case of Ratelle v. Barton, 2017 BCSC 1262, the Court was asked to determine who was responsible for a motorcycle accident near Whistler.The Plaintiff and a friend were riding their motorcycles north of Whistler on Highway 99, heading to...

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