19 January, 2017

Depression Following a Car Accident

In the case of Beaton v. Perkes, 2016 BCSC 2276, the Plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended when she was stopped at a red light. Liability was admitted by the Defendants.The case was relatively straightforward because the medical experts and legal counsel were...

14 December, 2016

ICBC regional rate increases

A recent article by CBC highlighted the increased financial pressures felt by ICBC customers.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/icbc-rates-telkwa-1.3834054Darcy Repen, the mayor of the small village of Telkwa in northern British Columbia, plans to file a complaint with B.C.’s Human Rights Tribunal over the unfair...

06 December, 2016

Join Nicola Peffers in her fight for justice

CBC News - Former Canadian sailor launches harassment suit against military. So far, Peffers is the only plaintiff in the suit brought forward by the law firm of Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota. The firm is looking for other armed forces...

25 November, 2016

Future Care Cost Awards for Aboriginal Plaintiff

In the case of Watkins v. Harder, 2016 BCSC 2078, the Plaintiff was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended by the Defendant’s truck. The Defendant admitted liability for the accident and the Plaintiff was awarded $233,950 in damages. This award included...

23 November, 2016

Rear-end Accidents

The case of Bingul v. Youngson, 2016 BCSC 1868, is one of the few exceptions to the general rule that the driver following another vehicle is responsible when a rear-end collision occurs. In this case, the Plaintiff, Mr. Bingul, alleged that he...

22 November, 2016

Suing the Ministry of Highways and Transportation

The main issue in the case of Bayfield v. British Columbia (Ministry of Transportation), 2016 BCSC 1965, was whether the Province of British Columbia was liable for causing an accident by negligently designing and constructing a highway median. The Plaintiff was involved...