29 September, 2016

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

In Hsu v. Choquette, 2015 BCSC 1123, the Court considered whether the Plaintiff developed thoracic outlet syndrome following a motor vehicle collision.  The court accepted that the motor vehicle collision caused “reasonably severe soft-tissue issues that go into spasm regularly,...

27 September, 2016

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident While Working

What do you do if you are in a car accident while you are in the course of your employment?  The answer depends on whether or not the other driver was also driving while in the course of their employment.If...

23 September, 2016

Eyelash Technician Seriously Injured in Unusual Accident

Many of the cases that personal injury lawyers handle involve motor vehicles hitting pedestrians, usually while they are crossing the street.  However, the case of Starchuk v. Hannig, 2016 BCSC 1655, is a unique pedestrian accident.In 2013, the Plaintiff was a...

21 September, 2016

ICBC Guilty of Abuse of Process

If a driver admits he was at fault in an accident in which his passengers are injured, doesn’t it make sense that that admission would apply to all the passengers?  Most of you are probably nodding your head “yes”.  Unfortunately,...

19 September, 2016

Past Wage Loss – Sick Leave Repayment

People injured in motor vehicle accidents often use their sick leave while trying to recover from their injuries.  As part of your personal injury settlement, ICBC should be asked to reimburse you for the loss of sick leave credits, so...

14 September, 2016

Watch Out For Cyclists When Turning Left

The case of Ilett v. Buckley, 2016 BCSC 1407, reaffirms that drivers must make sure they can turn left safely before proceeding.The Plaintiff was cycling on the shoulder of the northbound lane of Admirals Rd. As he proceeded through an intersection...

09 September, 2016

Compensation for Perceived Disability

In the case of Agar v. Leonard, 2016 BCSC 1430, the Plaintiff was proceeding through an intersection when the Defendant suddenly turned left in front of her. She was unable to avoid the collision and hit the side of the Defendant’s...

08 September, 2016

Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injuries

In Virk v. Robertson, 2016 BCSC 1458, the Court considered a 27 year-old Plaintiff’s personal injury claim relating to a 2013 motor vehicle accident.The Plaintiff had been injured in a 2009 rear end collision in which there was minimal damage to...