04 August, 2016

Pokémon Go: The Real Life Perils of Hunting Virtual Monsters

Pokémon Go is a cultural phenomenon. On street corners, in parks, along the Galloping Goose and even on the lawn of the BC Legislature, young and old alike are hurling virtual PokéBalls at Drowzees, Dratinis, and Magikarp in an epic...

03 August, 2016

Time Limitation in Medical Malpractice Cases

A plaintiff claiming damages for personal injuries resulting from alleged negligent medical treatment must do so within two years of the treatment.  This limitation period is set out in s. 3(2)(a) of the Limitation Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 266. This two year...

02 August, 2016

Personal Injury Settlements and Government Benefits

If you are in receipt of government benefits and are then injured in an accident for which you receive a settlement, what happens? In the case of Shongu v. Jing, 2016 BCSC 901, the Plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident...

29 July, 2016

Be Alert When Using A Crosswalk

At one time or another, you may have stepped into a crosswalk without looking or considering the risk, confident that you have the right of way. As a pedestrian, you do have the right of way when using a crosswalk...

27 July, 2016

The Importance of a Supportive Family Doctor

Having a supportive family physician to oversee your treatment and provide evidence on your behalf at trial is important.  In any personal injury case the evidence of a long-time family physician is often invaluable. Family physicians are often the best...

25 July, 2016

Loss of Income for the Self-Employed

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, your ability to work may be affected.  Depending on who your employer is, the amount of your lost wages or loss of future income may be relatively easy to calculate.  However,...

22 July, 2016

Failure to Mitigate

Most people injured in a motor vehicle accident follow their doctor’s advice and undertake the treatments or therapies recommended to assist them in their rehabilitation.  But sometimes an injured person fails to do so. When this happens, ICBC will bring...

20 July, 2016

Suing a Municipality and Notice Requirements

Personal injury cases against municipalities may occur when someone gets hurt after tripping on an uneven sidewalk.  You need to be aware that there are strict requirements to notify the municipality.  In most cases, you must notify the municipality within...

18 July, 2016

LOSS OF FUTURE EARNING CAPACITY

If you have been injured in an accident, your injuries may affect your ability to work in the future.  Whether or not a Plaintiff has suffered a future loss of earnings as a result of his or her injuries is...

15 July, 2016

Counsel Removed Due To Conflict of Interest

Difficult legal and personal issues may arise where a passenger in a vehicle claims for damages against a driver or vice versa – especially where there are important relationships involved between these persons.  In certain circumstances, a lawyer who has...