13 July, 2016

Children Injured on School Property

It can be very upsetting for parents when a child is injured at school or during a school event.  Even if it seems obvious to the parents that the school is responsible for the injury, the court must look at...

08 July, 2016

Medical Malpractice During a Delivery

Difficultly during a delivery can cause catastrophic damage to the baby. It is natural for the parents to look for an explanation as to what went wrong and who is to blame. Sometimes it is the fault of the medical...

06 July, 2016

Slow Drivers

Does it drive you crazy when someone is driving really slowly in front of you? Be patient and don’t try to pass that driver on the left, or you could cause an accident.In the case of Ali v. Fineblit, 2015 BCSC...

04 July, 2016

Disclosure of Statements to the Other Party

If a person involved in an accident gives a statement to their insurance adjuster, the other party involved in the accident will likely want a copy of it. Sometimes that person is obligated to provide it to the other party,...

01 July, 2016

Multiple Accidents

When a party is involved in more than one motor vehicle accident, the question to be determined is whether and to what extent each of the accidents caused or contributed to the pain suffered by the injured party.In the case...

29 June, 2016

Mitigating Your Losses

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and you don’t do everything you can to mitigate your losses, ICBC may try to argue that your damages should be reduced as a result.In Biefeld v. Neetz, 2016 BCSC 689, the...

27 June, 2016

Defendant is a Novice “N” Driver

What are some of the issues a Court looks at when the motor vehicle accident is caused by a novice driver?  The case of Nahal v. Ram, 2016 BCSC 39, involved a novice driver involved in a single vehicle accident.The Plaintiff...

24 June, 2016

Plaintiff Has Complex Pre-Collision History

No-one’s life is perfect, but some people do have more difficulties in their lives than others.  Even if a person’s life is complicated before their accident, those difficulties may not prevent them from making a successful personal injury claim.In Birkich...

22 June, 2016

Who is Responsible If You Slip and Fall?

When a person slips and falls, it’s not unusual to want to place the blame on the owner or occupier of the premises where you slipped.   Whether or not an owner/occupier will be responsible for your injury depends on whether...

20 June, 2016

Lay Witnesses are Very Important

We cannot stress enough how helpful friends and family can be to your personal injury case.  If their testimony corroborates yours, it can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.In Olson v. Yelland, 2016 BCSC 216, the Plaintiff...