16 March, 2016

The Importance of Examination for Discovery Testimony at Trial

Pursuing a personal injury claim against ICBC involves many steps.  One of the most important steps in this process is the Examination for Discovery, which takes place before the trial.An Examination for Discovery is an opportunity for the Defense lawyer...

14 March, 2016

The Dangers of Representing Yourself in a Personal Injury Claim

Sometimes injured persons attempt to advance their own claim without the assistance of a lawyer. Unfortunately, this often leads to disappointing results and unforeseen consequences that could have been avoided with the advice and advocacy that a lawyer provides.Hiring a...

10 March, 2016

Inconsistent Evidence at Trial

If your testimony at trial is not consistent with the medical or employment evidence, the Court may not rely on your testimony when making its decision.In Ben-Yosef v. Dasanjh, 2016 BCSC 360, the Plaintiff was struck in a crosswalk by...

08 March, 2016

Court Orders ICBC to Pay $350,000 for Malicious Prosecution

A British Columbia woman sued ICBC for malicious prosecution and won (Arsenovski v. Bodin, 2016 BCSC 359). She was awarded $350,000 in punitive damages and $30,000 for emotional suffering. The Court based this award on a finding that an ICBC investigator...

03 March, 2016

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle in a Crosswalk

When a pedestrian is struck in a crosswalk, what laws come into play?  Section 179 of the Motor Vehicle Act is the statute that governs the rights of way between pedestrians and motor vehicles. The relevant sections of that provision...

02 March, 2016

BC Woman Awarded $350,000 in Punitive Damages Against ICBC

The British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled that people involved in car accidents “must be protected from abuses of power by ICBC and its SIU officers”. We wholeheartedly agree.In the landmark decision of Arsenovski v. Bodin, 2016 BCSC 359, Madam Justice...

22 February, 2016

Deductions From Future Cost of Care Awards for ICBC Part 7 Payments

It almost goes without saying that plaintiffs' lawyers and insurance defence lawyers rarely agree on anything, especially when it comes to the value of an injured person's claim, and even more so where this involves estimating costs that will arise...

16 February, 2016

Complex Liability Cases

Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota has a lengthy track record of success in cases involving complex questions of liability or fault, including cases requiring extensive expert evidence for engineering issues, medical care standards, or accident reconstruction. For instance, in Meghji v. Lee,...