14 December, 2015

BE SAFE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

We hope that you all have a festive holiday season, enjoying time with family and friends.  If you are hosting a party or a holiday function that includes drinking, please remember that you have a responsibility to ensure that your...

09 December, 2015

Examination for Discovery of Infants

In a previous blog we explained that an Examination for Discovery is a meeting where one party involved in the court case asks the opposing party questions about the issues in the dispute.   But what happens if one of the...

01 December, 2015

Pain and Suffering – Damages for Soft Tissue Injuries

In January, 2011, a 40 year old Plaintiff was driving her father's Pontiac Grand Am motor vehicle when the Defendant, unable to stop at a stop sign due to icy road conditions, collided with her motor vehicle.  The Plaintiff was...

23 November, 2015

Addicted to Narcotics Following a Motor Vehicle Collision

Sometimes people are in so much pain following a car accident that their doctor prescribes narcotic analgesics.  Most people are able to wean themselves off the medication once their symptoms improve.  What happens if a person becomes addicted to the...

16 November, 2015

Adding Third Parties to a Legal Action

If you think another party might be wholly or partially responsible for your motor vehicle accident, there are ways to have them added to the legal action as a Third Party.  You do this by filing a Third Party Notice....

12 November, 2015

Liability of Slow Moving Vehicle in Multi-Vehicle Highway Collision

Sometimes it’s obvious who is at fault in a collision and sometimes it’s not.  In Borgjford v. Thue, 2015 BCSC 1917, the Court assessed liability in a multi-vehicle collision.  The collision occurred on a multi-lane section of the Coquihalla Highway.  The...

03 November, 2015

Be Pro-Active With Your Own Recovery

After being injured in a motor vehicle accident, it may seem inconvenient and expensive to go to your physiotherapy, massage or chiropractic appointments, but it’s important that you do so.  Not only will you benefit physically, but also financially.  This...

23 October, 2015

Accidents Involving Left-Turning Vehicles

Everyone who drives has had to turn left at an intersection where there is no advance turn light.  If traffic is busy, it can be nerve racking as you try to judge when it is safe to turn.  Who is...

21 October, 2015

Negligence of Bus Drivers

Have you ever been on a city bus when the driver braked suddenly?  What happens when a passenger on a bus is injured when the bus stops too quickly?The court looked at this situation in Benavides v. Doe, 2015 BCSC...

15 October, 2015

Have You Been In More Than One Accident?

Nowadays it’s not unusual for people to be in more than one motor vehicle accident in their lifetime. Some people are unfortunate enough to be involved in three or four accidents, or more.  Being in multiple accidents is difficult because...