04 July, 2017

Hip Injury Following Rear-End Collision

In Erwin v. Buhler, 2017 BCSC 362, the Plaintiff injured his neck, back and hip following a rear-end collision in 2011.  The issue was whether or not the collision caused the pain in his right hip.  The Defendant argued the collision...

30 June, 2017

Who is at Fault When You Slip and Fall in a Store?

If you are injured when you slip and fall in a store, the store is not automatically liable.  The onus is on you to prove liability.  You do this by (1) establishing that the floor was unreasonably slippery due to...

06 June, 2017

ICBC Will Be Checking Your Social Media

ICBC has a cyber team within their Special Investigations Unit which looks into potentially exaggerated or fraudulent claims. This cyber team carries out social media searches in order to prove whether or not you are being honest when you make...

05 June, 2017

Who is Responsible for a Rear-End Collision?

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has decided that fault generally lies with the “following driver” in a rear-end collision. Most people would agree that this is common sense.The Court also emphasized that a rear-end collision is merely evidence, for...

15 May, 2017

Injured and Unable to Return to Work

In many personal injury cases, the largest award of damages is for a loss of future earning capacity. This is because the Court is attempting to compensate the Plaintiff for all of the lost wages they will forgo in the...

08 May, 2017

Single Vehicle Accidents

In most motor vehicle injury cases the injured party is struck by another vehicle. However some cases, such as Gaebel v. Lipka, 2016 BCSC 2391, involve a single vehicle accident.  The Plaintiff passenger, Mr. Gaebel, alleged that the Defendant driver of...