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Personal Injury Lawyer Succeeds – ICBC Only Entitled to One Medical Exam

In this ICBC medical examination denied case (Soczynski v. Cai,2011 BCSC 1299)a personal  injury claimant in a car crash was making a claim against ICBC and had already accessed no fault accident benefits following the car accident, pursuant to Part 7 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Regulations. ICBC sent the claimant to one of their doctors to…

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ICBC Only entitled to One Examination for Discovery of Injury Claimants

The lawyer for the defendant in this lawsuit claimed that the Civil Rules allow ICBC and other defendants to force an injury claimant to submit to multiple examinations (Humphrey v. McDonald,2011 BCSC 1288) as long as the total time is less than 7 hours- The Court disagreed.  The defence in this case relied on the…

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How to settle with ICBC- Best Injury Claims Require Proof of Legal Causation

Settling your car accident injury case may not be the easiest thing in the world if you do not have a lawyer and you are up against ICBC or another auto insurance company.  I’ve been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1995 and have settled hundreds of cases of behalf of many…

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Claims Against ICBC Dismissed and Plaintiff Not Allowed to File Further Lawsuits Without Leave

This claimant did not have a lawyer and his lawsuits against ICBC were dismissed by the court. This decision was clearly to help prevent misuse of the litigation process (Keremelevski v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia,2011 BCCA 369). What was clear to the Court of Appeal was that the proceedings had no sensible basis in law or fact…

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Generous ICBC Offer to Settle Refused and Injury Claimant Must Pay Expenses

This is an ICBC car crash injury costs case which happened at the intersection of 64th Avenue and 152nd Street in Surrey, BC(Gatzke v. Sidhu, 2011 BCSC 1214). It was dark and raining.  The injury claimant was westbound on 64th Avenue and  her evidence was that she was planning to drive further along 64th and eventually to turn right and…

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My Best Tips to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer for your Car Crash in British Columbia

I have been a personal injury lawyer in British Columbia since 1995 and represent people that have been injured in car crashes, bike accidents and many other types of situations such as pedestrian and truck accidents.  It is not uncommon for me to get a call from an ICBC injury claimant that is not happy…

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ICBC Brain Injury Settlements- Car Accident Injury Can Lead to Incompetence

When a personal injury claimant suffers a brain injury as a result of a car accident there are many steps that can be attempted in the road to recovery. In Vancouver, BC  we have recognized healthcare centres for spinal cord and brain injury. Before making a settlement with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC,…

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ICBC has to Pay more than $100,000 to Injury Claimant as a result of 4 Car Accidents

Since the decision of the BC Court of Appeal in Bradley v. Groves, 2010 BCCA 361, leave to appeal to S.C.C. refused, 2011 CarswellBC 890, it has been much easier for the court to make decisions involving multiple car accidents.  In this personal injury case the injury claimant suffered injuries in four car accidents and claims against…

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver have Similar Car Accident Cases

Given the similar roadways in the Lower Mainland personal injury lawyers helping injury claimants usually deal with very similar types of car accident injuries.  As you get into more pedestrian congested areas bike lane and pedestrian injuries become more common and even the best personal injury lawyer will need to do the proper legal research to…

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Car Accident Claimant not Required to Attend Second Medical Exam for Psychiatric Injury

This is a car accident psychiatric condition personal injury case(De Sousa v. Bradaric and Borthwick, 2011 BCSC 1134) and the court application was about the psychiatric injuries being claimed. The defence requested of the court that the personal injury claimant be required to attend for a second psychiatric defence medcial examination.  In rejecting the request the judge pointed out,  “[15]  In…

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