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A Claim for Psychological Injury after Witnessing a Car Accident Dismissed By Court

This  psychological injury car accident lawsuit ( Deros v. McCauley,2011 BCSC 195) was brought by a witness to a car accident.  The accident occurred on Highway 97, north of Bear Lake, B.C.  the claimant was part of a crew installing rumble strips on the highway. The injury claimant said that, as a result of witnessing the accident in which a vehicle struck…

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Injury Claimant Not Required to Attend Medical Exam or Pay Unreasonable Cancellation Fees

In this medical examination court application ( Minhas v. Virk, 2011 BCSC 191) the insured wanted the injury claimant to attend multiple medical examinations. The claimant agreed to attend several examinations but the lawyers could not agree on a number of terms for further exams. The claimant was involved in a motor vehicle accident and was…

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Car Accident Injury Claimant Awarded over $1.8 Million for Loss of Corporate Profits With No Lost Salary

In this personal injury trial heard in Vancouver (Zen v. Readhead, 2011 BCSC 190) the BC Supreme Court reaffirmed that  a claimant’s  ability to earn income is a capital asset and if that capacity has been diminished the claimant is entitled to compensation for that loss.  The claimant alleged that his injuries affected his ability to work and as a…

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Car Accident Case In Vancouver Injury Claimant Found 75% at Fault

This was  a  personal injury trial(Knight v. Li,2011 BCSC 184) solely on the issue of fault for a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of West 41stAvenue and Angus Drive in Vancouver.  It is common in British Columbia for personal injury lawyers and judges to agree that the issue of fault be decided before the…

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Offer of “six pack” at Trial Management Conference Helps Establish Double Costs for the Injury Claimant

This order for costs in a personal injury action  follows the decision in Jack v. Tekavec, 2010 BCSC 1773, finding a landlord at fault for a faulty balcony railing causing serious injuries to the claimant. The trial judge awarded damages of $322,463.78. The claimant delivered an offer to settle the lawsuit to the landlord’s lawyer long before…

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Help Mom, Dad, and your Friends Find a Personal Injury lawyer for Their Car Accident Injury

A car accident injury claim with ICBC can become complex and potentially risky.  Here is a checklist of important car accident claim hints for people trying to help injured friends or family after a car accident in BC. 1.   If there is a question of fault ensure that there is an investigation into the circumstances…

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A Guide for getting ICBC Advice for Brain Injury and Falling Personal Injury Claims

I have been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995 and have noticed that there are a lot of  companies trying to give advice about how you should claim with ICBC or other insurance companies if you have been injured.  Some of these companies are not law firms and are not licenced to practice law in British…

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Vancouver Help Car Accident injury Claimants Ethically

I learned years ago as a young lawyer that the best interest of clients is the heart of any personal injury law practice. In this post I want to present a short ethical checklist to help you find the right legal advocate for your injury case.  There are ethical obligations placed on lawyers in British Columbia when it comes to…

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Injury Claimant Not Required to Answer More Questions under Oath for ICBC Lawyers

In this car accident injury ( Lewis v. Lewis, 2010 BCSC 1925) the personal injury lawyers representing the claimant allege various injuries the most serious of which relates to an injury to her right shoulder.  The court was told that she suffers from a hemiparethesisof her left side, making even more important the use of her right…

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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in British Columbia-Tips on When, Where and Why to Hire a Lawyer

November 27, 2016- Getting legal advice from a lawyer after a car accident can be confusing because most people have not had to hire a lawyer for an injury claim before.  Relax, I and many other personal injury lawyers in British Columbia will agree to talk with you at no charge about your  injury claim and…

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