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Vancouver Car Accident Injury Claimant 40% at Fault for not Slowing at a Flashing Green

This flashing green car accident( Lutley v. Southern, 2011 BCSC 117)  concerns a car accident that occurred at the intersection of Oak Street and West 67th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia. This trial was only to decide the issue of fault. The injury claimant was driving her car south on Oak Street and  the other driver was westbound on West…

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Injury Claimant Forced to Sign Consent Authorization Forms for People Outside British Columbia

In this consent authorization case (Nikolic v. Olson,2011 BCSC 125) the Supreme Court of BC essentially has forced an injury claimant to sign “consent” forms for release of private information from people outside the lawsuit and outside British Columbia.  This presents important implications for personal injury lawyers representing injury claimants and the out-of-Province entities that…

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ICBC Adjuster Testifies In Car Accident Injury Case- Injury Claimant Wins 75/25 Liability Split

This injury claim arises from a Vancouver car accident (Tang v. Rodgers,2011 BCSC 123) which occurred near the intersection of 33rd Avenue and Commercial Drive .  The only issue the court had to decide was who was at fault for the car accident. The injury claimant was driving westbound on 33rd Avenue intending to turn right…

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Car Accident Claimant Not Required to Submit to ICBC Medical Examinations- Fresh Opinion Evidence Masquerading as Response

In this Victoria personal injury case( Hamilton v. Demandre,2010 BCSC 1914) the injury claimant was involved in 2 car accidents 8 years apart. Lawyers for ICBC as insurer for the defence sought a court order that the claimant attend and submit to 2  medical examinations. The injury claimant resisted the court application on the basis that the medical examinations were neither…

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Car Accident Claimant Sues ICBC For Hit and Run- Fleeing Driver at Fault but ICBC Claim Dismissed

In this three vehicle  ICBC hit and run accident case ( Lort v. Kwan, 2011 BCSC 86) the injury claimant was asking for compensation for personal injuries suffered in an accident that occurred on West Broadway Street between Ash Street and Cambie Street in Vancouver. The claimant was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on West…

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Top Car Accident Lawyers are Independent of Government and Legal Fees are Regulated

As a lawyer I represent personal injury claimants in British Columbia and have come to appreciate how important it is to advocate for injury claimants  independent of government and ICBC, which was created by government in 1972.  Imagine a world where a government run insurance company could control what your lawyer was allowed to do and say. Perhaps even…

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Brain Injury Claimant Awarded $5.9 Million But only Gets $1 Million due to Lack of Insurance and Settlement Agreement

I have been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995 representing injury claimants and can say that this brain injury falling case (Danicek v. Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang, 2011 BCSC 65) stands out for me as an example of the liability insurance system gone wrong.  The injury claimant, a young lawyer, suffered serious and permanent injuries…

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Car Accident Lawyers on a frolic of their own ordered to pay ICBC Special Costs

In this car accident case(Chen v. Beltran, 2011 BCSC 41) the court  dismissed  the litigation guardian’s claim on behalf of her injured son arising from an accident in which the boy sustained serious injury. The accident occurred  when the child, riding a skateboard, entered the intersection of 10th Street and Royal Avenue in New Westminster and was…

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Personal Injury lawyer Proves Accident Caused the Injured Pedestrian to Abuse Alcohol

In this pedestrain injury case( Zawadzki v. Calimos, 2011 BCSC 45) the claimant was hit by a U-Haul truck while  he was walking north on 20th Street in New Westminster, British Columbia . the driver denied being at fault throughout the trial. At the beginning of closing submissions, liability was admitted but the driver tried to argue that the…

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Brain Injury Claimant Sues Vancouver Strip Club and Claim Dismissed as Force was Reasonable

The Vancouver injury claimant in this injury case(Kasendi v. Cecil Hotel Ltd, 2011 BCSC 53) was ejected from the exotic show lounge at the Cecil Hotel by its lounge security manager and other security staff. The claimant alleges that the ejection was without cause and in breach of the Cecil Hotel’s obligations to him and caused him…

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