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3 Top Tips to Help find the Best Personal Injury Lawyer For Your ICBC Claim

For head injury and traumatic brain injury many of my best readers know that I have been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995 helping claimants in Supreme Court as well as responding to ICBC appeals to the  Court of Appeal of BC.  A head injury claimant recently asked me to shortlist the three top qualities in my dream best…

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ICBC Injury Claim Against Dead Driver of a Stolen Vehicle- Is there Compensation?

I am a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver and was in court chambers this week on an interesting matter.  The courthouse was probably the busiest I have every seen with almost 90 court applications scheduled to be heard by one master of our Supreme Court. The court clerk did an amazing job of coordinating the…

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Statement made to ICBC Consistent with Facts and Injury Claimant Found not to be at Fault

In this left turn car accident case (Kelly v. Yuen) the injury claimant was driving at the intersection of West Broadway and Manitoba Street in Vancouver, BC. West Broadway at this intersection is a three-lane street in each direction. The claimant was in the inside lane heading east facing a green light and waiting with her turn…

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ICBC Gets Personal Injury Award Reduced as Claimant not trying Hard Enough

In this personal injury case (Cripps v. Overend) the claimant suffered  personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident on 168th Street in Surrey, British Columbia but failed to take adequate steps to rehabilitate after his injury. The accident was a  T-bone  impact from another driver that came through a stop sign at a high speed. The impact caused the…

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ICBC Not Required to Pay Car Accident Benefits for Amercian Insured-Power of Attorney and Undertaking

This case,Moldovan v. ICBC, started as an injury claim for ICBC Part 7 accident benefits(or “no fault benefits”) arising out of a motor vehicle accident which occurred in Coquitlam, British Columbia. I have been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver representing injury claimants against ICBC since 1995 and can say this case is yet another example of the…

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ICBC Pays for all lawyers appeal to Top Court in Personal Injury Case

In this puzzling  ICBC  top appeal on an award for income loss (Laxdal v. Robbins, BCCA) the injury claimant was involved in a four car motor vehicle accident on Bowen Road near the intersection of Pryde Avenue in Nanaimo, B.C.  Fault for the accident was admitted but at issue was whether the claimant suffered any injuries in the accident and, if so,…

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Vancouver Car Accident Claimant Migraines not Due to Accident

This Vancouver car accident injury claim(Helgason v. Bosa)  occurred at the intersection of Victoria Drive and Hastings Street in Vancouver BC.  The injury claimant was southbound on Victoria Drive and was stopped at a red light prior to entering the intersection at Hastings.  When the light turned green, she proceeded into the intersection.  The other driver…

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ICBC Injury Claimant Must get Award for Pain and Suffering if Treatment is Required

Three Judges of our top court ordered a new trial after a personal injury jury awarded an injury claimant $1,000 for out-of-pocket expenses and nothing for pain and suffering(Banks v. Shrigley)  nor cost of future care.The Honourable Mr. Justice Mackenzie stated: “It is illogical to conclude that a plaintiff was injured and suffered out of pocket expenses but did…

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Top Accident Claim Lawyers Must Respond to Admission Requests in a Timely Manner

The best accident lawyers in British Columbia need to be aware of the top civil rules of court. This court  application was brought by the injury claimant, after firing his lawyer,  for an order allowing him to withdraw admissions of fact(Piso v. Thompson) which occurred due to his prior lawyer’s failure to respond to a Notice to Admit delivered by…

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ICBC Doctor Cannot Force Injury Claimant to Waive Right to Sue

As a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver I was not amazed that the claimant sued an ICBC hired doctor, his claim being dismissed. I was surprised that this ill conceived court application, to force the claimant to sign a release(Mund v. Braun) “agreeing” not to sue the insurance company doctor, made it past the courthouse steps.  This injury claim arises…

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