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Should I Talk to ICBC Before I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

November 28, 2016- I know from being a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver BC since 1995 that timing can be critical to the outcome of a personal injury claim.  There are time restrictions in British Columbia for making an injury claim with ICBC so whether you have hired a lawyer or not a written report…

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Find a Personal Injury Lawyer in British Columbia- Specialization and Preferred Areas of Practice

The Hot new top issues for injury lawyers in British Columbia, usually involving ICBC and car accidents, are not always what injury claimants are interested in hearing about. Finding the right personal injury lawyer to help you with your ICBC claim or other injury claim on the other hand is a critical and important  issue to most…

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Personal Injury Lawyer Establishes Presumption of Negligence with Scant Evidence Winning the Injury Case

In this single car accident injury case (Bassi v. Bassi, 2010 BCSC 1896) the law of presumed negligence just got a shot in the arm. Top personal injury lawyers in BC will want to take notice of this case if the injury claimants are unable to give evidence about how the accident occurred and can only…

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Offer To Settle Injury Claim Must Take Into Account Unpaid ICBC Accident Benefits

If the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, lawyer gives an injury claimant an offer to settle their injury case, ICBC is usually entitled to their legal and out of pocket expenses after the date of the offer, if the injury claimant refuses the offer and gets less at trial.  Personal injury lawyers hired to help…

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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Vancouver if you Live Outside the City

I am a personal injury lawyer in British Columbia with my law firm office located in downtown Vancouver.  Over the years I have represented injury claimants from all over the Province and as I write this post I sit at the Thompson River University in Kamloops waiting for a settlement meeting with ICBC and their…

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Personal Injury Lawyers Dealing with Bike Lane Injuries in Vancouver- Bicycle & Vertical Lines

Car accidents involving cyclists will often involve legal issues requiring the help of a personal injury lawyer. The users of roadways in British Columbia are becoming more diverse. Cars are sharing with bikes that are sharing with pedestrians that are sharing with strollers and wheelchairs. This does not even include the rollerbladers and skateboarders sharing…

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How Much Compensation Should I Get as an Elderly Injury Claimant for My Pain and Suffering?

As a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver I have represented many clients ages 70 and over and I am familiar with some of the unique issues that arise after a car accident in assessing appropriate compensation for the elderly. In this post I’d like to look at a recent  falling injury case(Etson v. Loblaw Companies Limited (Real Canadian…

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Car Accident Personal Injury Lawyer in BC Can Make ICBC Claims for Benefits

Injury lawyers in British Columbia should know best that when a claim arises from a two car accident collision in BC, and both cars  are insured with ICBC, the injury claimant has at least two potential claims payable by ICBC. First is accident benefits which are no fault and help pay for immediate medical expenses and…

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Unusual Pedestrian Car Accident as Injury Claimant Hit by Friend

In this unusual Vancouver car accident case(Stevanovic v. Petrovic, 2011 BCSC 2) the injury claimant was waiting on the side of the road as his friend approached to pick him up.  The claimant saw his friend and his friend saw him but his friend was showing off and struck the claimant with the right front of his…

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Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyers Face New Bike Lane Signs and Markings- Elephant’s Feet

With the growth of bike lanes in downtown Vancouver personal injury lawyers representing injured pedestrians, cyclist and car accident claimants face new signage, lane design and street markings as excuses for potentially dangerous and deadly accidents.  Vancouver wants to be the best City for cyclists in the world and in that regard I believe a personal injury lawyer’s…

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