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Car Accident Claimant gets $156,000.00 for Whiplash Injury-Judge Explains Judicial Requirement for Written Decisions

In this Vancouver personal injury case(Jackson v. Mongrain)the claimant sought compensation for injuries arising out of a car accident which occurred on the Lougheed Highway in BC.  The car in which the injury claimant was a passenger was stopped in the left lane for eastbound traffic waiting for the car ahead of it to complete a turn.…

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Falling Injury Due to Negligence of Superstore- Painful Hip Injury

In this  falling injury case(Etson v. Loblaw Companies Limited (Real Canadian Superstore),the injury claimant tripped over the corner of a wooden pallet in Abbotsford Real Canadian Superstore, fell and broke her hip.  She required surgery to pin her hip together but within nine months the hardware failed and she had to have two further operations.   The injury…

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ICBC Statement in Car Accident Personal Injury Case not Fatal-Top Dollar for Minor Injury

In this personal injury summary trial(Thomson v. Hunt) the injury claimant was seeking compensation for injuries that he sustained in a motor vehicle collision in Coquitlam, British Columbia.  The car accident occurred when it was dark and the roads were wet. The other driver was southbound at the intersection of Dawes Hill Road and Monashee Court in Coquitlam, when…

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Head Injury ICBC Settlements Involving Limb Injury and Malpractice Allegations

Being a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver British Columbia settling injury claims since 1995 I have dealt with cases in which the injury claimant has suffered a brain and spinal cord injury in a car accident and ICBC claims that the ongoing disability is due to the negligence of the surgeon and not the at…

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Car Accident Award for Personal Injuries Accounts for the Claimant’s ability to become a Police Officer

This accident injury claimant was  a 27-year old recent graduate from Simon Fraser University when he was involved in the car accident(Lee v. Jarvie) which is the topic of my post. In the weeks prior to the accident the claimant was in the midst of applying to join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”). He had…

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Insurance Corporation of British Columiba Offer of Settlement Should have been Accepted

The injury claimant in this Insurance Corporation of British Columbia hit and run case(Dickson v. Insurance Corporation of Canada, 2010 BCSC 1834) was in a car accident with a person that fled the scene. The claimant injury lawyer was able to prove the fleeing driver was 50% at fault for the accident and the Insurance Corporation of British…

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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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