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$2 Million Award for Severe Injuries Caused by Boating Accident

In Henderson v. Gettle 2021 BCSC 84, the injured claimant suffered severe injuries in a 2015 boating accident.  At the time, he was visiting his family in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia.  On the evening of the accident, the injured claimant, his father and stepmother set out in his father’s 17-foot powerboat to meet other family…

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ICBC Sued for Defamation for giving Misleading Information to an Injured Claimant’s Employer

When investigating an ICBC injury claim, ICBC will often attempt to interview and speak to various witnesses who may have information about the injured claimant and his/her claim.  Part of this investigation often includes contacting the injured claimant’s friends, family, co-workers and employers.  If the witnesses do not voluntarily agree to speak to ICBC or…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC Criticized by Trial Judge for Forcing Injured Claimant to Trial with Weak/No Defence

ICBC is a crown corporation.  A crown corporation is a public sector organization established and funded by our own elected provincial government.  ICBC was created to provide universal compulsory automobile insurance to British Columbian drivers.  As “compulsory” automobile insurance, ICBC has a monopoly over the entire province. There is simply no competition or choice.  If…

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Eby and the NDP Try to “Rewrite” the Law to Avoid Responsibility in 900 Million Dollar Class Action Case

Since the NDP have been in power, the party has completely restructured ICBC to suit the government’s needs and to save this crown corporation money.  Instead of focusing on restructuring and fixing the severe mismanagement of ICBC to protect injured claimants, British Columbians have been the target with their rights being stripped away with the…

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Using Dash Cam Footage in a Personal Injury Case

Dash Cam Footage in Your Injury Claim In an ICBC injury case dash cam footage can be the best evidence. When the fault for an accident is in question, video footage makes the difference. The issue of liability can  largely be determined with strong evidence of video. Credibility and reliability are therefore very much ancillary…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC Expert Report Inadmissible at Trial

The courts require expert medical evidence to consider when determining the injured claimant’s injuries and the impact those injuries have had on that person’s life.  This expert evidence is essential to determine the proper amount of compensation to be awarded to an injured claimant.  This medical expert evidence is obtained either from the injured claimant’s…

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Vancouver Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Informed Consent and Explaining Risks to Patients

As discussed in a prior blog issue on Medical Malpractice and Informed Consent, most medical procedures involve some level of risk.  All risks such as potential side-effects and complications must be disclosed to patients by the medical practitioner before the procedure takes place.  This information allows patients to make an informed decision about whether or not…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC Punished for Reprehensible Conduct at Trial

In Zhang v. 328633 BC Ltd. 2020 BCSC 1521, the injured claimant sought damages for injuries she suffered in 2 motor vehicle accidents.  In the first motor vehicle accident, she was rear-ended and ICBC admitted fault.  In the second motor vehicle accident, she was a passenger in a transit bus.  An unidentified driver tried to…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC Liable for Window Washer’s Brain Injury Caused by a Reversing Car

In Geddert v. Stokes 2021 BCSC 656, the injured claimant, a window washer, was injured when his ladder was struck by a reversing car.  At the time, he was washing the outside windows above a garage door at a condominium development. The trial judge dismissed ICBC’s arguments that others were liable for the accident finding…

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Vancouver Assault Lawyer – Hells Angels Liable for Assault Injuries After Pleading Guilty in Criminal Proceeding

In Thatcher v. Lowe 2021 BCSC 590, the injured claimant sought compensation for injuries he suffered from an assault by 2 members of the Hells Angels in 2016.  The injured claimant was sitting in his vehicles when several cars parked behind him and a group of 8-10 men got out and surrounded his vehicle.  Members…

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