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ICBC Hit and Run Injury Claim Dismissed Based on Weak Circumstantial Evidence

In this ICBC hit and run personal injury case (Paguio v. Fraser, 2011 BCSC 1519)  the claimant was riding his motor scooter on Knight Street in Richmond heading to his workplace in south Vancouver. The injury claimant  had just purchased the scooter the morning of the accident and had not ridden a motorcycle in any meaningful way…

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ICBC Disallowed Costs From Out of Town Personal Injury Lawyer

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) was required to defend a  car accident personal injury claim which occurred near Merritt, British Columbia(Wittich v. Bob,2011 BCSC 1471).The claimant retained a Coquitlam law firm to act for her and that firm commenced the civil lawsuit  in the New Westminster Registry.  After the lawsuit was  filed that provided for the place…

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Injured Car Accident Passenger Settles for $900,000 and gets Low Interest Award on Costs

The claimant was five years of age and was a back seat passenger in a car being  driven by his uncle. Their car was in the midst of making a left turn in the intersection of 49Th Avenue and Knight Street in the City of Vancouver when it was hit  by another car going southbound . This case involved issues…

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3 Million Dollar Personal Injury Award in Golf Club Wielding Brain Injury Case

A Maple Ridge man with no lawyer now owes over 3 million dollars after court finds that he intentionally hit the injury claimant in the head with a golf club resulting in a severe skull fracture and traumatic brain injury(Saether v. Irvine, 2011 BCSC 1497) . The  altercation occurred in front of a home in Maple Ridge, British…

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Personal Injury Claimant Awarded over $250,000.00 for Car Accident Injury

The claimant was injured in a car crash in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast near Gibsons, British Columbia (Milliken v. Rowe, 2011 BCSC 1458). While the injury claimant  was turning left at an intersection the other driver attempted to pass on the left  striking  the driver’s side of the claimant’s car. The personal injury claimant  was 37 when she was…

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Boy Wins Personal Injury Appeal After Falling out of a Truck

The injury claimant was 12 years old when he fell out of the back of a open bed of the truck near Chase, B.C. (Vedan v. Stevens, 2011 BCCA 386). Several children were allowed to ride in the open bed of a truck, rather than in the cab where they would have had seats and seat…

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ICBC Can Appear For Uninsured and Breached Drivers in Same Personal Injury Lawsuit

The Statutory powers of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, are concurrent with an obligation that it  pay innocent injury claimants if they are injured by uninjured drivers or driver’s that breach their insurance, such as drinking and driving in a car crash. In this uninsured ICBC personal injury case (Shapiro v. Dailey, 2011 BCCA…

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ICBC Loses Appeal of Hit and Run Personal Injury Case

ICBC lawyer’s assertion that there is an expanded test of reasonableness was rejected by the Court of Appeal in this successful Hit and Run injury claim case(Nicholls v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2011 BCCA 422). Read my review of the original ICBC hit and run case.  The injury claimant started a personal injury lawsuit  for injuries…

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Personal Injury Case Lost as Motorcycle Driver found to be Drunk and on the Wrong side of Road

In this tragic motorcycle injury case (Hale v. MacEwen,2011 BCSC 1404) the injury claimant was found to be totally at fault for his significant physical injuries. This lawsuit arose from a collision between a motorcycle  and a cube van which occurred in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.  The injury claimant and his passenger  suffered personal injuries as a result…

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Personal Injury Lawyers Don’t Have to Agree to second ICBC Exam in Car Accident Claim

In this ICBC car accident medical exam denied case (De Sousa v. Bradaric, 2011 BCSC 1400) ICBC was refused an order requiring the injury claimant to attend a second medical examination. The court reaffirmed the circumstances under which a second medical examination may be ordered.  These considerations were paraphrased in an injury case from  a car accident…

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