Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bicycle Accident in Vancouver Results in Minor Back Injury Award to Car Accident Claimant

The injury claimant in this ICBC bike accident case (Dempsey v. Oh, 2011 BCSC 216) was riding his bicycle on 16thAvenue in Vancouver  when he collided with a panel van.  In addition to scrapes and bruises, the claimant said he suffered soft tissue injury … Continue reading

ICBC Settlement of Car Accident Injury Claims Overturned as Lawyer had No Authority

The litigants  in this multiple car accident ICBC injury case (Johnson v. Wells, 2011 BCSC 201) return to court to complete their arguments on whether there was a settlement of an injury claim with an ICBC adjuster. In an earlier decision in this ICBC car accident … Continue reading

Mother in Car Accident Gets Compensation for Psychological Injury Upon Death of Her Daughter

  A Vancouver mother was involved in a car accident  just east of Golden, B.C. while on her way to Banff on a holiday trip with her family and friends. She was in the right rear seat, and her daughter, aged nine, … Continue reading

A Claim for Psychological Injury after Witnessing a Car Accident Dismissed By Court

This  psychological injury car accident lawsuit ( Deros v. McCauley,2011 BCSC 195) was brought by a witness to a car accident.  The accident occurred on Highway 97, north of Bear Lake, B.C.  the claimant was part of a crew installing rumble strips on … Continue reading

Injury Claimant Not Required to Attend Medical Exam or Pay Unreasonable Cancellation Fees

In this medical examination court application ( Minhas v. Virk, 2011 BCSC 191) the insured wanted the injury claimant to attend multiple medical examinations. The claimant agreed to attend several examinations but the lawyers could not agree on a number of … Continue reading

Car Accident Injury Claimant Awarded over $1.8 Million for Loss of Corporate Profits With No Lost Salary

   In this personal injury trial heard in Vancouver (Zen v. Readhead, 2011 BCSC 190) the BC Supreme Court reaffirmed that  a claimant’s  ability to earn income is a capital asset and if that capacity has been diminished the claimant is entitled to … Continue reading

Car Accident Case In Vancouver Injury Claimant Found 75% at Fault

This was  a  personal injury trial(Knight v. Li,2011 BCSC 184) solely on the issue of fault for a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of West 41stAvenue and Angus Drive in Vancouver.  It is common in British Columbia for personal … Continue reading

Offer of “six pack” at Trial Management Conference Helps Establish Double Costs for the Injury Claimant

This order for costs in a personal injury action  follows the decision in Jack v. Tekavec, 2010 BCSC 1773, finding a landlord at fault for a faulty balcony railing causing serious injuries to the claimant. The trial judge awarded damages … Continue reading

Help Mom, Dad, and your Friends Find a Personal Injury lawyer for Their Car Accident Injury

A car accident injury claim with ICBC can become complex and potentially risky.  Here is a checklist of important car accident claim hints for people trying to help injured friends or family after a car accident in BC. 1.   If … Continue reading

A Guide for getting ICBC Advice for Brain Injury and Falling Personal Injury Claims

  I have been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995 and have noticed that there are a lot of  companies trying to give advice about how you should claim with ICBC or other insurance companies if you have been injured.  Some … Continue reading