Legal Advice

Litigant Without Lawyer Ordered to Pay ICBC Costs

After being injured in two cars accidents, the first on the Alex Fraser Bridge, this litigant swaggered into court without a lawyer. ICBC offered him $75,000 but he refused and was awarded $60,000 at trial, all of which will have to be paid … Continue reading

Malpractice Lawsuit Dismissed for Late Filing

Medical malpractice claims are among the most complex, risky and unpredictable civil claims to bring before the British Columbia court. This Court of Appeal case reveals the extent to which timing a medical negligence claim with recovery can determine the … Continue reading

ICBC Claims Made for the Injured

So much has been written about how to make an effective personal injury claim with ICBC, key steps to the claim are often overlooked.  Personal injury lawyers that have made hundreds or thousands of injury claims have the experiential knowledge to utilize three keys … Continue reading

Best Lawyer for ICBC Claims

Your ICBC injury claim’s worth and the steps to win successfully are best determined by a legally trained expert that has dealt with ICBC and settled hundreds of personal injury cases.  An experienced personal injury lawyer, like a trained medical doctor, … Continue reading

Responding to Your Own Medical Expert- The New World of Responsive Reports

Out of the civil rule changes in 2010 blossomed a homegrown medicolegal report (MLR) writing industry, a boom for ICBC doctors.  The Rules created a class of  “responsive” reports and “supplementary” reports with deadlines for service and strict guidelines for … Continue reading

Claimant Without Lawyer Bungles Dine and Dash Injury Case

This personal injury case was raised from the dead by a rather direct referral to Access Pro Bono by Madam Justice Bennett allowing the claimant to obtain important free legal advice.  The lawyer from Access Pro Bono agreed to continue to act … Continue reading

Shopping for the Best ICBC Injury Lawyer

It been over 20 years since I began the practice of Personal Injury Law in Vancouver and hiring an injury lawyer has diversified in that time. The decline of the Yellow pages and raise in the search engine has spawned new hierarchies for reliable … Continue reading

Rejecting $100,000 Offer and Firing Lawyer Leads to $50,000 Award

The personal injury lawyer hired by this claimant was able to negotiate an offer to settle of $100,000 with ICBC in a car accident injury case. However, the claimant was not happy with this amount,  fired the lawyer and went to court himself. The … Continue reading

Hiring an Experienced Out-of-Town Injury Lawyer Proper Cost says Court

This personal injury case addressed the issue of hiring an out of town personal injury lawyer (Miley v. Abulaban, 2015 BCSC 720 ).  The claimant has the right to chose to hire a lawyer based in Vancouver, or anywhere in the Lower … Continue reading

Report Accident to ICBC with a Lawyer VS. Without a Lawyer: Is there a Difference?

When it comes to an ICBC report many people ask,”What’s the difference between an ICBC report with a lawyer and an ICBC report without a lawyer . Some people think that if you have nothing to hide you shouldn’t need … Continue reading