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July 2011

Vancouver Car Accident Claimant Awarded $33,000 in Summary Personal Injury Trial

In this Vancouver car crash injury claim (Olianka v. Spagnol,2011 BCSC 1013) the ICBC injury claimant was seeking compensation resulting from injuries he suffered when the car he was driving was hit from behind at the intersection of King Edward Avenue and Valley Drive in Vancouver.  The other driver admited fault for the car accident and…

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Pedestrian Injuries an Issue with Bike Lane Use in Vancouver- ICBC Statistics Unhelpful

   A City of Vancouver report released July 20, 2011 found that the total number of collisions reported to ICBC on Dunsmuir Street is down since the introduction of the bike lanes. According to the report, “The Five years 2005-2009 saw between 144 and 193 collisions per year and an average of 164 per year. During…

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Injury Claimant in Vancouver Found 85% at Fault for Car Accident on Oak Street

In a dramatic personal injury decision (Lutley v. Southern,2011 BCCA 299)the BC Court of Appeal overturned a judge’s finding that the injury claimant was only 40% at fault and found her 85% at fault. Take a read of my review of the trial judge’s decision in this flashing green light car accident case. The Court of Appeal found that the trial…

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Personal Injury Lawyers in BC Help with ICBC Car Accident Injury Claims- Three Top Tasks for Claimants

  When you are injured in a car accident in British Columbia usually the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) will have to be notified. However before you, a friend, or family member contact ICBC there are three important tasks on your checklist that can be completed to give you the best opportunity to obtain accident injury benefits and…

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