Monthly Archives: August 2017

Late Report Causing Mistrial in Jury Case

This was a motor vehicle accident injury case set to proceed before a jury for eight days. 12 days before trial the defendant serve a Supplementary Report from an orthopaedic expert. The jury had just been selected and was required to … Continue reading

Find Lawyer for Your ICBC claim

After dealing with ICBC on your own many come to understand the value of having a lawyer. What you may not know is that most lawyers do not get paid until the end of the case. The upfront expenses of investigation, document gathering … Continue reading

Road Rage Victim Awarded over $800,000 for Injuries

This claimant suffered serious injuries as a result of a road rage incident that began on the southerly on-ramp to the Second Narrows Bridge in Vancouver, and ended at the top of what is known as “the Cut” on Highway #1, in … Continue reading

ICBC Uninsured Motorist Protection Denied to 17 Year Old Passenger

A 17 year old ICBC claimant was a passenger injured in single-car accident in which a 15-year-old unlicensed driver lost control of a vehicle owned by another.  They were at a campground near Dry Lake BC and were going to buy hotdogs … Continue reading

ICBC Offer to Settle Cannot be used to Punish Impoverished Claimant

In this personal injury case ICBC argued cruelly and unsuccessfully that a claimant with a meagre income should not be protected from the cost consequences of refusing a reasonable offer to settle. The injured claimant was on CPP disability pension and … Continue reading

How Much an ICBC Case is Worth After Deducting Benefits

The worth of an ICBC personal injury case can be significantly changed by accident benefits received.  ICBC accident benefits are deductible from a personal injury case award against an at fault driver in British Columbia. Here are some important benefits … Continue reading

Left Turning Vehicle at Surrey Intersection 100% at Fault

The fault of a left turning vehicle for a car accident depends on whether there is any vehicle approaching that constitutes an immediate hazard. If there is, the left turn should not be made. This case review reinforces this point as it … Continue reading

Best Offer to Personal Injury Lawyer After Settlement Futile

ICBC injury claimants need to be aware that accepting an offer to settle is a binding agreement and further requests to ICBC to make their “best offer” will be futile. In today’s case study the court was asked by ICBC to declare … Continue reading

ICBC Surveillance of Injury Claimants -The ICBC Medical Examination

ICBC can force injury claimants to attend a medical examination to verify the injuries claimed. In the past it has been a common practice for ICBC to have investigators follow claimants from their home to the examinations and follow them … Continue reading