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October 2019

Expert Rules Struck- ICBC Secret Financial Blunder Revealed

The limits on experts and expert reports introduced February 11, 2019 have been set aside by the Supreme Court. Orders under Rule 11-8 are also of no force or effect. The Supreme Court struck down these arbitrary limits on expert evidence (Crowder v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 BCSC 1824). Attorney General David Eby was…

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Inadequate Ladder and Supervision

Written by Ms. Jacqueline A. Small, B.A. LL.B. – A property owner owes a duty of care to workers carrying out construction work on the business or home. Home and business owners could be responsible for injuries suffered by workers not protected from risks and hazards. This includes falling injuries and slip and fall. Occupier’s Liability…

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Restaurant Liability for a Slip and Fall

Written by Jacqueline A. Small, B.A. LL.B Restaurant liability for customer injuries can result in significant money awards. Failure to provide warning signs can result in monetary compensation to the injured. Poor maintenance will also expose the restaurant owner to liability. A restaurant owes a duty to take reasonable care that customers on its premises…

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$150,000.00 Pain and Suffering for Somatic Symptom Disorder

Written by Ms. Jacqueline A. Small, B.A. LL.B In this personal injury case the ICBC injury claimant was rear-ended while stopped for traffic on the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver (Verjee v. Dunbrak 2019 BCSC 1696). At trial, the injury claimant argued that the motor vehicle accident caused her to suffer from ongoing chronic pain in…

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ICBC Surveillance of Injury Claimants

Surveillance is one of the main tools ICBC uses to investigate ICBC injury claims. While some level of investigation is important to verify ICBC injury claims, in reality ICBC often uses surveillance to uncover evidence to discredit injured claimants and attack their claims. To this end, ICBC routinely hires private investigators to follow and videotape…

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