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Chronic Pain Syndrome

No Chronic Injury in Vancouver Car Accident Yet Judge Awards Money For Loss of Earning Capacity

  Co v. Watson, 2010 BCSC 950 July 26, 2011- At the intersection of Hemlock and Broadway in Vancouver, Ms. Co who was a passenger  was injured when another vehicle driven by Mr. Watson went through a red light and struck the passenger side of her vehicle.  The injury claimant suffered soft tissue whiplash type injuries to her neck,…

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Claimant Argumentative and Court Concludes He Appears to have Exaggerated his Injuries

Bortnik v. Gutierrez, 2010 BCSC 856 June 6th, 2011 update- This case illustrates how important it is for injury claimants to avoid any suggestion that they are exaggerating their injuries and to date the case has not been overturned. The car accident occurred when the claimant was driving and his vehicle was hit in the…

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ICBC Forced to Pay $900,000 for Loss of Earning Capacity in Car Accident Injury Claim

This car accident injury claimant was seeking compensation from what she said was a very severe impact on her life due to her car accident injuries (Shapiro v. Dailey, 2010 BCSC 770). These injuries were soft tissue type injuries that developed into persisting chronic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, anxiety/panic disorder, depressive symptoms, post-traumatic stress disorder, thoracic outlet syndrome, and associated physical, emotional…

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Previous Injury Causes Court to Reduce Award

Rhodes v. Biggar,2010 BCSC 762 June 6, 2011- This case has only been referred to once and has not to date been overturned. The central issue in this personal injury case was to assess the extent and effect of the injury claimant’s injuries caused by the car accident. The claimant had an extensive pre-existing medical history relating…

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Chronic Pain Survivor Wins Her Appeal

  This successful personal injury case appeal(Poirier v. Aubrey, 2010 BCCA 266) has been referred to and considered by the Supreme Court more than 6 times since I first wrote this post and it has not been overturned.  The injury claimant suffered soft tissue injury in a car accident  which led to the development of chronic pain . Her…

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Low Velocity Impact Injury Claimant gets Court Award of $192,000.00

Gignac v. Rozylo, 2010 BCSC 595 This was an ICBC personal injury claim resulting from a relatively minor car accident. The injury claimant testified that he was in a line of traffic waiting for the change of a traffic signal and the other vehicle plowed into the rear of his car. His car suddenly lurched forward…

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