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Best Vancouver Injury Lawyers- The Skinny on Credentials

As a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995 the top questions I still get asked before getting hired are about legal experience and fees.  In today’s article I want to address the credentials to look for when hiring a personal injury lawyer in British Columbia. Claimants looking for the “best personal injury lawyer”, whether…

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What ICBC Insurance Forms Do I Have to Sign After a Car Accident?

The First and Often Only ICBC Form to be Signed is the CL-22 Insurance Claim Application When making a claim for ICBC insurance benefits after a motor vehicle accident, the Insurance Corporation of BC can require that you provide information in a prescribed form. Get a copy of the ICBC forms you need by speaking…

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Free Legal Advice Before Speaking with ICBC

As a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995 I have always been open to providing a free initial consultation for people dealing with ICBC following a car crash . Getting no fee lawyer advice can be a lifeline and true asset at the beginning of an ICBC claim, just after the car accident. Hiring an experienced lawyer for a…

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Injured Cyclist in ICBC Hit and Run Case Wins 70% Fault Against Unidentified Driver

In this passing on the right bicycle case (Ormiston v. I.C.B.C.,2012 BCSC 665), the injury claimant fell from his bicycle while descending a steep hill along Lindholm Road in the District of Metchosin near Victoria, BC.  He sustained serious injuries for which he seeks compensation.  The Court only decided on the issue of liability and the issue…

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Personal Injury Lawyer Entitled to Interest on Loans and Expenses From Former Client

In this personal injury lawyer bill review case (2011 BCSC 1799) the lawyer filed an appointment for the review of the bills that he had rendered to his former client.  The client was a back seat passenger in a vehicle that was hit from the rear by another vehicle and hired the lawyer to pursue a claim for…

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Victoria Personal Injury Claimant Ordered to Attend Medical Examinations in Vancouver

  In this truck accident injury claim (Parsons v. Mears, 2011 BCSC 397)  the claimant, a Victoria resident,  was operating a truck  when it became stuck in mud. A good samaritan, Mr. Mears,  attempted to pull the truck out of the mud using a cable and tractor. The tractor flipped and trapped Mr. Mears. The claimant alleges that he  suffered…

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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Vancouver if you Live Outside the City

I am a personal injury lawyer in British Columbia with my law firm office located in downtown Vancouver.  Over the years I have represented injury claimants from all over the Province and as I write this post I sit at the Thompson River University in Kamloops waiting for a settlement meeting with ICBC and their…

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Car Accident Claimant gets $156,000.00 for Whiplash Injury-Judge Explains Judicial Requirement for Written Decisions

In this Vancouver personal injury case(Jackson v. Mongrain)the claimant sought compensation for injuries arising out of a car accident which occurred on the Lougheed Highway in BC.  The car in which the injury claimant was a passenger was stopped in the left lane for eastbound traffic waiting for the car ahead of it to complete a turn.…

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Statement made to ICBC Consistent with Facts and Injury Claimant Found not to be at Fault

In this left turn car accident case (Kelly v. Yuen) the injury claimant was driving at the intersection of West Broadway and Manitoba Street in Vancouver, BC. West Broadway at this intersection is a three-lane street in each direction. The claimant was in the inside lane heading east facing a green light and waiting with her turn…

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Personal Injury Lawyers in BC Applaud as Injury Claimant not Forced to be Examined by a Second ICBC Doctor

Sometimes an injury claimant may be required by law to attend these medical exams if they are an insured with ICBC and are making a claim. The examination are often called “independent’ but many car accident lawyers would disagree. In

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