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$40,000 Lost Lease Deposit Awarded to Car Accident Claimant

The claimant originally claimed  personal injury losses as well as loss of income and associated losses.  However, ICBC had the personal injury lawsuit dismissed due to WCB vs. ICBC injury claim rules. The claimant was however able to maintain an action for his business-related losses, including the loss of a $40,000 lease deposit on his vehicle. In Singh v.…

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Worker in Car Accident Must Divide Indivisible Injuries

Our Supreme Court Judges have no power to deal with the rights of employees and the liability of employers when car accident personal injuries are suffered in the course of employment, concludes Judge Burnyeat after an extensive review of the law (Pinch v. Hofstee,2015 BCSC 1888). The claimant was injured in two motor vehicle accidents ( MVA#1 and…

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Business Losses after Car Accident- ICBC vs. WCB

In this somewhat successful appeal, the BC Court of Appeal makes it clear that a car accident claimant, despite being a worker and being injured by a worker, is not statute-barred from maintaining an action for business-related losses that do not relate to personal injuries(Singh v. Sopper,2014 BCCA 243). The case involved a  motor vehicle…

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