When you have been hurt by another, you are often faced with barriers to accessing treatment and focusing on healing. Many people don’t understand the complex nature of a personal injury claim, which may include addressing wage loss, the costs associated with ongoing treatment for your injuries, cost of future treatment, post-traumatic stress and the psychological impact of an accident, and damages for pain and suffering.
We represent only individuals and we never represent insurance companies. We represent people hurt by a wide range of causes, including motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, and other injury claims.
Our team of lawyers are ready to work with you on your injury claims and ensure that you receive the proper compensation and results for your personal injury. We are experienced both in and out of the courtroom, and know how to navigate this complex process, and to help you through it. If you have been injured by the fault of another, you may be able to pursue a claim for damages which include payment for property damage, rehabilitation, wage loss, and pain and suffering.
Contact our office before you contact ICBC or other parties related to your loss. If you have been injured as a result of another person’s actions and negligence, one of our lawyers would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation.
The BC government has announced its intent to bring in a cap of $5,500 for pain and suffering on minor injury claims as part of series of reforms for ICBC. The cap is currently scheduled to come into effect on April 1, 2019. Crucial to this alteration in the structure of injury claims will be […]
The attorney general of BC has recently indicated that personal injury caps may be implement in BC in response to the finance issues facing ICBC. Currently individuals in BC who are injured by a motorists have a right to sue for the damages they sustained as a result of the motorists negligence. Injury caps would […]
By Stuart Cappus In British Columbia, the age of majority is 19 years old. Once a person turns 19, the law generally presumes that they are able to manage and make their own decisions regarding their legal and financial affairs. Conversely, the law considers individuals who are under 19 to be “infants” or “minors”, and […]
By Stuart Cappus Most modern vehicles come equipped with Event Data Recorders (EDRs). Their job is to record various pieces of information about a vehicle’s operation in the seconds before, during and after an accident. They are usually triggered by the vehicle’s air bags deploying. Once triggered, they record a number of vehicle parameters including […]
Often an individual struggles to return to their employment immediately following an injury and may have to take several months off or be permanently off work depending on the severity of the injury. Some employees will have the advantage of short term and long term disability programs but these may not be available to all […]
Financial records of wages/earning are helpful when trying to show to a court the economic losses an individual has suffered as a result of an injury. It is important to ensure that accurate records are maintained and that appropriate accounting help is prioritized following an injury. Many individuals receive cash tips related to their employment […]
The courts have long held that a plaintiff in a personal injury case should be awarded damages necessary to place them in the same position they would have been if the accident had never occurred. At times it can be challenging for the courts to identify and determine the magnitude of losses suffered by an […]
By Stuart Cappus A release is like a liability waiver in that it is a contract between two parties concerning the right of one to sue the other. However, whereas liability waivers are signed before an incident or loss occurs, releases are signed after the fact and only once the parties have settled their dispute. […]
By Stuart Cappus Sorry! As Canadians, many of us are probably unable to go an entire day without saying the word. But are there any legal consequences to saying you’re sorry? In British Columbia, thanks to the Apology Act, the answer to that question is no. This Act, which has been in force since 2006, […]
Insurance companies can be unscrupulous when it comes to delving into the private lives of people advancing injury claims. Their reason for doing this is simple: try to find something – anything – that they can use against you to deny or minimize your claim. As but one example of this, the federal Privacy Commissioner […]