Car and motorcycle accidents and slip and falls often result in catastrophic results and major loss. This can include brain and head injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple broken bones, and post-traumatic stress and psychological trauma. In these situations, it is essential to seek advice from an experienced team of professionals who will take immediate action to advocate on your behalf.
The lawyers at Johnston Franklin Bishop pride themselves in not only obtaining fair compensation, through both settlement and trial, but also in assisting our clients in obtaining treatment and support so you can concentrate on what matters most – getting better. We take a team approach to ensure you get the best results possible, which include access to treatment and fair compensation for your major loss claim.
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, slip and fall or other accident that has resulted in major loss, including brain or head injuries, spinal cord injuries, or other catastrophic injuries, contact one of our lawyers now for a free consultation, to see how our team can help you get the results and compensation you deserve.
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 […]
1. Determine if any one is hurt. If you, one of your passengers or someone in another vehicle is or could very well be seriously injured, call 911 immediately. 2. Get to a place of safety. Depending on where the accident happened or where your vehicle ended up, you may be prone to being struck […]
If you are involved in an accident and the at-fault driver or vehicle doesn’t have insurance, you can still claim up to $200,000 in damages from ICBC for your injuries and other losses. In order to qualify, the accident must have happened in BC on a “highway”, which essentially means any public road and includes […]
How long it takes to resolve your ICBC claim depends entirely on how you fare in the aftermath of your accident. If you recover completely, we as your lawyers can settle your claim then and there. However, if your recovery stalls and your injuries plateau, we will want to investigate to be able to say […]
In an attempt to keep car accident victims from hiring lawyers, ICBC adjusters often tell them that a lawyer will take half of their compensation. This is a myth. First, most people who are injured in car accidents and hire a lawyer enter into what is called a “contingent fee agreement”. This means that we […]
By Stuart Cappus ICBC has once again been caught acting improperly in its defence of motor vehicle accident claims. This time a BC Supreme Court judge was forced to declare a mistrial after finding that ICBC committed an abuse of process by taking inconsistent positions in two related lawsuits. In the case at bar, a […]
Richard Johnston and Stuart Cappus just received Reasons for Judgment awarding a young woman more than $2 million in damages for injuries and losses she suffered as a result of a serious collision. While driving home one night, our client was rear-ended by a 1-ton truck going 160km/h and driven by a drunk driver. She […]
By Stuart Cappus The BC Supreme Court recently admonished ICBC for failing to disclose video surveillance in direct breach of a Court Order. Following a jury trial, a BC Supreme Court judge ordered ICBC to pay the legal fees of a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision. Months before the trial, the Court […]
When you are involved in a crash, ICBC will assign an adjuster to your file. The adjuster works both for you (for your vehicle damage repairs claim and rehabilitation benefits claim) and against you (for your personal injury claim). That is why most ICBC claims lawyers say that it is very important to consult with […]
If being injured in an accident wasn’t frustrating enough, sometimes the person responsible flees the scene leaving you not only stranded, but unable to identify them. Fortunately, if you’ve been a victim of a hit and run accident, you can still claim compensation for your injuries and other losses if you follow certain requirements. These […]