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.
As we’ve discussed before, the BC Civil Resolution Tribunal has been tasked exclusively with many matters related to ICBC claims. Significantly, this includes exclusively jurisdiction over fault for certain accidents and an injured person’s entitlement to no-fault benefits. Given the importance of the matters the CRT has been tasked to decide, you would expect that […]
As of April 1, 2019, substantial changes have been made to ICBC No-Fault benefits. Also known as “Part 7” benefits, these benefits are generally available to all British Columbia motorists involved in a collision regardless of whether they are at fault or not. These benefits primarily cover treatment expenses and disability benefits.The current BC government […]
If a person with an ICBC claim goes to trial and is awarded damages, ICBC can apply to deduct from the judgment any no-fault benefits paid or payable in the future. The purpose of such deductions is to avoid double recovery ie. making sure the person does not receive more than what they are entitled […]
The COVID-19 pandemic influenced areas of law such as family, employment, and criminal. However, one area of law which was also affected, though less considered, is personal injury. We’ve summarised two cases for a quick snapshot of how the courts have dealt with the effects of COVID-19 on ICBC cases.The Effect of COVID-19 on Lost […]
The Civil Resolutions Tribunal (or CRT) is an administrative tribunal established by the BC government in 2012 to handle disputes between strata councils and property owners. In 2017, the tribunal’s jurisdiction was expanded to allow them to hear small claims disputes of $5,000 or less. The current BC government drastically expanded the tribunal’s jurisdiction to […]
As discussed in our previous posts, the Civil Resolutions Tribunal (or CRT) is an administrative tribunal originally established by the BC government in 2012 to handle disputes between strata councils and property owners. In 2019, the jurisdiction of the CRT was significantly expanded by the BC NDP government to include determining when a person is […]
Thanks to legislation brought in by the BC NDP government, people injured in motor vehicle accidents after April 1, 2019 could be subject to the “minor” injury cap on damages. Crucial to this determination is the definition of “minor” injury. If an injury is determined to be minor an individual’s award for pain and suffering […]
For well over a year, ICBC has been making low-ball offers to injured people, forcing them to either accept much less than their claim is worth or go to trial. This perverse tactic has clogged up our court system resulting in many cases being adjourned to a later date due to a lack of judicial […]
Effective September 28, 2020, all civil jury trials will be suspended for one year. The Ministry of the Attorney General announced this measure in response to the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19.Civil jury trials had previously been suspended due to COVID-19. This announcement extends that suspension to October 4, 2021.As a result, any civil lawsuit, […]
Once pleadings have been filed and exchanged, the next step in a lawsuit is for the parties to compile and exchange all documents in their possession or control that are relevant to the lawsuit. Given that the pleadings define the matters at issue in the lawsuit, they will form the basis for determining what documents […]