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.
Most personal injury claims are based on negligence. Essentially, the law of negligence provides that where one person fails to take reasonable care and injures another person as a result, the first person is responsible for any injuries and consequent losses suffered by the other person. Dog bite claims are unique in that they can be […]
In Dunn v. Heise, 2021 BCSC 2215, the plaintiff was awarded more than $800,000 in damages after being injured in a motor vehicle accident. Following the trial, the parties returned before the trial judge to resolve the issue of court costs. As we’ve discussed before, costs are an amount of money awarded to the successful […]
The BC Supreme Court has once again struck down as unconstitutional one of David Eby’s vindictive ICBC laws. This time around it was his scheme to prevent accident victims from fully recovering the expenses they have to incur to prove their claim. These expenses are known as disbursements. Disbursements can include things such as the cost […]
When an employee injures someone in the course of their employment, their employer can be held responsible or vicariously liable. The rationale is that it is the employer who introduced an enterprise that carries risk into the community and should bear the loss when that risk materializes.Employers will be vicariously liable for the actions or […]
When a person is injured on another person’s property, they may have recourse under the Occupiers Liability Act. The OLA requires that the occupier of a property take reasonable care to ensure that persons on their property are reasonably safe. This includes property owned by municipalities. However, the rather unique case of Slater v. Courtenay […]
ICBC has been ordered to pay an injured man special costs for unreasonable conduct following trial.In Purewal v. Uriarte, 2021 BCSC 1935, the plaintiff was injured in car accident in 2016. ICBC had conduct of the defence on behalf of the at-fault party. The plaintiff’s claim proceeded to trial in June 2020. The judge ultimately […]
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 NDP government drastically expanded the tribunal’s jurisdiction in 2019 to […]
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 […]