Motor vehicle accidents can occur anywhere, from a “rear-ender” in an intersection, to a high impact collision on the highway. Regardless of the nature of the motor vehicle accident, the result is often injuries to the parties involved.
If you were a driver or passenger and have been injured by another person’s actions, our team of ICBC injury lawyers can help you obtain the treatment you need and compensation that you are entitled to, allowing you to focus on recovery and healing.
We will help you on your road to recovery by dealing with ICBC on your behalf. The claims process can be long and complex, and we know how to navigate this process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Our team of ICBC injury lawyers are successful advocates in the courtroom, and in obtain settlements through negotiation, and we will use our experience in all areas of personal injury law to get the best results possible.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call Johnston Franklin Bishop before you call ICBC. Meet with one of the lawyers on our team for a free consultation to discuss your options and plan to ensure you have access to treatment, and that you receive fair compensation.
In Canada, section 2 of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act sets out that “No person shall remove human reproductive material from a donor’s body after the donor’s death for the purpose of creating an embryo unless the donor has given written consent”. In considering cases under section 2, the Supreme Court of Canada has made […]
Johnston Franklin Bishop is pleased to announce that Alexa Zimmer has been called to the bar, finishing her articles, and is now a lawyer. She will continue to practice law in the practice areas of real estate, wills and estates, and litigation with Johnston Franklin Bishop.
The recent decision of Grewal v. Litt, 2019 BCSC 1154 looks at the factors the Court will consider when deciding to vary a will that treats independent adult children unequally. The potential influence of cultural traditions and customs on the parents’ decision-making was a central issue in this matter.In this case, Nahar and Nihal Litt […]
In the 2018 decision of Enns v. Gordon Estate, 2018 BCSC 705, the Court considered estrangement between adult parents and children, and when estrangement can be sufficient to establish a circumstance that negates a parent’s moral obligation to provide for their child in their will.This case involves a claim by Norma Enns and Elizabeth Gordon […]
The 2012 decision of Dunsdon v. Dunsdon, 2012 BCSC 1274 is frequently cited in cases involving claims by adult children to vary a parent’s will.Under section 60 of the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act, the Court may vary a will in favour of a spouse or child in such amount as the Court thinks is […]
In the 2018 decisions of Gibbons v. Livingston, 2018 BCSC 1452 and 2018 BCCA 443 our courts addressed competing family law and wills variation claims.Following the death of her common-law spouse, Graeme Livingston, Vicki Gibbons sued to vary his will, which left his entire estate to his son and left nothing to Ms. Gibbons. The […]
The 2017 decision of Boer v. Mikaloff, 2017 BCSC 21 addresses the rights of a child who has been adopted, but is named as beneficiary in their biological parent’s will.Section 3 of the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act clearly states that a child who has been adopted is not entitled to a share of their […]
Prior to the introduction of the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act (WESA) in 2014, a document could only be accepted as a will if it met certain formal requirements: it must be in writing and signed by the will-maker in the presence of two witnesses who also must sign the document in the presence of […]
The recent decision of Mayer v. Mayer 2018 BCSC 2225 highlights the importance of clarity in estate planning and the limitations of section 60 of the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act, which permits spouses and children to seek an order varying a will.This decision involves a claim by the daughter of one Otto Mayer seeking, […]