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When Does An Accident “CAUSE” An Injury?

Vancouver Injury Lawyer For a wrongdoer to be liable for negligence, the negligent act must have caused your injury. Sometimes that’s very clear. The defendant’s car rear-ends your vehicle and you suffer a neck injury as a result; it’s obvious that the defendant’s negligence caused your whiplash. Other times it’s less apparent. Often, there is […]

Maximum Money For “Pain and Suffering” From Accident

Personal Injury Lawyer Burnaby She was hit in three separate accidents. And – in probably the largest similar court award ever made in Canada – a Vancouver jury initially gave her over $12 million. Part of that was $6.5 million for “non-pecuniary compensation” (legal short-hand for pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life). Too […]

Whiplash Court Awards Explained

If you’ve ever experienced whiplash – an injury to the muscle and soft tissues of your neck and back – you know how troublesome the injury can be. It’s even more difficult to assign a dollar value to the pain and suffering caused by whiplash. But if you’re injured in a car accident, you’ll generally […]

Car Crash? Compensation For Depression

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident and it’s at least partly someone else’s fault, you’re probably entitled to get compensation from the other driver (who usually has some ICBC liability insurance coverage). The aim of such compensation is to put you in the same, but no better, position you would have been in […]

ICBC Can Discover Too Much Information

It’s an innocuous-looking form. But what damage it can potentially cause. The problem is ICBC’s “Authorization to Provide Medical Information.” If you’re injured in a car accident, ICBC routinely asks you to sign this form. It authorizes your doctor, chiropractor, physiotherapist and others who’ve treated you to provide ICBC with copies of your medical records. […]

Hurt In a Car Crash While Working? WCB or ICBC Claims?

Say you, a delivery truck driver, were injured in a rear-end accident while working. You’re covered by WorkSafeBC, and the driver at fault in the accident has ICBC liability insurance. Should you look to WorkSafeBC for recovery, or are you better off seeking compensation from ICBC? That depends. But first, be aware that you may […]

Steps In a Personal Injury or ICBC Injury Claims Lawsuit

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’ll want to know about how a personal injury lawsuit proceeds. Here’s a brief primer. When you first see your lawyer, he or she will question you about all the relevant facts. Then your lawyer may start your lawsuit by filing a Notice of Civil Claim in […]

Don’t Be Too Quick to Settle an Accident Claim

Sometimes, a person hurt in what appears to be a minor collision unfortunately ends up with serious injuries, resulting in a large court award. As compensation, however, he or she is then entitled to a large court award. A classic example of this was reported not too long ago in one Vancouver injury lawyers BC […]

Massage and Treatment Costs When Injured

Hurt in a car crash or other accident caused by someone else’s fault? You could get money compensation. This typically includes money for “special damages” (in addition to compensation for wage loss, pain and suffering, etc.). In legal lingo, “special damages” in this kind of case means your out-of-pocket costs before the trial. Some examples […]

Psychological Trauma After a Car Crash

You’ve heard about soldiers returning from war zones with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But traumatic events much closer to home can also have serious psychological consequences and leave deep emotional scarring. Motor vehicle crashes are frequent causes of emotional as well as physical injury. It’s not uncommon to be depressed, anxious or afraid to ride […]

Compensation For Delayed University Graduation

Burnaby Personal Injury Lawyer If you’re hurt in a car crash which delays your graduation from university because you can’t study full-time, you could be entitled to money compensation, i.e., damages. Take the recent case of Amy, a 17-year old Grade 12 student (name changed to protect her). Amy was driving a van in Burnaby, […]

Plaintiffs Should Follow Medical Advice

If you’re hurt in an accident, you have a duty to “mitigate” (take reasonable steps to minimize) your losses relating to your injuries. The reason is to prevent you from receiving “damages” (compensation) for any losses caused by your own neglect. Typically this comes up when the defence (i.e., ICBC) claims that you ignored medical […]

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