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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 […]

Injured In a Car Accident? ICBC and You

It happens when you least expect it. One moment you’re driving the kids to soccer or going to work, and the next, somebody smashes into you from behind. If you’re lucky, you escape a little shaken up. If not, you suffer a whiplash injury – or worse – resulting in hospitalization, lingering pain, lost paycheques […]

Whiplash Victim Gets Yoga Paid For Life

Pain-killers. Physio. Anti-inflammatory medication. If you’re hurt in a car crash, traditional medical treatments alone may not always be enough to get you back on your feet to the maximum extent your injuries allow. What if less traditional therapies could help? If yoga can help you best deal with chronic pain afterwards, you can recover […]

Bus Accident Victims Get Compensation

If you’re hurt in a bus accident due to the driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to get significant compensation. Mr. F’s case is an example. On a wintry January day, he stepped down from the rear exit of a bus in Kamloops. His ankle snapped as he slipped and fell on an icy spot. […]

“Whiplash” Symptoms Can Linger Indefinitely

Most people hurt in a car accident who suffer soft tissue injuries – often known as “whiplash” – get better within a few months. But about 10% never recover. They go on to develop chronic pain and other complaints that continue indefinitely. The big question is figuring out how much compensation a person in this […]

Personal Injury Vancouver: No Crash, No Cash Policy – What’s The Law?

If a low velocity impact (LVI) car accident results in only minor vehicle damage, ICBC may deny a claim for personal injury, arguing the injury couldn’t plausibly have been caused by that accident. But this can result in unfair denial of compensation for legitimate claims by innocent victims of LVI car accidents. A sudden hard […]

Judge vs. Jury: Decisions Differ in Injury Cases

In general, people have the right to a jury trial in personal injury cases. Jury decisions often differ from how a judge would have decided. Take James S’s case. He suffered a whiplash type of injury in a car accident. He was off work for four weeks, attended a pain clinic, and 2½ years after […]

Mild Brain Injury Can Have Major Consequences

David, 19, was broad-sided by another vehicle which drove through a red light. He struck the left side of his head against the windshield and his knee against the dash, suffering a mild whiplash, cuts and bruising about the left side of his face and a badly bruised ear drum, in addition to a cut […]

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