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  • Published by Jillian Dean,

I was very active before my crash, and I loved being outside.  Things are really different for me now – how will the court assess my loss? In the recent personal injury case Lock v Floreani (2017 BCSC 1313), the

  • Published by Jillian Dean,

I was disabled prior to my car crash, but things are much worse now.  Will the court take my pre-existing problems into account when assessing damages? In reasons released this week, Justice Hinkson discussed the case of a woman who

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Due to a motor vehicle collision I can no longer effectively manage the business I once took pride in operating and built over the last 20 years. Will I be compensated for the loss of enjoyment I once derived from

  • Published by Jillian Dean,

Will I still compensated for my injuries if I can still play sports and work full time?  It hurts, but I’m not a quitter and I still like to have fun.  Will the court still know I’m hurt? In the

  • Published by Jillian Dean,

If I try hard to ignore my injuries and get on with my life, will I get less money that someone who dwells on their pain?  What if I’ve worked really hard to get back to my activities, even though

  • Published by Sara-Jane Bennett,

My doctor prescribed antidepressants to deal with my depression following a crash. I don’t like the way the medication makes me feel so I have stopped taking it. Will the courts penalize me when assessing my award? In the recently

  • Published by Jill Bishop,

If I have a chronic shoulder injury, with pain persisting after surgery, how much might a judge award for my pain and suffering? In yesterday’s case out of the Campbell River registry (Mitchell v. Martin 2016 BCSC 1544) the plaintiff