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Judgment Summaries

  • Published by Jillian Dean

In this week’s case, the court considered what to award a young lawyer for her loss of capacity after she was injured in two motor vehicle collisions (Harry v Power at al 2017 BCSC 2618).  The plaintiff, Ms. Harry,  had [...]

  • Published by Jill Bishop

If I’m a passenger, and due to his own negligence, my husband crashes the vehicle – can I recover compensation from his insurance company for services he provides me in my injured state?  Would this result in him being “paid” [...]

  • Published by Jill Bishop

If my career plans are waylaid by my injuries, how will a judge assess my future income loss? What if there is uncertainty about whether I would have achieved my planned designation? In a decision published earlier this week (Flores [...]

  • Published by Jillian Dean

What does the world of personal injury look like beyond ICBC Claims?  Moreover, what does it mean for an injury to have been reasonably foreseeable? The bulk of our practice area might be automobile collisions, but personal injury lawyers also [...]

  • Published by Jill Bishop

If I decide to get litigation loans, will ICBC have to pay for the interest on those loans?  What if I am financing my life with debt before I am injured? In the 2012 decision of Campbell v. Swetland 2012 [...]

  • Published by Jill Bishop

If I incur interest on treatment expenses I need as a result of my injuries, will ICBC have to pay for the interest? In the 2013 BC Supreme Court decision of Thibeault v. MacGregor, 2013 BCSC 808, the plaintiff had unpaid [...]

  • Published by Jillian Dean

If I have an ICBC claim, I should be careful about what I’m seen doing… right? There seems to be a common thread in thinking about personal injury claims that a person couldn’t possibly be hurt if they dare to [...]

  • Published by Jill Bishop

If ICBC makes an offer, then I reject the offer and go to trial and am awarded less than the offer – will I have to pay the costs of the trial?  What if ICBC’s offer is unclear? In last [...]

  • Published by Jillian Dean

Do awards for future care have to be fair to both parties?  What exactly does that mean? The plaintiff in today’s case was very seriously injured in a crash that killed the other three occupants of the car in which [...]