Are Medical Experts Becoming Less Influential in Personal Injury Cases?

Personal injury lawyers commonly hire doctors and other medical experts to provide expert evidence. Medical experts are tasked with providing their opinion, on subjects including: the cause of a plaintiff’s injuries, the future outlook of a plaintiff’s injuries, and how a plaintiff’s ability to work will or has been affected by injuries. When making a […]

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A loss of working ability does not always translate into a large award for future damages.

It seems intuitive that a permanent injury and disability would lead to a decently sized award for future wage losses. However, this is not always the case. A plaintiff also needs to prove that there is a “real and substantial possibility” that their  disability will actually result in a loss. In a recent Supreme Court of […]

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Personal injury claims and pre-existing psychological disorders.

How do the courts deal with pre-existing psychological disorders? The goal of the court process is to provide financial compensation to injured parties to compensate them for actual losses. Thus, the courts must take into account a plaintiff’s pre-existing psychological state. In this recent supreme court of British Columbia case, the courts were left with […]

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