http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/injured-cyclist-sues-over-north-vancouver-bike-lane-1.1286465 Firstly, I’m going to add that anyone who is considering suing a city in the lower mainland should be aware of the drastically smaller limitation dates which apply. The Local Government Act requires you to “give notice in writing, setting out the time, place and manner in which the damage has been sustained,” and deliver that […]Read More Man Suffers Brain Injury in Biking Accident, Then Sues the City of North Vancouver for Removing Bike Lanes
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/ICBC+applies+hike+fees+cent+come+November+updated/10150385/story.html To be clear, when ICBC refers to legal costs, they are referring to their own legal costs. Not legal costs incurred by injured parties to pursue their own personal injury claims. Those lawyer’s fees typically come out of the settlement. The article above states that the number of claims has increased by 2000 to […]Read More ICBC applies for rate hike: cites distracted drivers and increased litigation and medical fees as reason.
You do not have to be totally disabled from work to make a claim for wage losses in a personal injury lawsuit. In this recent case from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, a lawyer who continued to work full time hours was given an award of $375,000 for Future Income Loss: http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/14/17/2014BCSC1766.htm Here, the […]Read More The ability to work now does not bar you from making a claim for future income loss.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/headbanging-s-risks-include-rare-brain-injury-1.2695576 This article from the CBC illustrates just how easily a brain injury can occur. In a reality is stranger than fiction story, a heavy metal music fan ended up with serious brain injury after engaging too enthusiastically in “headbanging”. According to the article, this is one of three confirmed cases where a brain injury […]Read More Overly enthusiastic heavy metal fan headbangs his way to brain injury.
Firstly, I will prefix this post by saying that I am not a doctor. I am a lawyer and will be speaking purely from the legal perspective of what a “mild traumatic brain injury” (“MTBI”) has become. I do, however, have bachelor’s degree in biology, which gives me some background on the scientific process. There […]Read More What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?
Many people lose employment income as a result of injuries sustained in car accidents. Making an appropriate determination of these wage losses is not always an easy task. This is particularly true when dealing with individuals who run private businesses with variable income. The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently rendered a decision where the plaintiff […]Read More Issues with Wage Loss and Motor Vehicle Accidents
Depending on the nature of your injury, your doctor may recommend a variety of treatments, including: physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, active rehabilitation, and kinesiology. These treatments may not only improve your medical condition, but if you have been injured in a car accident, a good treatment provider can actually increase your settlement with ICBC. […]Read More How a good physiotherapist can increase your personal injury settlement.