As Vancouver upgrades its mass transit and increased traffic makes personal vehicles less desirable, we are likely to see more people riding mass transit and shared transportation, which is likely to increase the total amount of personal injuries arising from these modes of transportation. In a recent Supreme Court of British Columbia, a man was […]Read More Personal injuries and buses: injured party awarded $1,000,000 after Greyhound bus accident.
As bicycling has become a more common way to commute, the number of personal injury actions involving cyclists has increased. Significant confusion about where a cyclist is supposed to ride remains. It is well established that bicycles do not belong on sidewalks, but are they obligated to ride on the shoulder? The shoulder is the […]Read More Sharing the road with cyclists: are cyclists obligated to ride on the shoulder?
Uber, the popular ride sharing service, launched in Calgary on October 15, 2015 and was very popular with local residents. However, the City of Calgary’s official stance is that Uber is operating illegally and in contravention to several municipal bylaws. The City has applied to the courts for an injunction stopping all Uber drivers from operating. […]Read More Not so fast: the City of Calgary may be stepping in to put a stop to Uber.
“Whiplash”, which is commonly defined as neck and back pain caused by rapid and uncontrolled movement of the head, is one of the most common injuries people sustain in motor vehicle accidents. People often dismiss these injuries as minor or temporary. However, as in this Supreme Court of British Columbia case, whiplash injuries can often […]Read More Seemingly minor whiplash injuries can develop into much larger problems.
The courts have struggled with how to address social media in the context of a personal injury case. Although the information can be valuable and relevant, it is also private. They have ruled that opposing parties do have the right to access some social media material. However, that right is not without limits. In application […]Read More The courts put limits on ICBC’s right to Facebook material.