As discussed in other blog postings, quantifying future wage losses can be extremely difficult. Doing so involves an attempt to predict the future and calculate an award based on a number of potential contingencies. Once it has been established that there is a “real and substantial possibility” of future wage losses, the courts will generally use […]Read More The courts clarify their position on future wage losses in personal injury cases.
Not too long ago, 65 was accepted as the standard age of retirement. However, as overall health levels improve and financial obligations increase, many people work well beyond 65. In a recent Supreme Court of British Columbia case, the courts acknowledged this: http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/15/23/2015BCSC2335.htm This case involved a 63 year old plaintiff who, at the time of […]Read More Future wage losses and retirement at 65.
Last week, Vancouver’s city council voted not to allow Uber to operate in Vancouver. That may not be the end of the story, as they also voted on a recommendation to urge the Ministry of Transportation to become more active in dealing with ride-sharing technology: http://www.theprovince.com/business/Vancouver+taxi+companies+beating+Uber/11490241/story.html Council unanimously voted for staff’s recommendation to urge the […]Read More Another snag for Uber in Vancouver: City council declines to allow ride sharing service in Vancouver.
As discussed in previous articles, failing to pursue proper medical treatment can not only affect your health but may have a severely negative effect on your personal injury claim. Lawyers hired by ICBC commonly argue that an injured party has failed to take necessary steps to mitigate their losses and, as a result, their award should be significantly […]Read More Weight loss and personal injury claims: A failure to lose weight is not necessarily a failure to mitigate.