Whiplash: what kind of compensation are you entitled to?

As per this recent example, awards for whiplash injuries can be very high: http://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2016/2016bcsc1122/2016bcsc1122.pdf The plaintiff in this action was awarded over $500,000. She retained a very knowledgeable expert in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Heather Finlayson. Dr. Finlayson, in her medical report, stated that whiplash injuries involve “rapid movements of the head and neck forwards […]

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Future Costs of Care

Care costs can be one of the biggest financial worries to an injured party. The cost of even simple treatments, such as physiotherapy and massage therapy, has increased dramatically. These costs can be especially burdensome to someone who is limited in their ability to earn income. For someone with a long-term or permanent injury these expenses […]

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Courts award an injured party Future Wage Losses even though his earnings increased.

The issue of future wage losses is a complicated one. It involves an assessment of future events that may or may not occur. The courts have typically quantified this head of damage by basing claims on events that have a “real and substantial possibility” of occurring. The courts dealt with this issue in a recent Supreme […]

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The government of British Columbia is cracking down on highway driver’s….driving too slowly.

New legislation will increase the power police have to pull over drivers who are obstructing the left or “passing lane” of a highway: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/give+police+power+penalize+left+lane+hogs/10855536/story.html As it stands now, there is already a $109 fine for driving in the left lane slow enough to obstruct traffic. Apparently, the problem with this old law was that it […]

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