At one point, it was common for people to retire at the age of 65. As medical knowledge and financial obligations have increased, many people are working beyond this age, and retirement ages among individuals vary considerably. The courts are often left in a position where they have to estimate retirement ages for individuals, whose […]Read More Retirement age: making claims for employment losses past 65.
The short answer is yes. This issue was dealt with in this recent Supreme Court of British Columbia case: http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/18/12/2018BCSC1200.htm Here, a young woman and mother to 3 young children was injured in 2 separate motor vehicle accidents. The plaintiff intended to stay out of the workforce until her youngest child had entered school, which […]Read More Can stay at home parents make claims for wage losses?
Seeking both proper and ongoing treatment for injuries in personal injury cases is extremely important for a multitude of reasons. Not only will proper treatment help you recover from your injuries, but it will significantly improve the strength of your case. In this recent Supreme Court of British Columbia case, the judge commented multiple times […]Read More Why you need to seek treatment for your injuries in personal injury cases.
http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/18/05/2018BCSC0531.htm The plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury (also referred to as a concussion in this case) after being injured in a motor vehicle collision with a bus. At issue was whether the plaintiff had suffered a loss of consciousness. There were conflicting statements in the clinical notes and other statements made by the plaintiff […]Read More How much can future cost of care awards involving concussions be worth?
http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/18/02/2018BCSC0229cor1.htm In this recent Supreme Court of British Columbia case, a successful owner of a brand devoted to the production of surf boards and clothing was injured in a motor vehicle accident. The injured party was riding a motorcycle when they were struck by an oncoming car making a left turn. This was a significant […]Read More Making Waves: How much are concussion cases involving entrepreneurs worth?
Generally, the driver of the rear vehicle is at fault. Motorists have a duty to look ahead and keep a proper look out. Additionally, Section 162 of the Motor Vehicle Act has been interpreted to mean that drivers have a duty to leave significant space in front of them to allow them to stop safely […]Read More Who is at fault for a rear end collision?
https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2017/2017bcsc2068/2017bcsc2068.pdf The plaintiff in this case was 67 years old and worked as a care aid and masseuse. She was injured in a motor vehicle accident after an oncoming vehicle made a left turn in front of her at an intersection. She sustained multiple physical injuries – most notably a whiplash type injury. The plaintiff […]Read More Whiplash leads to chronic pain and $400,000 award.