We have previously written an article on the topic of whether a private MRI should be funded by an insurer. The article referenced Ieraci v. Gallo, 2016 BCSC 1611 and raises the issue of whether a privately funded MRI ought to be paid as a special damage by the Defendant when a publicly-funded MRI is […]Read more "Private MRI vs. Public MRI – Reimbursement"
When presenting a claim on behalf of your client for past and future income loss, there are a number of matters to focus on and we have enumerated a list of some key questions to consider. This article is based on a recent published trial decision in which the Plaintiff suffered soft tissue injuries caused […]Read more "PAST AND FUTURE INCOME LOSS / REVIEW"
If you have an iPhone, this case may interest you. This recently posted reasons for judgment concerns an application to the Court for an Order to amend an existing Notice of Civil Claim in a proposed class action pertaining to the battery life of Apple iPhone batteries. The case is referenced as Crema v Apple […]Read more "PROPOSED CLASS ACTION – APPLE IPHONE BATTERIES / AMENDMENT PRINCIPLES"
Under the Civil Resolution Tribunal, a decision has been published – it is the only one under Minor Injury Determinations. It is referenced as Naqvi v. ICBC, 2020 BCCRT 995 published on September 4, 2020. I have spoken to many individuals in the last few months that have indicated that they have spoken to a […]Read more "CRT – Minor Injury Determination"
For ease of reference, the amendments to Rule 11-8 of the BC Supreme Court Rules were deemed unconstitutional. Review our detailed article on this topic Rule-11-8 “Unconstitutional and of no force or effect.” These are updates for ease of reference, which include Bill 9 Evidence Amendment Act, 2020. Evidence Act amendments February 6, 2020 The […]Read more "Bill 9 – 2020: Evidence Amendment Act, 2020"
A recent BCSC decision awards a man $9,076,854.19 for a serious brain injury he sustained on Jan. 31, 2014. The accident occurred on the Coquihalla Highway, which is never a pleasant drive in Winter conditions. Mr Uy was only 39 years old at the time of the collision, leaving him with significant cognitive difficulties. The […]Read more "Over 9 Million Awarded for Serious Brain Injury"
ICBC’s new data has identified the Top 10 Crash Sites in BC’s Lower Mainland. It appears that Surrey residents and anyone that travels on Surrey Roads should take extra precaution, as the majority of the Top 10 crash sites are located in that jurisdiction. Not a surprise when you consider Surrey is one of the […]Read more "TOP 10 CRASH SITES IN BC’s LOWER MAINLAND"
It’s 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a forced evolution upon all of us working in the legal profession. We have been forced to work remotely and to learn how to be efficient and productive. Some law firms have not transitioned to a paper less system, but have been forced to do so […]Read more "Videoconferencing in Law “It’s 2020.”"
This is a fantastic decision that proceeded to trial in early 2019 and was scheduled over 4 weeks. It is a decision from the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and was recently published as Warner v. Calgary Regional Health Authority (Rockyview General Hospital), 2020 ABQB 172 (CanLII). It is educational and will cover the […]Read more "1.5 million awarded for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome “CRPS”"
The topic we will discuss in this case is headaches. The Plaintiff suffered from persistent and debilitating headaches. Headaches are a common symptom that may result post motor vehicle collision. There are different types of headaches however and various types of treatment that may or may not assist with headaches. This case is educational and […]Read more "Headaches – Whiplash v. Tension-Type"