March 2017

What Steps to Take with your ICBC Claim

When you are out on the road in British Columbia, it can be hard to control your surroundings at all times. While most people try to be safe and courteous drivers, there are the select few out there on the roads today who may not take the same safety precautions as you. Because of [...]

February 2017

December 2016

$6,000,000.00 Award in Brain Injury Case involving a Negligently Bolted Lamp Post

Reasons for judgment were released on July 19, 2016 in Mackey v. British Columbia, 2016 BCSC 1333 ("Mackey"). The case involved allegations of negligence against the province for damages arising form a negligently maintained lamp post. In particular, the plaintiff was on a site seeing tour of Victoria in 2007 along with a group of [...]

$5 Million Judgment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Injured persons are entitled to compensation for both physical and psychological injuries caused by the negligence of others. While objective measures are more readily available to demonstrate physical injuries, psychological injuries are not as readily provable. The importance of utilizing appropriate medical experts to establish the existence of psychological injuries cannot be overstated; it is [...]

Schizophrenia caused by MVA nets $1,080,000.00 Trial Judgment

Reasons for judgment were released yesterday in Shongu v. Jin, 2016 BCSC 901 ("Shingu") by Mr. Justice Sewell. The plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident in 2012; one of the injuries claimed as being caused by the accident was Schizophrenia. The plaintiff was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and witnessed [...]

Buyers and Sellers Beware: Patent and Latent Defects

British Columbians are experiencing the hottest residential real estate market in recent memory. A multitude of factors including low interest rates, foreign investment and lack of inventory continue to push prices upward. The lack of inventory in detached residential homes results in more buyers than there are sellers, and to there being multiple offers to [...]