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February 2015 Archives

North Vancouver Hit and Run Accident a Lesson for Drivers and Pedestrians Alike

ns-provincial-court.jpgA tragic story about a hit and run pedestrian accident reported in the February 18, 2015 edition of the North Shore News provides important lessons for both drivers and pedestrians.

Double Costs No Longer a Threat if a Plaintiff Fails to Beat a Defendant's Offer at Trial

The BC Court of Appeal's recent decision of C.P. v. RBC Life Insurance Company, 2015 BCCA 30, has put an end to the risk of 'double costs' being awarded to a defendant, such as ICBC, when a plaintiff fails to beat the defendant's offer at trial.

When Should I Retain a Lawyer for My ICBC Case?

taxi.jpgA new decision from the B.C. Court of Appeal is an important reminder as to how important it can be to retain a lawyer before dealing with ICBC after an accident. In Raj v. Khosravi, 2015 BCCA 49, a taxi cab driver was injured when his taxi was struck by a vehicle that had run a stop sign. 

Top 10 Reasons to Tell the Truth in Your Personal Injury Case

ICBC.jpgWe all know that "honesty is the best policy" in our daily lives.  Unfortunately, some people forget that rule when it comes to their personal injury case where being truthful is just as important.  According to a recent report by ICBC, an estimated 10%-15% of personal injury claims are either fraudulent or exaggerated. Here are the top ten reasons to tell the truth in your personal injury case:

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