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What are the Steps in a Long-Term Disability Lawsuit?

February 21, 2020

Categories: long term disability

 

A long-term disability lawsuit is a time-consuming process that changes your life forever. Further, much will depend on the type of disability plan offered by your employer. As expected, this is often complicated, so it is wise to have legal counsel assisting you from the very beginning. Our personal injury law firm can help you … Continue reading What are the Steps in a Long-Term Disability Lawsuit?

Are Migraines a Long-Term Disability?

February 21, 2020

Categories: long term disability

 

If you have severe migraines, it could be possible to recover benefits from a long-term disability policy. The Preszler personal injury law firm might be able to assist you with filing a claim. Our team could help show that your condition is real and that it is debilitating. To discuss how we could help in … Continue reading Are Migraines a Long-Term Disability?

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a Long-Term Disability?

February 20, 2020

Categories: long term disability

 

A person suffering from chronic fatigue can seek benefits from their long-term disability insurance policy if their employer provides it. Many insurance companies are leery of providing benefits, however. Medical professionals do not entirely understand the syndrome, and there isn’t a list of specific criteria or tests for diagnosing it. The good news is that … Continue reading Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a Long-Term Disability?

Does Addiction Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits?

February 20, 2020

Categories: long term disability

 

If you struggle with addiction, whether with alcohol, drugs, or activities such as gambling, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits. However, much will depend on your employer’s group policy. Most do not preclude benefits due to addiction– but there are usually strict requirements regarding treatment and rehabilitation programs for qualification. There is also a … Continue reading Does Addiction Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits?

Is Anxiety a Long-Term Disability?

February 20, 2020

Categories: long term disability

 

Many people struggle with anxiety, but most will respond to medication or other treatments. For some, however, this disorder becomes so overwhelming that they are unable to participate in normal activities, including employment. Whether a person is approved for long-term disability benefits for this depends on various factors. However, any type of claim for mental … Continue reading Is Anxiety a Long-Term Disability?

Will the ICBC Cover Me If I Hit an Animal While Driving?

February 20, 2020

Categories: ICBC Claims

 

Hitting a large animal, such as a moose or deer, can cause serious injuries and significant damage to your vehicle. Since these wild creatures do not obey the rules of the road, many drivers assume ICBC will cover them. If you have comprehensive insurance, vehicle damage is covered, but if you were negligent, they might … Continue reading Will the ICBC Cover Me If I Hit an Animal While Driving?

How Long Do Long Term Disability Benefits Last?

February 17, 2020

Categories: long term disability

 

There is no simple answer to the question, “how long do long term disability benefits last?” The reason is simple: every insurance policy is different. The duration of your potential long term disability benefits is one factor you should take into account when selecting a policy. Some policies cap the length of payments at a … Continue reading How Long Do Long Term Disability Benefits Last?

When is a Disability a Frustration of Contract in British Columbia?

February 10, 2020

Categories: long term disability

 

Without a doubt, a long-term disability is frustrating for employers and employees alike. A person who unexpectedly cannot work finds it difficult to make ends meet. An employer who has relied on that person for years– find themselves facing rising disability insurance premiums– while an important job goes undone. In British Columbia, the law prevents … Continue reading When is a Disability a Frustration of Contract in British Columbia?

Do Driver Penalty Points Affect My ICBC Premiums?

January 14, 2020

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: personal injury

Driver penalty points will affect your ICBC premiums if you collect too many of them over a year. The greater the number of points accrued, the higher your premiums will rise. That is why it is vital to challenge any driving infractions so that your premiums will not skyrocket by obtaining legal counsel. A Preszler … Continue reading Do Driver Penalty Points Affect My ICBC Premiums?

Do Employers Check for DUIs?

January 14, 2020

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: personal injury

Since “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI) is a criminal offence, and nearly all employers conduct a background check on potential hires, a DUI on your record may seriously affect your ability to obtain gainful employment. In some fields, including law enforcement, teaching, or other government positions, not only is a background check a certainty– but … Continue reading Do Employers Check for DUIs?

Can I Get a Settlement for a Car Accident?

January 14, 2020

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: ICBC

If you were injured in a car accident, you could receive a settlement from the ICBC. However, the amount of your settlement depends on various factors, including your degree of responsibility for the crash. Another critical factor is whether you have legal representation— at Preszler Law, we know the many types of damages recoverable. Most … Continue reading Can I Get a Settlement for a Car Accident?

If I Throw a Party Am I Responsible for the Actions of My Guests?

January 08, 2020

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, personal injury claim

Everyone likes to have a good time–especially during the holidays. Whether a party is centred around a holiday or a gathering of friends, alcohol is commonly involved. If you are hosting a party with alcohol, you are likely concerned with ensuring your guests have a good time. However, if you do not take measures to ensure … Continue reading If I Throw a Party Am I Responsible for the Actions of My Guests?

Should I Use a Dashcam in British Columbia?

January 06, 2020

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, personal injury claim

Historically, the tools available to determine fault in a car accident were limited. Investigators could inspect the damage to the vehicle and interview witnesses, but the cause was often hard to determine. When both drivers pointed the finger at each other– often it could be impossible to determine fault. As technology continued to spread, personal … Continue reading Should I Use a Dashcam in British Columbia?

How Much is My Slip and Fall Case Worth?

January 06, 2020

Categories: slip and fall

Tagged with: slip and fall, trip and fall

If you suffer an injury in a slip and fall in British Columbia, you may be wondering how much your claim is worth. Unfortunately, there is no set answer; each case is unique, and the compensation will be based on specific factors. However, our dedicated BC slip and fall lawyers can examine the facts of … Continue reading How Much is My Slip and Fall Case Worth?

Does ICBC Insurance Cover Bicycle Accidents?

January 03, 2020

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: bicycle accident

Environmental awareness and a culture of increased physical fitness have led many people to become avid cyclists. But accidents happen, even to those on bicycles. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) insurance might cover the losses if the accident involved a motor vehicle. If the accident only involved the bicycle, a pedestrian, or a … Continue reading Does ICBC Insurance Cover Bicycle Accidents?

Is Apologizing After a Car Accident Admitting Fault?

January 02, 2020

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: motor vehicle accident, personal injury claim

Canada’s citizens are known worldwide for demonstrating an uncommonly high degree of care and concern for their fellow countrymen. However, this penchant for politeness can work against your interests in an automobile accident.  Under certain circumstances, a polite apology after a car crash might be interpreted as an admission of liability. The legislature in British … Continue reading Is Apologizing After a Car Accident Admitting Fault?

Is Mental Health Covered by Long Term Disability?

January 02, 2020

Categories: long term disability

Tagged with: mental health

In recent history, employers viewed disability claims for mental health with skepticism. While physical injuries are obvious, people were indifferent or unaware of psychological and emotional issues and their ability to cause substantial harm. However, the reality is that mental health issues are common. Each year, thousands of British Columbia residents miss work. In some of … Continue reading Is Mental Health Covered by Long Term Disability?

Is Pain and Suffering Awarded After a Minor Car Accident?

January 02, 2020

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accidents

For years, pain and suffering damages were a common part of small claims lawsuits in British Columbia. Even seemingly minor injuries often resulted in substantial awards. A steady increase in the amount of benefits paid out each year led to the provincial government to drastically reduce them. Now, the government places a firm cap on … Continue reading Is Pain and Suffering Awarded After a Minor Car Accident?

Is Leaving the Scene of an Accident the Same as Hit and Run?

January 02, 2020

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: car accident, hit and run, personal injury claim

If you leave the scene of any car accident that causes injuries to people, animals or results in some property damage, you may be both civilly and criminally liable for hit and run. After you are in an automobile collision, the laws of Canada and British Columbia obligate you to stop and investigate and to … Continue reading Is Leaving the Scene of an Accident the Same as Hit and Run?

Should I Accept the ICBC’s First Offer?

January 02, 2020

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: personal injury claim

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) will call after you’ve reported a motor vehicle accident. They may ask for additional information, request that you sign a medical release form, or notify you of a pending offer. It is important to understand that you have legal rights and options. Their first offer is not necessarily … Continue reading Should I Accept the ICBC’s First Offer?

How Long Does It Take to Fix a Car After an Accident

January 02, 2020

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC

Much of the focus after a car accident is on the driver’s bodily injuries– and for good reason. These wrecks create life-altering repercussions. In addition, the potential severity of property damage in a claim is also significant. The technology surrounding the ability of a motor vehicle to absorb impact has improved greatly over the years. While … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Fix a Car After an Accident

What Happens If Someone Leaves the Scene of an Accident?

December 31, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims, Motor Vehicle Accident

Tagged with: car accident, ICBC

By law, anyone involved in a car accident must remain at the scene until law enforcement arrives. Leaving the scene after a collision results in Failing to Stop at the Scene of an Accident, a criminal offence with potentially serious penalties. This attempt to avoid responsibility is better known as a hit and run. The … Continue reading What Happens If Someone Leaves the Scene of an Accident?

Can I Get an ICBC Settlement If I Only Have Minor Injuries?

December 31, 2019

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accident, ICBC

Yes, if you are involved in an automobile accident in British Columbia, and you suffer an injury, you are eligible to collect a settlement from ICBC. Most claims fall under the jurisdiction of “minor” since new definitions went into effect April 1, 2019, including a cap on “pain and suffering” damages for minor accidents. If … Continue reading Can I Get an ICBC Settlement If I Only Have Minor Injuries?

Can the ICBC Request Medical Records?

December 27, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC

Yes, the ICBC can request your medical records after an automobile accident. However, they often seek more information than what is absolutely necessary in order to minimize or deny your claim. The insurance company is a business, looking out for its bottom line, which could be at odds with paying you a fair settlement. For … Continue reading Can the ICBC Request Medical Records?

Are Unlicensed Drivers Covered by the ICBC?

December 27, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accident

By law, unlicensed drivers are not covered by the ICBC. The ICBC requires that drivers of any insured vehicle are qualified and licenced to drive it. The owner of a vehicle must have a valid licence to drive it, and it is their responsibility to ensure that anyone driving the car is also licenced properly. … Continue reading Are Unlicensed Drivers Covered by the ICBC?

How Do You Get a Licence as a Teenager in British Columbia?

December 23, 2019

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: ICBC

For many youths, earning a licence to drive is a rite of passage. For parents, supporting a child’s foray into greater independence is an exciting time, but it can also be fraught with anxiety. Fortunately, British Columbia uses a graduated licensing system designed to minimize risks and provide new drivers with the training they need … Continue reading How Do You Get a Licence as a Teenager in British Columbia?

Can I Loan My Car to a Friend?

December 23, 2019

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: car accident, car accidents, ICBC

Loaning your car to a friend or neighbour may seem like the most natural thing in the world. However, new ICBC regulations mean you should think twice before doing it. ICBC and car loaning On September 19, 2019, new ICBC rules concerning the loaning of vehicles came into effect. Motorists are now asked to list … Continue reading Can I Loan My Car to a Friend?

Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

December 23, 2019

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, ICBC

It is no secret that car accidents are traumatic. Broken bones, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries are only some of the consequences. In many cases, these are immediately obvious. After all, it is hard to miss a severe burn or a broken bone. However, others take time to manifest. Conditions involving soft tissue, or the … Continue reading Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

Do I Have to Go to Court for a Ticket?

December 20, 2019

Categories: Traffic Violations

 

Every year, thousands of British Columbia motorists get tickets for traffic infractions and violations. Whether the alleged driving offence is minor or more serious, the consequences can mean hefty fines, penalty points and possible driving restrictions. Is a court appearance necessary?  There are two types of traffic tickets that can be levied, and once you … Continue reading Do I Have to Go to Court for a Ticket?

What Happens When Your Car is T-Boned?

December 20, 2019

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, motor vehicle accident, motorists

Of all the types of automobile collisions, few are as dangerous as a T-bone accident. Commonly referred to as a side-impact crash, this results when the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another. Many victims of these accidents never see the other car until the moment of impact. Additionally, an impact to … Continue reading What Happens When Your Car is T-Boned?

Should I Give the ICBC A Recorded Statement?

December 20, 2019

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC, personal injury claim

Following a car accident, it is likely that ICBC will quickly get in touch with you. In many cases, they will ask you to give a brief recorded statement about how what happened. Even though they might not tell you a statement is mandatory, it is often implied. Do you have to give a statement … Continue reading Should I Give the ICBC A Recorded Statement?

How Do You File an ICBC Claim?

December 20, 2019

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC

Knowing how to file a claim with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is important in claiming financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, homemaking services, and property loss. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you might be entitled to further compensation for medical and rehabilitative expenses from the other motorist’s third-party liability coverage. … Continue reading How Do You File an ICBC Claim?

Do You Need a Lawyer if the ICBC Offers You a Settlement?

December 20, 2019

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC, personal injury claim

Yes – It Is Always In Your Best Interest to Get a Lawyer for ICBC Claims  While it is possible to obtain a fair settlement from ICBC, the first offer is not necessarily unbiased or as much as you deserve. It is in the best interest of the insurer and the taxpayer to pay you … Continue reading Do You Need a Lawyer if the ICBC Offers You a Settlement?

Do I Need a Lawyer if I Was Involved in a Pedestrian Accident?

December 20, 2019

Categories: Pedestrian Accident

Tagged with: ICBC, pedestrians

Vancouver, Victoria, North Vancouver and White Rock are rated the most “walkable” cities in British Columbia for good reason. But when drivers fail to yield or breeze through a crosswalk with careless inattention, it is pedestrians and cyclists who suffer the most. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) reports that some 50 pedestrians are … Continue reading Do I Need a Lawyer if I Was Involved in a Pedestrian Accident?

How Does the ICBC Determine if a Car is a Write-Off?

December 20, 2019

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accident, motor vehicle accident

Crashing a car is one of life’s most stressful events. Sudden, unexpected injuries, transportation issues that limit your ability to get back to work, and the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle will compound the anxiety. If your vehicle was hit through little to no fault of your own, ICBC might provide money to … Continue reading How Does the ICBC Determine if a Car is a Write-Off?

Can I Claim Emotional Distress After a Car Accident?

December 20, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC

There is no question that many car accidents result in extreme emotional distress and trauma. However, changes in ICBC regulations as of April 1, 2019, now consider any type of mental health issue due to a motor vehicle accident a “minor injury.” That means any claim of emotional distress or psychological problems stemming from an … Continue reading Can I Claim Emotional Distress After a Car Accident?

Are Pets Covered by the ICBC?

December 20, 2019

Categories: ICBC Claims

 

Pets are just as vulnerable to the effects of a serious accident as humans, and their injuries can run up large vet bills with a long recuperation. Whether your pet is covered by the ICBC depends on who is responsible for the accident that caused injury to you and/or your pet. In the case of … Continue reading Are Pets Covered by the ICBC?

Can I Claim Lost Wages From the ICBC If I’m Self-Employed?

December 19, 2019

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC, ICBC Injury

A serious accident throws any victim’s life into upheaval and affects them financially. However, it can sometimes be even more of a burden for the self-employed. You can claim lost wages from the ICBC if injured in a motor vehicle accident, but the process is more complicated for those running their own business than for … Continue reading Can I Claim Lost Wages From the ICBC If I’m Self-Employed?

What Happens If You Get Into an Accident in Another Province?

December 13, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accident, ICBC

Motor vehicle accidents know no boundaries, but if you are involved in a collision outside your home province, ICBC regulations and your benefits might change. That is because each province – and country (if the accident happens in the U.S.) – has its own laws regarding auto insurance. If you were seriously injured in the … Continue reading What Happens If You Get Into an Accident in Another Province?

What Happens If Your Car Gets Totalled and You Still Owe Money?

December 13, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accident, ICBC

It is bad enough when the ICBC declares your car a total loss after a crash. It is even worse if you still owe money on the vehicle because the debt does not go away simply because the car is inoperable. While insurance should pay for the replacement value of the car, that replacement value … Continue reading What Happens If Your Car Gets Totalled and You Still Owe Money?

What Happens If I Hit a Deer?

December 13, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accident, ICBC

It might seem as if a deer lurks behind every tree. That perception is not far off, as British Columbia is home to approximately 250,000 coastal black-tailed deer, 190,000 mule deer, and 65,000 white-tailed deer. Each year, roughly four people die, and 380 people are hurt in deer and vehicle collisions. Whether or not ICBC … Continue reading What Happens If I Hit a Deer?

Do I Have to See the Doctor the ICBC Chooses?

December 09, 2019

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC, ICBC Injury, personal injury claim

Following a motor vehicle accident, you want to seek medical attention immediately, whether that’s through your primary care physician or the nearest emergency room. However, when it comes to collecting compensation for your injuries through ICBC, you will be required to see a doctor of their choice. Defence Medical Examinations are warranted when you apply … Continue reading Do I Have to See the Doctor the ICBC Chooses?

Can I Claim Lost Wages After a Car Accident?

December 06, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

 

Anyone injured in a car accident is likely to need some time off work. For many people, it is just a matter of a day or so, but those who are seriously hurt may lose considerable time off the job. The good news is that the ICBC does provide wage loss benefits after a motor … Continue reading Can I Claim Lost Wages After a Car Accident?

Do You Have to Report an Accident to ICBC?

December 06, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accident, ICBC

Yes, you are required to report accidents to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). Automobile accidents are traumatic events that can lead to anxiety, sadness, confusion, anger, and uncertainty. This mixture of emotions can affect your judgement in the days that follow. When a serious accident with injuries has occurred, you could be whisked away from … Continue reading Do You Have to Report an Accident to ICBC?

How Long Do You Have to Make an ICBC Claim?

December 06, 2019

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC, ICBC Injury, personal injury claim

The Insurance Company of British Columbia, or ICBC, is the crown-operated corporation that insures all registered vehicles. It can cover claims from a fender bender to a serious, life-changing injury. While these claims can result in monetary compensation for your injuries, there is no guarantee that they will succeed. This especially true if you try … Continue reading How Long Do You Have to Make an ICBC Claim?

Rainey v. Fane: Is a Bicyclist Automatically at Fault for Colliding with a Van?

September 15, 2019

Categories: bicycle accident

Tagged with: bicycle accident

Many B.C. motorists have a tendency to presume they always have the right of way, especially against pedestrians or bicyclists, but that is not how the law works. In particular, bicyclists have the same right to be on the public highways as any car or truck, provided they follow the same rules of the road. … Continue reading Rainey v. Fane: Is a Bicyclist Automatically at Fault for Colliding with a Van?

Schmidt v. ICBC: Photographs Favour Insurer’s Version of Vancouver Auto Accident

September 15, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accident, ICBC

It probably comes as no surprise that most car accidents occur at intersections. In fact, according to ICBC, intersection collisions represent about 60% of all motor vehicle accidents in B.C. For that reason, ICBC and the provincial government spearheaded the installation of over 140 “red light cameras” throughout B.C. in order to promote safer driving … Continue reading Schmidt v. ICBC: Photographs Favour Insurer’s Version of Vancouver Auto Accident

Who Will a Judge Believe in a “He Said/She Said” Car Accident Lawsuit?

September 15, 2019

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: car accident liability

Determining liability for a car accident often comes down to whom a B.C. judge finds more credible, the plaintiff or the defendant. In the absence of accident reconstruction experts or other specialists, personal injury claims typically succeed (or fail) based on a person’s ability to recall an accident that happened several years earlier. While judges do … Continue reading Who Will a Judge Believe in a “He Said/She Said” Car Accident Lawsuit?

Zacher v. Prescesky: B.C. Judge Awards Injured Pedestrian $2.1 Million

September 15, 2019

Categories: Pedestrian Accident

Tagged with: pedestrian injury

For B.C. pedestrians, getting hit by a car or truck is a major, life-altering event. Even in non-fatal pedestrian accidents, the victim may sustain a traumatic brain injury that can permanently affect his or her ability to work and live a normal life. This makes it all the more imperative for pedestrian accident victims to … Continue reading Zacher v. Prescesky: B.C. Judge Awards Injured Pedestrian $2.1 Million

Ferguson v. Shan: Foggy Conditions Lead to Highway 97 Accident

September 15, 2019

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: foggy conditions

Driving in hazardous conditions is a common occurrence for B.C. drivers. It is important to exercise extra caution when there is bad weather that affects visibility on public highways. Failure to do so can result in a car accident, and in turn a personal injury lawsuit. For example, a B.C. Supreme Court judge recently held … Continue reading Ferguson v. Shan: Foggy Conditions Lead to Highway 97 Accident

Gill v. Lai: B.C. Court of Appeal Reduces Damage Award to Victim of Multiple Car Accidents

September 15, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

Tagged with: car accidents

Car accidents can have serious, long-term ramifications for your ability to earn a living. Many accident victims find they are unable to return to work for months or years afterwards. Even those who do return to work may find their ability to advance in their careers sharply curtailed by their accident-related injuries. The Two Accidents … Continue reading Gill v. Lai: B.C. Court of Appeal Reduces Damage Award to Victim of Multiple Car Accidents

How Does an Auto Accident Affect a Self-Employed Person’s Income?

September 15, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury

Tagged with: self-employed

If you are self-employed, an auto accident can have a devastating impact on your ability to earn a living. Especially if you work in an industry where client demand tends to fluctuate, it may be difficult to calculate the precise loss of income attributable to an accident. Nevertheless, B.C. judges have a legal duty to … Continue reading How Does an Auto Accident Affect a Self-Employed Person’s Income?

Cardinal v. McKay: Self-Represented Plaintiff Held Liable for Prince George Accident

September 15, 2019

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: Self-Represented Plaintiff

Although some car accident lawsuits require detailed reconstruction through the use of expert testimony to determine who was responsible, many other cases simply come down to the conflicting testimony of the plaintiff and the defendant. It is therefore up to the trial judge to decide whose testimony is more credible, and thus who is liable … Continue reading Cardinal v. McKay: Self-Represented Plaintiff Held Liable for Prince George Accident

Dornan v. Stephens: How do Prior Brain Injuries Factor into a Personal Injury Claim?

September 15, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

Tagged with: brain injuries, medical history

If you have sustained serious injuries in a car accident, both the negligent driver and ICBC will go over your past medical history with a fine-tooth comb. It is in their interests to find anything in your past that might reduce their own liability for the accident. Even if the accident aggravated a pre-existing injury, … Continue reading Dornan v. Stephens: How do Prior Brain Injuries Factor into a Personal Injury Claim?

Laliberte v. Jarma: Does Being a Single Mother Affect a Personal Injury Award?

September 15, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

Tagged with: personal injury award

When it comes to personal injury claims arising from auto accidents in B.C., there is no one-size-fits all formula. A judge will take into account a number of factors related to the victim’s educational, employment, and even family status when determining damages for things like loss of past and future income or pain and suffering. … Continue reading Laliberte v. Jarma: Does Being a Single Mother Affect a Personal Injury Award?

Won v. ICBC: Small Claims Tribunal Rejects Claim “Other Driver” Responsible for Intersection Collision*

August 25, 2019

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: ICBC

Anytime there is an auto accident in B.C., you can rest assured that ICBC will be involved. ICBC adjusters are generally responsible for making the initial determination of which driver, if any, was liable for the accident. Even when, as is often the case, all of the drivers involved are insured by ICBC, the adjuster … Continue reading Won v. ICBC: Small Claims Tribunal Rejects Claim “Other Driver” Responsible for Intersection Collision*

Tanaka v. London Drugs Limited: Store Not Liable for Customer-on-Customer Assault

August 25, 2019

Categories: Premises Liability

Tagged with: personal injury

It is well-established in B.C. law that the “occupier” of a property, such as a retail store, can be held liable for a personal injury sustained by members of the public due to negligence. This does not mean the occupier is automatically responsible for every injury that occurs on its property. Instead, the B.C. Occupiers Liability … Continue reading Tanaka v. London Drugs Limited: Store Not Liable for Customer-on-Customer Assault

Li v. ICBC: Driver Held At-Fault for Changing Lanes in Front of TransLink Bus

August 25, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: at-fault

Whenever an auto accident occurs in Vancouver, ICBC is likely to be involved. An ICBC adjuster will typically review the circumstances surrounding the accident and determine who was at-fault. If you find yourself on the negative end of such a decision, you may need to go to court to vindicate your rights, particularly if you … Continue reading Li v. ICBC: Driver Held At-Fault for Changing Lanes in Front of TransLink Bus

Laliberte v. Jarma: Does Being a Single Mother Affect a Personal Injury Award?

August 25, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

 

When it comes to personal injury claims arising from auto accidents in B.C., there is no one-size-fits all formula. A judge will take into account a number of factors related to the victim’s educational, employment, and even family status when determining damages for things like loss of past and future income or pain and suffering. … Continue reading Laliberte v. Jarma: Does Being a Single Mother Affect a Personal Injury Award?

Khademolhosseini v Ji: Engineering Doctor Claims Car Accident Holding Him Back in His Career

August 25, 2019

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: car accident

A car accident can turn a victim’s life upside down in a matter of seconds. The physical and mental trauma of an accident can affect the victim’s ability to work, engage in recreational activities, and even perform the basic tasks of daily living. When such injuries are the result of third-party negligence, the victim has … Continue reading Khademolhosseini v Ji: Engineering Doctor Claims Car Accident Holding Him Back in His Career

Kennedy v. Cumming: Motorcyclist Receives $360,000 in Damages Following Accident

August 25, 2019

Categories: Motorcyclist accident

Tagged with: motorcycle accident

Motorcycle accidents frequently result in devastating injuries, as the motorcycle rider obviously lack the protection of a car or truck driver to absorb the impact. Consequently, accident victims may find themselves restricted in their ability to work or perform the activities of daily living for months or years after the collision. Such limitations need to … Continue reading Kennedy v. Cumming: Motorcyclist Receives $360,000 in Damages Following Accident

Harper v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia: ICBC Faults Incorrect Driver for Auto Accident

August 25, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC

ICBC is often in the position of deciding who was responsible for causing a multi-car accident. But just because ICBC’s adjusters think they know what happened, that does not mean they have the last word. If you find yourself on the wrong end of an ICBC liability determination, you have the right to take the … Continue reading Harper v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia: ICBC Faults Incorrect Driver for Auto Accident

Goldie v McLean: Pair of Auto Accidents Cause Kelowna Welder Chronic Back Pain

August 25, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

Tagged with: chronic pain

One of the most common outcomes of an auto accident is chronic pain, particularly in the victim’s back. Indeed, such back pain may linger in a victim for years following an accident and affect his or her ability to work or carry out the basic activities of daily living. When the accident itself was the … Continue reading Goldie v McLean: Pair of Auto Accidents Cause Kelowna Welder Chronic Back Pain

Behragam v Paviglianiti: Bicyclist Not at Fault for Vancouver Intersection Accident

August 25, 2019

Categories: bicycle accident, Car Accident

Tagged with: bicycle accident, car accident, intersection accident

There is a popular misconception–really, a dangerous urban myth–that motor vehicles always have the right-of-way over bicycles. Such thinking obviously stems from the fact that motorists vastly outnumber cyclists, even in bicycle-friendly places like Vancouver. Still, such thinking is wrong. B.C. law does not give drivers of cars and trucks special rights on the public … Continue reading Behragam v Paviglianiti: Bicyclist Not at Fault for Vancouver Intersection Accident

Bay v. Woollard: Plaintiff Found 75% Liable for Three-Car Accident Near Vancouver Airport

August 25, 2019

Categories: Car Accident

 

Sorting out legal responsibility for a car accident is significantly more complicated when there are more than two vehicles involved. Consider a chain-reaction accident that takes place between three cars, i.e., Car A hits Car B followed by Car B hitting Car C. Which of the three drivers, if any, is liable for damages sustained … Continue reading Bay v. Woollard: Plaintiff Found 75% Liable for Three-Car Accident Near Vancouver Airport

Minimal Damage to Vehicle = Big Award!

July 29, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident

Tagged with: car accident

Our lawyers Almira Esmail and Tyler Dennis recently received news of another victory in the recent judgment of Khademolhosseini v. Ji, 2019 BCSC 854. On December 23, 2014 Dr. Khademolhosseini was in a rear-end accident where there was minimal damage to his vehicle. The defence argued that there would be no loss to his future earnings because … Continue reading Minimal Damage to Vehicle = Big Award!

Another Trial Success!

July 29, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident

Tagged with: car accident, motor vehicle accident

Trial Success: Our lawyers Nathanial Hartney and Tyler Dennis recently reasons for judgment for Dale v. Vickers, 2019 BCSC 821 handed down by Madam Justice Fleming. This was a complex case involving a young legal assistant that was injured in three separate motor vehicle accidents, the first occurring May 8, 2013. Prior to speaking with a lawyer, … Continue reading Another Trial Success!

Preszler Law Wins Jury Trial against ICBC

July 25, 2019

Categories: ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC, motorcycle accident

Preszler Law Trial Lawyer Nathaniel J. Hartney recently won a difficult wrongful death jury trial against ICBC.  Nathaniel represented the widow of a man who was killed while riding his motorcycle on the sea to sky highway after a logging truck overturned and spilled its load of logs into oncoming traffic, striking and killing his … Continue reading Preszler Law Wins Jury Trial against ICBC

The Basics of a Airplane Accident Personal Injury Claim

June 13, 2019

Categories: Personal Injury

Tagged with: airplane accident

British Columbia Airplane Accident Lawyer A commercial and private airplane accident is often a life-changing event for victims and their family members, causing serious and debilitating injuries for some, and fatal wounds for others. All airplane accidents, however small or large, require thorough investigation by an experienced British Columbia airplane accident lawyer, even if you … Continue reading The Basics of a Airplane Accident Personal Injury Claim

British Columbia Seatbelt Laws: What you Need to Know

March 27, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident

 

Cars have been equipped with seatbelts for decades.  The regulation of seatbelts and the impact that they have on both drivers and passengers in the unfortunate event of a motor vehicle crash have been the subject of much debate over the years. There are some schools of thought that would believe that seatbelts are not … Continue reading British Columbia Seatbelt Laws: What you Need to Know

I’ve Been Bitten by a Dog in British Columbia: What do I do?

March 27, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Dog Bites, Personal Injury

 

Although dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend”, unfortunately this is not always the case.  Some dogs by their nature have the great capability to cause serious injuries, both to people and other animals.  If you are the unfortunate victim of such an incident, it is important to take the proper steps to … Continue reading I’ve Been Bitten by a Dog in British Columbia: What do I do?

Navigating the Legal Implications of British Columbia Cross-Border Accidents

March 27, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Personal Injury

 

For residents of British Columbia, crossing the border into the United States can be a regular, if not daily occurrence. Whether for travel to Washington, commuting for work, going on a day trip, or conducting other business, the reasons for doing so are wide and surprisingly common.  Many BC residents are even employed in the … Continue reading Navigating the Legal Implications of British Columbia Cross-Border Accidents

Is Loss of Housekeeping Capacity Something that Injured Parties Can Be Compensated for in British Columbia?

March 27, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Personal Injury

 

Persons injured in accidents often suffer different types of damages that can depend on their occupation, whether they are employed outside the home and whether they are the person in charge of performing household tasks at their home.  In many cases, it is not only a person’s loss of earning capacity that drives the value … Continue reading Is Loss of Housekeeping Capacity Something that Injured Parties Can Be Compensated for in British Columbia?

Airbnb and Premises Liability: What you Need to Know

March 27, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Premises Liability

 

For today’s internet savvy consumers, booking vacations, car rentals, and virtually all other associated items has become a matter of simply clicking and booking through the internet.  Pictures of wonderful vacation rentals by owners and Airbnbs lure consumers into a convenient and attractive option for booking overnight stay needs. While Airbnbs appear to be the … Continue reading Airbnb and Premises Liability: What you Need to Know

Rickett v. Sangra: Burnaby Judge Awards $355,000 to Man Injured in 2015 Car Accident

March 20, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study, Personal Injury

 

Some of us are just not “complainers” by nature. That is to say, if certain people are involved in a car accident, they will not complain or “make a fuss” about their injuries or pain. Of course, they will still seek medical attention. But they just are not the type to complain about any ongoing … Continue reading Rickett v. Sangra: Burnaby Judge Awards $355,000 to Man Injured in 2015 Car Accident

Proving a Traumatic Brain Injury in a Pedestrian Accident Case

March 20, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury

 

There are over 2,000 pedestrian accidents in British Columbia each year. The pedestrian obviously feels the brunt of a collision, as he or she lacks any protection from the road or other elements. Even when the motor vehicle driver is clearly at fault for the accident, there may still be a dispute as to the … Continue reading Proving a Traumatic Brain Injury in a Pedestrian Accident Case

How is ICBC Repayment Handled?

March 20, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Case Study, ICBC Claims, Personal Injury

 

One of the risks in filing an ICBC claim is that the corporation may initially pay for damages to your vehicle following a car accident, only to turn around and demand repayment. This can happen when an ICBC adjuster decides your damages were unrelated to the accident in question, you exaggerated or falsified your claim, … Continue reading How is ICBC Repayment Handled?

Do You Need to Get a Police Report After a Car Accident?

March 20, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury

 

One of the more common mistakes people make following a car accident is failing to contact the local police. B.C. law actually requires anyone involved in an accident to notify the police within 24 hours (or 48 hours in rural areas) if the estimated damages exceed $1,000. Even if you are unsure of the amount … Continue reading Do You Need to Get a Police Report After a Car Accident?

Proving Loss of Future Earning Capacity While in School

March 20, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study, Personal Injury

 

A motor vehicle accident can leave you with debilitating, long-term pain that makes it impossible for you to return to your previous job. For this reason, B.C. law permits damages for loss of an accident victim’s “future earning capacity.” Calculating this category of damages is often easier said than done. If the victim was regularly … Continue reading Proving Loss of Future Earning Capacity While in School

Quantifying the Psychological and Career Damages Caused by a B.C. Auto Accident

March 20, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident

 

Calculating the exact amount of a car accident victim’s injuries is often not a simple task. For instance, how do you put a dollar amount on the long-term effects of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which may result from a serious accident? Even when discussing economic damages, such as the loss of … Continue reading Quantifying the Psychological and Career Damages Caused by a B.C. Auto Accident

The Importance of Witness Credibility in B.C. Car Accident Cases

March 20, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study

 

There are some personal injury lawsuits arising from car accidents in which both sides offer extensive expert testimony to bolster their respective cases. In other cases, there is little evidence available to the court aside from the testimony of the parties themselves and any witnesses at the scene. In these situations, the trial judge is … Continue reading The Importance of Witness Credibility in B.C. Car Accident Cases

When is a Highway Not a Highway?

March 18, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Case Study, ICBC Claims, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury

 

A hit-and-run car accident poses unique legal challenges for the injured parties. After all, who do you sue if you never saw the driver who hit you? Fortunately, B.C. law provides an answer in most cases–namely, that ICBC is responsible for any hit-and-run arising from the “use or operation of a vehicle on a highway … Continue reading When is a Highway Not a Highway?

Who is Responsible When a B.C. Motorist Hits a Dog?

March 18, 2019

Categories: Car Accident, Case Study, ICBC Claims

 

Not all multi-party car accidents involve two motor vehicles. In B.C., it is not uncommon for a car to hit a moose or another wild animal. In more populated urban areas, there are frequently collisions between cars and household pets such as dogs. If you are involved in a vehicle-animal collision, do not assume that … Continue reading Who is Responsible When a B.C. Motorist Hits a Dog?

Who is Responsible for an Ambulance Accident?

March 18, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury

 

Under the normal rules of the road, speeding and running a red light are the type of reckless acts that would make you liable for a car accident. There is a critical exception for emergency vehicles such as ambulances. Under B.C. law, the driver of an emergency vehicle may “exceed the speed limit” and “proceed … Continue reading Who is Responsible for an Ambulance Accident?

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case in British Columbia?

March 18, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study, Personal Injury

 

When you have been seriously injured in a car accident and are facing financial hardship, you may be hesitant to contact a lawyer about your case. But the fact of the matter is that attempting to serve as your own lawyer in a personal injury lawsuit, especially one where you are seeking a significant amount … Continue reading Do I Need a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case in British Columbia?

Is the Motorist Always Responsible for Pedestrian Accidents in B.C.?

March 18, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Case Study, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury

 

Although pedestrian accidents are by definition a mismatch–a 1,500-kilogram car versus a human being–that does not mean the motorist is automatically liable for any injuries sustained by the pedestrian. As with any personal injury claim, a court must consider the relative fault of all parties involved. A judge may, in fact, decide that the pedestrian … Continue reading Is the Motorist Always Responsible for Pedestrian Accidents in B.C.?

When is ICBC Liable for an Unsatisfactory Repair Job?

March 18, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Case Study, ICBC Claims, Truck Accident

 

When you are involved in a car accident, you know you need to file a claim with your insurance company, which for most B.C. residents is ICBC. If your vehicle was damaged in the accident due to another party’s negligence, an ICBC-approved repair centre will assess the cost of the repairs. By law, ICBC is … Continue reading When is ICBC Liable for an Unsatisfactory Repair Job?

B.C. Judge Awards Damages to Man Injured in Burnaby Starbucks Fight

March 18, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Case Study, Personal Injury

 

Personal injury cases in B.C. usually involve accidents, such as a motor vehicle collision caused by someone driving recklessly or unsafely. There are also plenty of cases in which one party intentionally injures the other. Let us say a fight breaks out and one person seriously injures the other. The aggressor may be held liable … Continue reading B.C. Judge Awards Damages to Man Injured in Burnaby Starbucks Fight

Can a B.C. Accident Victim Claim the Cost of Medical Cannabis as Damages?

March 18, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study

 

It is a basic principle of B.C. law that an accident victim is entitled to recover the costs of past and future medical care related to his or her injuries. To give a simple example, if you are hit by a car and your doctor prescribes painkillers to help you manage the pain, the negligent … Continue reading Can a B.C. Accident Victim Claim the Cost of Medical Cannabis as Damages?

B.C. Court of Appeal Upholds $4.8 Million Volvo Personal Injury Award

March 18, 2019

Categories: All Blogs, Case Study, Personal Injury, Truck Accident

 

Truck accidents are not always the result of driver negligence. In many cases, the vehicle itself may have some sort of defect that causes a driver to lose control. Sometimes these defects are the result of shoddy maintenance by the truck’s owner. But the problem may also go all the way back to when the … Continue reading B.C. Court of Appeal Upholds $4.8 Million Volvo Personal Injury Award

Can ICBC Record My Daily Activities to Undermine My Personal Injury Claim?

November 16, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accidents, ICBC Injury, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

This sounds like a plot from a television comedy series: A car accident victim sues the negligent driver for damages. The victim said he suffered terr

Can You Prove a Car Accident Caused You to Lose Your Business?

November 09, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, case study, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

The effects of a car accident can play out over a period of several years. In many cases, a victim’s injuries will degrade his or her ability to earn

Loss of Past and Future Income: What Do B.C. Judges Look For?

November 02, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Personal Injury

Tagged with: car accidents, case study, damages, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

An auto accident can significantly harm your long-term employment prospects. Whether you are currently employed or looking for work when your accident

Will I Have to Pay More for Car Insurance After a B.C. Auto Accident?

October 31, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accidents, ICBC Injury, injury lawyer

In the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia, the individuals involved inevitably confront a series of questions: Was anyone injur

ICBC Part 7 Benefits: What You Need to Know

October 26, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accidents, ICBC Injury, injury lawyer

As we’ve discussed before, when you’re involved in a car accident in B.C., you may have as many as three distinct legal claims: a claim for Part 7

Double Costs Following a Cost Assessment Hearing!

October 24, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Case Study

 

The winner of a law suit is typically entitled to the expenses (legal costs and disbursements) they incurred to prove their case. When an insurance

Case Study: B.C. Court Reverses Award for Loss of Earning Capacity

October 13, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study

Tagged with: car accidents, case study, damages, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, your first thoughts go to seeking medical treatment. But shortly thereafter, you may realize that yo

Do I Need Expert Testimony to Prove I Suffered Emotional Injuries in a Car Accident?

October 06, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, case study, chronic pain, ICBC Injury, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

A motor vehicle accident can leave you with permanent physical, mental, and emotional injuries. This can affect every aspect of your daily life going

Almira Esmail Recognized by FACEBC

October 04, 2018

Categories: All Blogs

 

One of our outstanding lawyers, Almira Esmail was interviewed by FACEBC on being a leading female lawyer who is advancing justice. Click here to read

Damages in British Columbia Tort Claims: What You Need to Know

September 28, 2018

Categories: Personal Injury

Tagged with: car accidents, damages, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

When a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident in British Columbia, he or she may have as many as three types of ICBC claims. One of those is a

Choosing the Best Car Seat for Your Child in British Columbia

September 27, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, car safety, motorists

On average, 1,300 children younger than 10 are injured in a motor vehicle collision in British Columbia each year, according to ICBC—and five die as

Case Study: Failing to Yield at an Intersection Proves Costly for Burnaby Driver

September 23, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Case Study

Tagged with: car accidents, case study, injury lawyer, motorists, personal injury claim

Many, if not most, motor vehicle accidents are the result of simple carelessness. Drivers must always pay attention to traffic and other road conditio

ICBC Auto Repairs: The Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

September 19, 2018

Categories: Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accidents, ICBC Injury, motorists, truck accidents

Motor vehicle accidents remain far too common in British Columbia. According to the most recent data published by the Insurance Corporation of British

Is a Distracted Driver Always Responsible for a Car Accident?

September 16, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, case study, injury lawyer, motorists, personal injury claim

Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents in B.C. In many respects, drivers distracted by their phones and other electronic devices pose an

Proving a Car Accident Actually Caused the Victim’s Injuries

September 09, 2018

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, case study, injury lawyer, motorists, personal injury claim

When dealing with the legal aftermath of car accident, you cannot assume that a B.C. judge will conclude that your claimed injuries were the direct re

Can I Seek Damages for PTSD Following a Car Accident?

September 02, 2018

Categories: Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, case study, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

After a motor vehicle accident, our immediate focus tends to be on treating any physical injuries. But accidents are also a serious form of trauma, on

How Do B.C. Courts Assess Damages for Chronic Pain Victims?

August 15, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Personal Injury

Tagged with: car accidents, chronic pain, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

Not all car accident injuries heal with time. Many B.C. residents find themselves dealing with chronic pain for years following an accident. Chronic p

How Can a Negligent Defendant Shift Blame to Me for a Car Accident?

August 14, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, injury lawyer, motorists, personal injury claim

In any auto accident case, the defence may invoke two legal principles designed to shift blame away from their own negligence and towards the plaintif

How can a Car Accident Affect My Ability to Earn a Living?

August 14, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, injury lawyer, motorists, personal injury claim

A car accident lasts just a few seconds, but it can have a lifelong impact on your physical and mental health. In many cases, an accident will lead to

Is a Commercial Trucking Accident Always the Fault of the Tractor-Trailer Driver?

July 04, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Truck Accident

Tagged with: injury lawyer, motorists, personal injury claim, truck accidents

In many cases, a commercial truck accident is the fault of someone associated with the larger vehicle, such as the driver or owner of the tractor-trai

What Happens If ICBC Accuses Me of Filing a False Insurance Claim?

July 04, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC Injury, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

Dealing with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is never as easy as you might hope. Although the crown corporation is supposed to pa

How Do Previous Accidents Factor Into My Personal Injury Claim?

July 04, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Personal Injury

Tagged with: car accidents, injury lawyer, motorists, personal injury claim

In assessing damages following a car accident, a British Columbia judge will carefully scrutinize the victim’s pre-accident medical condition, includi

Preszler Law Featured on CTV Vancouver “Ask An Expert” Changes to ICBC Claims – Be Scared!

June 28, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, ICBC Claims

 

Preszler Law Firm can be seen regularly on CTV Vancouver “Ask An Expert”. Our lawyers will provide answers to your legal concerns from motor vehic

Preszler Law Featured on CTV Vancouver “Ask An Expert” The Importance of Insurance

June 28, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, ICBC Claims

 

Preszler Law Firm can be seen regularly on CTV Vancouver “Ask An Expert”. Our lawyers will provide answers to your legal concerns from motor vehic

How do B.C. Courts Resolve a “She Said/She Said” Accident Dispute?

June 27, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident

 

When fault is disputed following a car accident, it is always helpful if there are third-party witnesses around who can testify as to what happened. I

The Three Types of ICBC Claims

June 14, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, ICBC Claims

 

Last updated Sep. 1, 2018. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is the province’s mandatory auto insurer. Every driver in the pro

What is an Inevitable Accident?

June 14, 2018

Categories: Car Accident

 

Picture this: You’re a passenger in your friend’s car. The two of you are traveling below the speed limit at night in a forested area of British C

Ten Mistakes People Make With ICBC Claims

June 14, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accidents, ICBC Injury, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

Each year, British Columbia’s compulsory auto insurer, ICBC, processes around 900,000 insurance claims. In 2016, the average settlement for minor in

Sorting Out Liability for a BC Car Accident

June 04, 2018

Categories: Car Accident

 

Liability for a car accident often focuses on whether one or multiple drivers failed to obey applicable traffic laws. Consider the simple case of a dr

The hazards of walking and talking on your cell phone and how to prevent pedestrian accidents

May 28, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Pedestrian Accident

 

Distracted driving is an issue making headlines throughout British Columbia in recent months as cell phone use while driving has become increasingly

Can I Seek Damages if a Car Accident Destroys My Business?

May 18, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident

 

Many British Columbia residents work for themselves. This can have significant advantages, but there is also one big disadvantage: if you are seriously.

What is a Child’s Liability for Causing an Accident?

May 11, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, bicycle accident, Personal Injury

 

The majority of personal injury cases involve the actions of adults. There are some situations, such as bicycle accidents, in which the negligent part

Ignoring Medical Advice can Prove Costly in B.C. Personal Injury Litigation

May 11, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Personal Injury

 

Any personal injury lawyer will tell you it is a bad idea to represent yourself in court. It is equally ill-advised to serve as your own doctor follow

Can a BC Car Accident Lead to Early-Onset Dementia?

May 11, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Personal Injury

 

A traumatic brain injury is often dismissed as nothing more than “getting knocked out for a few seconds.” Indeed, the popular tendency to describe

Am I Entitled to Compensation for the Risk of Future Surgery Following a Car Accident?

May 10, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, case study, damages, injury lawyer, motorists, personal injury claim

The effects of a car accident can stay with a victim for the rest of his or her life. Naturally, that includes

What You Need to Know Before You Contact ICBC

May 01, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accidents, ICBC Injury, personal injury claim

Car accidents occur every day in British Columbia. Many result in little more than minor property damage that is easily

Preszler’s Sponsorship of FACEBC

March 30, 2018

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Preszler Law is happy to announce their Visionary Sponsorship of a new women’s organization, Feminist Association for Collaborative Education

How Not Seeking Medical Treatment After a Car Accident Can Cost You in Court

March 30, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident

Tagged with: car accidents, chronic pain, injury lawyer, personal injury claim

Last updated Aug. 31, 2018. For most British Columbians, being involved in an automobile accident is a thankfully rare occurrence. And being injured

Preszler Law Featured on CTV Vancouver “Ask An Expert” Wintertime Liabilities

March 22, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Premises Liability

 

Preszler Law Firm can be seen regularly on CTV Vancouver “Ask An Expert”. Our lawyers will provide answers to your legal concerns from motor vehicle

From the plaintiff’s perspective, what happens throughout a slip and fall claims process?

March 08, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Premises Liability, slip and fall

Tagged with: injury lawyer, personal injury claim, slip and fall

Last updated Aug. 31, 2018. In a slip and fall case, everyone has a job to do. Your job is to try and recover from your injuries and return to your

Preszler Law on CTV Morning Live – Slip and Fall Accidents

March 08, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Premises Liability, slip and fall

Tagged with: personal injury claim, slip and fall

This time of year, we often see icy roads and sidewalks and as a homeowner, it is important to know what your responsibilities are to keep your proper

How Does the Law Protect British Columbia Pedestrians?

March 08, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, Pedestrian Accident

Tagged with: cyclists, injury lawyer, motorists, pedestrians

On average, around 1,600 bicyclists and 2,600 pedestrians are injured in automobile accidents in British Columbia every year. Such accidents are among

Can I Still Make an ICBC Injury Claim if the Other Driver Does Not Have Insurance?

March 08, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Car Accident, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: ICBC Injury, personal injury claim

British Columbia law requires that every driver in the province carry auto insurance provided by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

Preszler Law Featured on CTV Vancouver “Ask An Expert” Waivers

March 08, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Personal Injury

 

Do you know your rights before signing a waiver? Seth Wheeldon from Preszler Law spoke with CTV News Vancouver about waivers, safety and liabilities.

Five Common Winter Sports Injuries in British Columbia

March 08, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Personal Injury

Tagged with: personal injury claim, slip and fall

Winter provides a great opportunity across Canada to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hockey, and other winter

Five Benefits of Hiring an ICBC Lawyer

March 08, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, ICBC Claims

Tagged with: car accidents, ICBC Injury, injury lawyer, motorists, personal injury claim

Last updated Oct. 18, 2018. When is it a good idea for you to hire an ICBC lawyer to assist you with your ICBC claim? Maybe you were involved in a

An Introduction to Long-Term Disability Denials

March 08, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, long term disability

 

In British Columbia, long-term disability (LTD) insurance policies are commonly provided as a part of employment benefit packages.

British Columbia Slip and Fall Basics

March 08, 2018

Categories: All Blogs, Premises Liability, slip and fall

Tagged with: injury lawyer, personal injury claim, slip and fall

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, falls are the number one cause of injuries leading to hospitalization in Canada.