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

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”

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

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

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”

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

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”

Who is Responsible for an Ambulance Accident?

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?”

 
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